2023 is Actually - Finally - Totally Over
Time to Celebrate 🍾
Well, we've survived 2023 — the year the bear market roared, AI exploded onto the scene, the bluebird flapped what might prove to be its final flaps, and "hot takes" were hotter than ever. But, guess what? There was still plenty to be proud of in Web3 this year if you knew where to look… and there’s lots to look forward to in 2024.
We should celebrate those individuals and communities who persevered through the turbulence. They’ve been essential in building the ongoing digital renaissance we’re seeing unfold. Web3 is powered by people, and there are so many talented creators, innovative builders, and passionate community makers who continue to take the space to new heights.
So, we want to wrap up this year with a digital party to celebrate, and you're invited! Join our Telegram video call tomorrow at 1 PM ET. We’ll be breaking down our conversation with Disco.xyz CEO Evin McMullen and discussing the future of our digital identities in the Metaverse. Afterwards, get ready for an awesome, nostalgia-focused Web3 game, offering you the chance to win a really cool NFT (I've seen people laugh for hours at it).
But before we dive into the final creative opportunities of the year, here’s a quick tech roundup (and I promise, it’s Figma-Adobe-Drama-Free):
NFTs in academic journals: This article by Experience Designer Sofia Martynovich investigates common metadata standards for art documentation and suggests next steps towards an extended standard for digital art.
Microsoft Copilot can now compose songs. Try asking it to “Create a rock song about the recent hacks in Web3” and bring your musical ideas to life!
Are you prompting AI to write, or is AI writing for you? In other words, are you responsible for this “tsunami of crap”?
The cockroach theory of crypto explains Bitcoin's 150% rise this year.
Blockchain Messaging Platform Wormhole raises $225M at a $2.5B valuation.
Seeking Interstellar vibes? Tatiana’s creative prompts are out of this world.
If you’re channeling The Grinch but still playing Santa, see how Tom Acres let AI do the heavy lifting here.
Ledger, Yuga Labs & Flooring Protocol are reimbursing hack victims.
Our biggest wish for all our dear artists and creatives is to be in full connection with your creative process (and to share the results with us!). We can handle the research and marketing for you in the meantime:
A reminder that FOTO is selecting 50 photographers until January and adding 10 new talents each month.
Web3 artists, watch for open calls from VerticalCrypto Art coming soon.
Don't miss Creator’s Monday in our Creator’s Corner channel on Telegram to have your work reviewed and showcased.
Wishing you a joyful, scam-and-drama-free, creative holiday season! We’re excited to come back stronger, fitter, and bolder in the New Year.
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Until next time, see you in the metaverse… or Telegram. ✌️