Passionate about NFTs, Web3, and the Creator Economy. I interview everyone from artists & builders, to collectors & entrepreneurs. Come join us, as we re-write the rules of the past for a brighter future!
Alpha Centauri Kid
Alpha Centauri Kid (ACK) is a multi-disciplinary artist known for his signature minimalistic glitch art that has taken the crypto community by storm. He entered the space in 2021 and has one of the most esteemed collector bases, including Punk 6529, VVD, Anonymoux, and many more.
A humble servant of The Muse, ACK obeys her will at all costs. His main purpose is to make you feel something (often pain) while experiencing his art. He achieves this through the clever use of tools available to web3 creators and does it with a swagger unique only to him. From faking his death on the blockchain to the most elaborate color study that captivated the entire art market for a month. You never quite know what he'll do next.
ACK has cemented his spot in blockchain history and, in my opinion, will be named one of the greatest artists of our time, and today, you get to hear his story.
We cover everything from his first minted (NFT) Elon Musk meme to his experience debuting The Muse silkscreen prints at Christie's. We also chat through scene creation, the challenges of incorporating music into his art, and his legendary performance piece, "The Great Color Study." And so much more.
Alpha Centauri Kid Links:
All links: https://linktr.ee/alphacentaurikid
"Elon, God of memes."
"i promise i can change"
"The Great Color Study"
"The Muse" Christie's Contemporary Day Sale Auction
"She doesn't NEED you"
NFTs used in this podcast:
Intro music by Sean Mundy: https://twitter.com/seanmundyphoto
"Artists Garden" by Samantha Cavet- https://twitter.com/samanthacavet
This podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and nothing we discuss should be relied upon for investment or financial advice.
Boona & guests may own NFTs discussed in this podcast.
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Kai Brown: Founder & CEO of Artists, Makers, and Repairs
I hope everyone had an amazing week, and are ready for another EXCITING episode :)
This week, I had a chat with Kai Brown, Founder/CEO of Artists, Makers, and Repairs. This episode is unique by nature, yet, so is web3, so get ready. Kai has been making NFTs long before the technology existed. His business (Kai) creates custom, chain-stitched jackets for his clients. The jackets are all made to order, and there is not a duplicate of any of his creations, and he's been doing so for 6 years.
Today, he has designed jackets for Jay-Z, Art Basel, BMW Culture Group, and is now he's taken the plunge into web3 and is bridging the gap between digital and reality. His primary web3 services are for the Doodles community, bridging the digital ownership of web3 to the physical reality
We chat about his upbringing, his journey into being an entrepreneur, all the way to the present, and his web3 experience.
What are you waiting for... Jump right on in :)
Kai website & socials:
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Tim Riopelle: Super Rare NFT Artist
Tim is a graphic/motion artist who has been making waves in the NFT community! In addition to his highly curated works on the Super Rare platform, he has built a thriving community on the Tezos blockchain as well!
We dive into the history of Tim's style, all the way from his everyday pieces, his motivations to get his art on beer labels and album covers, to his journey into the depths of web3 and creating NFTs. What's wild, is that this is not Tim's full-time job, as he also teaches digital graphics to college students in Canada, and touches on the challenges of bringing NFTs up in his classes.
I think what really stuck out to me the most, is when Tim was describing art as just a bunch of angles, triangles, geometry, etc... It's so wild how just simple shapes and colors can invoke so much feeling.
I have a community on the Patreon platform, there's loads of additional value from early episode access, exclusive discord roles, and opportunities to ask my guests questions. The vibe is to create a community that shares ideas, wins, and losses in their journey into web3, and to support each other along the way. We're here to re-write the history of IP and entertainment forever, and !vibe along the way. I look forward to seeing you there :).
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Jack Butcher: Founder, Visualize Value
Jack is the founder and designer of Visualize Value, a $1m/yr brand that educated people on how to build and sell things on the internet.
Jack was one of the first people I gravitated toward in web3 with his unique, simple artwork around web3 concepts. I came into contact with him through his art that sent direct aid to Afghanistan when they were in the middle of their crisis. I was then onboarded into the head-spinning meme verse that only he can create.
It's really hard to actually conceptualize and put into words how this dude's art impacts me. Everything from the position of his words, to the type of font he uses, the shapes, the underlying message, the meme, just hit in a way that quite frankly nobody else does.
This rabbit hole goes DEEP, so get ready. We chat everything from Balancing his current brand, with his art, the definition of web3, why he's so in love with Creative Commons License, as well as re-thinking the meme.
This episode could have gone for 3 hours, easily, but we decided to keep it at 1.5 hours so your head wouldn't explode.
Frozen assets: https://twitter.com/jackbutcher/status/1439910425219538951
Punk6529 thread: https://twitter.com/punk6529/status/1448399827054833668
The Sovereign Individual- https://www.amazon.com/Sovereign-Individual-Mastering-Transition:Information/dp/0684832720/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1642828001&sr=1-1
Link Tree: https://links.visualizevalue.com/
Visualize Value: https://visualizevalue.com/
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Nadine Bauer- Biologist & NFT Photographer
This week, we dive deep into the ocean with Nadine Bauer. She is a biologist by trade, but her true passion lies with a camera in her hands. She is one of the few underwater photographers I've seen in the NFT space, so naturally, I had to have her on.
Her life is anything but ordinary, originally from Germany, Nadine has traveled the world, including some hot spots in Southern America. Her story is full of so many "random" occurrences that pushed her to the position she's in today, including her introduction into NFTs.
We chat about her journey into NFTs, as well as her underwater work, including my personal favorite "Angelita", which is her most expensive piece on Foundation. This is where her excitement really came to life in this episode :).
She's not just passionate about underwater photography. She shoots amazing landscape photos as well and is currently traveling in a van across the country in the United States. The photos from this collection will be listed on Foundation in her collection titled "Tales of the Road".
FURTHERMORE, she just added to her "Between Landscapes" collection to include her best work while adventuring Mexico, available on OpenSea.
Between Landscapes: https://opensea.io/collection/between-landscapes
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Super Rare Founding Team
Here we go!!!
Welcome back to another episode of the Boonafide Experience Podcast. I had the treat of sitting down with the entire Super Rare founding team to discuss their origin story, current state, and what they're all three looking forward to.
For those who don't know what Super Rare is, it's a highly curated digital art platform where the average sale is $21k or between 4eth-7eth depending on the market. The irony of this platform is that this was not the intention. Their entire mission was to create an authentic, curated platform to share art. Today, it is the most sought-after platform with over 30k applicants.
There were some edits that did have to be made due to some technical difficulties, but I think I made it pretty seamless ;)
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John C.: https://twitter.com/SuperRareJohn
John P.: https://twitter.com/SuperRarePerks
Charles C: https://twitter.com/shredcitynation
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The Web3 podcast I’ve been looking for…
Didn’t find this until season 3… but I’m digging through the archive now and it’s all so good!
I am simply going to say thank you! Your a true champion and I want you to continue to share your stories! Thank you for your shine young man!