A joy to welcome Yancey Stickler to discuss his idea of Post-Individualism and his new project Metalabel. We also get into his prior work founding Kickstarter, its parallels to web 3, and new proposals to fund artistic scenes.
Follow Yancey: https://twitter.com/ystrickler
Read Yancey's great blog: https://www.ystrickler.com/writing
Such a joy to have on virtuosic musician and instrument builder Tim Exile to discuss his collaborative online musical ecosystem Endlesss, the uneasy state of contemporary music, new folk traditions and what piqued his interest in web 3.
Follow Tim: https://twitter.com/timexile
Tim's music: https://warp.net/artists/91285-tim-exile/info
David Turner shares some of the most insightful and thorough analyses on the music industry through his Penny Fractions newsletter.
We link up to discuss the current state of streaming, his skepticism about much of crypto, and his positive perspective on the regular recycling of the 20th century in popular culture.
Sub to Penny Fractions: https://pennyfractions.ghost.io/
Follow Penny Fractions: https://twitter.com/pennyfractions
Anil is one of our favorite thinkers on AI. To celebrate the advent of Anil's debut book "Logiciel: Six Seminars on Computational Reason", we try and pick apart some high level concepts on reason and computation, and discuss why recent deep learning breakthroughs may require a break from traditional conceptions of what we consider to be intelligence.
Follow Anil: https://twitter.com/cavvia
The Inclosure of Reason: https://technosphere-magazine.hkw.de/p/The-Inclosure-of-Reason-ecTsvnENeC1GXtmgRNaMH9
A real pleasure to welcome Emad Mostaque to discuss the impending launch of Stable Diffusion, his comprehensive plans for open source AI infrastructure, the impending reconfiguration of how we create everything, and how artists might hope to adapt to it all.
Stability.ai - https://stability.ai/
Stable Diffusion Beta: https://stability.ai/beta-signup-form
Follow Emad: https://twitter.com/EMostaque
Wonderful to catch up with DDSP co-author Hanoi Hantrakul, whose practice considers transcultural exchange using new technologies from machine learning to 3d printing. We discuss his contribution to the 2022 AI song contest, his VST plugin developed in his new role at Tik Tok, and the fascinating challenge of fair and generative ways to interact with deep cultural traditions in the context of AI.
Follow Hanoi: https://twitter.com/yaboihanoi
Vote in the AI Song Contest: https://www.aisongcontest.com/the-2022-finalists
Try Mawf: https://mawf.io/
Try DDSP: https://magenta.tensorflow.org/ddsp-vst
We had a wonderfully funny chat with Marina Abramović on AI authorship and digital twins, the urgent need for heroism, and the parallels between performance art and web 3's attempts to value the immaterial.
Marina Abramović's debut NFT project with Circa - The Hero 25FPS: https://circa.art/nft/
Marina Abramović: Seven Easy Pieces: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Easy_Pieces
Marina Abramović: The Life: https://www.serpentinegalleries.org/whats-on/marina-abramovic-life/
We sit down with Sound.xyz founder David Greenstein to discuss the many different experiments and approaches happening to revalue music within the Ethereum ecosystem, touching on Spotify, TikTok and the traditional music industry in contrast.
Full disclosure, we contributed a small sum to Sound's seed investment round.
Follow David: https://twitter.com/dgreenstein1
Follow Sound: https://twitter.com/soundxyz_
Celebrating the release of his first book "Greenpilled: How Crypto Can Regenerate The World" we welcome Kevin Owocki to discuss regenerative crypto-economics, doomer optimism, impact DAO's, public goods and crypto's relationship to the state .
Buy Greenpilled and take the pledge: https://greenpill.party/#book
Sub to The Green Pill Podcast: https://availableon.com/greenpill
Follow Kevin: https://twitter.com/owocki
Our favorite projects at the moment are finding ways to harness the generative potential of Discord communities to coordinate ambitious projects, and what THE FRINGE are building is remarkable.
Already having created a bespoke successful Sci-Fi universe with their debut film PROSPECT, they are turning to Web 3 to build a more expansive, co-created and ultimately fair way to create movies.
Really excited to share this one!
THE FRINGE: https://fringedrifters.com/
THE FRINGE White Paper: https://mirror.xyz/thefringe.eth/d4F3Xok4kOKHs8Dzbpan1A7XNtdTO3nBsEWcEGIhGec
Follow THE FRINGE: https://twitter.com/fringedrifters
Wonderful to chat with Brett Scott in advance of his new book "Cloudmoney: Cash, Cards, Crypto and the War for Our Wallets" (Penguin) about the creeping incursions of cashlessness, the naivety of crypto and why cash is maybe worth keeping around!
Follow Brett: https://twitter.com/Suitpossum
Preorder "Cloudmoney": https://www.amazon.com/Cloudmoney-Cash-Cards-Crypto-Wallets-ebook/dp/B09HSBDLKG
Sub to Altered States of Monetary Consciousness: https://brettscott.substack.com/
Excited to chat with one of the most exciting projects in the music and crypto field, Songcamp, and the world's first headless band, Chaos!
Camp Chaos: https://www.chaos.build/
Follow Mark: https://twitter.com/markredito
Follow Matthew: https://twitter.com/matthewchaim
Follow Songcamp: https://twitter.com/songcamp_
Follow Chaos: https://twitter.com/headless_chaos
Lars Holdhus: http://www.larsholdhus.com/
Matt Liston's 0xOmega: https://www.ccn.com/crypto-cult-augur-founder-creates-ethereum-based-religion-called-0x%CF%89/
Welcoming crypto art legend and valued Interdependence subscriber Harm van den Dorpel on the podcast to discuss scarcity, genetic algorithms, managing expectations, limit experiences and his upcoming work, Markov's Dream
Follow Harm: https://twitter.com/harmvddorpel
Check out Harm's Work and writing: https://harm.work/
Check out Markov's Dream: https://harm.work/work/markovs-dream
Chemsex Benelux / Indiscreet Units: https://benelux.chem.sex/
Celebrating the release of Debit's album "The Long Count", composed using machine learning tools trained on the worlds largest archive of Mayan wind instruments!
We discuss the genesis of the project, working with the gorgeous grain of nascent AI instruments, ancestral technologies, travels through Mexico, the plague of musical conservatism, and the double edged sword of "world music".
Buy "The Long Count": https://boomkat.com/products/the-long-count-16d8c6ef-30e1-4e6f-80fa-6957fd643e18
Follow Debit: https://twitter.com/delibeat
Something different this week. After listening to some great episodes pulling apart the Bandcamp Epic Games acquisition and showing some skepticism about Web 3, I approached Money 4 Nothing podcast to have a convivial discussion about crypto for a collaborative episode.
We discuss common concerns and skepticisms, debate the motivations and significance of major labels in the space, ask if saving the 20th century music industry is worth it and a great deal more
I can really recommend checking out M4N at the links below!
Money 4 Nothing: https://money4nothing.podbean.com/
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/M4Npodcast
On Bandcamp and Epic Games: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bandcamp-and-epic-games-get-hitched/id1514180523?i=1000554131793
M4N with David Turner: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/web-3-bro-with-david-turner/id1514180523?i=1000550471345
We are happy to be back after Mat's COVID trip, discussing art prepping, Sterling's upcoming ArtBlocks piece, and his expert opinions on the state of ML, AR, VR and what is worth watching (and ignoring) about the impending metaverse.
Sterling's upcoming ArtBlocks reveal: https://www.artblocks.io/project/279
Sterling's art: http://www.sterlingcrispin.com/
Sterling's great blog: https://sterlingcrispin.blogspot.com/
Sterling's twitter: https://twitter.com/sterlingcrispin
Hey y'all, after many references to this project in previous episodes we are really happy to welcome Adam and Luke from Context!
We discuss their efforts to make Web3 activity legible to humans, debate criticisms of the speculative nature of the Web3 art space, discuss the antecedent of drop culture, the shockwaves caused by making previously hidden financial activity transparent, and the potential for permissionless identities.
Check out Context: Context.app
Follow Luke: https://twitter.com/worm_emoji
Follow Adam: https://twitter.com/adamludwin
Hey everyone! This week we host the inimitable Cherie Hu to discuss the evolution of Water & Music into the first contributor led research DAO for the music industry, the changing definitions and focus of music & technology, Tik Tok and the politics (and occasional burden) of relatability. It was fun and revealing to work through the particularities and practicalities of making the jump into uncertain territory with Web 3 from a position in the more traditional music industry!
Everyone should check out what Cherie is building with Water & Music: https://www.waterandmusic.com/
Read the comprehensive $STREAM report: https://stream.waterandmusic.com/
Follow Cherie: https://twitter.com/cheriehu42
Jacob from ZORA runs us through his latest essay, Hyperstructures, and the future of ZORA protocol. We pull apart how permissionless protocols and cc0 projects are gathering significant momentum and what this might mean for the future of the internet and art making! We also dive down the rabbit hole of some pretty psychedelic NFT use cases. Super fun and enriching as ever. Hope you are all having a great week!
What is CryptoMedia: https://cryptomedia.wtf/
Nouns DAO: https://nouns.wtf/
The Congress: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Congress_(2013_film)
A wonderful conversation with Jack Callahan, Eric Farber and Mike Pollard of Nina, who are building a protocol for permanent collections of music on the fast and affordable Solana Blockchain.
Made all the more special that we come from similar experimental music scenes, we discuss the critical importance of establishing and archiving context for marginal musics, Myspace data loss and the revival of 00's era aesthetics, reanimating Scatman John, our our mutual appreciation of experimental composer Jeff Witscher, how protocol art is a more enduring framing than "NFT" art (equivalent to the LP as a medium), and our excitement and frustrations at both the rollout of Web 3 and its detractors.
Nina Market: https://nina.market/
Jeff Witscher: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Witscher
Flea label: https://newmusicindustrialcomplex.com/
Julius Eastman: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Eastman
Myspace data loss: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/mar/18/myspace-loses-all-content-uploaded-before-2016