The algorithm of donated dreams


— Online dream donation ritual & algorithm for DAOstack, by Persona Non Grata (2019) 

This is the online delivery of an immersive & performative experience as part of our very first development of The Laboratory of Donated Dreams. The DAOstack team is an international blockchain-based community exploring decentralized governance & operating systems for collective intelligence. Our project was a DAO-funded idea.

During summer 2019, we imagined, performed, and built an experience that any member in any location could participate in, and during only 5 minutes. Their experience is documented in the film below.  

The dream donations got translated through an algorithm and resulted in a collective poem that lives a life of its own here:

http://thelaboratoryofdonateddreams.com/daostack

The algorithm exists thanks to The Trope Tank*, a lab & studio at MIT, and we have purposed it for storytelling and good.



The algorithm movie (2019)



Screenshots of online donations & documentation of live visual interpretations of dreams being donated. 




















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