Automat- Edward Hopper
The isolation of the urban individual Location: Des Moines Art Centre Artist: Edward Hopper I have always enjoyed good realists. It’s easier for me to understand their work and relate to their stories than the cubists or abstractionists. (I often struggle with abstractionism). When it comes to realism though, I…
The Conquest of Happiness- Bertrand Russell
“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” The Quotatist is a publication where I curate insightful quotes and passages from interesting books and historical letters About “The Conquest of Happiness” The Conquest of Happiness is Bertrand Russell’s prescription for good living…
Should you convert your art into a NFT?
The hype is real, but should you? I started thinking about this after I “minted” my first “artwork” as an NFT with minimal effort and, might I add, minimal hopes of it ever getting sold. I was curious to understand the process, more so because I, am no artist…
What is APENFT?
Can historical masterpieces converted into NFTs create new paradigms in art and new marketplaces — What is APENFT APENFT was born with the mission to register world-class artworks as NFTs on the blockchain ( on March 29, 2021) Building a bridge between renowned artists and the blockchain, while nurturing the growth of native crypto artists in the NFT space Objective is to transform art pieces, which once was…
How to understand liquidity when it comes to NFTs
NFTs by nature are unique and short supply and yet we have overnight billion dollar businesses being built on selling joke memes and animal cartoon artwork — Let’s start with what is liquidity ? Liquidity is a term used in the security market. It defines how easily a company can convert its assets into cash. An essential factor when it comes to the value of a company. It’s important because it allows investors to invest in a company knowing that they can quickly…
Can NFT’s generate royalties ?
Innovation in “on chain” capability is changing the paradigm when it comes to generating royalties for NFTs on Ethereum — NFTs are changing the way we understand ownership on the internet. Community managed ownership has a ton of benefits, but what happens when a creator wants earnings in perpetuity for his/her creation? In other words, wants to earn royalties to retire in the sun and sand of the Bahamas.
What is triple halving of Ethereum and why does it matter?
The combination of EIP-1559 and the corresponding move toward a proof-of-stake model would represent a “triple halving” for Ethereum — So exactly, what is Ethereum halving? At the heart of this question are three fundamental pillars Cost of energy consumption to mine coins Inflation and value of coin The relationship of “proof of work” and “ proof of stake” to the above two So let’s dive in for an…
Girl with a Pearl Earring — Johannes Vermeer
Many believe it could have been Vermeer’s daughter. Painting: Girl with a Pearl Earring Location: Mauritshuis Museum, Netherlands During the mid-17th century, the Dutch Republic became increasingly prosperous due to trade routes established during the Eighty Years’ War. As a result, Amsterdam grew into a significant trading centre where merchants…
Requiem For a Dream
Jennifer Connely’s virtuoso performance Review in Haiku: Disturbing. Haunting and yet beautiful. She makes you breathe in the surreal through her passion and in her pain About Me: In my day job I drive growth at Google. Ex @ Adobe, SAP, LinkedIn and IBM We all build diverse interests in hacking through life.Here, I write occasional essays on investment, self improvement, market trends, venture capital, growth, art, music and occasional football. Follow me on twitter @hackrlife or on my substack here.
Jennifer Connely’s virtuoso performance
Review in Haiku:
Haunting and yet beautiful.
She makes you breathe in the surreal through her passion and in her pain
In my day job I drive growth at Google. Ex @ Adobe, SAP, LinkedIn and IBM
We all build diverse interests in hacking through life.Here, I write occasional essays on investment, self improvement, market trends, venture capital, growth, art, music and occasional football. Follow me on twitter @hackrlife or on my substack here.
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