Stellar Magnet learned of Bitcoin in 2014 when she met Ryan Singer
at 20 mission. She started to get interested in Ethereum sometime in early 2015 after seeing Vitalik Buterin give a talk at the Internet Archive, where she met a Krakenite.
In late 2016, she co-founded Space Cooperative, a worker-owned cooperative which had a mission to create a citizen-led crowdsourced and crowdfunded space program. In early 2017, the Krakenite put the idea into her head: why doesn't Space Cooperative create a Space DAO? She remembered reading an article by Giulio Prisco
a few weeks before this conversation.
She reached out to Giulio, and he joined Space Cooperative. Space Decentral
was then Space Cooperative's major project. The DAO never really officially launched, and there will be a story about what happened at some point. But in her history of crypto, Stellar Magnet has also contributed to MolochDAO, AssangeDAO, BrightID, and DarkFi communities.
Currently she is focused on Black Sky Society
, a creative think-and-do-tank composed of writers, artists, and technologists who are creating an experimental research and cultural network. Black Sky Society's broader mission is to minimize dystopia and maximize harmony with the cosmos. In some sense, Black Sky is an evolution of the ideas that Giulio and her were trying to bring to life with Space Decentral. But more recently, she is realizing the importance of establishing hierarchies to avoid the Tyranny of Structurelessness
that is likely to emerge in more flat communities, yet embraces and believes in decentralization more at network or protocol levels.
She has also been practicing product management and UI/UX design since 2008, although the past few years have been focused more on stewarding various projects. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley (2008) and an Astronautical Engineering Certificate from UCLA Extension (2016).
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