oiseau can chime in here on some of the soft commits. Mika, a curator from SuperRare focused on AI art is one. There are a number of others I don't necessarily want to name, but I've mentioned to a number of potential collaborators who were all interested, so could see Ryan Koopmans and Alice Wexell as a pilot there 🙂 @homerfan33 and @quimp I know have also mentioned soft commits, but will let them say who.
Re: community ideas, agree it shouldn't be dependent on that necessarily, but have seen some success with taking advantage of collective intelligence, even if there are stretch guest requests. Check out Rehash Web3 Podcast for instance: https://twitter.com/rehashweb3 All guests (and even some hosts) are community curated. Occasionally there are stretch requests and there aren't responses but they do a not job of being transparent and handling the non-response well, but also surprising at how much it works out because of validated community interest!
Re pro-curator, my 2 cents is the latter as well. Thinking of someone like Claire Silver, who is an artist but has also seen a lot of AI art through their AI art twitter competitions. Personally I'm really curious to hear from folks who have seen a lot of AI art, especially over many years, to see what stands out for them.
Re: cycling, I think you have a good point about consistency in running it and building experience. At the same time, cycling I think has some benefits: gets people used to being involved beyond voting and having responsibiltity, that can build awareness of the many considerations in that kind of role and helps people contribute more to other areas as well, and ultimately makes it more sustainable long term as it's not dependent on a few key people. At the same time, the period of a cycle should be a fit for the role. For instance, something that takes time to build up experience with and do well should be longer (e.g. hosting/facilitating) vs. something that is relatively easy to jump in to (e.g. editing/posting the podcast). Anyways, i like the spirit of it, but not necessary either to establish now and can figure out as we go imo.
P.S. @homerfan33 and @quimp We don't have Pipes in the DAO's possession, so would need to budget if using that. A special AP is probably better.
quimp What I like most about Twitter Spaces is how they help us connect to the guests' network -- great for building awareness.
I think this would be a more special case. Having in Discord allows us to go broad on their views, but more easily ground it in Botto's context with questions from audience. In Twitter it'd be harder to go broad and not have questions go in all directions away from Botto. Could go twitter spaces when it's more focused on Botto? At least that's how I see it in terms of the objectives. Open here.