Decentralized Autonomous Organisations (DAOs)
Resources that provide background and examples of DAOs that specifically focus on arts and culture.
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A Legal Framework for Decentralized Autonomous Organizations
The purpose of this paper is to identify a number of taxation, entity formation and operational issues pertaining to Decentralized Autonomous Organizations
Artists Re:Thinking the Blockchain by Ruth Catlow, Marc Garett, Nathan Jones & Sam Skinner (2017)
A seminal book examining different themes on the potential of blockchain technology in art
Buying the Constitution: The rise of DAOs in legal by Josepth Raczynski, Thomson Reuters (November 2021)
Could Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) become the model for future business structures and transform the legal industry in the process?
Building on the concept of a DAO but informed through commons-based and cooperative-based logic, feminist economics, and open value accounting
A DAO that curates and collects artworks that use smart contracts in innovative ways
Friends with Benefits DAO
A DAO made up of cultural creators and maintainers using Web3 tools to build community and foster agency
Measuring Value in the Commons-Based Ecosystem: Bridging the Gap Between the Commons and the Market by Primavera De Filippi & Samer Hassan (2015)
In this paper, the authors explore the concept of a DAO through a theoretical example using Wikipedia contributions
Moloch Ventures Whitepaper
The Moloch DAO whitepaper: Beating the Tragedy of the Commons using Decentralised Autonomous Organisations
A DAO dedicated to creating and curating a public art collection through a process of donations from members
A collective of DeFi (decentralised finance) and early NFT collectors and digital artists that acquires culturally significant pieces with a charitable twitst
Quadratic Voting (QV) is a redesigned voting method reflecting the intensity of people’s preferences in collective decisions. It greatly mitigates tyranny-of-the-majority and factional control problems.
Radical Friends: DAO Summit for Decentralisation
Recording of Furtherfield’s Radical Friend DAO Summit which took place on 22nd January 2022
Speculative Values: Between the Institution and the NFT by Rhizome (2021)
terra0 is an evolving prototype built on the Ethereum network that aims to provide automated ecosystem resilience frameworks
The Participatory Museum by Nina Simon (2010)
The Participatory Museum is a practical guide to working with community members and visitors to make cultural institutions more dynamic, relevant, essential places