A career in arts, Bitcoin Ordinals, Taproot Wizards feat FAR

Episode #2: 0xFAR

Kaloh’s Podcast Episode #2: 0xFAR.

Francisco, aka 0xFAR, is an engineer, generative artist, and entrepreneur. He is the artist behind the Taproot Wizards (Bitcoin Ordinals) and multiple generative artworks like War Games. His work focuses on 3D and virtual worlds, combining code and AI techniques.

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In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • [00:02:00] Formal education as a civil engineer and after as an architect (Southern California Institute for Architecture). He always wanted to be an artist, but it wasn’t a common career path in his family.

  • [00:06:00] Experimental architecture project winning the best thesis award gave FAR confidence to pursue an artistic career.

  • [00:10:00] Designing Major League Baseball stadiums (Atlanta Braves) and being involved in experiences like the Super Bowl as a computer set designer.

  • [00:15:00] Working with Stephen Prina in his degree at Harvard.

  • [00:19:00] Curation in the Web 3 space, gatekeeping, and his collaboration with Anika Maier and Expanded.art.

  • [00:23:40] Discovering NFTs and starting to share his art.

  • [00:29:10] Why is Bitcoin Ordinals exciting?

  • [00:33:50] Being the artist behind Taproot Wizards and the story behind the project.

  • [00:40:05] War Games and participatory art.

  • [00:43:05] FINE and getting funded by a16z — only 30 companies were accepted out of 9,000.

  • [00:47:05] Bitcoin Ordinals are way simpler than Ethereum NFTs. Learn more about Bitcoin Ordinals here.

Until next time,

- Kaloh

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