2/ What is the point of The Memes?
The overall mission of The Memes is to encapsulate pro-decentralization messages into striking or memeable or viral or haunting images.
While tweetstorms and podcasts and university courses are helpful ways to spread these messages, the apex objects in society are not academic or technical in nature.
The apex objects are artistic, social or cultural, and a well-designed meme is much more impactful than any tweetstorm.
"Yes We Can" and "Make American Great Again" were simple but immensely powerful memes that gave their creators the US Presidency.
Consider The Memes to be an ongoing in-field experiment to find the best memes to communicate the positive benefits of our digital architecture in the future being decentralized, pro-social and based on a public commons.
6/ Do you really think The Memes can make a difference on this important and difficult topic?
Yes. Not every meme will spread, but given the diversity in artistic approaches, eventually one, or more, will spread very far.
7/ Are there any other goals for The Memes?
Spreading decentralization-oriented messages is the primary goal. Nice secondary effects of The Memes include:
a) Introducing collectors to a wide range of artists
b) Giving some less well-known artists the opportunity to share their work with a larger collector base
c) Releasing art into the public domain
d) Learning and sharing findings about how to run mints without high gas costs and other negative effects
e) Releasing open-source data and tools for others to use
10/ What is your success metric?
That the ideas expressed in The Memes take hold in NFT, then crypto, then broader culture, whether expressed via The Memes collectors, Meme Lab collectors, ReMemers or otherwise.
For example, "Freedom To Transact" has started to take hold as a useful concept and shorthand among people in our community and beyond.
Our tools/metrics to measure the spread of these concepts today are still rudimentary and we need to refine them.
12/ Anything else on this topic?
Ask not what The Memes will do for you, but what you will do for decentralization.
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