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“Your vision has to be bigger than your obstacles” — in conversation with David Bianchi

David Bianchi has hundreds of professional credits and is critically acclaimed in mainstream film and poetry, but it was NFTs that made him really pinch himself. He speaks to Mark Fielding about how he's combining spoken word and cinema, and why NFTs are “one of the most important events in art history.”

Artistry
Art

From working for brands to branding himself — Rik Oostenbroek on digital art and his love for web3

A self-taught digital artist, Rik Oostenbroek has made art for the likes Nike, Apple, and Adobe over a two-decade career. He speaks to Nina Knaack about dropping out of his economic degree, seeing respect given to digital artists, and expressing your(self).

Artistry
Art

Bonsai on blockchain: how Lawrence Rogers is innovating with fully onchain art

An ex-Googler, Lawrence toyed with the idea of working at a start-up after leaving the web2 giant. But after delving deeper into web3, the technologist and creative saw a chance to combine both interests in NFTs. He talks to Steph Kunkel about bringing collaboration and time into his art, creating entirely generative and onchain pieces, why smart contract technology is revolutionary.

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Infrastructure

Webaverse: an open-source metaverse for the people

With $120bn investment in 2022, the metaverse has soared ahead of the crypto space. But with attention from major players like Facebook and Microsoft, it's natural to worry how original the technology will be. Randy Ginsburg dives into Webaverse, the democratised, interoperable, and cross-platform software that CEO Ahad Shams plans to turn into the operating system of the open metaverse.

Artistry
Art

In pursuit of mastery: Adewale Mayowa’s journey from med school to visual artist

Most of Adewale's friends wanted to become doctors. So did he, for a while, until he went on a journey of exploration and found himself struggling to make art. He speaks to Ola Kalejaye about his early days, evolving from a "wack" artist into someone who sells, and why NFTs came at just the right time for him.

Communities
web3 insight

Web3 games need more controlled chaos

Web3 games aren't all that we hoped for yet. James Key argues that game developers have so far favoured monetisation over substance in the crypto space, leading to a proliferation of dull, one-dimensional assets which holds them back from competing with classic AAA titles.

Artistry
Art

“At a certain point you end up feeling like you're not winning” — in conversation with Angel Ese-Oghene Ikuewan

Rising NFT artist, fashion designer and philanthropic entrepreneur, Angel Ese-Oghene Ikuewan wears many hats. She speaks to Antony Rahman about her journey, using web3 to support Africa’s creative youth, and the intersection of fashion, digital art, and web3.

Communities
web3 insight

What web3 needs to fix to go mainstream

Web3 isn't mainstream. That's not up for debate. Limited decentralisation, scalability issues, and a ponzi perception problem. Allen Taylor analyses three of the biggest criticisms made of web3, and explores whether they're fair, how close we are to fixing them, and if we need to worry.

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Music

“We believe people are interested in something that is unique for the ears as well as the eyes.”

Generative music, so far, hasn't left the same impact as generative art in web3 culture. Weav are trying to change that, making it easy for anyone to create a truly unique song. Clovis McEvoy speaks to Weav’s Keit Kollo and Mansimran Singh about adaptive music in web3, making tools accessible, and their plans for the metaverse.

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“Before joining the web3 community, I did what people wanted me to. Now, I do the art I want to do.” — Jan Baumgartner

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