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Decentralized media

We believe in a future where content & media is stored in a decentralized cloud accessed and promoted via publicly owned open source social networking.

 

Spatial Social Networking

Spatial Social Networking is the name we use for zooming interfaces that allow you to view the content of a social network.  Think about a map of your social content (photos, files, friends, comments etc) that you can zoom into and share any component of.

inSpace is such a project, committed to proving the use of such experimental next generation spatial interfaces both in zooming 2D and zooming 3D.

iScoin was created as the underlying payment infrastructure for inSpace social networking.

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Spaces

The inSpace platform allows you to layout files spatially.  We call these maps ‘spaces’, it is why we named the platform inSpace. Any file or folder can be shared to a social ‘channel’ to have its own social feed, comments, likes etc.

Storing and managing data spatially opens the door to ongoing innovations in the view of your data. inSpace has a road-map to for increasingly rich data views and tools, all the way to 3D views and layouts of data.

When inSpace started out, our first goal was to prove to ourselves that zooming spatial interfaces really could offer more expressive and usable interfaces than the standard fixed format window interfaces we are all used to. Some of our early prototype work with 3D spatial data can be seen here. Once convinced, we started building a cloud file store that allows you to share spaces of your files and links and integrates this with a social front end. This is the inSpace beta you can access today.

We aim to progressively improve and incorporate all the 3D features we prototyped in the early days of inSpace to create a 3D interactive social platform running on a decentralized cloud store.

The Filespace

Your master map of files is called the Filespace. This space contains the file tree of everything you store on inSpace.

master inspace

An inSpace subtree

Any subsection of the master inSpace can be shared to other users or made public to everyone. This is called an inSpace subtree or just an inSpace for short. You can also create ‘pinbords’ these create a background that you can pin files and folders onto, and you can set visual style options for your pinbord. All shared folders automatically get their own pinbord created for them.

These shared inSpace’s can be viewed and liked with iScoin.

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inspace subtree

The desktop sync client enables the Filespace to be synced onto your hard drive so you can easily create an inSpace for your common storage needs.