art | embodiment | cognition | networks | post-humanism | crypto
Is this the a reemergence of Financial/Economic Art?
How would it look like? art using crypto-economic design and programable ethics?
How Like Network... of Value?
In the book Artists Re:thinking the Blockchain, the media artist Shu Lea Cheang writes that: “Money, Value, monetary exchange... have been excluded... as if the internet and ... art were emancipated from these issues, living not on love and fresh water but on 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.”
The advent of the Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies are affording to artists, cultural workers and social innovators "the source of new thinking" and the creative potentials for deconstructing and redesign money systems with values intrinsic to their communities.
MotionDAO, is a logical continuation of the my research on social networks and communities of practices started in 2009 with the creation of dance-tech.net exploring the impact of the Web 2.0 on knowledge distribution, collaboration and co-creation.
The Internet of Value is here.
Shermin Voshmgir in the smartphone documentary Trust in the Blockchain Society, clearly expresses the importance Web3:
“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”.
MotionDAO attempts to create a context of adoption and creative experimentation with Web3 technologies; investigating its impacts on ownership, governance and value creation within artists communities.
Dance-tech.net is a global community already connected by web 2.0 technologies; with MotionDAO, we offer a collaborative space for Web3 experiments on financial, governance and socio-technical innovation.
A Decentralized Autonomous Organization for a social network?
The crypto-economics theorist Shermin Voshmgir writes that "Web3 networks introduce a new type of Internet-based institutional infrastructure that enables distributed internet communities to self-organize and coordinate in a more autonomous way, steered by purpose driven tokens, and executed with machine enforceable protocols. They are commonly referred as Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)"
For ARAGON.org a DAO is an internet-native entity with no central management, which is regulated by a set of automatically enforceable rules on a public blockchain, and whose goal is to take on a life on its own and incentivize people to achieve a shared common mission.
MotionDAO's vision is to support the evolution of Dance-tech from a centralized digital social network to a DAO; therefore exploring the affordances of all the instances of the Web3 ecosystem and a token economy.
MotionDAO project is led by the following matrix of questions:
MotionDAO proposes several tactics based on the important developments in the Web3 ecosystem:
1.- $MOTION, as a cryptocurrency for dance-tech.net and associated network members.
2.-The creation of a DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization).
4.-Introduction of DeFi Descentralized Finance.
6.-Partnerships with festivals and institutions for Web 3.0 education and the use of $MOTION. Pop-up Labs on site.
1.-Digital community of Practice Web 2.0:
Continuous development and maintenance of the digital social networks platforms www.dance-tech.net, movimiento.org as the fundamental collaborative content spaces and architecture of the ecosystem of knowledge co-creation and exchange.
The creation of an integrated social media platform with Web3 technologies for the dance-tech community. See Steemit
Evolving towards the creation of a Decentralized Autonomous Organization as a way to transfer ownership and authority to the community members using the frameworks of Platform Cooperativism and Exit to Community.
3.-$MOTION: 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 associated network.
Drafting a 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; 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. More on $MOTION Tokenomics soon.
HOW to get $MOTION
1.-Participation on monthly LIVE educational and on-boarding sessions. 500 MOTIONS (September 2021)
3.-Apply for a year of Monthly airdrops of 1000$ 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.
(This may change based on new protocols and grants)
4.-MotionDAO NFT MarketPlace
Explore and unlock the potential of the NFT (Non-fungible tokens) technology for the market of art/performance digital content distribution and authorship, ownership, education and certification and the potential Integration to the $MOTION token.
Explore the potential of decentralized finance protocols for liquidity and economic creativity.
The development of this vision in this new socio-technical landscape will be leveraged by:
Marlon Barrios Solano (USA) is the creator od dance-tech.net and originator of MotionDAO. He is a Creative Guild Leader in the NEAR Ecosystem and is developing the on-boarding program in collaboration with other dance-tech members and Community Specialists of NEAR Protocol.
MotionDAO @ Communication Channels:
Join to group in Dance-tech.net (You need to be a member)
MotionDAO core collaborators:
Jeanne Bloch ( France)
Stef Maul (Belgium)
Lenara Verle (Germany)
Rachel Boggia (USA)
Intro Resources here:
Three perspectives on the Motion Token and further questions by Marlon Barrios Solano, Jeanne Bloch, Stef Meul/Recorded live June 12th 2021