Does anyone else get tingly talking about #NFT metadata? I'm doing a couple new things on my NFT that is part of #NativelyDigital, that I'd like to briefly explain. (1/9)… #cryptoart
As an artist who works with code, it's important to reference at least some software and libraries that I use. Personally, I don't want to get carried away into processor speeds, but some high level context of my development environment is in order. Let's use metadata! (2/9)
@intellijidea is my preferred IDE for @Java development. I utilize an older version of @ProcessingOrg with the help of @lager_p's G4P GUI tools. Acknowledgement in the metadata of an #NFT feels appropriate for a whole host of circumstances any artist runs into. (3/9)
These libraries helped me focus on developing more unique parts of my software. Even when we say we build our software from scratch, we're often standing on the shoulders of giants to do that.🙏Artists should recognize them and can use metadata to do this.🙏(4/9) #generativeart
A unique thing about my paintings is that they are databases, not pixels. So I can extract curious little statistics, such as the fact that 52 unique colors make up this painting. And there are 90,361 ellipses. These belong in the metadata.😃(5/9)
While creating the original 'Meules after Claude Monet' painting in 2017, I manually interacted with 218 different variables within my software. And I made a total of 2,272 changes across those variables. That's before I ever animated it. (6/9)
Recording some of these statistics to publicly available metadata might help reveal patterns over time in my workflow. Or provide comparative contexts between different paintings I make. That's why I'll begin recording this in the metadata. (7/9)
My favorite part of the metadata is where I transact what this artwork truly is, beyond being a digital painting. This video, also archived as part of the NFT, explains it best. But there it is highlighted in the metadata- "the medium is the message."(8/9)
Lastly, I explained in yesterday's post about the Arweave and IPFS archives that @nameless_nft helped make part of the NFT's metadata. I hope this was helpful in understanding how we can use metadata to add value to our art- and also to others. ❤️ (9/9)

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7 Jun
(1/10) "Meules after Claude Monet" is a multitude of expanding experiences.♾ Let's break down what is actually archived as part of the #NFT being auctioned as part of #NativelyDigital at @Sothebys. My NFT Portal website is where to 👀 for supreme quality:…
(2/10) @nameless_nft created a custom contract solution for me. I explained that I don't tokenize a singular JPEG or GIF. I tokenize artwork. A singular artwork might require an archive of files that aids a viewer's experience, help provide context, include a press kit, etc.
(3/10) @nameless_nft provided the solution of creating archives for relevant files on both Arweave & IPFS. These are referenced in the metadata. While the Arweave link is a JSON format, IPFS also has a human readable.
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I'll be breaking down the NFT #cryptoart being auctioned on @Sothebys this next week. @nameless_nft helped me with a custom contract solution for my specific needs. This detail of the closest haystack is archived as part of the NFT on both IPFS & Arweave. #NativelyDigital (1/3)
And this detail of the previous detail is also archived on both IPFS and Arweave. It just hits different...👀 #cryptoart #nativelydigital (2/3)
And why don't we get a little closer? It's important that all these experiences are archived in order for the future to understand my NFTs are not singular JPEGs or GIFs. The artwork I tokenize is a multitude of expanding experiences. ♾ (3/3) #cryptoart #nativelydigital
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Please join me in visiting the @cryptovoxels installation I've made in order to bring a metaverse experience to my #cryptoart work being shown with #NativelyDigital at @Sothebys.…
Begin on the ground floor: the exterior walls are lined by the master copy #digitalart I created after studying #Monet in early 2019. Across the hallway, they gaze into their inspirational counterparts, the original Monet paintings housed at @artinstitutechi.
Then, we travel up the staircase & enter into The Great Hall of Layers. Step inside the #dimensionalpainting of "Meules after Claude #Monet" for a truly unique experience. Imagine with me how this VR experience will scale seamlessly into the future along with the growth of tech.
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1.After gifting some @VolatilityArt NFTs, I began selling VLY tokens last week, starting at 0.21 ETH. Why so low? This project is an artwork centered on value and volatility. The artist applies their own values as a measure of value. Price becomes a medium of artistic expression.
2. Bitcoin required a market to be built from zero. So did #cryptoart and #nfts. I began with gifts, then asked some collectors who already participated in building my NFT market to come join this project & do the same. This mirrors #BTC & cryptoart market building.🧡📈
3. I value my early collectors who also reached out with relational human interactions. I value art collectors who care to learn about an artist, their work, and collect because Art. I value #connection, not just transaction. So let's apply #values to an artwork about value.🤝
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