A new Blueprint for digital art, technology, and artificial intelligence
Hi Fintech Futurists — this is a highly personal email for me.
I am going to ask you to consider joining me on yet another exploration, this time at the intersection of art, technology, and markets.
Over the last five years, I have loved building out a research practice around fintech, blockchain, and digital investing.
It is a privilege to have the attention of 60,000 amazing builders and investors, not to mention the 100,000 more on LinkedIn. I have learned a tremendous amount from this community, and am excited for more to come.
Another idea has kept pulling at me for a while. You see it sneaking through again and again in my writing. You see it popping up in our NFT experiments.
That idea is to dedicate a space to digital art, generative AI, cultural emergence of NFTs, and the work that technology and art are doing in bringing about the metaverse.
Code, glitch, and software-based art is complex, multi-dimensional, precise, and endlessly compelling.
Generative AI has mined the collective human intelligence, and is able to hallucinate incredible, dream-like, convincing visual artifacts.
Art markets have digitized using NFTs, and the Web3 platforms that support their exchange are exploring the frontier of creator economics.
The era of the painting and the photograph is over. The era of machine hallucination is here.
I’ve always had my own art practice. It is in our visual choices and the covers of the newsletter. It bubbles out with the poetry of the writing.
The rise of generative AI and software-based NFTs makes these topics deeply seductive for me. We will cover the sector in the same way we cover fintech — with a focus on high quality building, an understanding of what drives different dynamics, and a creator’s personal point of view.
I hope to plug my art practice into full view as well.
Here are some examples of work of this type in the Blueprint and earlier writing today:
Definitive 2015 thesis: Human art is dead. Long live software art.
Fintech Blueprint selected pieces:
We do not yet have a fixed publishing schedule, and are likely to be closer to a bi-weekly cadence as we polish our voice and find the things worth saying.
If you are interested in these topics and want to support the growth of The Art Blueprint community, please join me below for free —
Thanks as always,