rhyzom | Publish0x


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Semtrex: SEMantic Tree Regular EXpressions. A Regex for Matching Meaning. Part of the Ceptr Stack (Together with Holochain).

3 days ago 1 minute read comments rhyzom

Some of you may be aware that Holochain is really just one component in a much broader concept and vision called Ceptr. Ceptr is pretty ambitious and mind-blowing, a bio-inspired approach to computing which deals with the constitution of meaning from...

Arjun Appadurai, "Banking on Words: The Failure of Language in the Age of Derivative Finance"

5 days ago 1 minute read comments rhyzom

Recently picked up this book of Appadurai's and have nearly finished it. Appadurai (who is an anthropologist recognized as a major theorist in globalization studies) is one of the few people out there whose work is focused on investigating the finan...

The Meaning of "Deterritorialization" in the Conceptual Vocabulary of Gilles Deleuze

5 days ago 2 minute read comments rhyzom

The triad of deterritorialization, reterritorialization, and territory is among the more frequently encountered Deleuzian concepts (from the rich conceptual vocabulary of his works). the image/idea of deterritorialization especially has come to enter...

Lien — A Novel Crypto-backed Stablecoin Design Without Overcollateralization or Governance

5 days ago 3 minute read comments rhyzom

Lien was recently announced (white paper dated April 1st, 2020) DeFi project which describes a new stablecoin mechanism where Ether (ETH) is sliced into two tranches of derivatives — Solid Bond Tokens (SBTs) and Liquid Bond Tokens (LBTs). LBTs absorb...

Roam Research: A Note-taking Tool for Networked Thought and a Web Crawler for Your Digital Brain

5 days ago 3 minute read comments rhyzom

Roam is a recently released tool branding itself as “a note taking tool for networked thought.” Some may use it for research, others for planning or a to-do and yet others for goal tracking — but the capacities of this incredibly flexible platform do...

Exploring the Solid Ecosystem and Writing Solid Apps

5 days ago 18 minute read comments rhyzom

So, we've talked about Solid already I think. It's Tim Berners-Lee's latest project, an undertaking towards re-decentralizing the web and ensuring privacy. Somewhat similar to Urbit, it's a personal data/cloud server called a pod (you can get one her...

Scuttlebutt (SSB) In More Detail: An Offline-Friendly Peer-to-Peer Communication and Mesh Networking Protocol And Self-Hosted Social Media Ecosystem (Similarities and overlaps with Holochain - technical and conceptual)

1 week ago 3 minute read comments rhyzom

As I look further and in more detail into the Scuttlebutt protocol (recently brought to attention with an earlier short post), I realize it's actually a whole lot more than just a social networking app running on its own protocol. Scuttlebutt (or Sec...

Web Ontologies. Standards and Formats for Linked-Data and the Semantic Web: RDF (Resource Description Framework), OWL (Web Ontology Language), JSON-LD, etc. [relevant to Solid, Holo and others]

1 week ago 5 minute read comments rhyzom

Already mentioned Tim Berners-Lee's latest project (Solid) in a previous recent post. And as pointed out, Linked-Data and the concept of the Semantic Web are at the core of the concept. Basically it is an extension and advancing of the idea of intero...

Toki Pona: A Philosophical Constructed Micro-Language for Simplifying Thought

2 weeks ago 11 minute read comments rhyzom

Constructed languages are an interesting field. Most of us have heard of Esperanto. But there are plenty others, each designed for specific purposes and goals. Lojban, for example, has been designed with the purpose of eliminating irregularities or a...

"Patchwork: A Political System for the 21th Century" by Mencius Moldbug (a.k.a. Curtis Yarvin)

2 weeks ago 34 minute read comments rhyzom

I've previously mentioned Moldbug around Urbit, since Curtis Yarvin (who uses the pseudonym/pen name Mencius Moldbug in his now well known — at least in some circles anyway, political essays and blog posts.. oh, and just curiously, here is where Menc...