In case you haven’t heard about it yet NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) are spreading like crazy these days, from ClubHouse rooms to twitter and more.
But what are they and why they can be relevant for sports and art?
TL:DR; > Exploding trend around monetizing digital assets by owning the only copy. For true collectors mostly for now. NBA leading the pack in sports (surprise).
I have took the liberty to recompose in one place the very informative twitter thread from Morning Brew (here) for easier reading.
“Right now, the term NFT (non-fungible token) is getting tossed around more frequently than…
How a song has transversed many genres and ages.
I will try to tell you the story of how my fascination with this song has developed through time.
I want to do it in the chronological order of my discovery process, that is different from the true chronological order in which different versions or sampled inclusions have been created.
If you don’t want the full story but you just want to listen to the tracks, you will find the Spotify playlist I have put together specifically for this at the bottom of this page.
My fascination with the song starts…
Ninja Tune was founded in 1990 by pioneers Matt Black and Jonathan More AKA Coldcut. Having blown up the airwaves with the 1987 remix of Eric B and Rakim’s ‘Paid In Full’, the label was established to release their own productions alongside like-minded acts they were coming across that the majors eschewed. Since its inception, it has become a leading independent label best known for putting broken beat and British leftfield electronic music on the map, together with kickstarting the careers of DJ Food, Mr Scruff, and Amon Tobin to name a few.
Ninja Tune have since expanded their roster…
Imola. Emilia Romagna. Italy. Europe.
An historic place for Formula 1.
Want to know more?
So, why does Imola matter to me?
It’s a story from long time ago.
In 1987 one of the first task I had in my first job was going to Imola — Autodromo Enzo Ferrari and install the software that made the scoreboards on top of the finish line work with live Formula 1 races, Longines was managing the hardware part.
At the times we were managing data processing and broadcast graphics for Formula 1 in all gran Prix around the world.
The scoreboard as…
I have created a track inspired by the complexity of this last long year we all have gone through.
Each of us in our own way, in the same storm but on different boats.
Complex, unusual times.
Basic aspects of our life are disrupted, change has been accelerated, major transformations have been achieved in short times.
Certain moments were super fast, others were slow and empty, highs and lows, hope and despair, hope.
I am sure we all had a different year.
This post contains the digital assets of the digital art collection “Queen. 9 of them.”, based on the concept: “A woman path to success doesn’t have straight lines and her story has many colors.”
The first NFT Art available to buy is here
PNG file 3726x4203 pixel
Single version not yet for sale.
They are PNG files size 1242x1401.
They are named “Queen.XY.” where X= A,B,C and Y = 1,2,3 like in a spreadsheet.
You may have heard about it. Weird if not. It’s the new kid on the block. Everybody is talking about it. Audio rules.
It’s iOS only and invite only for now (as of Feb 22).
If you need to know more check out this The Guardian piece:
Beyond the buzz and beyond the smorgasbord of opinions I want to share my experience until now fully understanding that this is subjective and that the app is still developing its first steps (I joined the Townhall last night for updated on their product roadmap).
Firstly, I believe we need to recognize Audio…
Let’s start by defining what I mean by ‘big screen’ and why it’s important to me in this phase of the digital media evolution.
There are many ways of categorizing the devices we use to consume sports and entertainment content. At least in the case of video-based consumption, there are three main camps — desktop, mobile (both smartphones and tablets) and TV-based devices.
This last device exists on a spectrum. TV isn’t “just one thing”. It can encompass:
We often read about new interactive features that distinguish OTT services from traditional TV and sometimes we struggle to define that properly.
There are many facets of why that is, business model, Live and VOD vs linear channels, user experience.
I must say the industry has been shy at best to introduce innovation in the viewing experience and i would say there good and bad reasons about it.
The good reason is “users need familiarity”, they need to have a frictionless experience, and live sport has such a long tradition that adding or changing anything may be problematic.
I stumbled upon something that caught my attention the other day while using google trends for some research.
As live sport went in hiatus in March, users mostly focused on other subjects, but not for all and not in all cases, there is one category that resisted the pandemic: Players.
To be precise the others mostly collapsed, while players were less impacted.
The reason seems to be a combination of players being very active with…