21iSM BITCOIN ART COLLECTIVE
SOUND CULTURE RENAISSANCE
CURATING, CRAFTING & AMPLIFYING BITCOIN INSPIRED CREATIVITY
"Bitcoin is for everyone. Privacy is for everyone. Just liberty and freedom."
Many artists I interview have to hold down fiat jobs to make their Bitcoin art careers work. Not Tommy. He has the incredibly enviable orange coin day job as Art Director for Bitcoin Magazine, something that is not lost on him: “I think I’ve told myself that 1000 times that, you know, I can’t believe that I kind of just fell into my dream job”.
"Our mission is to entertain & educate. We’re not trying to bullshit anyone like the fiat system does. We support freedom enabling technology & believe in a Bitcoin future. "
We’re living through an Information War. Kinetic military action between Nation States is becoming largely redundant. Increasingly now, it’s simply about who controls the information. That’s why it’s so important to have voices of opposition not bought by the establishment, whether that’s the mainstream establishment or the Bitcoin influencer circle. SimplyBitcoin, a Bitcoin Only YouTube Channel led by Nico & Phil, is a voice of opposition.
"I have to hand it to these guys – launching a physical product in 2020 wasn’t going to be easy, but they bided their time, worked on their offering & came out fighting with a cracking product."
Meet The Bitcoin Machine; a fully-featured, Bitcoin full-node which not only runs any Raspi-based Bitcoin node implementations in its sleek, retro-styled enclosure, but also shows you a range of Bitcoin network indicators on its front-facing 1.8” LCD display. Whilst siblings Prabhhu and Pranesh – the brothers behind Doido Industries in Chennai, India – created this beauty in 2020,
"Jeff’s ability to turn almost every economic narrative on its head throughout this book was incredible, addictive, and groundbreaking to me."
We live in an extraordinary time, where there could be global prosperity. Perhaps not in the same way we think about it today, but global prosperity, nonetheless. Technological advances are happening faster than our ability to understand them. In a world that moves faster than we can imagine, we cannot afford to stand still. We cannot afford to cling to systems and pretend they are working because they did in an era before technology. Continuing on the existing path, without significant changes to the way we think about economics and the way we have constructed economies will ensure chaos.
"I have been broken into many times. South Africa is a violent place to live… in many ways, a lawless place. You expect that you’re going to get burgled at some point."
Craig Raw lives in the real world. Instead of going to bed each night thinking about whether he left a spoon in the fork drawer like many in the delicate woke west might do nowadays, Craig thinks about how well he, his friends and his neighbours have protected themselves and their Bitcoin stashes from a violent break-in the next time it happens.
"Man, Bitcoin feels like it’s happening really, really fast right now. With El Salvador we’re almost at the suddenly part."
ReelRichard’s high energy music videos, inspired by Bitcoin, have been blowing up on Twitter lately. His latest ‘Pump It Up’ remix got picked up by Adam Back. His incredible Sci-Fi led 2140 Techno video was inpsired by a @dhruvbansal essay and Max Keiser’s comments about the ‘Center of Hash’ in a future Bitcoin world. The concept is mindblowing and so’s the music video.
"I was removed from Spaces after an argument with Deeter Bob, permanently banned. We just got into it in a heated way. I don’t care, it was fun"
American Gothic is in many ways the perfect avatar for American Hodl. He too is perhaps first seen as a caricature. However it doesn’t take you long to spot the serious belief, the celebration of the traditional while adopting a better, more modern context for it. The pursuit of virtuous purpose and the vocation and determination to protect it.