How to Donate / Mint Oysters
You can support this project by collecting your very own oyster and joining the reef. There are fifteen unique oyster forms that fall within four categories, with varying degrees of rarity: Oyster Engineers; Oyster Artists; Oyster Sex Symbols; and Oyster Kin.
STEP 1: If you want to mint an oyster, there are 100 oysters for sale for $100 each. You can find them at “The Dorises - Oystercraft from silicon to saltwater” project, in the “Chain Reaction” exhibition site, on Feral File.
STEP 2: Once you mint your oyster, open your contract. You’ll find a passcode. You are entitled to vote on which participating initiative should receive the funds raised through these digital oyster sales.
STEP 3: Your oyster will appear in the digital reef on the front page of this site. You can find your oyster by its unique ID. Roll over the oysters to see their IDs; click on your oyster for more info and to vote.
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How to Vote
STEP 1: After your oyster is minted, you should read your contract! There’s a passcode in the contract. Each passcode entitles the holder to one vote, and can only be used once.
STEP 2: Review the participating initiatives for whom you will be voting. You can only vote for one of them.
STEP 3: Go to the oyster reef on the front page of this site, and find your oyster. It typically takes less than 1 day from minting for a new oyster to show up on the reef. If you have trouble locating your oyster, please reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
STEP 4: After selecting your oyster, click the CAST VOTE NOW button and follow the instructions on screen to cast your vote. Please note that each oyster can only cast one vote, and that once submitted, votes cannot be changed.
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Where do I buy an oyster?
You can find them at “The Dorises - Oystercraft from silicon to saltwater” project, in the “Chain Reaction” exhibition site, on Feral File.
How do I buy an oyster?
You will need a crypto wallet that supports Ethereum, or a credit card. One popular wallet is MetaMask, installed as a Chrome Extension. You can add it here: Instructions on how to collect on Feral File are here; scroll down to the “for collectors” section.
Why should I vote?
After 1 year, The Dorises team will archive the reef on the blockchain and airdrop a reef token to each voting oyster collector. So make sure you vote! You will get an extra collector’s item!
Why did the artists decide to do winner-take-all voting?
This project is a prototype. If it’s a successful model, we will experiment with other philanthropy models including proportional donations.
How much of the sales is going to benefit the real-world oyster causes?
After costs, and if we sell all the oysters to primary collectors, we hope to raise $3,000. If further sales are generated through the secondary market, we will donate those funds to the selected beneficiary. If you are interested in a breakdown of costs, we will be happy to be transparent.
Does the OysterCraftReef fundraiser tracker reflect all sales, primary and secondary?
The fundraiser tracker only reflects funds raised from primary sales.
If there are secondary sales, the profits will be folded into our final report on Mar 6, 2024
What is the timeline for this project?
No more than 90 days after the reef birth, the majority vote will be determined and the money distributed by The Dorises team. We will announce the voting results on the website on or before June 9, 2023.
Why is the digital oyster project called “The Dorises - Oystercraft from silicon to saltwater?”
The project title “The Dorises” refers to Doris, the Oceanid-nymph wife of the sea-god Nereus, and the mother of the fifty Nereides (sea nymphs). Her name is connected with two words--dôron, "gift" or "bounty," and zôros, "pure" and "unmixed." We hope the subtitle is self-explanatory!