Is Bitcoin the Future of Academics?: NYU Finance Dept Chair Weighs In

  Digital currencies, bitcoin, and blockchain technology continue to prove their staying power in the ever evolving world of technology. Universities now recognize the need to educate their students about these innovative technologies and the potential they have for the future. In 2014, New York University (NYU) became one of the first universities to be…

Looking at the Stars with 2oby

“Technology’s relentless alienating march is the landscape to be explored,” reads 2oby’s Facebook profile. And true to his words, 2oby is exploring that landscape in a wide variety of ways. As an artist, he works in both traditional and digital media, examining themes like space travel, arcade games, and cryptocurrency. 2oby is also an author. His novel,…

Inside the Worlds of Manuel Guzman

In the worlds created by Manuel Guzman, there are robots walking on the streets and sea creatures swimming in the depths of the ocean. Gladiators fight dragons, and centaurs shoot arrows into the night sky. His work allows the viewer to experience colorful places outside of their comparatively mundane reality. Ever wondered how it would feel to swim alongside mermaids in the deep…

The Plantoid: A Chat with Primavera De Fillipi

Artist & researcher Primavera De Filippi has created a new species. It’s called the Plantoid, and it’s difficult to describe in a single sentence. At first glance, it’s a mechanical sculpture, but taking a closer look, mechanical creature (the term used on the Okhaos website) is a far more accurate description. The website also describes the…

A Night of Bitcoin & Art in Brooklyn

Every time someone walked through the door of RABBITHOLESTUDIO, I felt like pulling out my camera and taking a picture – and often, I did. “I can’t believe how many people are here,” I said to anyone who happened to be standing near me. It was an abnormally warm Thursday night in early January; art covered the…

Talking Pop Art & Bitcoin with Alex Vera

No matter what you paint, it means different things to different people. I like that. – Alex Vera Alex Vera‘s art career began with a reproduction of a painting of Mickey Mouse for a friend, and it’s since turned into gallery shows & an exhibit at Art Basel in Miami. “The funny thing that came out…

Kialara Brings Collaboration to the New Signature Series

“I would challenge artists: Ask not what Bitcoin can do for you. Ask what you can do for Bitcoin,” Max Mellenbruch told me. Mellenbruch himself is certainly taking that challenge to heart with his Kialara, a physical Bitcoin that doubles as an intricate & breathtaking art piece. First announced in a Reddit post last year, the Kialara immediately became…

Tying Bitcoin into Your Wardrobe with Cyberoptix

What’s the classiest way to communicate your passion for cryptocurrency? How about a subtle & stylish Bitcoin tie? Recently, Cyberoptix Tie Lab announced that all of their products would be available for purchase with Bitcoin – including ties with a new cryptocurrency-inspired pattern. Since 2005, Cyberoptix Tie Lab has been bringing unique designs to neckties and…

Getting a Buzz with Bitcoin

I don’t love the taste of coffee. I do like the taste of coffee with a bunch of added milk and sugar, but I don’t like the extra calories – or the cost. And I’m not alone in my beverage preferences; plenty of other people drink coffee in the mornings solely for the caffeine without loving the…