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nft now is on a mission to empower the creators of culture. Every Wednesday we speak with trailblazing artists, collectors and technologists about how NFT’s are redefining the creative economy and how you can be a part. To join our newsletter where we do weekly round-ups, artist showcases and market commentary, be sure to sign up at nftnow.co
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nft now is on a mission to empower the creators of culture. Every Wednesday we speak with trailblazing artists, collectors and technologists about how NFT’s are redefining the creative economy and how you can be a part. To join our newsletter where we do weekly round-ups, artist showcases and market commentary, be sure to sign up at nftnow.co
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    Should AI Scare Artists?

    Should AI Scare Artists?

    Claire Silver is a crypto artist who gives expression to her creative vision using the power of AI. Instead of creating new art by hand, Silver’s crypto art is the output of generative adversarial networks (GANs), which explore themes of “vulnerability, trauma, disability, social hierarchy, innocence, and divinity”. In doing so, her work questions “the role they will play in our transhumanist future.” Silver’s work also reflects a shifting paradigm into the broader art world: taste is the new skill. With AI tools that — in theory — can execute any artistic idea, all that’s left is the idea, which can only come from the artist themselves.
    In this episode we cover:
    Whether artists should feel threatened by the emergence of AIThe biggest misconceptions surrounding the role of AI in artSilver’s creative process and the various AI tools she usesHow an artist’s taste is the deciding factor for the quality of their work 
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    • 57 min
    The State of NFTs Panel (Live from NYC)

    The State of NFTs Panel (Live from NYC)

    At the State of NFTs IRL event, held in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, we sat down with three of the most prominent U.S. figures in the greater NFT landscape to discuss the unstable present, with an eye toward the promising future of NFTs.
    Joining us is Nifty Gateway Co-Founder Duncan Cock Foster, “Mec;” a Web3 educator, MECXDAO founder and Aokiverse’s head of community, and the crypto and tattoo artist Gossamer Rozen, who’s also the founder of Tigerbob NFT. Together, the three brought vital questions to the current bear market, and what it holds for the future of NFTs — giving attendees a sneak peek into their future plans in Web3 and beyond.
    In this episode we cover:
    Foster’s vision for refocusing the NFT space on artistsRozen’s future plans for Tigerbob NFTWhy the NFT space should transition away from speculative marketsThe increasing regulation found in the NFT industryHow the bear market is stripping the NFT space back to its bare essentials
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    To follow Mec on Twitter, go here: https://twitter.com/mecdot
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    To follow Gossamer on Twitter, go here: https://twitter.com/grelysian
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Baron Davis on Why Sports Will Lead Web3

    Baron Davis on Why Sports Will Lead Web3

    For longtime NBA fans, Baron Davis — affectionately known as B-Diddy during his playing career — needs no introduction. Despite retirement, Davis remained in the spotlight by launching ventures in the media and entertainment industries.
    Recently, Davis used his sizable platform to encourage professional athletes to invest in the NFT and Web3 ecosystems. Headlining this initiative is his “History of the Game” project aimed toward creating an enriched storytelling experience on the history of the sport he and millions of others hold so dear. He’s also slated to put his advocacy into action later this year with the upcoming Black Santa NFT drop, which will give the auction’s winners crucial roles (including a voiceover) in developing an upcoming animated series centered around the character.
    In this episode we cover:
    Davis’ extensive involvement in the NFT landscapeHis upcoming NFT projects and crucial industry partnershipsDavis’ mindset as a creator and businessmanHow NFTs are creating new ways for athletes and sports fans to connect and engage
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    • 48 min
    Inside FVCKRENDER’s Multi-Million Dollar Metaverse

    Inside FVCKRENDER’s Multi-Million Dollar Metaverse

    Frederic Duquette, known throughout the NFT art world as FVCKRENDER is a digital artist who has continually blurred the lines between the physical and virtual worlds through his ambitious experiential art experiences. Initially making a foray into the metaverse with 2021’s FVCKRENDERVERSE, the Canadian artist has recently doubled down on building worlds with FVCK PARK — a virtual NFT skatepark — and LVCIDIA, a full-on metaversal experience. And what do these virtual worlds hold? The purest representations of FVCKRENDER’s art.
    In this episode we cover:
    FVCKRENDER’s plans for the future of LVCIDIAHis gradual shift from digital-only experiences to physical artThe value of presenting NFT art in formats beyond the screenWhy NFT artists need to start building worldsThe intrinsic value and utility of NFT art project
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    • 34 min
    How IX Shells Became the Highest-Selling Female NFT Artist

    How IX Shells Became the Highest-Selling Female NFT Artist

    Itzel Yard, known throughout the NFT space as IX Shells, is a generative artist and creative coder based in Panama working at the intersection between computer science and art. Dreaming at Dusk — her generative art piece derived from the cryptographic key of the very first Tor onion website — sold for $2 million to PleasrDAO in May 2021, making her the highest-selling female NFT artist ever. Since the record-breaking sale, she has continued to make waves in the NFT art sphere, with her most recent project Thalamic Pulse raising over $100 thousand for MAPS’ research on assisted therapy for trauma recovery.
    In this episode we cover:
    Shells’ journey into the generative art worldThe story behind Dreaming at Dusk’s record-breaking saleHow the NFT space can be more equitable towards NFT artists of all sexes and backgroundsThe future of generative art
    To listen to the audio version of this episode, go to http://smarturl.it/nftnow
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    • 50 min
    3LAU on How NFTs Will Disrupt the Entire Music Industry

    3LAU on How NFTs Will Disrupt the Entire Music Industry

    Justin Blau — better known by his artist moniker, 3LAU — is a pioneer at the intersection of music and blockchain technology and perhaps one of the biggest proponents of music NFTs. With his Ultraviolet collection of 33 different NFTs netting him a reported $11.7 million in early 2021, 3LAU offered up a shining example of how NFTs have the power to disrupt the music industry, and has continued to help define the music NFT ecosystem through a multitude of endeavors, most notably his curated platform Royal. Through Royal, 3LAU has generated successful use cases of community ownership by giving artists the power to offer their holders a percentage of royalties from streaming services — which has incentivised musicians to create independent wealth on the blockchain while further democratizing the music industry. With influential collaboration with top talent like Nas, Diplo, and The Chainsmokers and backing from the likes of a16z and Paradigm, both 3LAU and Royal are establishing themselves as major players within the music NFT landscape.
    In this episode we cover:
    - What Royal is and how it functions
    - The broken economics of traditional streaming platforms
    - Web3 changing the fan experience
    - The intersection of major labels and Royal NFTs
    - How market forces changed to allow for companies to enter the NFT space
    - And more
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    • 44 min

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Regardless of where you are in your journey into the world of nfts - this is a must listen for you! Matt and Sam do an incredible job covering all the insights, innovations and headlines you need to know about to stay ahead of the curve - with inspiring interviews from leaders and creators who actually have first-hand experience. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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