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Where did NFTs Come From?

Revisiting the earliest blockchain art projects helps explain the connection between contemporaneous developments in finance, aesthetics, and technology.

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Keeping Time

What can a pair of artworks made using clocks teach artists working with blockchains today?  

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Age of Anxiety

Held concurrently with Art Basel, the Digital Art Mile fair provoked conversations about the art world’s anxiety toward new media.

A trading card with a Pepe meme. The text beneath the drawing reads "Great riches await, in the world of shitcoins," and assigns the card a rareness score of 10

What the Frog Tells Us

As the popularity of Ordinals rises, it’s worth looking back to Rare Pepes as an earlier example of art on Bitcoin that valued community over price.

A close-up photograph of a calculating machine showing green numbers on a digital screen and emitting a long printout of digits

Critique it yourself

César Escudero Andaluz has crafted a DIY media art aesthetic to help audiences develop critical perspectives on web3 technologies and their underpinning ideologies of financialization.

A digital illustration of a cartoon cat against a starry black sky. The cat is composed of many iridiscent bubbles, some of which contain cartoon cats of their own

Breaking Protocol

The Ordinals protocol allows art to be inscribed on the Bitcoin blockchain—but it’s also an artwork in itself.

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Bitcoin Graffiti

Messages and ASCII art inscribed on the Bitcoin blockchain highlight the human impulse to leave a lasting mark—and to adapt technology for creative purposes.

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Dressing for Venice

Fashion signals social affiliation at the Venice Biennale preview week for curators and NFT collectors alike, but Christoph Büchel’s project at Fondazione Prada dresses everyone down.

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UnicornDAO

The DAO prioritizes collecting NFTs connected to performances and political actions by women and nonbinary artists.

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Mary Maggic

The Vienna-based artist and researcher talks about their ongoing work exploring molecular biopower.

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Bright Moments

Founder Seth Goldstein looks back on three years of activity as the art production DAO prepares for its final event.

Performing Lectures

When public speaking becomes art, the digital and physical apparatus of the performance are made visible.

Sarah Rothberg

The artist talks about using avatars to highlight the power dynamics and performative aspects of everyday technologies.

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Molly Soda

A virtual studio visit with the artist, whose work investigates the performance of identity in online spaces



Special Issue

Glitch Art

There are as many stories of glitch as there are practitioners and individuals experiencing or working with the glitch. This issue illustrates and unpacks a few fragments of glitch art's complexities, cycles, genealogies, and turns.

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An AI-generated image of a child looking directly at the viewer with big, unevenly shaped and colored eyes. Her hands flank her face, and each one has three fingers.

How to Glitch AI

Prompt-based image generators seem unhackable. But a committed glitch artist can still instigate interventions.

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Re-wilding the Algorithm

The hacker folk art of esoteric programming languages yields insights into glitch as a practice that hijacks existing algorithms to emphasize plurality and freedom.