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A new, blockchain-native expresson of John F. Simon Jr.’s work, offered as an NFT in partnership with Divergence, Fingerprints DAO and e.a.t.}works.

Explore some possible starting points. Once you purchase, you’ll get a ‘blank token,’ which you’ll then be able to set to an icon of your choice.

A Dutch Auction for Every Icon begins Dec 10, 2021. Start time: 5.12 pm UTC / 12.12 pm ET Edition: 512 tokens.

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Every Icon explores every combination of black and white squares in a 32x32 grid, discovering a near-infinite number of images.  The duration of a journey through the icon space exceeds human imagination.

This release of Every Icon lets you participate in the creation process. After minting your NFT, you can choose a starting image by exploring randomly generated combinations of icon fragments, fill patterns, and noise. The code for Every Icon will be stored on-chain in both p5.js and Solidity.

Every Icon is the first NFT offering from e∙a∙t∙}works.

Iconically Automating Creativity by Mark Amerika

Collaborators

Fingerprints DAO

Fingerprints DAO (@FingerprintsDAO) is a crypto-native organisation dedicated to the collection, curation, and production of artworks that use smart contracts in creative ways. The DAO originally formed around a collection of twenty-six Autoglyphs, the pioneering artwork by Larva Labs which was the first to be generated and stored entirely on the Ethereum blockchain. The Fingerprints collection has grown to be the most significant of its kind, comprising works by Rhea Myers, 0xDEAFBEEF, Mitchell F Chan, Harm van den Dorpel, Sarah Meyohas, 0xmons, and Figure31.

John F Simon Jr

John F. Simon Jr. is a multimedia artist and Software Art pioneer whose work and installations are found in the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others. Images of these artworks and more exhibition information can be found on his website, numeral.com. In 2011, he collaborated with Icelandic singer Björk to write an app for her album, Biophilia. Simon's newest publication, Drawing Your Own Path: 33 Practices at the Crossroads of Art and Meditation was released in November, 2016, by Parallax Press. Simon grew up in central Louisiana and currently lives and works in Sugar Loaf, New York.

Divergence

Divergence (@divergenceharri and @divergencearran) are a software and computational art team and real-life couple. They are best known in the NFT world for pushing Solidity art boundaries with their in-chain project Brotchain, as well as the interactive, mathematically-driven Proof of {Art}Work collection. Their combined professional and academic focuses are on computer science, tech products and entrepreneurship, although their backgrounds include forays into medicine, mathematics, strategy consultancy and actuarial science for good measure.

e•a•t•}works

e ∙ a ∙ t ∙ } w o r k s is a platform for experimentation between art and technology focussed on native, on-chain works.  Its aim is to explore the blockchain as a medium for creating new forms of art and expression.