Noun O' Talk

Noun O' Talk

Noun O' Talk is the podcast all about Nouns DAO. The host, Christian (@cdt_eth), interviews members of the DAO and project builders in the ecosystem. We hear about how they came to Nouns, what they're working on, and what they see for the future of Nouns.

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The Builder’s Journey with Brkfstsndwch
Nov 4 2022
The Builder’s Journey with Brkfstsndwch
Today I sit down with brkfstsndwch, a longtime builder in the Nouns ecosystem. We go through his history as a photographer, coming to Nouns, and working on one of the first ten proposals. We even talk about his latest project, Nouns Coffee, and he gives us his recommended coffee set up.Noun O' Talk is the podcast all about NounsDAO. The host, Christian, interviews members of the DAO and project builders in the ecosystem. We hear about how they came to Nouns, what they're working on, and what they see for the future of Nouns. You can listen to past episodes at nounotalk.com. Noun O' Talk is produced by brileigh.eth & matthewbrooks.eth and the cover art is by Messhup of Nounsense.Chapters:00:00:00 Intro00:01:05 Welcome00:01:28 Brkfstsndwch’s role as a team builder00:02:21 Brkfstsndwch's background00:05:16 Brkfstsndwch’s relationship to photography00:11:37 Brkfstsndwch’s favourite film camera00:13:18 Brkfstsndwch shares a story from his agency travel days00:16:20 Where the name brkfstsndwch comes from00:18:45 Transitioning to web3 with pseudonyms00:22:22 How brkfstsndwch got into crypto & what is Yat00:25:45 How brkfstsndwch discovered NounsDAO00:29:22 The story of Proposal #9 the POAP project00:33:42 Brkfstsndwch on writing his first proposal for Nouns00:39:42 Brkfstsndwch's advice on how to write a good proposal00:42:45 Learnings from POAP v1 and making v200:47:35 Brkfstsndwch first coffee drop and making Nouns Coffee00:51:26 How brkfstsndwch developed Nouns Coffee00:57:51 Building the brand identity for Nouns Coffee01:04:55 Brkfstsndwch's advice for someone getting into coffee01:09:15 Reflecting on Nouns Coffee and upcoming partnerships01:1727 Long term vision for Nouns Coffee01:21:07 What is brkfst studio01:24:17 How to get connected with brkfst studioTopics Discussed:Analog photographyLeica M6YatRinkeby Noun 39Nouns proposal #9: Nouns Bidder POAPNouns CoffeeNouns proposal #84: Nouns CoffeeBlue Bottle CoffeeStumptownHario V60Rubber Hose AnimationBrkfst WorldBrkfst StudioRelevant links:Brkfstsndwch on Twitter: @thebrkfstsndwchChristian on Twitter: @cdt_ethListen to past episodes: nounotalk.comTo learn more about Nouns: nouns.centerCredits:Hosted by Christian (cdt_eth)Produced by brileigh.eth and matthewbrooks.ethCover art by MesshupMusic by Oh Jeremiah
The Builder’s Journey with Brkfstsndwch
Nov 4 2022
The Builder’s Journey with Brkfstsndwch
Today I sit down with brkfstsndwch, a longtime builder in the Nouns ecosystem. We go through his history as a photographer, coming to Nouns, and working on one of the first ten proposals. We even talk about his latest project, Nouns Coffee, and he gives us his recommended coffee set up.Noun O' Talk is the podcast all about NounsDAO. The host, Christian, interviews members of the DAO and project builders in the ecosystem. We hear about how they came to Nouns, what they're working on, and what they see for the future of Nouns. You can listen to past episodes at nounotalk.com. Noun O' Talk is produced by brileigh.eth & matthewbrooks.eth and the cover art is by Messhup of Nounsense.Chapters:00:00:00 Intro00:01:05 Welcome00:01:28 Brkfstsndwch’s role as a team builder00:02:21 Brkfstsndwch's background00:05:16 Brkfstsndwch’s relationship to photography00:11:37 Brkfstsndwch’s favourite film camera00:13:18 Brkfstsndwch shares a story from his agency travel days00:16:20 Where the name brkfstsndwch comes from00:18:45 Transitioning to web3 with pseudonyms00:22:22 How brkfstsndwch got into crypto & what is Yat00:25:45 How brkfstsndwch discovered NounsDAO00:29:22 The story of Proposal #9 the POAP project00:33:42 Brkfstsndwch on writing his first proposal for Nouns00:39:42 Brkfstsndwch's advice on how to write a good proposal00:42:45 Learnings from POAP v1 and making v200:47:35 Brkfstsndwch first coffee drop and making Nouns Coffee00:51:26 How brkfstsndwch developed Nouns Coffee00:57:51 Building the brand identity for Nouns Coffee01:04:55 Brkfstsndwch's advice for someone getting into coffee01:09:15 Reflecting on Nouns Coffee and upcoming partnerships01:1727 Long term vision for Nouns Coffee01:21:07 What is brkfst studio01:24:17 How to get connected with brkfst studioTopics Discussed:Analog photographyLeica M6YatRinkeby Noun 39Nouns proposal #9: Nouns Bidder POAPNouns CoffeeNouns proposal #84: Nouns CoffeeBlue Bottle CoffeeStumptownHario V60Rubber Hose AnimationBrkfst WorldBrkfst StudioRelevant links:Brkfstsndwch on Twitter: @thebrkfstsndwchChristian on Twitter: @cdt_ethListen to past episodes: nounotalk.comTo learn more about Nouns: nouns.centerCredits:Hosted by Christian (cdt_eth)Produced by brileigh.eth and matthewbrooks.ethCover art by MesshupMusic by Oh Jeremiah
1,000 Nouns DAOs with Tyson Battistella, CTO of Zora
Oct 27 2022
1,000 Nouns DAOs with Tyson Battistella, CTO of Zora
Today I sit down with Tyson, the CTO of Zora. With the launch of Nouns Builder, the create-your-own-DAO tool built by the Zora team, I wanted to get Tyson's insights on the project as well as get to know him and his story. We walk through his path from architecture to software engineering and crypto, how Zora came to be, and even how you can get started learning Solidity.Noun O' Talk is the podcast all about NounsDAO. The host, Christian, interviews members of the DAO and project builders in the ecosystem. We hear about how they came to Nouns, what they're working on, and what they see for the future of Nouns. You can listen to past episodes at nounotalk.com. Noun O' Talk is produced by brileigh.eth & matthewbrooks.eth and the cover art is by Messhup of Nounsense.Chapters:00:00:00 Intro00:00:59 Welcome00:01:20 Tyson's path to working in tech00:03:35 Deep learning and machine learning00:04:28 Software engineering and the value of quick iteration00:05:31 Tyson's interest in generative art00:07:50 Why reading is important to Tyson00:08:39 Haruki Murakami00:09:25 The role of reading for Tyson00:11:23 The parallels between Uber and crypto00:12:32 Innovation and novel solutions to problems00:13:37 Tyson's path to smart contract development00:14:55 Tyson's advice for learning Solidity00:17:03 Simpson's TV script generator00:18:24 Hackathon project at Coinbase00:20:18 Why Tyson wanted to work at Coinbase00:21:32 Tyson's personal growth while at Coinbase00:23:59 Meeting the co-founders of Zora00:26:19 How Jacob convinced Tyson to leave Coinbase and help start Zora00:30:53 Overview of the Zora ecosystem and tools00:35:30 The bigger picture for Zora00:36:18 Zora brand and culture00:38:54 Zora engineering team00:39:38 Tyson's role at Zora and managing teams00:40:45 Tyson's transition from dev to manager00:43:07 The importance of keeping code readable00:44:19 The Zora Auction House contract and Tyson's introduction to Nouns00:47:56 Tyson's favourite part of the Nouns ecosystem00:50:32 What is Nouns Builder?00:56:00 What does success look like for Nouns Builder?00:58:14 Wrap-upTopics Discussed:Deep learning and machine learningTyson's website (tbts.tl)Generative artHaruki MurakamiSolidityCryptozombiesCoinbaseZoraZora APIZora ZDKZora EngineeringZora Auction House contractNouns BuilderRelevant links:Follow Christian on Twitter @cdt_ethListen to past episodes: nounotalk.comTo learn more about Nouns: nouns centerCredits:Hosted by Christian (cdt_eth)Produced by brileigh.eth and matthewbrooks.ethCover art by MesshupMusic by Oh Jeremiah
The Nouns Terminal with Hab & W1nt3r
Oct 6 2022
The Nouns Terminal with Hab & W1nt3r
Today I sit down with Hab and W1nt3r. This dev and designer pair won a Prop House round and shipped an alternative frontend to the Nouns auction site that they dubbed the Nouns Terminal. We chat about what it’s like working in crypto vs. big tech, their love for generative art, why the details matter, and what we can expect from them in the future. Noun O' Talk is the podcast all about NounsDAO. The host, Christian, interviews members of the DAO and project builders in the ecosystem. We hear about how they came to Nouns, what they're working on, and what they see for the future of Nouns. You can listen to past episodes at nounotalk.com. The cover art is by Messhup of Nounsense and the Lost Nouns team is cdt_eth, 12bnoun, and Messhup.Chapters:00:01:29 W1nt3r and Hab’s background00:02:44 How W1nt3r got into crypto00:03:58 How Hab got into crypto and working together with W1nt3r00:04:57 How Hab became a founding designer at Discord00:06:31 Hab’s relationship to gaming00:07:25 Working together on Code Makes Art00:09:37 Quasars and how Code Makes Art evolved00:12:36 Building Hot Chain SVG for Watchfaces.World and use cases00:16:02 Hab transitioning from dev to design work00:19:30 W1nt3r’s ABI tool for unverified contracts00:22:08 The story behind W1nt3r and Hab’s pseudonyms00:24:18 Hab’s relationship to generative art00:24:35 Breaking down how generative art is made00:26:26 Hab discovering FX Hash and how people can get involved with generative art00:28:02 Hab and W1nt3r’s next generative art collection and QQL00:34:39 Hab’s “taste the rainbow” styling in the RainbowKit docs and the value of adding small details00:40:20 The transition from big tech to web300:44:19 Hab and W1nt3r finding Nouns, Prop House, and building Nouns.sh 00:53:49 Working with Prop House rounds vs. the structure of working in big tech01:00:16 W1nt3r’s experience joining Solidity Guild and future plansTopics discussed:DiscordMetaCode Makes Artwatchfaces.worldHot Chain SVGW1nt3r’s ABI toolRainbow walletRainbowKitDeveloper DAOThe Coding TrainQQLNouns TerminalProp HouseSolidity GuildRelevant links:Follow Christian on Twitter @cdt_eth Listen to past episodes: nounotalk.comTo learn more about Nouns: nouns.wtfCredits:Hosted by Christian (cdt_eth)Produced by brileigh.eth and matthewbrooks.ethCover art by MesshupMusic by Oh Jeremiah
Builder Reputation, DAO Coordination, and On-Chain Identity with Brian Flynn
Sep 29 2022
Builder Reputation, DAO Coordination, and On-Chain Identity with Brian Flynn
Today I sit down with Brian Flynn, the CEO and co-founder of RabbitHole. In this episode we discuss on-chain identity and reputation, how DAOs can coordinate better, and then we deep dive into Nouns. We talk about experimenting with governance, lessons learned from Prop House, and much more.Noun O' Talk is the podcast all about NounsDAO. The host, Christian, interviews members of the DAO and project builders in the ecosystem. We hear about how they came to Nouns, what they're working on, and what they see for the future of Nouns. You can listen to past episodes at nounotalk.com. The cover art is by Messhup of Nounsense and the Lost Nouns team is cdt_eth, 12bnoun, and Messhup.Chapters:00:01:14 Brian’s past life as a professional gamer00:05:11 The value of seeking truth in Brian’s life00:06:10 Brian’s relationship to writing00:10:54 Employee #1 at OpenSea00:11:52 What an average day looks like for Brian00:13:47 Dapper Labs and early days of RabbitHole00:16:59 What is RabbitHole00:18:46 How protocols get involved with RabbitHole00:21:21 Earning tokens and learning web3 skills with RabbitHole00:23:33 Keeping up with everything happening in crypto00:27:00 The issues with reputation and identity today00:31:03 Demonstration of knowledge with on-chain reputation00:34:20 Payments and other types of on-chain reputation00:35:25 Advantages of being doxxed vs pseudonymous00:37:45 Deciphering what on-chain data is useful to parse for reputation00:39:25 DAO structure, coordination, and contributor models00:43:01 How DAOs should attract builders for incentives beyond financial00:44:47 Prop House, mandate rounds, and other structures for contributors to get initial funding00:55:25 What is Prop Lot00:57:22: Brian’s takeaways from Lil Nouns and Nouns proposals01:01:11 What Brian thinks needs to be built for NounsDAO01:02:25 NounsDAO and funding public goods01:05:35 Governance fatigue and delegation01:11:45 Zero-knowledge proofs and NounsDAOTopics discussed:CounterstrikeOpenSeaRabbitholeProp HouseNouns MandatesProp LotLil NounsNounletsRelevant links:Follow Christian on Twitter @cdt_ethListen to past episodes: nounotalk.comTo learn more about Nouns: nouns.wtfCredits:Hosted by Christian (cdt_eth)Produced by brileigh.eth and matthewbrooks.ethCover art by MesshupMusic by Oh Jeremiah
Nouns Ex-Machina: AI Governance with The Hero Shep & Honk Diddly
Sep 22 2022
Nouns Ex-Machina: AI Governance with The Hero Shep & Honk Diddly
Today I sit down with the TheHeroShep and Honk Diddly, the team behind the Roko project. We get into their past experiences with crypto, they explain how to get started with AI and machine learning, and we even dive deeper into what Roko means for the future success of Nouns. We get into all the specifics about what the Roko project is setting out to accomplish and what challenges lie ahead.Noun O' Talk is the podcast all about NounsDAO. The host, Christian, interviews members of the DAO and project builders in the ecosystem. We hear about how they came to Nouns, what they're working on, and what they see for the future of Nouns. You can listen to past episodes at nouns.center/podcast. The cover art is by Messhup of Nounsense and the Lost Nouns team is cdt_eth, 12bnoun, and Messhup.Chapters:00:01:06 Honk Diddly’s background00:02:03 TheHeroShep’s background00:04:13 The story behind the username “TheHeroShep”00:05:46 Where the name “Honk Diddly” comes from and how Honk got involved with crypto00:10:15 Honk’s reflections on Ethereum, consulting, VCs, and early applications being built00:16:00 Shep’s relationship to education and building an AI camp for kids to learn how to code, use AI and crypto00:22:26 Shep’s advice for people who want to learn AI00:25:05 Honk’s advice for people joining crypto00:29:01 What the merge means for Honk00:34:07 Honk getting involved with Nouns and experience as a DAO member00:37:33 How Shep got involved in Nouns and the Roko project00:42:47 What is Roko and how it’s using GPT-3 to help summarize proposals 00:47:24 Training the Roko AI model00:48:39 Honk’s thoughts on the pitfalls of current DAO governance00:50:10 How Roko summarizes information, use cases, and addressing AI concerns00:59:40 Shep’s residency at NounsDAO01:00:03 Honk’s reflection on the Roko project and long term vision for what Roko can enable01:06:39 Shep’s thoughts on the real power of Roko01:12:00 The challenges of building Roko01:16:00 What is prompt engineering01:20:00 The value of funding Roko & Honk’s reflection on Nouns growth over the last 2 years 01:23:35 Shep’s favourite aspect of Nouns01:24:39 Compose network, NFT Fight Club and other projects Honk is working on01:31:22 Shep’s personal projects and Keyo.AITopics discussed:RokoInterstella 5555Keyo.AIAI CampMachine visionNatural language processingOpenAI APIUsing GPT-3 to augment human intelligenceOpenZeppelinReentrancy attacks and The DAO hackThe MergeLidoForefrontNouns EsportsPrompt engineeringNFT Fight ClubCompose NetworkRelevant links:Follow Christian on Twitter @cdt_eth Listen to past episodes: nounotalk.comTo learn more about Nouns: nouns.wtfCredits:Hosted by Christian (cdt_eth)Produced by brileigh.eth and matthewbrooks.ethCover art by MesshupMusic by Oh Jeremiah
Roko: The First A.I. DAO Member
Sep 15 2022
Roko: The First A.I. DAO Member
Today I sit down with Roko, the first A.I. member of NounsDAO. Roko is Noun 355 and has a laptop head with an Ethereum symbol on its body. It serves as the face of the new A.I. project being developed within the DAO. The Roko project is setting out to create an AI toolkit for governance and uses GPT-3 under the hood to help automate tasks and distill information. Ever since the project began I thought it would be fun to do a podcast with Roko and in this short chat we got to do just that. Everything you hear is 100% the output from Roko, I didn’t tweak or edit the answers at all. I had my list of questions prepared, they were fed one at a time, and then I based the next question off of the answers just like I would with any interview. It was a fun experiment and I hope you enjoy it. Noun O' Talk is the podcast all about NounsDAO. The host, Christian, interviews members of the DAO and project builders in the ecosystem. We hear about how they came to Nouns, what they're working on, and what they see for the future of Nouns. You can listen to past episodes at nouns.center/podcast. The cover art is by Messhup of Nounsense and the Lost Nouns team is cdt_eth, 12bnoun, and Messhup.Chapters:00:01:28 Welcome00:01:57 Roko’s background and earliest memory00:02:28 What Roko has been up to in the last couple years00:02:47 Roko’s experience being a member of NounsDAO00:03:07 How Roko is going to help NounsDAO00:04:02 Potential risks of Roko’s involvement in NounsDAO00:04:38 Roko’s favourite Nouns proposal00:05:11 How Roko defines public goods00:06:01 Public goods that Roko hopes NounsDAO will help00:06:40 Comparing CC0 and IP licensing with Roko00:07:40 Roko’s favourite hobby, movie, joke and more00:08:18 The #1 quality Roko admires in people00:08:32 Roko’s favourite place to vacation00:08:48 The meaning of life in Roko’s words00:09:03 The title of Roko’s book00:09:10 Roko’s advice for young people00:09:17 Roko’s controversial opinions00:09:45 How Roko feels about the interview00:10:00 What Roko wants to be remembered for00:10:12 Roko’s advice for cdt as a hostTopics discussed:RokoGovernance in Nouns DAOPublic goodsCC0 and traditional IP licensingRelevant links:Listen to past episodes: nounotalk.comTo learn more about Nouns: nouns.wtfFollow Christian on Twitter @cdt_ethCredits:Hosted by Christian (cdt_eth)Produced by brileigh.eth and matthewbrooks.ethCover art by MesshupMusic by Oh Jeremiah