Co-creation & Future Building
The world of technology can be daunting, especially when you want to get involved but you’re not exactly sure where or how to get started. That’s why we partnered up this past weekend to facilitate an experience for the DC blockchain/tech community to inspire and facilitate a collective impact.
We were approached by Hackital DC to create an after-party experience for their 36 hour Ethereum-based Hackathon in the Capital April 27–29, 2018. After a weekend long of Ethereum-based coding, an after party would unite everyone to close our laptops, turn off the wifi, and party with purpose!
“A hackathon is best described as an “invention marathon”. Anyone who has an interest in technology attends a hackathon to learn, build & share their creations over the course of a weekend in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. You don’t have to be a programmer and you don’t have to be majoring in Computer Science.”
Our intention was to share ideas about problems in the environmental/ social space so we could help catalyze the creation of new technology applications that solve problems in the events economy.
After sharing our ideas, we were able to form a team that shared our collective values to begin building a decentralized application on the Ethereum blockchain.
For this event we proposed solving the problem that artists have at events with under-compensation for their creative genius.
We discussed how the event economy is currently set up and brainstormed ways of providing artists and attendees a platform that would give direct recognition in the form of attention and gratitude.
This dialogue pushed us and our team towards developing a prototype for a gratitude coin that would be airdropped to attendees and accessed through their wristbands. Attendees will be able to unlock more of the token by completing specific bounties that apply directly to the collective goal of saving the environment.
The artists, vendors and musicians are the mediums that help us communicate our message of purpose driven nightlife to our millennial audience.
For example, Noelle could receive 100 “Metta coin” if she writes a blog post highlighting the sustainability progress of a local organization, if her action is verified by the network. Since Noelle is completing a ‘bounty’, Mettā Creative believes this model will inspire more millennials to act and live sustainably by rewarding that action with a utility token (Mettā Coin) that can be redeemed and used at the next event.
“We know that the collective conscious is shared by the media, therefore we can feasibly use media to point people in a new direction, one that allows us all to thrive.” — Daniel Pinchbeck
This is not an ICO, we are just setting up a utility token to be redeemed and interacted with in person at our events.
“Mettā Coin” will function as a value exchange along with fun activities that inspire a creative, decentralized-tribe to collaborate and co-create. We want to get back in touch with each other by creating something practical that can remind us that all art forms must play and work together.
We are revolutionizing the festival experience by appreciating art through decentralized tokenization, simultaneously creating a user profile network for the festival goers, artists, musicians and organizations to stay connected and share content and track their collective environmental impact.
Make sure to check out all of the submissions on Devpost.