In the thick of the hype, hope, and confusion around web3 and our own experience setting up and running our own DAO, we’ve been asking ourselves what ownership really means in this new world order?

Continuing our Dirty Words series, we’re taking a look at emerging models and ideas of ownership both IRL and URL, and what this means for the planet, people, and progress. As always, we’d love to know your thoughts, so we’ve put together a few questions with the folks at Parlia that cleverly helps you discover who you share opinions with:

We’ve also got not one, not two, but THREE new podcast episodes for you to binge on right here with Cyn Bahati, Nadia Piet, and Dame, as well as our latest Anecdotal Archives forum on DEI in web3 spaces with R.E.M, Parker from Boys Club, and Alice from Touchy Feely Tech, with 7babyguava7 and Kes hosting duties ✨

OK, enough of that, let’s get to this …

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