Proponent: The Philosopher (Rodrigo Reis Lastra Cid)
NEAR account for payment: thephilosopher.near
Project Timeline: October 15th – October 30th (Exhibition from 22nd to 30th)
Objective: The main objective of this project is to build a week exhibition at Cryptovoxels for Mintbase works minted on NEAR, specifically belonging to the AfrikaBurn store, and produce an opening and closing party, with music, with a bonfire in reference to the burning produced by AfrikaBurn. We also intend to produce cryptovoxels wearables with the symbol of NEAR, MINTBASE and SAVE THE CLAN (related to AfrikaBurn), to give to participants and/or to the organizers of these institutions (to distribute to whoever they wish). A second goal within the exhibition would be to onboard 20 people to NEAR from Cryptovoxels, that normally mint on Ethereum or Polygon.
Justification (benefits): The relevance of this project is precisely to introduce Mintbase and NEAR blockchain into the virtual world of Cryptovoxels, making them better known through the party and exhibition, and bringing at least 20 artists and/or collectors from Ethereum/Polygon to NEAR, through Mintbase. The benefit of this for NEAR and Mintbase is the increased number of people minting and collecting at Mintbase, on NEAR. The advantage for Save The Clan (AfrikaBurn) would be the exposure of the project on metaverse, as well as the increased possibility of selling the exhibited works, mainly because 20 people registered in the guestbook will be awarded 2 NEAR each, if they make an account at NEAR, enjoy the party and become minters from the open store that we will create at Mintbase for these people.
Until October 15th:
- Request and receive 44 works from Save The Clan project (which intends to raise funds for the AfrikaBurn event) to exhibit in the virtual gallery “The Philosopher’s Gallery”, inside Cryptovoxels: Cryptovoxels
- Request explanatory texts about Mintbase, NEAR and Save The Clan (AfrkaBurn) for exhibition at the gallery.
Until October 20nd:
- Renovate the gallery and hang the works and texts.
- Build a bonfire on the terrace for the opening party, as well as inserting African motifs.
- Build 3 wearables, one with the NEAR symbol, one with the Mintbase symbol and the other with the Save The Clan symbol, to donate to participants or professionals of these companies, so that they can distribute to whomever they wish, and so that they are also used to stand above the building in order to draw the attention of potential visitors. I have a designer for that, already on NEAR (Gustavo Manute).
- Build the musical set for the parties. I have a musician for that, already on NEAR (Blu Wasem Simon).
- Build a guestbook (with a relative wearable plus google form) to onboard at least the first 20 visitors who do not yet have NEAR and Mintbase accounts.
- Opening party.
Until October 24th
- Build an open store at NEAR to onboard new people.
- Closing party
- Gustavo Manute (designer): TASKS: Production of 3 wearables (100 units each: Mintbase, NEAR and Save The Clan) (3h): 60 USD in NEAR [milestone: minted wearables] [October 20th]
- Blu Wasem Simon (musician): TASKS: Production of a musical set with DJ playing at opening and closing parties (1h+2h+2h): 100 USD in NEAR [milestone: published set on youtube] [October 20th]
- Rodrigo Cid, The Philosopher (Gallerist): TASKS: Organization of pictures and texts in the gallery (2h), search for png, gif, etc., to set up the gallery’s terrace, actually set up the terrace for Burn (with bonfire, African themes etc) (2h), creation of a guestbook and the relative wearable (1h), dissemination on twitter and discord (1h) (total: 6h): 120 USD in NEAR [milestone: gallery with hung works and guest book (wearable and google form)]. [October 20th] [Closing party: October 30th]
- The Philosopher: TASKS: Opening and closing party coordination (2h+2h): 80 USD in NEAR [milestone 1: opening party held (October 22th); milestone 2: closing party held (October 30th)]
- The Philosopher: TASKS: Bring 20 people into Mintbase with 2 NEAR each: 40 NEAR [milestone: guest book with 20 people with new near accounts and a tweet link with a picture of them at the party, tagging @mintbase, @createbase1 and @AfrikaBurn.] [October 24th]
- The Philosopher: TASKS: Opening a Mintbase store for newcomers: 7 NEAR [October 24th]
TOTAL: 360 USD in NEAR + 47 NEAR
Curriculum Vitae (Lattes): http://lattes.cnpq.br/0847832636263404
Links: The Philosopher's Links | Linktree
Philosophy Professor at the Federal University of Amapá
Curator and Virtual Gallerist
Traditional and NFT Artist