Your Red Carpet Invitation to MetaDojo’s Contemporary Dojo Exhibition
Premiering six out of our many 3D spaces and extending our welcomes to the Magic Seed event.
What are ‘Dojos’?
‘Dojo’ is a term within the MetaDojo ecosystem used to describe virtual premises transcending shapes and forms. The MetaDojo team is tasked with developing them in various collections, to satisfy users with different functional, cultural, and aesthetic requirements.
Dojos are 3-dimensional premises built in the form of NFT and are compatible with the ERC-721 standards. In addition to providing a virtual space with architecturally designed exterior and functional interior, our team is developing built-in mechanisms that facilitate Metaverse retailing, Play-to-Earn (P2E), Play-to-Learn (P2L), and socialization. The end game here is for Dojo owners, visitors and creators to benefit and monetize from their investment in the metaverse, being financial, time or energy.
Show me the Dojos!
While it’s not yet realistic for us to showcase all Dojos designs, our Art Director Miss M has handpicked 6 from the Contemporary Collection for May’s community event. They are named Club Neon, A-Frame Village, Stacked Gallery, Arch of Illumination, Rainbow Tower, and The Fold. We did a brief interview with Miss M to find out her background as an architect, why she joined the MetaDojo team, and her vision for the overall art direction.
Interview with Our Art Director, Miss M
Ida: You have many years of commercial experience as an architect and a very bright future ahead of you, what made you decide to join a startup Web3 project MetaDojo back in February 2022?
M: As a child and young adult, I was always drawing and coming up with new ideas. Sadly most of these ideas were only in my head, and even after over a decade of work in the building industry most of them never got implemented. I think the beauty of the metaverse is that it provides this almost limitless platform for creativity. No building codes, no council restrictions, no budgets and no gravity! It is basically a dream come true, and I cannot wait to see what other designs and universes we come up with!
Ida: As the Art Director at MetaDojo, can you tell me what your role involves and what a typical day is like for you?
M: My role involves overseeing all of the aesthetic and visionary developments of MetaDojo. A typical day involves designing 3D space and buildings, avatars, and lots of brainstorming to dream up new experiences for our users. Currently we are also looking at future pathways for MetaDojo and what we can offer as a creative platform, including expansions in our products as well as collaborations with others. Other than that, a lot of tea!
Ida: Who are your biggest influencers when it comes to architect design?
M: I’m hugely influenced by Louis Kahn, aka “The father of modern architecture”, as well as the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, both of which created a lot of engaging spaces through their mastery of our senses. I also get a lot of cool and innovative ideas from contemporary Japanese architecture. For this #MagicSeed event my favourite dojo is the Stacked Gallery. It offers a unique spatial experience, there is a strong contrast between the positive and negative spaces which makes it interesting to walk through.
The Magic Seed Event for May 2022
So what do we have in store for this month’s community event? Between the 20th and the 31st May, we invite everyone to set out on a venture to explore through the 6 Dojos. A new Dojo will be made available on each day, in other words, you will be able to get into all 6 from 25 May. Follow this link to enter the event:
Apart from touring around the buildings and relaxing your soul in the beautifully created skybox, the centre element to this event is to find and win the Magic Seed! Once you have found it, watch it grow to an aesthetic Secret Tree, and start your interactive journey from there… We encourage you to share your own creation by posting on Twitter, which also means that you get into the draw to win a Magic Seed for your own Dojo in the not so distant future!
No more details shall be revealed here so the fun is not spoilt for you but here are a few points to keep in mind.
- We recommend to use Google Chrome browser on a desktop for the best user experience.
- You can toggle between avatar view and free camera view using V.
- For image uploading, format is JPG or PNG, and size limit is 1MB (hint hint!).
- For the best result, we recommend to use images with a single color and transparent background.
- Use Shift + P to take screenshots.
- Remember to include both #MetaDojo #MagicSeed hashtags in your tweet to qualify for the Gleam photo contest.
- As each Dojo has the Gleam competition set up individually, maximise your chances to win by entering all six of them.
We can’t wait to see everyone’s creations!
Dojos are versatile and customizable 3D buildings that can be embedded to websites or deployed to metaverses with ease. Inside these purpose-built metaverse buildings, owners can display and trade their NFT collections, promote products and services, reward users for content created or missions completed, host virtual meetings and events, and much more.
Creators are significant contributors to the MetaDojo ecosystem, by turning their valuable skills and experience to professional services and/or NFTs listed in the marketplace.
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