the DAOstack Musaeum

The case of a decentralized community that tried it on April 2019 from Sweden, Brazil, Germany, and the USA.

Playing in the DAOstack ecosystem starts through proposals (this was mine), and its deliverables were:
1. An update to the participant’s creative process, and trying said process
2. Closing or advancing on an unfinished idea of their choosing

Scroll to see:
1. The most relevant item of the session / a new takeaway for all
2. The session herself (process and recording)
3. The unfinished ideas and their progress
4. Some media we used (or needed)
5. Some feedback
6. Our retrospective
7. Our collective encouragement piece and some screenshots


1. A new takeaway

A personal favourite takeaway, and the most relevant item of the session, was a collective awareness to add a Trust–Confidence step to any creative session in the shape of spells, rituals, programs, or mantras.
The ones we used were:

/ “I HAVE THE TIME. I HAVE THE TRUST. I HAVE THE LIGHT.”

/ “Ask for energy from the gods or nature or whatever.”

/ “I can do it, it’s easy, I’m going to make it.”

/ “Everything I need is within me now” (emphasising different words depending on what we need at the moment of using it).

/ “I do danse breaks.”

/ “A ritual from Pranic healing to invoke the higher powers.”

/ “this is the bridge i need to cross now; 
the other side has a new and exciting piece of the puzzle.
”

/ “The virtue of virtue is virtue!”

/ “This one, or [non verbal] chi kung (taoist) breathing, feeling the spine breathing. ”


2. Our session & the creative process we explored

See the full process here.

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3. The unfinished ideas:

  • LIVIA: Had made a performance called “the confessionary” (sitting with a sign in busy places in NYC waiting for people to confess). Wanted to reshape it for crypto conferences, for people to be heard without judgement. Didn’t know the best format (Voice?, Avoid recognition? Give something in return like a priest gives a prayer? The best way to use the results as research?).
    Musaeum goal: “to find three formats to test this performance within a month.”
  • GRACE: At a “proposal-proposal” stage.
    Musaeum goal: to close a process/POC (problem, ideas, pick idea, develop Y/N + budget to hire a dev) in order to submit to DAOstack or else as a proposal; to create the basic workflow for screenshots of this process.
  • ERIC: an “idea machine”.
    Musaeum goal: in order to understand how to monetise ideas in the age of crypto: to validate a method by presenting it to 1-2 people.
  • FELIPE: A platform to foster an ecosystem that redirects crypto-abundance to promote opportunities for social justice.
    Musaeum goal: a persuasive outline of phase 1: concrete for Genesis/other DAO without needing all future steps; needed 2500K USD for a month of weaving.
  • PEDRO: A 2-part memetic workshop to learn the basics of: custodian solutions (ie. hodl etc), and risk management (rekt x not rekt); inspired by convivial research and insurgent learning.
    Musaeum goal: to finish the skeleton of the 1st part: a one hour call.

Some progress:

Felipe’s beautiful and cryptic solution!
Pedro and Livia’s map
Eric’s conversation between him and his idea


4. Some media we used (or needed):

To run the “being here” program
To use during the PRU20 / break meditation
To use during the PRU20 / break meditation


5. Some feedback:

DAOstack’s Community Manager Livia

The mode of interaction and being allowed to be a little more myself that I’ve allowed myself to be was amazing. / Those little cards mean more to me than it seems; each one is a giant sock-flip. / I’m carrying the sock metaphor with me.

Felipe Duarte

What I learned for myself is that it is difficult for me to relate to someone else’s creative process. Setting aside the time was useful for me, but I really saw how everyone’s process of creativity is so different. / It was fun and I got to know some people better and I definitely devoted time to my project [which] I wouldn’t have done otherwise, and I definitely got ideas I didn’t have before. So it was a success.

Grace Rachmany

6. Our retrospective:

Everyone was asked to provide a gif or meme that showed their spirits as we closed our session:
Image result for sabrina cat cauldron gif
Felipe
https://i2.wp.com/metro.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/head.gif?quality=90&strip=all&zoom=1&resize=440,248&ssl=1
Joss
Image result for when a friend asks why code works magic gif
Pedro
Grace
Eric’s meta meme


Lastly, our collective encouragement piece & some moments:

Encouragement exhibit A