This note was dictated February 1, 2020 and unedited.
So common spaces are going to need to diversify across different people's homes so one home has a study one home has a volleyball court in the backyard one home has the kitchen for hosting and the community is going to have to it's going to be difficult to resist the feeling of ownership over that common space unless you literally didn't own that space which seems impractical You know the house with the big kitchen is going to feel resentful if it's ever left dirtier that they always have to host and then therefore clean and the house that has the study is going to feel resentful when there's lots of traffic or particular startup that they don't that they aren't the tightest with spends all the time working there it's going to be a tough line to walk maybe the houses would have to share in the construction and ownership of a larger home and they split the mortgage payment and the common home would be a common good if you could buy into it or buy out of it it could be used to make rental income it could be managed and run would be a shared house shared house with a large workshop it could be built out as a makerspace ticket just a ton of investment and will be hard to justify if it wasn't like literally next door And even if it was literally next door the idea that you have to leave to go home make that a 5-minute walk would make it a little tougher
Common spaces would be tougher to share, because they'd be your friend's property. Would it feel awkward to invite yourself in and hang out in a Study without making conversation?
It's hard to imagine a makerspace that's even a 5 minute walk away getting as much use as one that's upstairs.
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How's your motives become more commonplace one change you can count on is the rise of distributed workplaces. Colbert and communities will naturally segregate by procedure difficulty. South Park comments being a great example. I kind of community will proliferate especially in places like San Francisco. And so in the future co-workers may not need their own space at all although it would be nice for community it's equally nice to not be so insular but to exist embedded in other communities as well had to have many overlapping communities it could be a fresh source of constant new friends. Living in a nice way of units is nice for other reasons as well You have to like make your own friendships is easier to exist in isolation. The spontaneous interaction doesn't happen nearly as often unless there's an expectation that you can just walk into each other's rooms but walking into each other's rooms and not saying hi is harder to imagine unless you have this culture grow out of an initial phase in a cohaving house.
Coworking communities are likely to proliferate as distributed teams become more popular. Could we overlap with these communities, like we do with South Park Commons? This could reduce the need to provide our own coworking real estate, which we might be able to spend on rarer real estate, like a makerspace.
Might we be able to partner with a local event space?
How's this starting out of cold living houses where you learn more intense principles of code living with each other for example the communication that the community seems like a best practice. Like I would encourage many people to pass through the embassy or many people to pass through the archive even to learn what it's like to live in a cool house. For the residents it's like a good way to onboard go way to teach principals go way to learn what is really like be around people experience the energy and for the residents you also inject energy into the house.
New community members should have coliving experience - even if that means just living in a dense house for a couple months.
notifications about who's hanging out in which common room could add a lot of interest to such a system You could set custom notification preferences which houses you want to hang out with which people hanging out you care about what thresholds do you want and you can keep all of these private to yourself I think flock to be extended in a lot of interesting ways. What you really care about is supporting Chevy so it feels like spontaneous interactions happen as long as you're within walking distance it's possible that literal proximity doesn't matter as much but that's a hypothesis that I want to test perhaps you could do it with Rose or even Jay Jay feels hard to hack and and the other thing is. The other thing is that you don't always want to like make every group interaction public really just interactions between archive people and that could be something that flock supports as well. Hide group interactions unless they're among archive folks don't notify anyone unless it's among archive folks.
Flock could be used to experiment with distributed neighborhoods - we could add Jay and Rose's houses. However, you don't want to broadcast every hangout, just Archive ones, so Flock would have to be extended.
The last piece is probably collaboration shared projects communication channels showing everything with each other. showing investment opportunities. Some kind of financial incentive to keep working together. For example co-managing me archive fund managing deal flow. I could imagine making this unified as a potential way to collect funding. The thing is it's pretty rare for people to like collaborate together today except that they're always running into each other talking about projects they care about. it's hard to imagine everyone hanging out at the makerspace all the time unless there was also really interesting things just that casually happening I think encouraging like public making whenever possible is the right way to encourage a culture for example public instrument recording and get a people appearing as in the music studio. Public work shopping projects together physical things working on burning Man art. Public collaboration between designers and engineers. You could combine these with tandem if they're on their laptop you could show what app they're in you know whether it was pie charm or sketch just as an icon. All of these things would just encourage people to collaborate since the mood. People reading together people talking just a at a glance view of the activity of a community is potentially really compelling and would enable distributed community even distinct distributed community. You could get a sense for how long people have been hanging out there man wow with a sense of how long people have been hanging out you could estimate how long they're likely to continue hanging out what they've been doing during that time. it would be all permission-based only among friends to be an extremely elaborate permissions and privacy layer. but the default permissions will be to reveal everyone within a reveal everything to people within a circle.
HMW build a financial (or other) incentive to collaborate? For example, an Archive Fund, or a BM project.
Flock could add Tandem-like features in which people on devices can choose to share the app they're in, so you can get a sense for what people are doing.
Flock could also show you how long they've been hanging out there, so you can estimate how long they're likely to stay.
Flock will need an elaborate permissions system.
What kind of values would such a community have. Well: making over consuming. Agency believing that you can. playfulness allocating a you day at least every day of the week. Communication honesty forthcomingness. Should have a good set of values that are hard to live by but good. I think there's a real need to articulate these at the archive. Cribbed is a good description of how we exist today more or less. But they don't really guide improvisation they're not hard to live by. I think redefining those values. Things like leaving things 20% cleaner than they were when you found them is the value that's hard to live by. Experimentation is good value. Consensus building. Checking in. It's
Different group sizes are preferable by different people and knowledge of Hangouts prevents FOMO it also enables like more fine-grained control you could whitelist people blacklist people you could define how often you want to hang out with him without them knowing. Imagine a flock setting that's like I want to hang out with this person once a month. And so it shows them all your locations and group hangs until they hit that one a month quota and then it hides you from them for the rest of the month. Get some really advanced fine-tuned control without them realizing. You would still run into each other. Thinking this sense flock not working perfectly is actually a benefit because now there's plausible deniability for hiding people you never realize it.
Should probably have flawless detection and there should be random hiding to encourage plausible deniability of your inability to hide things Were you motivated enough you could probably figure it out You should be encouraged not to do so. Or at least if you do figure it out be understanding and sensitive. Is this in accordance with the values of the community I want to create.? Seems like the answer is no but still it's interesting for a distributing flock more widely encouraging adoption helping people connect with who they care about.
Another kind of sharing I'd like to encourage is sharing networks sharing friends connecting people matchmaking. Flocking encourages that by allowing you to notify other people when a person is hanging out.
go find someone that works at influential and learn how they identify communities or match communities to each other or match people within those communities or influencers it all sounds very interesting and related to matching people up by their interests although more monetizable.