There are two camps of virtual fashion: the fantastical, physics-defying pieces that can only exist online, and the digital twins of real apparel that resemble items you expect to see in a shop. Which will emerge as the defining trend of digital fashion?
Amidst rising sea levels, the island nation of Tuvalu is exploring digitising itself in the metaverse. Clovis McEvoy writes that it is one of many extended reality experiments that show how the future of the internet lies in connection and collaboration.
Beneath the undercurrents of crypto culture lies a foundation of social and technological subversion. Above it is a countercultural movement that traces back to the punks and hippies of the 20th century.
As millions of people add artificial intelligence to their workflows, thousands of schools have banned the world’s most popular AI tools like ChatGPT. That’s despite tests proving that AI teaching assistants can have a major impact. Activist Okezue Bell argues that we need to reimagine how education and EdTech work to make the most of artificial intelligence.
Water & Music has established itself as the first port of call for anyone looking to understand the modern music industry. Founder and editor, Cherie Hu, talks to Clovis McEvoy about the benefits of decentralisation, their new focus on education, and the importance of bringing virtual communities into the physical world.
Web3 presents an opportunity to reinvent how fans interact with their passions, not least in sport, where teams are finding new ways to bring fans into the action. David Harrington explores how teams from motorsports to sailing are finding new opportunities in web3.
Josh Ong has played a key role in helping the Bored Ape Yacht Club become a cultural icon worn by the likes of Eminem. He speaks to Leo Nasskau about the early days of BAYC, when to leverage decentralisation to let a permissionless brand thrive, and how to manage the delicate balance between exclusivity and openness. Clovis McEvoy tells the story.
Reddit's NFT avatars have caused a storm across the crypto world. Not just an example of mainstream adoption, the digital collectibles also show how to make NFT utility accessible to the rest of the world. Ekin Genç brings insights from leading NFT collectors and traders to tell the story.
Could NFTs and DAOs be the future of employee-led innovation? Plus Company thinks so. A global network of 25 creative agencies, the organisation is turning to NFTs to encourage cross-company collaboration and build the foundations for an innovation DAO, led by the network's most engaged employees.
Adidas’ drop with the Bored Ape Yacht Club will always be one of web3’s most iconic moments. Its architect was Ben Mayor White, the British creative strategist who counts Google and the BBC on his résumé. He speaks with Leo Nasskau about what really happened at adidas, how web3 is building the brands of the future, and feeling like Keanu Reeves. Léa Rose Emery tells the story.
An “art spectator”, web3 enthusiast, and a Community Manager at Objkt, Wise brings a wealth of expertise and advice from helping artists navigate the web3 space to building a better user experience. Speaking to Steph Kunkel, she shares her journey, thoughts on what’s next for cryptoart, and what artists need to do to stand out.
Zain Verjee began her career as the midnight love show DJ in Nairobi, and made it as a towering figure in journalism during 15 years at CNN. She speaks to Leo Nasskau about swapping CNN for NFTs, what blockchain could do for journalism, and how Africa can embrace web3 to have a transformative impact on the continent. Léa Rose Emery tells the story.
Mission-centric organisations are finding that DAOs can help them realise their vision. Ola Kalejaye explores the people creating the communes of the future.
DAOs enable a whole new model of working, with flat hierarchy, democratic voting, full transparency, and a policy of open doors. Ekin Genç explores how when all that matters is your contribution, communities can form from across the globe and accomplish immense and innovative goals – and set a model for the web2 corporations of today.