organic unidirectional time machine // writer + artist // aka oculardelusion // karenfranceseng.com
NOCTURNES (2021), recently created on Async Art and launched at CADAF Paris 2021. This represents one iteration of the three-layer moveable collage. Each layer has two states and may be collected as an NFT, as can the overall composition — aka the Master. The owners of each layer NFT may change it at any time, and these changes are reflected in the Master.

The modern age doesn’t care about dreams, because there’s no money in them, and they’ve been pushed back somewhere to the periphery of the human psyche, which I consider an absolute devaluation of human life. …[I]t is only the fusion of dreams and reality that can make what is called…

VILP, by Natural Warp: Intergalactic Multicellular Organism, on NEAR Mintbase

You may be reading this because you’ve been eyeing the NFT scene looking for a way in that’s not too difficult to access, understand, or afford. Or maybe you’re an established cryptoartist smarting from high minting fees and seeking an environmentally — and socially — friendly platform where you can…

Balthasar van der Ast (1593–1637) Fruit Still Life with Shells. Wikimedia Commons

Wageningen University professor of entomology Marcel Dicke has devoted his life to bugs. Not only does he work to popularize insects in the mainstream—offering lectures and festivals on the many wonders of bugs, including hosting a world record–breaking insect-eating event. …

GANOODLE [Async Edition] / 2021

One of the most immediately recognizable, accessible and popular artists in the cryptoart scene, Stina Jones’s vivid colors and clean lines instantly catch the eye. But stay with her artwork a moment longer and you’ll also sense something deeper: a thoughtfulness and—sometimes—a melancholy. …

Image: Karin Eklund (2020)

When the pandemic hit, Iranian-American physician and global health expert Dr Nassim Assefi actively chose to stay put in Rabat with her 8-year-old daughter rather than return home to Seattle, despite Morocco’s strictly enforced lockdown measures. …

The original Pink Dress, in Tilt Brush. Björk-worthy? I hope so.

Some folks are feeling too isolated during lockdown. I’m not feeling isolated enough. I typically work from home in blissful solitude in a forgotten Norfolk town. When COVID-19 hit, all my friends rushed online at once — on the one hand delightful, but on the other, overwhelming for an introvert…

A testing tent at St. Barnabas Hospital on March 20, 2020 in New York City. Photo: Misha Friedman/Getty Images

AsAs humanity steps into the reality of life with Covid-19, we’re all searching for calm, expert voices to guide us in making sensible decisions for ourselves, our families, and our society. …

Karen Frances Eng

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