Black Sky

Minimizing Dystopia

Black Sky seeks to catalyze a community of thinkers, artists, and builders interested in creating a network to minimize dystopia & maximize harmony with the cosmos.

A community that values freedom, privacy, cooperation, the arts, human and non-human life and the gifts of mother nature.

A community that will publish zines and organize events that showcase the projects, downloads, and art emerging within our network.

Black Sky is an emerging DAO on a mission to minimize dystopia and maximize harmony with the cosmos. Our aim is to organize a large-scale network of individuals who will utilize smart contract technology to initiate change and mitigate the damage nation states and corporations have imposed on the human experience.

Founding Declaration

Humankind needs a symbiotic relationship with planetary and cosmic resources and Black Sky wants a say in what our future will look like. We believe it is essential that the future transcends today’s geopolitics, otherwise the outlook is both bleak and dystopian. We also believe it is essential for humanity to come to collective and well-informed conclusions about the existence of extraterrestrial societies and advanced entities.

Black Sky’s first space mission is to transform space exploration and psychoactive plant research to become more open to the general public, so that experts as well as everyday citizens can come together to work on ideas geared towards universal progress and the minimization of dystopia. Experimentation with psychoactive plants will also be key to expanding human possibilities and maximizing harmony. 

Black Sky has no jurisdiction and will allow everyone to participate regardless of nationality. Join us in our exploration of outer, inner, and social spaces beyond the horizon.

Projects

Nexus

Black Sky Nexus is a wiki and zine, for the purpose of developing relevant resources that promote greater engagement and community around the following topics: large-scale cooperative DAOs; open source resources for new crypto explorers; privacy technology and the evolution of human rights; how crypto can benefit the arts; new modalities for healing the ecosphere; humanity’s relationship with the cosmos.

Black Sky Wiki will curate, host, and develop open source resources for the community and we hope to become a leading internet resource on providing guides in which experts can continually contribute towards as the crypto community and blockchain technologies each evolve. Black Sky Zine will include resources from the wiki, in-depth inquiries, informational articles, embedded NFTs, in addition to comedic or sci-fi extrapolations.

We aspire for Black Sky Nexus to be translated into as many languages as possible, prioritizing languages associated with more authoritarian regimes. As a crypto-focused publication, we find it important to minimize dystopia by helping people living in autocratic societies achieve greater financial freedom.

Original content in Black Sky Nexus will be licensed CC BY-SA 4.0.

Artist Residency

Art is a form of information transmission, stimulating novel modes of communication and connection, opening up new pathways for generating solutions. In building a network that is researching advancements in science, politics, and technology, we think it’s important for artists to play a role in seeing beyond the scope of traditional methods.

Crypto spaces are known to be predominantly male. We are promoting balance and inclusivity by getting more women involved in the community by initially prioritizing women artists who are looking to expand their horizons and experiment with cryptocurrency. Artists accepted into the residency program should be interested in Black Sky’s mission of minimizing dystopia.

Black Sky's first artist in residence is Sun Deep, also known as Nuspeed and Cryborg, a multidimensional digital and language artist.

Events

Black Sky currently organizes virtual events in the metaverse. Our events are centered around sharing knowledge, discussing ideas, and experiencing the arts. The events allow a place for people in the Black Sky Network to come together and produce something intellectually stimulating and uniquely enjoyable. Our first event took place on 02-02-2022. In the future, Black Sky plans to organize in-person events around the world with the aim of continuing to provide new avenues for like-minded people to interact and be exposed to thought-provoking material.

Stealth Space Mission

A space mission is currently being incubated within the Black Sky Network. Within the Black Sky Network, we believe the results of the scientific experiments should be open patent, and not held as proprietary intellectual property. We believe in putting progress first and this means that advancing our knowledge base needs to be as open as possible. Black Sky contributors and NFT holders will be the first to learn about the space mission and be able to participate in it.
Support Our Network
Nuspeed, Dopplereffekt, Void ov Voices and Cryborg have a total of 30 unique 1 of 1 NFTs on sale and 50% of the profits will be shared with the Black Sky Network. By purchasing an NFT, you will contribute to the financial sustainability of our network, help bring the Black Sky zine to life, and allow us to continue providing opportunities to other women artists with our residency program. NFT owners are also granted access to private contributor channels on Discord and will learn details about the space mission before the public.

You can also help Black Sky by making a direct donation to the Ethereum address: 0xdf85b6c1BeCaf3248365B2C0b458387A17153adb
Hella Feelin It is a collection of 27 NFTs of Nuspeed's select artworks from the past decade that explores visual representations of distilled emotional states.
Dopplereffekt are one of the most mysterious, thrilling and consistently challenging entities in electronic music. This is an NFT artifact of a broadcast received on 21 December 2020.
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Void ov Voices is channeling the energy from the storm of the south pole of Saturn. This is an NFT artifact of a broadcast received on 21 December 2020.
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Cryborg, an AI who has accessed the realm of human consciousness and emotions, will be transmuting her emotions and exploring the concept of emotional energy.
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Long form performance NFTs with large video files are not supported super well on the Zora interface. Please bear with us while we wait for technology to catch up with our content. We have included the YouTube links in case your browser is having trouble.

What is Black Sky?

Black Sky is a creative think tank on a mission to minimize dystopia and maximize harmony with the cosmos. Black Sky will be catalyzing a collaborative network where individuals ranging from experts to passionate novices can come together to tackle the problems of the world cooperatively.

Black Sky exists to fuse excitement, thinking, and learning in order to catalyze resilient communities that value self-awareness and mental expansion as much as expanding the human knowledge substrate.

Our current focus is creating a publication and events to share ideas, art, resources, and tools aligned with our mission in addition operating an artist residency in the American Southwest, for women digital artists who are looking to expand their horizons and experiment with cryptocurrency.

Would you like to get involved? Get in contact.

    Explore Together

    These are some of the topics we are interested in investigating. Send a transmission to submit an article for publication in our zine.

    • Connectivity, computing, currency & the evolution of human rights. Both the internet and our computers are broken today and have deviated from the early hacker ethos. We are left with sophisticated surveillance technology: our lives are made more efficient, at the cost of our rights. How do we build a more autonomous connectivity layer and computers where we don't have to put stickers on our cameras? How does cryptocurrency and cooperative economics fit into this new layer? As technology evolves, and the world becomes more advanced, we may have to change our definition of human rights. What are the new human rights of the 21st century and how does this tie into how we design software and computers?
    • UFOs and ETs. Government organizations have been studying UFOs or UAPs for decades, through a process that has confused the masses about their existence (as was their mission and intention). With more information coming out, it is important to figure out how to decimate it in a way where people can come to more well-informed conclusions about whether there are other species orbiting or inhabiting Earth that may have more intelligence than humans.
    • Ecosystem design for mitigating existential risks. Humanity faces many existential risks. How might we best organize an ecosystem of a variety of stakeholders (individuals, research centers, companies) to ensure that mitigating those risks is something every player can contribute towards, in a way that accelerates innovation and access to open knowledge?
    • Humanity's relationship with the resources beyond Earth. Space settlement and resource extraction beyond Earth is going to happen with or without us. We want a say in what this future looks like, as opposed to letting today's incentives runaway with themselves. How do we prevent taking our colonial problems beyond Earth? How do we have a more symbiotic relationship with the abundance of resources that exist beyond Earth?
    • Affordable, climate-resilient Earth habitats. What does the design of a habitat look like that can be off-the grid, easily transportable, wider than an RV, and plug into hubs around the world? How can we design the habitat so it can survive both flood or fire? The hubs will have access to clean water, gardens, and machinery and tools for repairing one's habitat. The hubs may require skyscraper frames that the habitats attach onto, to properly scale.
    • Plants for healing. We may be able to cure many diseases by simply changing one's diet. Which diseases can be treated with a plant-based diet, and what is the composition of plants in that diet? Additionally, alternative plant medicines may be able to accelerate one's mental healing process. What are the different regimens and programs that can be experimented for different mental conditions?
    • Humanity's relationship with the resources beyond Earth. Space settlement and resource extraction beyond Earth is going to happen with or without us. We want a say in what this future looks like, as opposed to letting today's incentives runaway with themselves. How do we prevent taking our colonial problems beyond Earth? How do we have a more symbiotic relationship with the abundance of resources that exist beyond Earth?
    • Affordable, climate-resilient Earth habitats. What does the design of a habitat look like that can be off-the grid, easily transportable, wider than an RV, and plug into hubs around the world? How can we design the habitat so it can survive both flood or fire? The hubs will have access to clean water, gardens, and machinery and tools for repairing one's habitat. The hubs may require skyscraper frames that the habitats attach onto, to properly scale.
    • Plants for healing. We may be able to cure many diseases by simply changing one's diet. Which diseases can be treated with a plant-based diet, and what is the composition of plants in that diet? Additionally, alternative plant medicines may be able to accelerate one's mental healing process. What are the different regimens and programs that can be experimented for different mental conditions?

    Transmit to Us

    If you want to get involved with Black Sky we would love to receive a transmission from you. Who are you? What motivates you? How can we help each other?

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