Every week, possibly hundreds of digital live shows are made in various platforms (Twitter Spaces, Discord Stages, podcasts, etc.) to do a lot of talking and thinking. “What could the future of the internet look like? What does this mean for how we do things?”
I personally can’t relate with all the big brain conversations being made, but I do think that the people in the space are interesting, and that there’s more to them than just what they contribute to the space.
For a space that talks a lot about vibing, it does a lot more talking, thinking, and building.
Another thing: there is a lot of buzz around music NFTs this year, but not much is being made in actually playing the music.
Check your wallets! I sent an NFT on Polygon. :)
If you received it, head over to this link...
Note: It might be “Hidden”, so check that tab on your profile just in case.
A few months ago I made my own personal social token — considered under cryptocurrencies — called $GIAN. In case you’ve never heard of social tokens, I guess a relatable way of explaining it is through your loyalty points from your favorite brands.
You get points for doing certain actions, just like following them in social media, signing up for their newsletter or email list, or buying stuff from their stores. With those points, you can claim stuff, like a voucher, or use it to pay for items.
The thing about social tokens, though, is that the creator and its holders can do anything they want with it, unlike loyalty points where you’re stuck with what the brand tells you can do with it.
Now you might be thinking…
So, I did a talk last November 18 for student-led tech organization, Developh!
Here’s a recording of that talk! You can pretty much just watch the first hour of the video because the rest is me just sharing some projects I support (around 55:00) -- which you can just read below,-- and also the Q&A (around 01:24:00).
You may download a copy of the slides here. (Free for anyone to download!)
If you were one of the attendees, you may schedule a one-hour call with me here! (Only for $GIAN token holders, which all attendees received)
To remember the proclamation of Martial Law back in 1972, I minted a series of NFT posters visualizing data reported by Amnesty International on what is considered as one of the darkest parts of Philippine History.
Since June, I’ve been contributing to a small newsletter called “Cup of NFT”, where we feature the latest happenings in the NFT space. On every issue, we feature one artist that we think is super cool.
When I got the gig, I personally have a mission to feature various kinds of art styles or mediums. I, personally, don’t want to just see 3D renders forever looping as they move, something that I personally can’t create… yet. I do graphic design, so most of my works are text-heavy posters possibly mixed with stock photo or illustrations. I don’t illustrate. I don’t do 3D renders. I don’t see myself in the space (yet), and I don’t want others to feel the same.
I place all the artists I feature on a spreadsheet, and what kind of art do they make as an NFT. I also check and write from which countries do these artists come from. Not only do I want to be the kinds of artworks being made into NFTs be diverse, but also the people that we feature.
We’re bringing more people from Asia to this platform so that they, especially the ones from developing countries, can take advantage of Mirror’s awesome features.
Lmao @ me not making this my first post here. 😂
Thought I'd take some time to introduce myself, especially since I'm getting deeper down the Web3 (crypto) rabbit holes (this is an ant hill, tbh), and I'm meeting new people more often.
Anyways, yeah... I'm a 22-year-old graphic designer and creative entrepreneur from the Philippines. That's in South East Asia, like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia.
Here's what I've been up to with my life.
This was written more than a week before being published. I was at a state where I was torn between my current job, and what I want to be doing.
So I have this Discord server called "Server Studio" that I aspired to be some sort of coworking space or a place to grow for creatives. But after two months, it's just soooo quiet in there. There's just a few people participating — my guess is around 10 — in a Discord server with over 200 people.
This doesn't throw away the value that some people are sharing there, like critiques on works in progress, or advice being given to other creatives, or a few opportunities and resources here and there.
I must say, that I've tried making it alive by offering paying for people's software (we're talking the Affinity suite, Clip Studio Paint, Procreate) or creative assets (like fonts, brushes, Photoshop plug-ins) in exchange of giving a talk or workshop for the community, and by hosting watch parties of shows or movies.
And still, nothing worked.
I recently made my first NFT. It's called "Spectrum", and it's about how everyone has their own sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression (aka SOGIE).
After more than 7 months of checking out the Web3 (crypto) space — reading on how blockchain tech works, and projects being made here and there — I recently minted my first NFT.
Note: Everything mentioned here are my experiences in the Ethereum blockchain. Always remember to check whether the wallet and the platform you're minting on are on the same blockchain network.