Ethereal Summit (@EtherealSummit) is sponsoring a $50k grant paid in Ethereum (ETH) for up to 10 creative projects

[email protected] is sponsoring a $50k grant paid in ETH for up to 10 creative projects that interweave technology and art.

“Because the next Internet shouldn’t be made without you.”

WHAT IS ETHEREAL SUMMIT?

Ethereal Summit is an event that takes place May 11-12th at the Knockdown Center in NYC.

This event aims to bring people together from all walks of life: futurists, entrepreneurs, investors, media icons, government officials, artists, musicians, and humanitarians for two days of storytelling and knowledge sharing around a blockchain-powered future.

In the spirit of nurturing creative research, development, and action, we are sponsoring a $50k grant paid in ETH to support up to 10 creative projects that interweave technology and art.

Beginning in January 2018, interested participants are invited to join our community for in-person and online workshops to connect with other artists and learn about blockchain and Ethereum.

If you’re interested in participating, please email us at [email protected]

2018 GRANT THEME

Blockchain has opened up a monumental space for imagination. Decentralized applications promise self-sovereign identity, decentralized governance, prediction markets, global access to finance, and other planetary paradigm shifts. But when you looks closer, the ecosystem is still young. Technology remains amoral, and each new innovation has it’s dark side.

FOR DREAMERS:

When you think about a decentralized future of abundance, what do you foresee will have changed for humanity? What new tools will we have created? How will the physical and digital world evolve? How will we interact in new ways, day to day? How can this technology enable a creative renaissance?

FOR SKEPTICS:

What happens if/when we introduce markets into everything we do? Where do ethics have a place in this technology? Are market demand and validation the only values we should operate by as a society, as a business, and ultimately as an individual? Is this technology creating a new religion? Is this the snake eating its own tail? Are we accelerating to accelerationism?

AN ETHEREAL MANIFESTO:

Ethereal is the nexus between technology and the people who change the world.

We are a group of people who believe that the world can be organized differently. Organized in a decentralized, more efficient, and democratizing way. We believe this world can be built on a fundamentally new technology – blockchain – which by its nature is a fluid, open, networked innovation.

Our mission is to create systems that enable humanity to move with a shared purpose. Our work allows value to flow seamlessly across networks of people, distributing abundance among the many rather than concentrating among a few. We envision a world blooming with plurality, and bound together by consensus – one where we are free to realize the highest expression of human potential.

EVALUATION/CRITERIA

  • How well does the artist/collective communicate their vision and concept?
  • Does this creative project have a strong tie on with the expressed theme(s)?
  • Does the piece explore the promises or questions surrounding blockchain technology?
  • Does the artist/collective display ability to deliver similar scale projects?
  • How thought-provoking, educational, and/or sensorily appealing is this project?
 Source: https://etherealsummit.com/,  https://etherealsummit.com/arts-grant/

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