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NFT SUNDAYS

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NFT Sundays 
PODCAST

NFT Sundays is a weekly video podcast hosted by Colborn Bell of the Museum of Crypto Art and DMINTI. Each week we explore the intersections of fine art and NFTs in the context of Web3 experiences and their promises for future creativity.

ABOUT THE PODCAST

For each episode we conduct NFT collection walkthroughs, or engage in long format interviews with artists, curators, technologists, and other thought leaders, and share news and educational segments. NFT Sundays unpacks complexities found in the burgeoning cultural and artistic modalities of the NFT, the metaverse, and Web3.

You can listen to this podcast on Youtube, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Amazon Music. You can also listen right here! Episodes will be released every Sunday, so make sure to subscribe to never miss a moment.

ABOUT THE HOST

Colborn Bell is the Founder of the Museum of Crypto Art (M○C△), an immersive digital art center for NFTs in virtual reality. Unconstrained by the limitations of physical reality, the aim of this project is to create bridges to Metaverse spaces and usher in a creative renaissance that empowers digital creators and reawakens the imaginations of its participants. As a volunteer, he sits on the boards of the Foundation for Blockchain+Art and Dream Tank, and is an advisor to the Rainforest Partnership.

He is a long-time blockchain and venture investor and advisor to individuals allocating capital towards frontier technologies and exponential change. Previously he was a co-founder of the 5th Element Group, a global braintrust advising corporations in aligning brand and social impact. With Abacus Wealth Partners he worked with families to create value-aligned investment portfolios. He has also served alongside the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in designing an innovative infrastructure bank for East Africa.

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EPISODE 15 | 44 min

Sam J: Multidiciplinary Artist

Hosted by Colborn Bell

Multidisciplinary artist and NFT phenom SamJ graces NFT Sundays with their presence! Colborn Bell and Sam enter deeply into the intersections between identity, drag, crypto and NFT art practice! Buy the ticket, take ride, go deep with Sam and Colborn on this episode of NFT Sundays!

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EPISODE 14 | 41 min

Conlan Rios: Founder, async art

Hosted by Colborn Bell

A few weeks back our host Colborn Bell had the opportunity to catch up with ASYNC Art founder Conlan Rios. The resulting conversation reveals the attitude of gamification that belies Conlan’s prescient platform as a whole, the two chop it up about the importance of ASNYC’s Genesis piece, and Rios riffs on the world changing potential associated with expanding the generative and interactive dimensions of fine art practice. A must listen for generative art heads!

Conlan’s background is in game and mobile development.The only physical possessions he values are his bike and his laptop. He’s also an avid digital art collector, a firm believer in everything virtual and that the future of the field lies within the Programmable Art movement.

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EPISODE 13 | 42 min

ERIC RHODES: TRASH ART PIONEER

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Legendary Trash art artist and historian Eric Rhodes dishes with our host Colborn Bell on Defi Chads, unofficial punks, getting kicked off Super Rare and a more utopian time on the Block Chain for art and artists. Colborn and Eric compare notes on their journeys into and through Crypto art. Get into this deeply personal and insightful take on Crypto art and NFTs.

Eric Rhodes is an award winning NFT artist, and founder of Second Realm hailing from the Land of Pizza and Bagels, New Jersey.

Before Second Realm, he was a customer experience (CX) and service design expert heading up programs at Twitter and Google. He also spent 10 years in UX design and digital marketing working with global brands like MLB Advanced Media and HarperCollins Publishers.

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EPISODE 12 | 43 min

kevin buist: critic and curator

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What are Ecto-games? What are the possible connections between public art and the NFT space? What are the implications of curatorship re the NFT space, within it and beyond? Kevin Buist of Outland and our host Colborn Bell explore all this and more in this episode of NFT Sundays.

Kevin Buist is an independent curator, writer, and former Artistic Director of ArtPrize, where he oversaw artists, operations, and design. He holds a MA in Visual and Critical Studies from Kendall College of Art and Design. His writing has been featured in numerous print and online publications including Art Forum, the Art:21 Blog, where he was a Blogger in Residence, MNartists.org, Michigan Quarterly Review, and kevinbuist.com/blog. He has presented academic papers at the Institute for the Study of Latin American Art at NYU and the College Art Association Annual Conference. He has delivered lectures at many conferences and events, including The International Council of Fine Arts Deans’ Annual Conference, Museum Next, the University & College Designers Association Conference, and more.

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EPISODE 11 | 52 min

MICOL AP : CEO & FOUNDER VERTICAL CRYPTO ART!

Hosted by Colborn Bell

We are graced by the legendary Micol Ap of VerticalCrypto Art! Colborn and Micol reminisce on the early days of web 3 and discuss their motivations for getting into the space. Much has changed! Yet there is still exciting work being done! Tune in to get these two OGs’ takes.

Micol Ap is the founder and CEO of verticalCrypto Art. VerticalCrypto Art is media hub and studio dedicated to CryptoArt and NFTs, providing curatorial services, content creation, NFT consultancy, and event production.

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EPISODE 10 | 46 min

Judy Mam: Co-Founder Dada.art

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An economy based on intrinsic motivation rather than market forces? Paying royalties to artists? An NFT novella? Judy Mam of Dada.art regales our host Colborn with tales from the utopia she’s created at Dada.art! Inspiring lessons about propagating and maintaining community lie within!

Born and raised in Mexico City, and a New Yorker since 1992, Judy Mam is the Co-founder of DADA.nyc, the world’s only visual conversation platform with a rare digital art marketplace on Ethereum blockchain.

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EPISODE 9 | 46 min

Kenny Schachter: Artist, Curator, Critic

Hosted by Colborn Bell & Beth Fiore

Kenny Schachter talks NFTs, fine art, teaching, curating and money with our host Colborn Bell and special guest co-host DMINTI’s own Beth Fiore! In true Schacterian form Kenny wades into the complexities around fine art and finance, getting gallery representation, and the technological hurdles to learning about NFTs and crypto. Beth and Colborn soften the blow with their deft insight and some fancy footwork. Get into it!

Kenny Schachter is an American artist who was born in 1961. Their work is currently being shown at Galerie Nagel Draxler, Crypto Kiosk in Berlin. Numerous key galleries and museums such as Magenta Plains have featured Kenny Schachter’s work in the past. Kenny Schachter has been featured in articles for The Art Newspaper, Observer and Apollo. The most recent article is The Art Galleries Leading the Charge into NFTs written for Ocula in March 2022.

Beth Fiore is Artist Liaison for DMINTI and is a seasoned expert in the field of Modern and Contemporary art advisement. Beth specializes in historical works from the 1900-60s and critical, political, and challenging artists from present day.

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EPISODE 8 | 44 min

JULIAN BRANGOLD: NFT Artist

Hosted by Colborn Bell

This week on NFT Sundays Episode 8, Colborn speaks with fine artist and NFT artist Julian Brangold of Crypto Arg, a crypto art based organization hailing from Argentina. The two dive into the Argentinian crypto art scene, which is replete with artists bound together by style and socio-political and economic backdrop, as well as organizational modalities, curation, and common tropes surrounding the work of Latin American artists in the fine arts world. An illuminating journey for anyone interested in exploring the world of Argentinian art and crypto art.

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EPISODE 7 | 33 min

ERIN BEESLEY: NFT Artist

Hosted by Colborn Bell

This week on NFT Sundays, episode 7 features legendary NFT phenom Erin Beesely! On the heels of her celebrated Pseudomods drop with Art Blocks, Erin and Colborn talk synthesizers, growing up online, favorite artists of the space, spirit animals and touch on a litany of other topics. The two agree the space is ADHD and the conversation that ensues instantiates this claim.

Erin’s artist statement: I’m a visual artist from North Carolina, working with computers and digital mediums. I strive to create work that fills the gap in my brain, may that be using artificial intelligence, p5js/processing, plotting, CAD, 3d printing, or just drawing. I’m always trying to find the needle in the haystack of latent futures.

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EPISODE 6 | 42 min

KLARA Vollstaedt: NFT Artist

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On the sixth episode of NFT Sundays, host Colborn Bell welcomes artist Klara Vollstaedt. The two dive into a conversation about identity and the potentiality of virtual worlds and web 3 writ large. Klara discusses her journey from art school aspirant to NFT star, and celebrates the NFT space for its openness and inclusionary tendencies! Not to mention an informative discussion of some of Klara’s most important works with images to boot.

Klara Volstaedt is a transfem artist from Canada, her work analyzes the divide between the metaphysical and real world, as well as the personas / relationships that exist within it. Introspective in nature, her work seeks to discover more of herself.

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EPISODE 5 | 37 min

Maria Paula Fernandez: JPG Protocol and Dept. Decentralization / Ethberilin

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On the fifth episode of NFT Sundays, host Colborn Bell of DMINTI and the Museum of Crypto Art interviews Maria Paula Fernandez of JPG Protocol and Dept. of Decentralization ETH/Berlin. Solving the problem of provenance, the possible roles of crypto within political and economic uncertainty, and the many visionary NFT projects hailing from Argentina, this sprawling conversation illuminates the practice of one of the most forward thinking NFT curators in the game, Maria Paula Fernandez!

Maria Paula Fernandez has been working in the blockchain space since June 2017, and have consulted or worked for projects such as Polkadot, Gnosis, Melonport, Ethereum Community Fund, Golem, Akropolis, Concourse Open, Avalanche, and other grassroots and established projects on the Ethereum ecosystem. Currently she is Co-Founder at JPG Protocol, and Founder and Managing Director at the Department of Decentralization (ETHBerlin, Görli Testnet, DoD Art Department).

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EPISODE 4 | 43 min

untitled, xyz: Artist and Metaverse Architect

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On the fourth episode of NFT Sundays, host Colborn Bell of DMINTI and the Museum of Crypto Art interviews artist and Metaverse architect untitled, xyz. The metaverse, a place where growth can match the blinding rate at which humans have come to absorb text and image based information, is discussed in terms of its potential for connecting a global community, and as a vehicle for imagination. Untitled, xyz, one of the most in demand metaverse architects in the game, provides valuable insight into the possible futures for the burgeoning medium.

Kirk Finkel [untitled, xyz] is a Brooklyn-based digital artist and architect. His work explores metaverse architecture and design concepts emerging from blockchain technology. An assembly of motifs and modular building elements, his 3D collages represent hypothetical artifacts of the virtual age. In 2011, Kirk co-founded Hither Yon; a four-person collective whose drawings and murals have been exhibited in Rome, Milan, Copenhagen, and Berlin. Prior to xyz, he also practiced as an urban designer in New York. Kirk is currently a Resident Architect at the Museum of Crypto Art, MOCA.

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EPISODE 3 | 24 min

QuHarrison Terry: Author of the NFT Handbook

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On the third episode of NFT Sundays, host Colborn Bell of DMINTI and the Museum of Crypto Art interviews the author of The NFT Handbook and host of the podcast NFT QT, QuHarrison Terry. The two dive into recent trends in the NFT space and Qu advances his ‘dot doc’ theory for explicating NFTs! Qu also unpacks his history with web 3, a fascinating journey that provides insight into Qu’s method for becoming the consummate guide to the NFT space!

QuHarrison Terry is a growth marketer at Mark Cuban Companies, a Dallas, Texas venture capital firm, where he advises and assists portfolio companies with their marketing strategies and objectives. Previously, he led marketing at Redox, focusing on lead acquisition, new user experience, events, and content marketing.

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EPISODE 2 | 24 min

Artur sychov: founder of sonmium space

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On the second episode of NFT Sundays, host Colborn Bell of DMINTI and the Museum of Crypto Art interviews Somnium Space Founder and CEO Artur Sychov.  From inside the Somnium forest, the two discuss his journey in building a virtual space and what the Metaverse might look like in the future.

Artur Sychov is a Founder and CEO of Somnium Space. He has been navigating virtual worlds for more than two decades starting with Ultima Online in 1999, then Second Life and many more. Artur strongly believes in the ultimate future of Virtual Reality worlds with open and decentralized economies.

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EPISODE 1 | 30 min

Pindar Van Arman

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On the inaugural episode of NFT Sundays host Colborn Bell of DMINTI and the Museum of Crypto Art interviews legendary A.I. artist and roboticist Pindar Van Arman.  The two delve deep into the practice of crypto art, what exactly Pindar’s robots do, the dynamics of 1 of 1s vs open editions, and the New York gallery scene’s adoption, or lack thereof, of crypto art and artists.

Pindar Van Arman is an American artist and roboticist who designs painting robots that explore the differences between human and computational creativity. Since his first system in 2005 he has built multiple artificially creative robots earning multiple accolades including a TEDx Talk, making the Shortlist at Barbican’s DevArt Competition, and First Prize in the Robot Art 2018.

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