Re-Generating Art

“I’m a lifetime learner, so the fast-paced world of NFTs and blockchain technology instantly lured me in.”

Being part of this movement is the best decision I’ve ever made. The thing that attracted me most when I joined in early 2021 was money. People like money. You can make money trading NFTs. If most people are being honest, that’s what interests them. Ergo, NFTs are great. Money was the trojan horse that got me (and many others) so invested in this space. Once falling down the rabbit hole, though, there was, and is, so much more to discover.

I have run the gamut. I’ve gone from trading to collecting to creating content, from advising, consulting, and finally launching my own projects. I’m drawn to the content creation side of things and thinking about how to elevate other founders in the space.

As a collector, nothing appeals to me more than generative art. Generative art as a genre has been around since the Sixties. But only with the advent of blockchain and NFT technology has it exploded. Generative art is the perfect use case of blockchain technology. The art piece is generated at the time of mint. It could not be created without some input and interaction from the collector. This is usually through a transaction hash or “seed” – a string of numbers unique to every transaction. That seed plus the algorithm creates a unique output of art. It’s fascinating.

We have barely scratched the surface when it comes to this new technology. Generative art is one use case. AI art is going to be an enormous industry that is even more nascent.

The following 5-10 years will be unprecedented in the history of humankind. Technology is advancing at a speed never seen, and that’s saying something. While it seems like we’re dealing with technology that is essentially magic, we will look back on the early 2020s as “the good ole days” – simpler times, like how people today look back on the era pre-internet. It will be a wild ride, and I am here for it.