Announcing Messari

Introducing The Mainnet

Ryan Selkis ⋅ March 17, 2020

I’m thrilled to share that Messari is rolling out on a new virtual event series called Mainnet Events! You can sign up to request an invite here: Mainnet.Events The gist: we believe that in the face of unprecedented challenges to our democratic institutions, a free and open future hinges on the rapid adoption of emerging crypto technologies. That progress shouldn’t be hindered by slowdowns in travel or cuts to event budgets. Instead, well-produced virtual events can reduce costs of collaboration, improve inclusivity, and still preserve some of the best elements of live networking (meeting serendipity, catching up with old friends, and rapid-fire BD opportunities).  

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Putting Architecture On The Psychoanalytic Couch

Buildings have the power to determine how we feel, as well as how we function. Architects and builders would be wise to Inviting a psychologist to “pull up a couch” the drawing board to insure that the psychological effects of the built environment.

Impact of architecture in our lifestyle

What does a depth psychologist find at an architectural conference? You might first ask, “What is depth psychology?” With its origins in the work of Freud and Jung, depth psychology seeks to know what lies below the surface of conscious awareness as revealed via creative acts, symptoms, dreams, ideas, and other non-volitional experiences. It also considers what is not said/done as well as what is said/done as a way of understanding the human psyche vis a vis the social and physical landscape of which we are all a part.

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.

Le Corbusier

Deep psychology 

Drawing on the insights of history, mythology, literature, anthropology, philosophy, and the arts, and using tools such a deep listening, dialoguing, narrative, and imagining, depth psychology offers multiple reflective and interpretive lenses.

Psychological effects of architecture

Recognizing that the psychological effects and implications of architecture may be something which is considered, but not always given voice to, I attended various seminars with my depth psychological attuned ears wide open to find out if and how things psychological were discussed or not. My reflections are based solely on my experience of each particular seminar, are by no means exhaustive, and are not intended to be generalizable.

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Architecture and group cohesion

With a nod to Freud and Jung, I, pulled up my imaginary couch and put my first patient on it: the Kentlands’ seminar. Amongst other points, the presenter noted that the New Urbanists’ approach delineates what type of structure/structural elements fit well in particular contexts, which from a psychological point of view speaks to a group cohesiveness model.

The outsider vis a vis the group

Group cohesiveness of an informal group, such as a section of a neighborhood, varies 
widely based upon shared values, goals, and level of interdependence. Curiously, one of the methods of strengthening group cohesiveness is having something/someone that does not fit well which is perceived as other and/or does not seem to contribute to the harmony of the group. Depth psychology would wonder, how this phenomenon is or is not factored in to the Transect model? Paradoxically, the architects and planners should plan to put in the “outsider” to hold the remaining community together.

New Digital Man beast one won’t may kind rule

There’s such a thing as “too much information”, especially for the companies scaling out their sales operations. That’s why Attentive was born in 2015 help sales teams make their increasing pipelines simpler to manage. Indeed, the small, Portugal-based team is itself focused on scaling, having much participated in accelerator

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In this episode, Attentive founder and CTO Pedro Araújo talks about what it takes to build a tech new product from the ground up. Discover their approach to running an engineering team, from adopting new open source technologies, to onboarding junior developers and learning .


Financial engagements are typically multifaceted, solving for specific digital marketing and challenges while building. – Anger Mathe

There’s such a thing as “too much information”, especially for the companies scaling out their sales operations. That’s why Attentive was born in 2015 help sales teams make their increasing pipelines simpler to manage. Indeed, the small, Portugal-based team is itself focused on scaling, having much participated in accelerator

That’s why Attentive was born in 2015 help sales teams make their

In this episode, Attentive founder and CTO Pedro Araújo talks about what it takes to build a tech new product from the ground up. Discover their approach to running an engineering team, from adopting new open source technologies, to onboarding junior developers and learning .