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Basic#

  • Male
  • Born 1969 in the UK
  • Lives in the Garrotxa region of Catalonia, Spain

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Work/Affiliations#

  • 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
  • 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

Education#

Institutional#

  • 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
  • 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

Skills#

  • 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

Events#

  • 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.

Interests#

  • 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