Venezuelan-born architect Rebeca Ramos founded RARE, an experience-led phygital studio, to showcase the limitless possibilities of digital architecture in a way that brings real-world value to our lives.
After an initial relaunch that left fans and artists wanting more, LimeWire is changing course with a new subscription model. Clovis McEvoy speaks with co-CEOs Paul and Julian Zehetmayr about moving away from one-off drops, combining subscriptions with scarcity, and putting ownership back in the hands of creators.
Trevor Jones, a traditional painter and cryptoart leader, is a longstanding believer in technology's ability to enhance the experience of viewing art. But as well as enabling his medium, technology makes up one of the artist's key subject matters as he highlights the driving forces of change in the contemporary world at the intersection of art and tech.
Blockchain helps people coordinate over the internet. Tim Exile just asked 'what could this mean for music?' He tells David Harrington why web3 can elevate musical collectives and empower new types of artists. All by reinventing how music gets made.
There's no doubt that AI will transform Hollywood. But how will an industry built on the simulation of life grapple with its responsibility to 'the real' — and will it even bother?
Renowned heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold have been using NFTs to give their fans exclusive perks since 2021. Now they’re on a new blockchain adventure with Ticketmaster to add to the fan experience. We met with lead singer M. Shadows to see how the band are leveraging the power of NFTs, the challenges of working with an industry giant, and why NFTs won’t benefit artists as much as fans.
Taiwanese artist YuLiang “YuYu” Liu and his partner Alex Aravantinos are making the cryptoart scene are more diverse place with their LGBT-inclusive takes on historic artworks. The Berlin-based couple speak to Nina Knaack about reforming popular culture, making a positive impact, and why they needed blockchain — and each other — to make it happen.
The ancient practices of postcolonial nations are too often forgotten. But Taofeek Ibrahim Adeshina, known to the web3 community as Sarkin Foto, is on a mission to immortalise his Nigerian heritage on the blockchain. He speaks to Ola Kalejaye about how he is telling his nation’s stories authentically, and why web3 is the place to do it.
Spanish artist A.L. Crego is a digital artist through and through. But it wasn’t until he merged his GIF art with the web that he truly felt his heart sing. He talks to Nina Knaack about finding both canvas and museum in the digital realm, the certifying power of blockchain, and why web3 has finally given the internet a soul.
A new artistic vanguard is taking shape, and DeltaSauce is at the heart of it. The Texan artist’s quietly meditative works have elevated him as an essential voice in the burgeoning AI art movement. He speaks to Signal about the parallels between woodworking and AI prompts, the meaning behind his art, and why relationships are the foundation of his career. Clovis McEvoy tells the story.
Decentralized Pictures, the film fund founded by Roman Coppola, Leo Matchett, and Michael Musante, has become the preeminent voice on web3 film, and a core part of the Coppola family mission: to get more independent films made. Mark Fielding explores how the blockchain is making possible an entirely new model of film financing.
What does it feel like to move and be moved? Where does play become play-full, and make new meaning? Why is the body so often forgotten in front of our screens? Nathaniel Stern shares the story of his interactive art, and why it led him to the blockchain.
Storm-chasing photographer Lori Grace has always had a passion for extreme weather. But, after buying her first camera, she was transfixed by the spiritual process of turning the mighty forces of nature into art. She speaks with Ola Kalejaye about her run-ins with lightning, the validation of NFTs, and doing her bit to make web3 a more inclusive place.
Swedish artist Anders Brasch perceives his AI renderings as ‘natural’ digital artefacts. Creating harmony between opposing worlds, he combines the almighty powers of technology and nature to explore humanity, collective identity, and what gives an artwork its soul.
As Justin Melillo, co-founder of world-building platform Mona, puts it, “There are really big numbers spending more and more time inside headsets.” If society has ever been ready to explore art through the lens of technology, it’s now. Clovis McEvoy talks with the builders who are uniting creative communities and exploring the artistic metaverse.
After graduating from a traditional art school, neurocolor began to create art that went against everything he had learnt there. But he discovered that there wasn’t a market for it. That was before he discovered NFTs. The Mexican artist tells Nina Knaack about finding unexplored relations between visual styles, and why web3 is the perfect place for avant-garde art to thrive and grow.
An admirer of the obscure, Tina Eisen is well-known for her exceptional macro self-portraits. Having accumulated more than 10 years of experience in the commercial beauty industry, she explores unconventional concepts in her personal projects. She talks with Nina Knaack about where her love for intricate detail comes from and how photographing herself has given her more artistic freedom.
3D artist Kristian Levin counts Vogue and Bang & Olufsen on his client list, but it was only when he created his moniker, noCreative, to share his personal art with the world that he unlocked true creative freedom. Now a SuperRare artist and member of the esteemed art collective, Bloom, Kristian tells Nina Knaack why moving to web3 was one of his best career moves yet.
New Yorker Lil Mahnaji has become one of the highest profile rooftoppers in web3 — and the only one to do so while wearing a hijab. She sits down with Mariquita de Boissière to discuss what her work is like as an openly Muslim, brown woman, and her hopes to inspire minorities to succeed in whatever field they choose.
Building cinematic worlds from (extra)ordinary scenarios, Milan-based photographer Naty crafts stories with her lens. She talks to Mariquita de Boissière about making art that people can connect with, and why representation on the blockchain matters.