Venezuelan-born architect Rebeca Ramos founded RARE, an experience-led phygital design studio, to showcase the limitless possibilities that emerging technology offers architecture to further enrich our lived experiences.
Social media laid the foundations for exploring who we are online. Today, those limits are being shattered. From avatars to AR lenses, we’re witnessing the birth of a new paradigm for self-expression. With the value of the digital fashion industry expected to soar in the 2020s, what this means for the clothes we wear is the billion dollar question.
The second annual Metaverse Fashion Week event, set in Decentraland’s Luxury District, featured more than 60 brands, from iconic names like DKNY to smaller web3-native upstarts like DressX. While attendance went down, sales went up, and alarm bells signalling the start of the digital fashion era went off. Randy Ginsburg explores what the future of fashion holds and how we can expect to get there.
Exploring environmental issues through decentralised storytelling, Chris Wallace has brought a fresh take to web3 with his Woodies community. He speaks to Leo Nasskau about why decentralised IP is going to transform entertainment and why crypto art is a grail worth protecting. Clovis McEvoy tells the story.
Adimverse is creating a new way of storytelling. Using creator rooms, they introduce a collaborative aspect to character creation. But what is truly special about their model is that they allow each and every contributor to hold IP rights, as well as to collect royalties.
As co-founder of Zynga, Justin Waldron helped create the $20bn social gaming sector. Now he wants to do the same in web3, and define storytelling as a new category in NFTs. He speaks to Leo Nasskau about building a genre-defining business, advice for young entrepreneurs, and his plan for Storyverse. Clovis McEvoy brings the conversation to life.
From Haiti to Minneapolis, Leslie Spurlock's career in photojournalism has been spent documenting some of the world's most important events. She spoke with Ola Kalejaye about the challenges of the profession, why web3 has made her see her work differently, and the importance of telling the truth.
David Jones is an internationally best-selling author, with over 300k loyal readers on Instagram. Having started his poetic journey on Tumblr, he is well versed in web2. But now, he is writing a new story for himself over on web3. He tells Georgie Miller why he started to create poetry NFTs and how AI is going to “revitalise the literary world.”
Ashu Dodani captures emotions felt in the present in his poetry, but in discovering web3, he found a way to immortalise them on the blockchain. The multimedia artist speaks to Steph Kunkel about working with Amazon Prime and Garnier and choosing a life of poetry.
The reputation of AI is currently dominated by opinions on how the tools can harm artists. Less spoken about are the ways in which AI can enhance their work, so much so that one day the only limit to creation may be your own imagination. Ola Kalejaye discusses the benefits of AI creative tools informed by the perspectives of those leading the way.
Text artificially generated by large language models has captivated the global discourse. Just know that Sasha Stiles was there first. She speaks to Ola Kalejaye about creating art alongside a machine, the role of technology in augmenting, not replacing, human capabilities, and why the natural home for her poetry is in web3.
Mona's aim has always been to empower creating, collecting, and sharing virtual experiences at the intersection of the metaverse, extended reality, and blockchain. Nina Knaack speaks to co-founder Justin Melillo about the evolution his platform and why virtual experiences are worth getting excited about.
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.
What makes humanity unique is our capacity for storytelling. NFTs add a fundamental new dimension to this ancient craft. By distributing IP ownership, web3 makes it possible for thousands of people to collaborate on building a story. Akansha Jain explores what makes the best stand out.