Hi! I’m Austin Robey and I live in Brooklyn, NY.
I am really excited about Unlock and it’s potential to create new business models and forms of community support for creators.
I’m an Unlock grantee and hope to become a regular contributor! I’m also a co-founder of Ampled, a Patreon-like platform for musicians (collectively owned by artists & workers and formed as a co-op). I’m interested in the development of internet-native tools towards building a more democratic, equitable, and inclusive online economy.
I’m also very interested in DAOs as a new way of organizing people and work, as well as the distribution of value and decision making. I can’t remember where I first heard about Unlock, but I remember instantly recognizing the potential and power of the idea. I hope to be a participant in Unlock’s governance – I’m here to learn!
I’m a member of NEW INC (the cultural incubator of New Museum in NYC), and of Seed Club (the social token incubator). I have a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute.