FWB FEST 2023: Exclusive Insider Insights from Organizers Paul Tao, Kaitlyn Davies, and Alex Zhang
In this captivating forum, we were honored to host the dream team behind Friends With Benefits (FWB) FEST: Alex Zhang, Paul Tao, and Kaitlyn Davies. Together, they took us on an enthralling journey deep into the realm of FWB, sharing their vision and mission, and shedding light on the exciting FWB FEST - an unprecedented DAO-run cultural festival dedicated to celebrating internet culture, alongside a myriad of thrilling projects.
FWB FEST brings together diverse communities of creatives, artists, and builders to discuss and showcase the future of Internet culture. Set on a historic arts campus in the forests of Idyllwild, CA, FEST is a three-day symposium of cutting-edge ideas and intimate performances curated by FWB.As Alex, Paul, and Kaitlyn shared their insights, it became evident that FWB Fest epitomizes the essence of inclusivity, creativity, and collaboration within the crypto and web3 sphere. This exquisite convergence unites internet connoisseurs from diverse backgrounds, shattering virtual barriers and forging connections beyond the confines of the digital world.
"No matter how much you talk online or interact virtually, nothing compares to the simple pleasure of hanging out with someone in person, having a drink, and engaging in casual conversations. During the early days of COVID, we became so immersed in the online world that we almost forgot about the value of face-to-face interactions.
Creating FWB Fest was a long time coming, but moments like these inspired us to take that energy and joy and translate it into a physical event. We realized that bringing together all these internet friends, with their memes and jokes, in a real-life setting would be a way to elevate the camaraderie and connection we share on our Discord server into a tangible and unforgettable experience."- Paul
Throughout the discussion, their passion for FWB's vision and mission to create a better internet was palpable. Beyond being just an event, FWB FEST stands as a grand vision of an improved internet, where unbridled creativity flourishes, and inquisitive minds unite to explore the untapped potential of the digital landscape.
"With the rise of conversations about network states and the alignment of values in physical gatherings, we became intrigued by the concept of temporary network states. As one of the first festivals originating entirely from an internet-native group and a DAO, we are now hosting an annual event series using our cultural currency. This event brings together top-notch performances, lectures, talks, and experiences, creating an annual mass gathering for the FWB ecosystem. It's a place to come together, celebrate, learn, share, and explore the essence of FWB..." - Alex
Don't miss this extraordinary celebration of internet culture, art, and technology—a realm where innovation knows no bounds. Immerse yourself in the full episode and etch FWB FEST onto your calendars 🗓️
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