That is so cool, @mecsbecs! I already start talking to James, from the Community, and he is interested too in taking this far. We just made a category Research at Community Astrodao and we’ve put thephilosophers-dao as the first academic dao there. We want to put 1 dao for each academic area and start a Academy Vertical. I think we have everything we need to start, and there are people from other areas, like academic design and international politics, that are interested in starting a dao for their areas. In philosophy, as I said, I coordinate more than 40 PhD philosophers for a John Templeton Foundation grant. So I think we can enjoy this moment I am in touch with so many academics to develop something beautiful. Templeton funded 16 of the 40 books we are building. I have 24 scholars without funding, beyond many other interesting projects, that would benefit for coming to near and benefit near itself. And I think this could be the begining of near being used inside academic areas.
For exemple, we could develop a project to use near to give fractions of it for good developments in university (this was part of a project i had to develop a cryptocurrency to use in academic areas). There are so many things we can do to develop near inside the academy! And i think we must enjoy timing, and start now that we don’t have any blockchain inside Brazilian universities, as far as I know.
We could replicate that for each academic area.
I really would like to know what NEAR Education Team thinks about it.
How could we get funding to start our projects? Would that be possible in April? I am asking that because I already called some philosophers and university professors to come to near, I already asked them to build their profiles and their projects. I also already talked to the PhDs I coordinate in the book project and they are very excited. I talked to them because I thought we were getting funding through the Creatives. I would like to enjoy their excitement and fund their projects on NEAR. They are still writing. We have 2 or 3 written projects for now, and we are building more, and it would be nice to enjoy timing.
Do you all think it would be possible to acquire funding for our projects for April through Community? I am worried about frustrating our April plans. We were submitting to the Creatives, but one of the mods told us she did not think we were a dao of creative projects. Maybe she was right in a sense, given our academic nature, but I think this is a major opportunity for near, and we should not postpone because of problems in categorization. We’ve built a store for academic books, sponsored by the Writers’ Guild, but we have a design nature on the books, given they are 3d objects made on magica voxel, rendered in a turntable gif, associated with the free pdf academic book, on mintbase, near blockchain. So maybe we could be temporarily sponsored by the Creatives, while we work our path to develop this Academic Vertical for funding?
Sorry for asking and talking so much, but I am worried about April (and, of course, about the other months too).