NEAR account for payment: bagadefente.near
Duration: June, 6 to 30th (two biweekly episodes with an hour each)
Requested Amount: 500 USD in DAI, USN or NEAR
The BlockChat is a project for an online talk show created, produced and presented by myself, Baga Defente, that aims to have informal friendly talks with artists from different areas and languages, part of the Near ecosystem. The main idea is to create a space for those artists to present a bit of him and herselves, talking about their personal journey, motivations, influences, creative process, how they joined Near Protocol and all that came along.
I’m finishing the first month of this project, as you can check on my report. The second episode should have been streaming today (May 30th), but we have to change because of the guest’s agenda and it will be on June 2nd.
Keep producing the talk show, with two more episodes live streamed via NADA∴Studio Criativo’s YouTube channel. After the first episode, I decided to extend it from 45 minutes to one hour, as this period proved to be better for a more in-depth talk. I’m still checking dates and guests’ agendas, so I prefer to announce the names only after I’m sure who they will be.
As I said in my initial proposal, I still really don’t feel able to conduct a live interview with other people than Portuguese speakers, but as my English is improving everyday since I’m interacting with the Near ecosystem, expanding to talks in that language should be just a matter of time.
First (and obviously), the members of the Gambiarra community, as well as other Brazilian and Portuguese-speaking DAOs and communities in Near ecosystem (IncubadoraPT, nomadelabel, The Clan, CUDO, etc) and any interested external audience.
The fact of being live on YouTube can be a form to reach wider audiences from the guests’ networks, who have interest in understanding more about blockchains, web3 and all that, but don’t always try to get their hands dirty… so, using all available social profiles (DAOs, community members, host, guests, etc.) we’ll try to reach and bring these curious people closer to us.
The live episodes will also be recorded and permanently available to watch after the live streaming at NADA Studio Criativo’s YouTube channel. The recorded version can be uploaded or shared on a playlist on the hosting DAO channel.
6-12/06 — pre-production (research, advertising pieces, guidelines and divulgation for next ep.)
13/06 — streaming setup and technical tests
14/06 — episode 3 live streaming
15-26/06 — pre-production (research, advertising pieces, guidelines and divulgation for next ep.)
27/06 — streaming setup and technical tests
28/06 — episode 4 live streaming
Planning & pre-production - 160 USD
Divulgation (graphic & video pieces for social media) - 160 USD
Instagram promoted posts - 20 USD
Setup, transmission & host - 160 USD
Total = 500 USD in DAI
Gambiarra DAO is a Brazilian NFT artists guild on Near formed in January, 2022, already with more than 120 artists.
Sarau Akangatu is a poetry gathering created by Baga Defente in 2018, with seven editions that took place in cafes, bars and plazas in Botucatu (SP, Brazil), until covid came in 2020, when it morphed into a live streaming event, with another seven editions until 2021. When moved from real-life to the virtual world, it turned into a kind of talk show, with Baga interviewing writers and then opening the mic for participants.
Finally, I’m Baga Defente, poet, publisher and artist-etc. who works with several media, languages and supports, all of them connected through the poetics of chance. I’m also the founder and creative director of NADA Studio Criativo, a hybrid of multimedia creative studio with an independent micropublishing house. I started in NFTs in March, 2021 and joined Near through Gambiarra in late January.