by 0xdef79f2b0e466260b1e87264d327d03de0eac50c (escreador)
Should the following $40,200 grant in the Sponsorship category be approved?
We are developing a Metaverse Experience Center (MEC), a phygital space located in Bogotá COL. The primary purpose of this center is to empower creators to interact, co-create, and learn about Decentraland. Here is a floor plan of the MEC: DCL Espacio Creador Phygital Space - Google Drive.
Our initiative aims to make DCL accessible to a new generation of talented creators interested in cutting-edge technologies. Our main goal is not only to stimulate content creation for DCL but also to facilitate ‘phygital’ events. These include educational workshops, interactive exhibits, and dedicated spaces for creation.
By offering this resource, we hope to inspire and educate our community, fostering a culture of innovation and creativity that will shape the future of DCL.
40,200 USD in DAI
Since establishing Espacio Creador DAO (https://escreador.wtf/), we have collaborated with Latin American creators to democratize access to web3 and Decentraland. A year of co-creation with various artists from the region has highlighted experiential learning as the most effective way to ensure accessibility.
Over the past year, we’ve successfully hosted phygital events and activities: Notion – The all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases., Leveraging this experience, we propose the development of a Metaverse Experience Center (MEC) in Bogotá, Colombia, to DCL DAO. The center will serve as a hub for promoting web3, Decentraland, and related merchandise. We recognize the symbiosis of fashion and technology as a driving force for adopting virtual worlds.
While we acknowledge that a fully equipped MEC is resource-intensive, our extensive experience with phygital events equips us to develop the initial iteration of the MEC. This first phase will allow us to gauge engagement from Latin American creators and measure the retention of these creators in Decentraland. Our primary goal is to educate future designers on developing Decentraland scenes and wearables, while offering an engaging phygital space for newcomers to explore and learn about Decentraland.
The MEC project promises to be a dynamic space for individuals to learn about, interact with, and contribute to Decentraland. By bridging the physical and virtual worlds, the MEC will champion user adoption, content creation, and community development in the region.
Key features of the MEC will include:
Educational Workshops: Regular workshops introducing users to Decentraland, and its suite of tools and resources for crafting unique content and experiences.
Interactive Exhibits: An immersive showcase of the latest developments, art, and applications within the Decentraland ecosystem, facilitated by DCL VR. Decentraland VR on SideQuest - Oculus Quest Games & Apps including AppLab Games ( Oculus App Lab ).
Creation Spaces: Dedicated areas for artists and developers to collaborate, innovate, and generate fresh content for Decentraland, equipped with essential tools, software, and hardware.
Networking and Events: Regular meetups, hackathons, and other community events to stimulate networking and collaboration among Decentraland users, creators, and enthusiasts.
We are excited to forge partnerships with local institutions like Universidad Nacional de Colombia https://bogota.unal.edu.co/ and Uniminuto https://www.uniminuto.edu/, as well as businesses like Casa Taller, Taller de Diseño http://www.tallerdediseno.com/ and VIIO https://viio.me/, to spread awareness and catalyze adoption. The MEC will serve as a lively venue for regular events, workshops, and meetups to foster community engagement.
Design (Month 1-2)
Planing: Weeks (W) 1-2 Develop project charter and establish clear objectives, deliverables, and timelines. Definition of the AR interactions of Espacio Creador x DCL Collection for promoting DCL thought tech-fashion.
Site Selection and Design: W 3-4 Negotiate lease terms and finalize venue selection. Begin initial design and layout plans for the MEC, including areas for workshops, exhibits, creation spaces, and events.
Procurement Planning: W 5-6 Identify Source vendors and obtain quotes for equipment. Develop a procurement plan and timeline.
Phase 2: Setup
Preparations: W 7-10 Start the hiring process for MEC staff, including roles for workshop facilitators, event coordinators, and technical support. Install equipment and set up workshop, exhibit, and creation spaces.
Staff Training: W 11-12
Conduct training for MEC staff on Decentraland, metaverse concepts, equipment use, and other relevant topics.
Develop schedules for workshops, events, and other activities.
Launch Preparations: W 13-14
Finalize schedules and plans for workshops, exhibits, and events. Develop marketing and promotional materials for the MEC launch.
Phase 3: Launch
Soft Launch W15-16
Conduct a soft launch of the MEC with invited guests from partners, educational institutions, and businesses.
Official Launch: W 17-18
Host the official public launch of the MEC. Begin conducting workshops, showcasing exhibits, and hosting events.