[APPROVED] MotionDAO How like a DAO? December 2021

Project/Council Members: Marlon, Jeanne and Stef.

Bountifying the DAO and DAOfying the bounties!

“With multi-signatures as a primitive for cooperatives, we have the basic blueprint for a revitalization of new mutualistic institutions in a peer-to-peer context, including mutual funds, mutual credit systems, and mutual insurance […] Since multi-signature accounts presuppose groups or identity collections as their primary unit, we have an interesting and as of yet underexplored form of composable identity in our hands.”

In the last 4 months, MotionDAO has matured to be an interdisciplinary international team of 12 artists researchers leading and instantiating global and local projects exploring the potential of the Near Protocol and the affordances of the blockchain for their practices. Sophisticated knowledge is been produced and futures had been envisioned.

This month will be focused on consolidating the DAO as a governance model and collaboration.
We aim to decentralize governance, decision making and distributing labor and finances in a way that supports the members’ contributions, cooperative values and it takes advantage of the DAO bounty functionality that ASTRO provides.

We are merging DAOs and cooperatives as models and strategies for governance and ownership redesign. Very important: We are supporting projects that have germinated during this process. We are closing this year creating futures.

This diagram maps the motivations, aspirations and skills of MotionDAO members based on reflexions facilitated by Sebnem’ sessions in November (created by Jeanne)

Proposed actions to support these goals:

  • Three MotionDAO Labs: December 5th, 12th, 19th facilitated and oriented to design and deploy methods and ways of working coherent with DAO and platform cooperativism. Focus on community and our motivations to create bounty structure to distribute tasks related to funds and support the knowledge production process.

  • We will have bounties to support the DAO’s process, the specific members’ explorations and event initiatives. All events supported by these bounties will be open to all dance-tech.org and movimiento.org members participation.

  • Increase the number of council members from 3 to 5.

These are the proposed bounties:

  • Research Bounty to Stef Maul on Cooperativism/DAO in Near Astro (presentation to MotionDAO on January 8th).
    38.46 Near

  • Research Bounty to Victor Morales on NFTs and Movement exploring Computer animation (history, kinds and techniques) and intersections of digital movement and real space movement: exchange with movement artists in MotionDAO and dance-tech.net community. Presentation Date TBD
    38.46 Near

  • Research Bounty: to Jeanne Bloch to conduct a first workshop for Motion-DAO and dance-tech.net to explore the DEB (Dynamic Energy Budget) for Art Creation, a framework inspired by theoretical biology to rethink/redesign artists’ economical systems using NEAR blockchain/token engineering.
    Presentation Date TBD
    38.46 Near

  • Research Bounty: to Reyna Perdomo on embodied intelligence in the Blockchain.
    Embodied Intelligence Framework/Model, as a tool to use into different parts of the process of co-designing and coherence sense making for the Dao’s. In this case, Motion Dao creation process.
    Presentation Date TBD
    38.46 Near

  • Research Bounty: to Mariana Carranza to start the preliminary research on forest stillness investigating the relationship od movement, stillness and notion of productivity in nature. The blockchain as site fo stillness.
    Presentation Date TBD
    38.46 Near

  • Event Production Bounty: to Sammy Chien to produce the event Re-envision Digital Economy: Mini Symposium intersection of art, technology and embodied intelligence in the Blockchain
    Presentation Date TBD
    38.46 Near

  • MotionDao NFT Gallery Bounty: Victor Morales will create NFTs related to Motion DAO. and will be exhibited via MotionDAO Gallery on MintBase. They will have the subject of climate change, protesting through “foul yet not insulting language” as a form of rejecting any kind of harassment. Example BS series. https://www.mintbase.io/thing/25dDGQw4MH0fxaQXu1Ipc0zGh2VEVqo7C0Pt3vnwC24:errorbased.mintbase1.near
    21.97 Near

  • Documentation/memory/mapping Bounty: to Sammy, Alessandro, Mariana and Jeanne (ongoing) MotionDAO Process Documentation, mapping and resources aggregation: Harvesting Motivations and ethics in map, visualization in Miro or other platforms/ writing and visuals. Documentation of sessions and events (videos, screenshots, uploading on dance-tech youtube channel, etc). Aggregate links, glossaries, videos, references from all platforms.
    38.46 Near
    Cryptoferia in Medellin Colombia Dec 11th 2021

  • Media creation and online quiz bounty to Victor Morales module for January (5 minutes video on how to create a wallet and how to place wallet id on dance-tech.e profile. He is interested in helping create these videos in English and Spanish and facilitate a template of the video that will work in any language.
    32.96 Near

  • Guild Leader bounty to Marlon. Sessions facilitation, coordination and process/ guild interface with Near. Coordination.Creation of Monthly reports and proposals. Dance-tech and movimiento administration. Zoom coordination, invitations, etc. Zoom costs. Platform monthly costs.
    109.89 Near

  • Software Development Bounty: for Marlon to start prototypes for integrated platforms W2b 2 and web3.
    32.96 Near

  • Council Members stipend
    100$ each
    10.98 Near

  • Consulting: Lenara and Sebnem
    10.98 Near each

Target: motiondao.sputnik-dao.near

Total Requested Funding Amount:
In Near at 9.1
543.96 NEAR
December 13th
7:pm EST

SpreadSheet with Budget

Projects & Timelines:
Approved funds for November 2021

Report from November 2021 Activities:


Seeds, mushrooms, parties. non violence, and embodied intelligence all in MotionDAO@NEAR!

It is always a good reminder for me to read Ruth Cathlow’s definition of the artist role in her book Artists Re:thinking the Blockchain:

“Artists are good in mediating abstractions for our perceptions through play, open exploration and supposition. They can tolerate eve relish, extended encounters with difference, contradiction, muddle and slippage between symbolic and material possibilities without rushing to usefulness or simplicity. They have a kitbag of methods and processes for revealing the practical affordances and animal spirit of a subject, medium or technology. They know that a way to get to know something that does’n yet exist is to collaborate with its possibilities and to do something/anything with it or about it. And by doing so, they materialize and shape what it will be, allowing many other people to access, approach and reach out to it with different parts of themselves:”


Such a pleasure to see all these wonderfully moving proposals! Super psyched about the collaboration and potential of the insights being incubated and alchemized within MotionDAO to enable humans to connect at deeper levels, whilst automating and tokenizing all the (other) things.

Totally lifted my mood, just to see all this motion in motionDAO :revolving_hearts:


hey @marlonbarriossolano thanks so much for putting this together!
So much interesting activity! I’m really curious to know if MotionDAO is planning to have a website or something gathering all this content you have been producing and discussing :smiley: Thanks for sharing a spreadsheet with your budget, that’s super helpful! I like the proposal. Let’s wait for the rest of the team.


Hello Juliana; thank you! yes I really enjoyed putting this proposal together: a beautiful emergent process.
MotionDAO is actually an instantiation of the dance-tech project. Dance-tech.net is our global internet home.
We have a group in the site where we are attempting to aggregate all the process:
Crypto in Motion: Crypto-economy Labs for dance-tech Creators (Fall 2021) - dance-tech
So, dance-tech.net is a global social network with more than 5000, members and our is to have network effects in this community. I would love that the Near wallet becomes the way to sign in to the network.
Let me know if you have more questions,


thanks for sharing the link again!
Are you recording the presentations/meetings/talks somewhere?


Yes, this this is a playlist with the fundamental topical sessions of our process.


Looks like a bountiful month ahead. The budget is hereby approved, please request the payout from the Creatives DAO :slight_smile:


This is the December report:

Wow Nice explanation :))

Thank you!! It is a great group