This is a crowdfund for a discussion group exploring the impact of crypto on culture and society, and for turning the discussions into articles for a journal on Mirror.
The goal is to raise 15 ETH, which will fund ten weeks of learning from prominent voices in crypto.
All backers receive an NFT for membership, and tokens for voting on parameters like syllabus, scholarships, and guests.
The ultimate vision is to create a research DAO that's crypto-native and online.
A few people have already offered to lead 90-minute discussions. More will likely join us after the crowdfund is proven successful.
These are all experts from within crypto. It would be interesting to pair discussions with authors from outside as well - including professors in the arts and social sciences. Funding allows us to do this.
A complete and formal syllabus, including readings, will be available shortly after the crowdfund closes. The expected timeline is from October through November.
Crowdfunding allows us to pay discussion facilitators, to bring in experts from outside of the DAO (including article authors themselves), and to organize everything. This will create a high level of quality for the learning experience.
The DAO can also pay for turning these conversations into articles on Mirror - giving the group its own journal of publication.
By giving tokens in exchange for backing, this crowdfund establishes the initial group of organizers who can propose changes to the syllabus and allocate expense.
Enrollment costs 0.1 ETH, which means that 150 individuals can join the group. But individuals can contribute up to 1 ETH if they want, which allows giving more scholarships.
Token holders get to participate in the live discussions with authors and experts, and get a full seminar-like in-class experience. All content otherwise will be released publicly for anyone to follow along.
All token-holders receive an NFT to certify and commemorate their involvement with this movement that integrates online learning and crypto.
Token holders will be able to vote on aspects of the syllabus and funding.
We can model education as solving to a trilemma of content and teaching (pedagogy), business model, and network.
We can apply these to the ways that people learn today, and see that each model fails to solve the trilemma:
A Learning Community DAO draws from the best of each environment.
Let's see if a Learning DAO works to solve the educational trilemma!