Context S3: What’s the Difference between “Bitcoin Art” and Ordinals? w/ FAR, co-founder of Taproot Wizards
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by Boys Club
1M ago
Blake speaks with Francisco Alarcon (FAR) - artist, engineer and co-founder of Taproot Wizards. They dive into all things art on Ordinals, for a fresh look on the topic. FAR outlines the differences between creating art on Ordinals and Ethereum including their unique technical capabilities, community expectations and aesthetic trends. They also talk about the differences (if there is any) between “Bitcoin Art” and “Ordinals.” The convo continues with FAR chronicling the incredible origin story of Taproot Wizards, one of the fist PFP collections on Ordinals, which was also responsible for the l ..read more
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Context S3: The Ultimate CryptoPunks Guide w/ Natalie Stone, GM of CryptoPunks
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by Boys Club
1M ago
Blake speaks with Natalie Stone, General Manager for CryptoPunks at Yuga Labs. This is a CryptoPunks interview like you’ve never heard before! There is so much new info that will make you appreciate the collection and crypto art even more. Natalie walks Blake through the 3 pillars of the CryptoPunks brand and explains “the North Star” that the collection is always orienting towards. Blake also asks Natalie if and how she tracks the Punks floor price, how she communicates and maintains her relationship with the Punks community, as well as about the Proof Collective and how Yuga is managing anot ..read more
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Context S2: AR, VR and the new frontier of art production with Douglass, founder and CEO of Wild
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by Boys Club
4M ago
Blake has a fantastic convo with Douglass, founder and CEO of Wild, a hyper-curated web3 art platform whose investors include Cozomo de Medici, Crypto & NFT Investor and Kevin Lin, Founder of Twitch. They talk about the definition of “experiential art” and how Wild is at the forefront of discovering and supporting this emerging artistic medium. They also discuss the “spatial internet” and how AR and VR technology will play a big role in creating new artistic experiences that were not possible before. It’s a super interesting discussion and one that doesn’t happen enough in web3 circles, as ..read more
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Context S2: Talking AI Art with Eileen Isagon Skyers
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by Boys Club
4M ago
Blake speaks with the brilliant Eileen Isagon Skyers: an incredible artist, curator, academic, writer, TED speaker and CCO of Gemma Projects. They have a fascinating and genuinely educational convo about AI art; talking through how is it defined, how it interacts with crypto, who makes it, the biases to contend with around machine learning networks and data scraping, as well as some specific artists and art pieces that have stood out in the last couple years. Of course, Blake can’t help but take a bit of an art history detour, as Eileen and her remind us of the past art movements that have fac ..read more
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Context S2: Bobby Hundreds - NFTs are a Scam, NFTs are the Future
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by Boys Club
4M ago
Blake speaks with streetwear legend Bobby Hundreds, co-founder of The Hundreds. He’s seen it all, and brings his 20 years of building his business to create a really helpful ~context~  for how to better understand the world of NFTs. They speak about the state of NFT culture and how to build a strong community that exists and stands for more than simply economic upside. Bobby also explains what makes a great brand: why would someone identify with one and how to build community around shared values and interested.  Unsurprisingly, Blake steers the convo towards web3 fashion. Bobby expl ..read more
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A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Art with Sebastian Sanchez from Christie’s
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by Boys Club
4M ago
Blake speaks with Sebastian Sanchez, Digital Art Sales Manager at Christie’s. Sebastian gives a behind the scenes look at how an auction gets put together (selecting artists, pricing, display, collectors) while talking though Christie’s latest sale Next Wave: The Miami Edit, taking place at Art Basel Miami Beach.  Sebastian also details some of Chritie’s major partnerships this year including Gucci and The Keith Haring Foundation. Blake winds down the episode by asking Sebastian to define both Generative Art and AI Art and explain their importance. And if you weren’t sure about what makes ..read more
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Context Special Ep: Defining Digital Fashion with GLITCHOFMIND & Clare Maguire of SYKY
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by Boys Club
4M ago
Blake speaks with the incredibly talented artist and digital fashion designer GLITCHOFMIND, who is part of the Syky Collective’s inaugural cohort, and the Designer Lead at Syky, Clare Maguire. They have an enlightening convo about the definition and possibilities of digital fashion and how the genre is still being defined. Glitch explains how digital fashion can encompass much more than just wearables for gaming characters and social media avatars. As part of his new collection called INTERLôR VOL. 1, he’s releasing highly intricate and detailed editorial  images, recalling what you might ..read more
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Context Special Ep: Creativity With Emerging Technology - How Artists are Harnessing New Mediums with Nancy Baker Cahill and Figure 31
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by Boys Club
4M ago
On this special episode, Blake speaks with two incredible artists: Nancy Baker Cahill and Figure 31. She dives into their creative processes: why and how they make art with emerging technology (in particular the blockchain and augmented reality). This leads into an illuminating discussion about the distinct artistic properties of the blockchain (aka: its “medium specificity”), and how it can be uniquely used to challenge existing power structures. Blake also asks them about their brilliant new pieces; Nancy’s work called CENTO is on view at the Whitney Museum of Art and Figure 31’s PROXY is cu ..read more
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Context S1: gmoney on the future of NFTs, luxury fashion & not being afraid to throw up a bid
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by Boys Club
4M ago
Blake talks with one of the NFT GOATs: gmoney. They speak about how he built his influence in the space, his time as an equities trader, how he applied that skillset to trading NFTs, and his thesis for continued growth and importance of NFT technology in the long term.  They also cover his super innovative web3 luxury fashion brand, 9dcc and how he’s utilized POAPs to build community and forge high value connections in a web3 native way. Via his clothing label, he has finally answered the question of how to signal that you're a crypto-native without wearing the free merch y ..read more
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Context S2: Building the luxury fashion design houses of the future | Alice Delahunt, Syky
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by Boys Club
4M ago
Blake speaks with Alice Delahunt, the founder and CEO of Syky. Alice is previously Chief Digital Officer and Chief Content Officer at Ralph Lauren, and Global Director of Digital and Social Marketing at Burberry. They have an in depth and educational convo about how to bridge the gap between the traditional fashion and digital fashion industries via web3.  Blake asks Alice to expand on her time leading digital strategies for some of the most iconic luxury fashion houses in the world. Alice recounts the paradigmatic shift caused by social media in democratizing access to luxury fashion, an ..read more
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