💎 This artwork uses Brise Soleil, a method to deflect sunlight

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💎 Gem of the day

Brise Soleil by Jorge Ledezma

Inspired by humans’ fascination with the sun, this long-form generative art collection integrates 'brise soleil'—a modernist architectural technique—to filter sunlight. When set to real-time mode, the art's shadows morph throughout the day, inviting viewers to reflect on the dynamic interplay between light and design.

Jorge Ledezma (aka zjorge), Generative coded art, 1/1/x.

September 22, 2022.

Brise Soleil by Jorge Ledezma

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About Jorge Ledezma

Jorge Ledezma, a Panamanian artist, explores human experience amidst technological advancement. He addresses universal themes like love, memory, and death using abstract and generative art. An active educator, he's given talks worldwide and participated in notable exhibitions. His art reflects a deep cultural understanding and a meticulous approach to the complexities of life.

Jorge has been curated by Bright Moments and Art Blocks, among others.

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📕 Interesting Read

Minting Is the Native Business Model for Web3 (and maybe AI too) by Fred Wilson

This article explores "minting" as a new business model for Web3 and potentially AI. It discusses how current models use our data for targeted advertising but suggests that Web3 offers a different approach where users can "mint" or financially support creators by buying a small part of their work, like on Zora. This way, users build their own data sets, which they own. The author - Fred Wilson - envisions a future where we use open-source AI models on our personal collections, empowering content creators and consumers.

Fred Wilson is a well-known venture capitalist and co-founder of Union Square Ventures, a New York-based venture capital firm. He has been active in technology for several decades and is recognized for his early investments in successful startups like Twitter, Tumblr, and Etsy.

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🔥 Product to Watch

Farcaster Frames

Continuing my interest in one of the products I've enjoyed over recent months, Farcaster, a decentralized social protocol, has launched Frames. It’s essentially mini apps on the social network feed.

Why is this exciting? It opens the door for a wide range of use cases powered by blockchain actions. Examples:

  • Ability to subscribe to a newsletter with a click

  • Creating generative art (via chatgpt or custom code).

  • Simple games, although someone set up the game Doom as a frame…

Farcaster frames

It was released on Friday, and plenty of experimentation is on the way. I think this sort of openness and secure interaction is what makes a decentralized social protocol exciting. I can’t recommend Farcaster enough if you are curious about blockchain and crypto.

You can sign up for Farcaster here and read more about Farcaster Frames here.

🎙 Kaloh’s Podcast

Blending Life Experiences into Art with AI ft. Richard Nadler

Last week, I shared a conversation with AI artist Richard Nadler. He shared how his personal life experiences influence his art and much more.

🙌 Highlight of the Week

Over the past few months, the team at Blind Gallery has been heads down working on a new initiative.

We are excited to share more about Academy by Blind Gallery, a place for artists, curators, collectors, gallerists, art dealers, and anyone interested in blockchain art space to start their journey.

More information is coming out soon!

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Until next time,

- Kaloh

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