It's Clovers day on Digitally Rare! Billy Rennekamp joins us to about Clovers his project that combines generative art, novel proof of work, bonding curves, and a life-long quest to find a four-leaf clover, teaching us about authentic scarcity, NFTs-as-money, and flower-based economics.
We're so excited to talk with Gene Kogan about his big, ambitious plans for a completely autonomous, decentralized, truly creative AI artist.
He calls it Abraham AI. When it gets up and running, it'll autonomously produce NFTs.
And you can be involved!
Read the blog post: https://medium.com/@genekogan/artist-in-the-cloud-8384824a75c7
We're trapped in a stairwell and the the only cure is some hot takes! I think I'm mixing my metaphors.
This episode was recorded on location at the 2nd ever Rare Art Fest in Bushwick Brooklyn on May 18th, 2019! It features a staggering array of NFT/crypto art luminaries:
Joe Looney of Rare Pepe and Freeport
Jason Bailey of Artnome
Simon de la Rouviere of many, many things
Jason Rosenstein of Portion
Fanny Lakoubay of Nifty.Supply
Jessica Angel of #artproject Decentralized and Truebit
Jonathan Perkins and John Crain of SuperRare
Chris Robison of Hoarde
It was a blast to record, and I hope you enjoy listening to it!
Your intrepid hosts take some time to catch up with one another on the state of their respective projects, and are surprised to learn that they both find themselves standing at the same crossroads.
It's a shill or be shilled world.
We so excited to welcome the Velvet Underground of NFT on Ethereum, Matt and John of Cryptopunks and (now) Autoglyphs fame! Things discussed:
- The state of art on the blockchain - specifically the ways that the traditional digital art market is already just a crappy blockchain, basically.
- What's different about launching an NFT project now vs two years ago.
- Pause functions in Ethereum.
- Choon, and the perils of launching a blockchain project that people seem to really love.
- An abandoned Larva Labs NFT project idea.
and much much more!
Mark Burstiner takes gaming even further Baeond with cryptoeconomic-inspired game design and a unique approach to goverance, monetary policy, and ownership.
Visit http://Baeond.com to learn more.
Also: T SHIRTS! They're still for sale! http://bit.ly/drshirt as of 4/9/19, you have 6 days left until they're gone forever.
We've got Cyrus Lohrasbpour in the hot seat to talk about NFT maximalism, why we love CryptoPunks so damn much and how he licensed Gumby to be the in the first artwork he's selling on his NFT platform called ZOMA! He's running a Kickstarter to fund the creation of the platform.
Also: We are selling t-shirts! They are only on sale from 4/1 - 4/17, and after that, you'll never be able to get this version of the shirt again. The shirt is intentionally misspelled, based on the time when I accidentally misspelled the word "digitally" on our logo.
Elena Nadolinski talks digital privacy and documents her journey down the rabbit hole—how teaching and testing turned her focus to identity and privacy. Why is privacy necessary for digital things, and why on earth don't we have it yet? What do the existing solutions get wrong and how is Beanstalk going to do privacy right?
Also, since Elena used to work at AirBnB, Jonathan shares his story of the time he wrote a jingle for the founders...
We're back! This week we have economist Matt Stephenson on to talk about his fascinating quest to fix the problems around incentives when it comes to sharing intellectual property. His project is called Planck.
He tells two amazing illustrative stories, one about a 16th century royal obstetrician, the other about ancient cultures that used stone tablets as "money".
We're thrilled to have Fanny Lakoubay from Snark.Art on the podcast! We discuss Snark's first rad blockchain art experiment, 82 Seconds Atomized by Eve Sussman. We also get a scintillating preview of their next project, which involves poetry, fortune cookies and the question of what's more important: The Art or The Token?
We also get a little education on how digital media has been considered "scarce" up until now in the field of fine art.