What is Channel?
Channel is a decentralized media organization and platform that allows creators to work collectively, bundling their streamable content while maintaining distinct communities. Channel's initial tools include a token-enabled RSS and membership system.
Who is Channel?
Channel is three leaders in para-institutional media: Interdependence (Mat Dryhurst, Holly Herndon), New Models (Caroline Busta, Daniel Keller, Lil Internet), and Joshua Citarella - working in partnership with Duncan Wilson, Cullen Miller, and James Geary.
Why does Channel exist?
Today’s creator communities remain precariously dependent on centralized platforms, which reap profits while holding audiences captive. These platforms atomize creators, requiring them to compete with each other for subscribers and to then individually serve these audiences at scale. In the past, cultural institutions provided a haven for creative production by mitigating market pressures and providing high-quality public platforms. It’s time for the new cultural institutions to be built. We believe Web 3 offers powerful tools for imagining what they might become.
What is the Channel NFT?
We are issuing a Season 0 Founder NFT as a way for Web 3 natives and dedicated community members to play a part in Channel’s launch, earning a voice in the project’s early development and its progressive decentralization. Holders will receive prioritized access to new platform features, including a private bundled RSS containing Interdependence, New Models, and Joshua Citarella pods, as well as direct access to the devs.
Will this change the way Interdependence, New Models, and Joshua Citarella subscriber streams are accessed?
During Season 0, current subscribers who do not hold the Channel Season 0 NFT will continue to access content via the same pathways they always have. With Season 1, we will introduce a general subscription token that will make it possible for anyone to stream all three creators’ content via a single Channel membership.
Is there any more info?
Yes. To be among the first to receive it, please join our mailing list above.