Causal Islands LA

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10:00
10:00
30min
Opening and Introductions
Warehouse
10:30
10:30
30min
Networked Organizing for a Pluriversal Distributed Web
mai ishikawa sutton

This talk will explore the radical approaches and projects that prioritize solidarity and collective liberation in the creation and maintenance of digital network infrastructure.

Warehouse
11:00
11:00
15min
Gnosis: The Community-Run Chain
John

Distinguished by its accessibility for network validation, Gnosis Chain offers a significant departure from Ethereum's 32 ETH requirement for home staking. A single GNO token is all that's needed to validate on Gnosis Chain, making it accessible for home-based validators using standard hardware, inc

Warehouse
11:15
11:15
15min
Content Addressable Compute with the Everywhere Computer
Boris Mann

An overview of the principles behind the Everywhere Computer, deterministic functions, and verifiable, content addressed compute

Warehouse
11:30
11:30
60min
Commons Networks
Boris Mann, mai ishikawa sutton, John

This is a facilitated discussion on running commons networks

Annex
11:30
30min
The Future of Computing is Fiction
Julian Bleecker

This talk "The Future of Computing is Fiction" presents a brief overview of Design Fiction and reveals how Design Fiction can serve as an approach for envisioning possible futures of computing. cf https://nearfuturelaboratory.com/the-manual-of-design-fiction

Warehouse
12:00
12:00
30min
the poetics of computation
ivan zhao

in what ways is a poem a computer? how do the mechanics, the inner working of software, reflect the syntactic and beautiful nature of poetry? this talk dives into the rich history of programmers, poets, writers, and designers and how they've created new worlds with ideas, theories and examples.

Warehouse
12:30
12:30
60min
Lunch
Warehouse
12:30
60min
Lunch
Annex
13:30
13:30
60min
Everywhere Computer: decentralized compute
Boris Mann, Brooklyn Zelenka

An overview of the Everywhere Computer, and a walk through of installing a node on your desktop and submitting, running, and caching serverless Wasm functions across the network.

Annex
13:30
30min
Using TiddlyWiki For Personal Knowledge Curation
Gavin Gamboa

TiddlyWiki is an open-source software project initiated and maintained by Jeremy Ruston and volunteers since 2004. It is a local-first, future-proof tool for thought, task management system, storage and retrieval device, personal notebook, and so much more.

Warehouse
14:00
14:00
30min
Spatial Canvases: Towards an ‘Integration Domain’ for HCI
Orion Reed

Going beyond the app for interactive knowledge

Warehouse
14:30
14:30
15min
Towards a topological interchange format for executable notations, hypertext, and spatial canvases.
Chris Shank

In this talk we lay out a vision of an interchange format rooted in describing topological relationships and how it underpins distinctly different mediums such as executable notations, hypertext, and spatial canvases.

Warehouse
14:45
14:45
15min
Our plan to build a Super App for "Everything"
Zhenya

Tech giants struggle to replicate WeChat's success due to regulatory, political, and privacy challenges. We're creating a developer-focused, open-source collaboration platform that ensures end-user data ownership, offline and realtime collaboration, and credible exit.

Warehouse
15:00
15:00
15min
Intro to Open Canvas Working Group
Orion Reed

The Open Canvas Working Group is working to establish a robust file format to enable interoperability between infinite canvas tools.

Building atop Obsidian's JSON Canvas, participants so far include TLdraw, Excalidraw, Stately AI, KinopioClub, DXOS.

Warehouse
15:15
15:15
15min
Patterns in Data Provenance
Benedict Lau

A presentation on patterns I encountered as the Data Provenance practice lead at Hypha Worker Co-op, and how our team approached each scenario.

Warehouse
15:30
15:30
15min
Hallucinating Fast and Slow
Ryan Betts

A series of vignettes retracing one designer's 30 year random walk from QBasic button masher, through Geocities copy-paster, all the way to GPT assisted functional 1x developer — and what that might say about our humane representations of thought, and the seeing spaces not yet achieved.

Warehouse
15:45
15:45
15min
AI, Truth, & Identity Discussion
Warehouse
16:00
16:00
30min
Farcaster Fever
Dylan Steck

An overview of the Farcaster protocol, a sufficiently decentralized social network, and its recent growth.

Warehouse
16:30
16:30
30min
Decentralized Social Discussion
Warehouse
17:00
17:00
30min
Building The Distributed Web: Trying, failing, trying again
Hannah Howard

Best practices for building the distributed web in a way that actually works — and a sort of “lessons learned” from the last 5 years or so of not always succeeding. A look at why "the new internet" hasn't taken over yet, despite significant investment, and how we can get there still.

Warehouse
17:30
17:30
30min
Closing Discussion
Warehouse