Mod Culture | From Gatekeepers to Gatemakers

What is modding?

DIGITALAX has been throwing this term around a lot. In fact it’s intrinsic to our broader mission. So what does it actually mean? And why do we keep on emphasising it so much. Well, ultimately, a mod is about breaking down a whole into all of its parts, tweaking and messing around with the insides of those parts and then reassembling them into a novel, way cooler whole.

What does modding have to do with the metaverse?

Everything. It’s what underwrites it. The methodology behind modding and the byproducts that come from it are what actually build the metaverse. And, not just build the metaverse but also ensure that it will be kept open, vital and continuously unique to each personal experience.

Why does this matter to you, now?

Today, most people have begun to notice how quickly key elements of our lives that we have come to expect will be there for us and at a certain quality of experience are degrading at a shocking rate. From laughably bad autocorrect fails to disastrously automated customer support calls that increasingly prey on the most precarious and vulnerable parts of our lives.The status quo cannot hold, something has got to give. And, in the old ways, that something is going to be us.

How?

Have you ever tried looking up antonyms for the word “Gatekeeper”? There aren’t any. Convenient, huh. And that seems pretty intentional if you ask me.
Mod culture provides the map, and room to play, so that we have hope of learning how to make gates instead of closing them. We become gatemakers.

What exactly is a gatemaker?

It’s the first antonym of a gatekeeper. And we are championing it.

Hey! I’m Emma-Jane! I’m a 23 year old fashionaut amongst other things

I am the founder of DIGITALAX and a bunch of other stuff in web3. 😆

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