Crypto in Motion: Crypto-economy Labs for dance-tech Creators

Are you an artist and interested in the blockchain? Curious about the potential of the blockchain for socio-economic design and financial innovation for your communities of practice? Would you like to explore the NFTs and decentralized finances DeFi as a creative space? Are you interested in joining a group of artists researchers exploring these questions and tools? 

If you answer yes to any of these question or you are strongly curious about Crypto, we invite you to apply to participate  in a series of 4 Online workshops/labs for artists and makers offered by MotionDAO

These lab/workshop sessions will offer foundational concepts and tools to access the blockchain economic ecosystem and explore its potential for social and financial innovation. Creative explorations of the affordances of the blockchain will be  encouraged.

The four 90 minutes sessions will introduce the participants to the fundamentals concepts and practices of Web3: blockchain, smart contracts, crypto wallets, token economies, remittances, design and emergence of value, non-fungible tokens, DeFi and DAOs.

Each session will be divided in three parts: conceptual framework, a hands on practicum and a Q&A.

We will be using the  Near Protocol.

Six hours of online mentoring will be offered by appointment.

All levels of experience with crypto and the blockchain are welcome.

Lab will be facilitated in English by Marlon Barrios Solano


September 19th and 26th

October 17h and 24th

1:00 PM EST


  • Limited to 10 participant. Leave a brief replay to this post stating your interest and motivation.
  • Participants must commit to attend all sessions.
  • Participants will receive 10 Near Token (NEAR protocol utility token) as incentive for attending and participation. Check current Near Token Value.
  • The last session culminates with the formal invitation to join the MotionDAO and to apply for the MotionDAO/Near Creative Grants 2022(TBA).

    The labs will use Zoom, and Telegram messenger app as communication tools.


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  2. Leave a brief replay to this post stating your interest and motivation.

Questions and more information: marlon(at)

Ruth Cathlow’s definition of the artist role in her book Artists Re:thinking the Blockchain:
“Artists are good in mediating abstractions for our perceptions through play, open exploration and supposition. They can tolerate, even relish, extended encounters with difference, contradiction, muddle and slippage between symbolic and material possibilities without rushing to usefulness or simplicity. They have a kitbag of methods and processes for revealing the practical affordances and animal spirit of a subject, medium or technology. They know that a way to get to know something that does’n yet exist is to collaborate with its possibilities and to do something/anything with it or about it. And by doing so, they materialize and shape what it will be, allowing many other people to access, approach and reach out to it with different parts of themselves:”

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Comment by Alexander Correa on November 8, 2021 at 2:43pm

Hello everyone, remember this next Saturday is our first session with Platohedro, at 3 pm Colombia Time. I will share the zoon link with you this week.

Comment by jess humphrey on September 28, 2021 at 1:49pm

Looks like I missed the first two. Put me on the list if this is repeated? Thank you so much for your work on this, Marlon. 

Comment by Forward Motion Theater on September 20, 2021 at 7:44am

Hey Marlon,

I'm in...e

Eric Dunlap

Comment by Ann Moradian on September 15, 2021 at 2:31pm

Hi Marlon,

I know zero about crypto currencies, but am committed to exploring new ways of working as an artist, choreographer, and human participant in the creative practice called life. I would love to join you all if you have room for me.

Thank you!



Comment by stef on September 15, 2021 at 4:46am

hi, i'd like to attend the workshops.

Comment by Jeanne Bloch on September 14, 2021 at 5:07pm

I am in it!

Comment by Alexander Correa on September 14, 2021 at 1:13pm

Great, I am very crazy about this, I wanna enjoy the 4 sessions. I  am CoFounder Of Platohedro, And we have a study group on blockchain, art, and technology. 

I am very interested in this and share it late with more people here in Medellín.

Estoy muy feliz de encontrar este espacio!

Comment by susan haines on September 14, 2021 at 12:32am

I am very intrigued by the blockchain and NFT art trend and would love to learn more in order to bring more dance to the NFT realm. 

I invest in crypto BTC and ETH as a side hobby when I’m not running a university dance program ;) and would love to be able to learn the skills to bridge these worlds and bring dance into the future with blockchain technology. I reached out to our IT department to start a collaboration and they thought I was insane…didn’t quite know what I was talking about. Cheers to you for bringing the future to us.

Comment by Sammy Chien on September 13, 2021 at 1:53am

I am very interested in this topic as well, this has been on my mind for the past months. Dance-technology in the digital world with new possibilities of how we manage, share and criculate economy with the art that we do. 

Comment by Marlon Barrios Solano on September 12, 2021 at 10:58pm


thank you for your interest in Crypto in Motion: Crypto-economy Labs for dance-tech Creators.

I will be sending you and invitation to a private workshop group that will be hosted in this network.

Thank you and looking forward,


PS: invitation will be sent around Thursday.

email to me if you have any questions.

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