Meet John Henry Clippinger -
John Henry Clippinger

John Henry Clippinger

Advisor OVR - Over The Reality


Throughout John Henry Clippinger's career, he has always been interested in complex-self organizing systems and new approaches to organizational and institutional design to address fundamental civic, economic and ecological issues.

He has held senior positions in government, large enterprises and founded 4 software companies. He has been engaged with nonprofit organizations and institutes - Santa Fe Institute, Aspen Institute, Highlands Forum, World Economic Forum, Kauffman Foundation and has started new programs and institutes at Harvard and Harvard Law School, Brandeis Florence Heller School, MIT Media Lab, and co-founded ID3 with Sandy Pentland of MIT Media Lab.

John Henry is especially interested in the disruptive opportunities enabled through decentralized technologies such as cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, and distributed ledger technologies. He has organized retreats and workshops to develop principles for new forms of emergent self-organization and autonomous communities which resulted in the Windhover Principles, and an edited book, From Bitcoin to Burning Man and BeyondThe Quest for Identity and Autonomy in Digital Society.

He co-founded the Token Commons Foundation in Zug Switzerland to develop commons-based protocols for decentralized governance and self-sovereign identity and the issuance of Swytch as a utilization token to accelerate the equitable transition to sustainable energy on a global scale. His current focus at the CityScience Group at the MIT Media Lab is upon the design and modeling of mutualistic micro-monetary mechanisms to accelerate the transition to sustainable and equitable networks of urban ecologies.

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