21iSM BITCOIN ART COLLECTIVE
SOUND CULTURE RENAISSANCE
CURATING, CRAFTING & AMPLIFYING BITCOIN INSPIRED CREATIVITY
"Bitcoin is a part of the fabric of the Universe."
Zetra is a German clothes designer, graphic designer, fine artist and Bitcoiner and is on the bleeding edge of the coolest counter culture in the world right now. He is amplifying the word of Bitcoin through beauty at a time when the world really needs it.
"Bitcoin is the apex of a continuum of currencies that have used energy to store & codify value."
Jamie King is an award-winning British film maker and podcaster. His STEAL THIS FILM series 2010 was one of the most downloaded documentaries of all time and screened at film festivals worldwide. From 2009-2014 he created and ran VODO, a peer-to-peer film distribution platform which pioneered crowdfunding. He went on to work for BitTorrent Inc. He holds a PhD in the History of the Internet.
"When I first got into this 3 years ago, the community wasn’t that big. Recently, though, it’s blown up."
Speaking to Tony via video this month, I got the chance to enter the 3D printed gun rabbit hole to learn about this burgeoning trend. When Tony first entered the space a few years ago, there weren’t many folks operating in what was seen at the time as a slightly taboo hobby. Today, however, is a very different story.
"When you are starving to death, nothing else matters except feeding your family. When you work your ass off only to stand still or get poorer, you will either riot or flock toward the “ism” that promises food, water and shelter."
Aleks Svetski has been around the Bitcoin space for a long time now and has contributed his time and efforts to the community in many different ways, such as building companies, appearing on and hosting his own podcast and writing!
Aleks’ contribution via the medium of the written word is what we are here to celebrate today. He is a prolific writer within the Bitcoin community, contributing many short and long-form articles via his medium page and more recently for Bitcoin Magazine.
"In a Star Trek Utopia, BTC will be the interplanetary universal Medium of Exchange. I hope some of this weird sci-fi software & hardware will be useful to someone IRL, but if not … it’s fun anyway."
Looking through Ben’s GitHub you begin to appreciate how voracious his creative energy is – meeting him IRL more than confirms these suspicions. I first met him in the backyard of the inaugural 2019 Lightning Conference in Berlin. I was admittedly fueled with limitless, practically free beer from the Lightning Beertap but Ben was brimming with limitless Celtic zeal. He’s a juggernaut of ideas, a self-taught, self-styled, dirty hacktivist who throws his considerable talent and charm into bleeding edge Lightning hardware and OpenSource projects.
"Violence, agression, drugs, short term time preference with women & money… If you take the conspiracy side of things it almost seems planned to destroy youth & encourage people to make bad decisions with their money & time."
Captain Youth is an American rapper, singer and freedom lover. OF COURSE he is a Bitcoiner too. He has had the bravery snd good sense to not be afraid of making big decisions in life of which he is benefiting right now. He also decided to be his own man and set up his own business. To approach everything with intention, resulting in getting married young as well as securing the freedom and financial agility for his little family through his discovery of Bitcoin. Finally he made the decision to quit fiat mining to focus on more worthwhile things in life.
"Bitcoin’s incentives are in the DNA of Human Beings. In every civilization at every time people have strived to park value in the hardest asset."
Gege La Saumure is a Parisien Pleb, currently on his second Twitter account, who spits the dankest memes. He was raised a critical thinker, awakened by 9/11, Libya & Bitcoin. He mines fiat through video-editing for French HipHop artists. The encroaching dystopia he’s living through in France right now pushes him to express his frustration through memes. He’s doing this with acerbic wit and sublime clarity and I feel he’s knocking toxic memecraft out of the park. I loved my conversation with him.