This generative art token was created as a collaboration between generative artist frederative and the NFT Museum of Newberry, SC. It began as a discussion about storytelling on the blockchain. What does it mean to be living through a pandemic while simultaneously experimenting with nascent technologies, both of which are radically disrupting our lives? The answer is [i.wonder] by frederative x NFTMuseumSC.
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Collab by frederative x NFTMuseumSC
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frederative (real name redacted) is a generative artist from the snowy depths of the midwest (US). He has been coding for many years but only recently discovered the joy of generative art. Like many others, he was drawn into the field from watching TheCodingTrain and quickly fell off the deep end with artistic coding. Bouncing between the worlds of procedural generation, glitch art, and particle motion, frederative’s work can best be described as “ok” and also “somewhat decent.” At home, his spouse can constantly be seen shaking her head and saying “I can’t believe people pay money for this.” His playful nature and sense of humor often leak into his art and biographical musings.
[i.wonder] is an exploration of parenting and how historical events can impact parents and their children. Our grandparents grew up during the Great Depression and lived through eras of war. At times, commodities were scarce or unattainable and one had to ‘make do.’ Nothing could ever go to waste - everything had to be washed, reused, fixed, stitched up. Their eccentricities now reflect those times, leaving their children to shake their heads at their extreme frugalness. Consumer culture has eviscerated this ideal in current generations, yet they still continue on.
As a parent I wonder if the impacts of the Covid pandemic have imparted similar behaviors on myself. Crowds cause me to hyperventilate and search for empty space. My personal bubble has extended by several feet - any incursions and I become uncomfortable. Bringing my kids out in public is a waking nightmare at times - any cough or fever now comes with the concern that it might not just be another kid cold.
Our lives have been changed and I really, really wonder if that’s something that has surreptitiously changed our parenting style. When they’re grown up, will they think that our eccentricities stemming from Covid are annoying? Cute - a relic of a bygone era? Or just
I remember my grandparents being frugal.
They would use every part of an animal.
They would wash plastic bags to reuse.
They would never spend money frivolously.
Nothing would go to waste.
I wonder what stories we'll tell our grandchildren.
I wonder if they'll think we're crazy for avoiding crowds.
I wonder if they'll understand the horror of other people.
I wonder if they'll understand why we hold them tight.
I wonder if an errant cough will make them panic.
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Additional Credits and Attributions:
Color palettes derived from Chromotome: https://kgolid.github.io/chromotome-site/
Linear gradient: https://p5js.org/examples/color-linear-gradient.html
Floyd-Steinberg dithering (implementation based on: https://openprocessing.org/sketch/1192123)
m5x7 font by Daniel Linssen: https://managore.itch.io/m5x7
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About the NFT Museum of Newberry, SC:
Established in October of 2021, the mission of the Non-Fungible Token Museum is to provide a physical and virtual space for NFT art education, collaboration and exhibition in an effort to help our communities benefit from emerging blockchain technologies. Learn more at www.NonFungibleTokenMuseum.org