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  • Male
  • Born 1969 in the UK
  • Currently living in the highest village in Spain (alt. 1678m), Valdelinares, in the Teruel region.


My LinkedIn Profile


  • I am one of the founders of the BEYØND DAO, working with artists to further the cause of consciousness research in Web3.0. This is my main current project along with The Elevator which is a nascent ‘consciousness accelerator’/think tank. I am currently producing a digest/newsletter on consciousness research for The Elevator in collaboration with the author Daniel Pinchbeck; it can be found at wearetheelevator.substack.com
  • I am collaborating as a trainer with the EcologyHub project based in Terres de l’Ebre in the south of Catalonia
  • I co-managed the retreat centre Les Gavatxes in the area of La Alta Garrotxa, Catalonia, Spain for 6 years
  • I have collaborated with SEEDS on their tokenomics/currency model
  • I worked on the FairCoop project, effectively one of the first DAOs, for 4 years: 2014-18
  • I have worked with the Cooperativa Integral Catalana and the Ecoxarxa Garrotxa, localised cooperative projects in Catalonia, using local currencies
  • I was collaborating with the P2P Foundation around 2014-16
  • I worked with Guerrilla Translation, co-creating their website, translating and copy-editing 2015-16
  • I have collaborated with Pandorahub on their website, and helped them create grant applications
  • I have published several books, both printed and electronic using open source tools, details on request
  • I have produced a monthly magazine for the British Society of Catalunya since 2016
  • I ran my own IT business repairing computers, fixing problems, creating websites, and teaching for 15 years



  • I have 10 ‘O’ levels, 3 ‘A’ levels, and one ‘S’ level
  • I have a BA in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Sussex, UK

Courses Taken#

  • Commons Engine course on Currency Design with Jean Russell, Ferananda Ibarra and Jean Russell
  • Future of Money course with Grace Rachmany
  • Money and Society MOOC with Matthew Slater and Jem Bendell
  • Building Our Regenerative Future with Daniel Pinchbeck
  • The Creative Word with Daniel Pinchbeck
  • Crossing The Threshold with Daniel Pinchbeck
  • Secret Histories and Spiritual Revolutions with Daniel Pinchbeck
  • Tools For The Regenerative Renaissance with Stephen Reid and Phoebe Tickell
  • How To DAO with Stephen Reid
  • How To DeFi with Stephen Reid
  • The Promise of Decentralisation with Stephen Reid
  • SEEDS Ambassador Academy
  • Intro to ReFi with Antonio Paglino and Joe Brewer
  • Civichub incubator/course with Diana Moret and many other facilitators
  • Ecologyhub Canarias with Diana Moret
  • Sensemaking 101 with Rebel Wisdom and Ivo Mensch
  • Breathwork and Growth with Rebel Wisdom and Prema McKeever
  • The Art of Difficult Conversations with Rebel Wisdom, Sara Ness and Geof Krum
  • Distributed Governance Salon with Jean Russell and Melissa Pierce
  • I have participated in several Zen retreats, including with Michel Dubois Sensei and Roshi Jackie Demmers from the White Plum Soto Zen lineage
  • I had several years of Spanish lessons, and also did various Catalan courses including the online parla.cat one


  • I speak English (native), Spanish (fluently), Catalan (fairly well), and French (fairly badly)
  • Translation from Spanish to English
  • Copywriting, proofreading, and editing
  • Book publication, both printed and ebook formats
  • Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
  • HTML and CSS, Typo3, WordPress
  • Linux command-line admin
  • Hardware and software admin and diagnostics on Windows, MacOS and Linux
  • Music and video editing using open source tools such as Audacity and Kdenlive
  • I can play the guitar to a solid level


  • I have spoken at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona on blockchain and currency design.
  • I participated in the Network Convergence in 2018, representing FairCoop, with participants from networks including Enspiral, Holochain, Outlandish and many others.
  • I was present at the theCAREconomy Meet-Up in Caux, Switzerland in 2018, again representing FairCoop, and talking about local currencies and blockchain with participants including Kate Raworth and representatives of local and national governments including Finland and Ghent, Belgium.
  • I have appeared on several podcasts and been interviewed by academics, mostly on the subject of currency design and blockchain/Web3.0.


  • I love almost all kinds of music, particularly jazz fusion and prog rock, but also folk, jazz, singer-songwriter, neo-classical, orchestral, etc…
  • I am an enthusiastic participant in Holotropic Breathwork therapy, developed by Stanislav and Christina Grof. So far I have done 29 one-day workshops in this and am planning to become a facilitator
  • I have been meditating since I was 18
  • I am working at improving my writing, particularly for my newsletter
  • I am an advocate for Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and have been using Linux as my main OS since 2012
  • I enjoy walks in the mountains here in Catalonia
  • I am learning photography and own a Sony Alpha A6000 mirrorless camera
  • I love cinema, favourite directors include Tarkovsky, Bergman, Fellini, Buñuel

Favourite Authors (in no particular order)#

  • I mostly read non-fiction although I am currently enjoying the Culture novels by Iain M. Banks
  • Alan W. Watts
  • Robert A. Johnson
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Daniel Pinchbeck
  • Carolyn Elliott
  • Nassim Taleb
  • John Higgs
  • Julie Rehmeyer
  • Jed McKenna
  • Daniel Ingram
  • Rebecca Solnit
  • Charles Eisenstein
  • Iain McGilchrist
  • Paul Levy
  • Jamie Wheal
  • Paul Krafel
  • Ken Wilber
  • Marie-Lousie von Franz
  • Philip K. Dick
  • Patrick Harpur
  • Terrence McKenna
  • Barry Long
  • J. Krishnamurti
  • Douglas Rushkoff
  • Alan Moore
  • Venkatesh Rao
  • Gary Lachman