art | embodiment | cognition | networks | post-humanism | crypto
From Digital Social Network to a Crypto-cooperative System
“You can think...tokens are to the Web 3.0 what websites were in the early days of the World Wide Web. If You think of the history of the internet, the Web 1.0 in the 90s revolutionized information, which is why we called it the information data highway. The Web 2.0 revolutionized interactions: it provides internet platforms that were bidirectional, but they are centrally owned. And the Web 3.0 revolutionizes value exchange. And the core of the Web 3.0 is blockchain networks, and the killer application is the token”.
Art is, after all, practical philosophy n as media art pioneer Shu Lea Cheang has noted: “Money, Value, monetary exchange...these concepts have been excluded from the field of new media, as if the internet and net art were emancipated from these issues, living not on love and fresh water but o silicon an bits, living in an utopia of collective intelligence detached from economic constraints. Accordingly...interventions into established currency systems by citizens, artists and cultural workers could provide a source for new thinking and potentially create an ecology of value and values in which art and artists would play a central role.”
Ruth Catlow in Artists Re:thinking the Blockchain
We need to build an economy and an Internet that works for all. How can we take lessons from the long and exciting history of cooperatives and bring them into the digital age?
How Like Network... of VALUE?
GUIDING RESEARCH QUESTIONS:
MOTION_DAO, is a logical continuation in my research on digital social networks and communities of practices; MOTION_DAO as an exploration on the impact of crypto economic framework and blockchain technology on ownership and value creation within artists.
These are leading questions from the more divergent, expansive and speculative to the more specific:
Can money be beautiful?
Can money be programmed?
Can money have programmed ethics?
How can we use crypto-economic frameworks to question and inquire about the fundamental architecture, dynamics and ethics of contemporary economic systems?
Can we explore the innovation potential of blockchain technology to develop a sustainable economy within the international digital arts community?
What if members of a global digital social network have their own cryptocurrency?
What if they can express value and appreciation of their contributions and participation with a crypto-token that reflects their ethos?
Can we move from a model of centralized ownership to cooperative ownership and decentralized governance (crypto-cooperative) ?
MotionDAO, is a social innovation/art research project that combines Platform Cooperativism, a crypto-economic framework and digital social network design for knowledge co-creation in the times of WEB 3 innovation.
MotionDAO, proposes several tactics: the minting of $MOTION, a cryptocurrency for dance-tech.net and movimiento.org members (not exclusive) allowing them to express and exchange value, the creation of a DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) and experiments with BUI Basic Universal Income, DeFi Descentralized Finance and NFTs Non-fungible Tokens.
The development of this vision and innovation in this new socio-technical landscape will be leveraged by on-boarding sessions, blockchain education and think-tanks in platform cooperativsm and crypto-economics.
First open educational event on June is supported by Artists Commons (Belgium).
The following video inspired the questions: If cryptocurrencies are "programmable money", can money be ethical?
Can ethics be programmed on currencies?
Digital community of Practice:
Continuous development and maintenance of the digital social networks platforms www.dance-tech.net, movimiento.org and dance-tech.tv as the fundamental collaborative spaces and architecture of the ecosystem of knowledge co-creation and exchange.
A Digital Currency (ERC20 token)
SMOTION is a cryptocurrency for dancers, dance lovers, performers, artists, creators, innovators, technologists, movers and shakers of embodied arts/somatics and other time-based artistic expressions. It embodies, a collaborative and democratic ethos, the value of movement arts, the primacy of movement and the vital contribution of arts to culture development and knowledge production,
It is envisioned to become an important social currency supporting exchanges of value between dance-tech.net and movimiento.org members, nodes and hubs of the international contemporary experimental, performance dance and digital arts such as festivals, art schools, art and research centers,and the like.
$MOTION main distribution and communication architectures are the digital social networks dance-tech.net and movimiento,org
Token Distribution Strategy:
In order to receive MOTION, you need to be a member of any of these digital communities or participate in MOTION educational activities.
In that sense. the MOTION token is aimed to become a social currency of the online communities; yet as a is a fully exchangeable crypto token, it can be owned and traded outside the dance-tech and movimiento.org ecosystem, possibly creating network effects impacting its emergent value.
HOW to get $MOTION?
1.-Update your profile on dance-tech.net before December 2021 and you can claim 500 MOTIONS. Airdrops will start March 24th 2021.
2.-Participation on monthly LIVE educational and on-boarding sessions. 500 MOTIONS (August 2021)
3.-Apply for a year of Monthly airdrops of 1000$ per month as an active contributor to the network: an experiment in Basic Universal Income in MOTION BUI in $MOTION.
4.-Apply for ART+$MOTIONS Grants: providing artists with MOTION$ and crypto-economic education for its deployment in arts and research projects.
5.-Partnership and collaborations with institutions such as festivals, education institutions and research centers./art spaces.
MOTION Crypto Wallet runs on the social money platform Roll to hold and manage.
$MOTION NFT MarketPlace
Unlock the potential of the NFT (Non-fungible tokens) technology for the market of art/performance digital content distribution and authorship, ownership, education certification and the potential Integration to the $MOTION token
Evolving towards the creation of a Decentralized Autonomous Organization a way to transfer ownership and authority to the community members using the frameworks of Platform Cooperativism and Exit to Community.
Explore the potential of decentralized finance protocols for liquidity and economic creativity.
Marlon Barrios Solano (USA)
Jeanne Bloch ( France)
Stef Maul (Belgium)
Lenara Verle (Germany)
Rachel Boggia (USA)