Tina He is the co-founder and CEO of Station Labs, a web3 tool built to help community leaders grow their communities and achieve real change. She tells Leo Nasskau about why the world is heading towards an increasingly niche cultural landscape, the role of tokens in holding everything together, and how to build communities in a way that scales and works for everyone.
Rarible co-founder Alex Salnikov wants to reimagine how you pick up your NFTs. He speaks to Leo Nasskau about his web3 journey as a crypto-native, decentralising the Rarible protocol, and being bullish on new IP. Léa Rose Emery tells the story.
A beloved DJ and even more successful editor, Matt Medved has led the cultural vanguard for decades. He entered the NFT space to elevate culture, much like he did at Billboard and SPIN in his pre-web3 life. Now he's looking to turn his traditional media schooling upside down, as he tells Leo Nasskau his plan to reinvent it with NFTs. Lea Rose Emery writes the story.
After buying a CryptoPunk, ClownVamp didn’t get the satisfaction that he expected. He’s since used the proceeds to collect thousands of AI artworks, whilst his own work has been collected by the likes of Claire Silver, Zancan, and the Tezos Foundation. He explains why AI art is in a boom era, how to collect it, and which AI artists to pay attention to.
Collector and photographer, Zach Lipp talks to Signal about collecting for the long term, why he was early to art editions, and what artists should prioritise ahead of their first mint. Léa Rose Emery tells the story.
akaStevey straddles the line between art enthusiast and trading degen unlike anyone else. Having come to web3 via the GameStop saga, she now plays a key role at PROOF, web3's leading art community. She tells Signal how she got here and what's to come for PROOF in 2023. Lea Rose Emery tells the story.
Sian Morson has spent her career championing community and diversity. But she’s also a technologist who knows how to leverage tech to have a cultural impact. She sat down with Leo Nasskau to discuss making tech accessible, authentic communities, and The Blk Chain. Lea Rose Emery tells the story.
One of web3’s most distinctive artists, Amrit Pal Singh turned his pandemic passion into a million-dollar set of art collections. The Indian creator speaks to Léa Rose Emery about turning his passion for Disney and Studio Ghibli into a full-time web3 endeavour.
Poems sell for thousands of dollars these days. Ana Maria Caballero has played a key role in bringing about the change. She speaks in depth to Leo Nasskau about her poetry and what's coming next, her poetry collective theVERSEverse, and her journey in web3. Lea Rose Emery tells the story.
Chris Castig has always sought to give other people a voice. An educator before becoming an entrepreneur, his first company taught people to code in 30 days. He speaks with Leo Nasskau about his new mission at Console, giving communities better tools to collaborate by “super-powering the chat” and using blockchain to disrupt web3's own darling: Discord. Lea Rose Emery tells the story.
Adidas’ drop with the Bored Ape Yacht Club will always be one of web3’s most iconic moments. Its architect was Ben Mayor White, the British creative strategist who counts Google and the BBC on his résumé. He speaks with Leo Nasskau about what really happened at adidas, how web3 is building the brands of the future, and feeling like Keanu Reeves. Léa Rose Emery tells the story.
Patrick Amadon began making glitch art over ten years ago, creating glitched versions of his own paintings and sharing them on Tumblr. In 2021, he saw that everything had changed in the digital art space, and jumped in. He speaks with Misan Harriman about the early days of glitch art, combing his political and aesthetic interests, and contributing to the dialogue. Léa Rose Emery tells the story.
Banksy's Walled Off Hotel Box Set defines a new landmark for the growing overlap between traditional and NFT art. Launched by LCD Labs, their NFT collection gives collectors a chance to access one of history's most legendary artists — but it leaves them with a choice. Léa Rose Emery explores how the team are distributing 1,000 Banksy artworks, how NFTs and traditional art intersect, and what it means for NFTs.
Henry Daubrez speaks with Léa Rose Emery about the surprising twists of working with AI, the “playground” of Tezos, and the importance of storytelling.
Zain Verjee began her career as the midnight love show DJ in Nairobi, and made it as a towering figure in journalism during 15 years at CNN. She speaks to Leo Nasskau about swapping CNN for NFTs, what blockchain could do for journalism, and how Africa can embrace web3 to have a transformative impact on the continent. Léa Rose Emery tells the story.
“So we can all touch the world.” Champ Medici felt web3 in his soul enough to drop a promising sports career. Now an influential collector, community builder, and investor, he’s driven to build a legacy in web3 that inspires everyone to touch the world. Interviewed by skidrowcrypto in Los Angeles, Léa Emery writes the story.
Barış Varujan Kabalak found himself compelled to tell the stories that lived so vividly in his mind. The Istanbul artist speaks to Léa Rose Emery about storytelling, NFTs, and connecting with audiences through a single click.
Julie Pacino is making a name for herself in the NFT space, and is making a name for film3 in the future of cinema too. She spoke to Misan Harriman about finding her true self and re-wiring the film industry. Léa Rose Emery tells the story.
An actor, poet, producer, and composer, Laurence Fuller is part of a community of artists carving out space for poetry in web3. He sat down with Leo Nasskau to talk about the interplay between culture, poetry, film, and web3; Léa Rose Emery tells the story.