Wildxyz platform set to introduce the future of NFT artists
Wildxyz – Several of the most cutting-edge technologies may be found in the Web3 sector, which is also home to various NFT platforms.
While initiatives with comparable purposes, art, and utilities come and go, Wildxyz is a one-of-a-kind effort that aims to enhance the NFT environment.
J. Douglass Kobs, the company’s founder and CEO, is seeking to pioneer a novel approach to NFT that focuses on “experiential” art.
Wildxyz is also trying to develop a community of other creators around a residency program that allows artists to immerse themselves in Web3.
Wildxyz is using a unique approach and has a significant portfolio of major supporters, including:
- Actress Gwyneth Paltrow
- LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman
- Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin
- Philadelphia 76ers President Daryl Morey
Wildxyz just announced a $7 million seed round headed by Matrix Partners, with investors including others.
Also, the company receives input from well-known NFT artist Emily “pplpleasr” Yang.
Wildxyz debuted last autumn, along with its residency program and inaugural “Season 0” cohort, which comprises artists such as Mitchell Chan, Aluna, and Harm van den Dorpel.
Using the platform, each creative will release NFT-based creations.
But, a Season 1 cohort will arrive soon.
Sarah Friend and Serwah Attufuah will be among the cohort’s names.
Sarah Friend is well-known for her innovative blockchain ventures.
Meanwhile, Attafuah has created NFT drops in collaboration with GQ and Paris Hilton.
- Douglass Kob believes Attafuah will become a household name.
Meanwhile, other artists taking part include:
- Jonas Lund
- Nic Hamilton
- Anna Lucia
- Lisa Odette
- Gabriel Massan
- Idil Dursun
- Tim Maxwell
Moreover, the Season 1 group is completed by:
- Jerk Beasley
- Sam Hains
- Jenny Jiang
- Yuma Yanagisawa
- Mia Pixley
The cohort includes a diverse set of artists from all around the world, with some more prominent than others and some having deeper Web3 experiences.
The intention appears to have been to assemble a varied range of artists.
Throughout the 12-week virtual residency program, Wildxyz creates unique combinations to assist participants in learning.
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A unique community
According to Kobs, the residence will include a schedule of programming such as artist-led courses for the groups, allowing them to share their talents and experiences.
The Wildxyz cohort will also include prominent mentors.
In the first group, for example, pseudonymous generative audiovisual artist Deafbeef kept track of artist Caleb Ogg’s development while he prepared the debut of his Machines NFT drop.
The residency, according to Kobs, is comparable to a Y Combinator for artists.
It serves as a training ground for creators to hone their Web3 abilities before generating and releasing new work on the platform.
He stated that the idea is to surround artists with specialists and influencers from whom they may learn.
It was created with the intention of fostering friendships and community while making unique blockchain art.
“I’m always excited to connect with and learn from any artist in any respect, but have always lacked some sort of structure, I guess,” said Attafuah.
“Wild[xyz] gives me a place to riff off of a really solid community of diversely talented creatives, and I really look forward to the Wild sessions as I take away so much more to reflect on.”
The residency program is only the first step toward Wildxyz’s long-term ambition of becoming a destination for “experiential” art.
The firm is putting everything into creating an immersive, spatial platform that can be accessed via VR or AR.
While many prefer to call it a metaverse, Kobs and his team name it the Wildverse because he feels the term “metaverse” has been “bastardized.”
Each Wildxyz NFT launch will have an immersive 3D world that visitors may stroll around.
The Wild Oasis NFTs, for example, provide platform advantages and allow holders to explore a jungle area.
The Machines NFTs house 2D art works and a virtual gallery where visitors may see them.
“People want to be in spaces that they can explore, and where they can create an emotional connection to somebody that created work,” said Kob.
“That place doesn’t really exist digitally, in my experience. I haven’t found it.”
The idea of launching projects like NFT-based interactive games may not appear to be the greatest way to provide an immersive online art experience.
Instead, Kobs sees the cohorts’ current and future work as the first step toward a healthy artist community that can support future Web3 projects.
“I think those building blocks are really incredible things built by incredible people, that we get to go explore and then talk about and learn about – and also meet people along the way,” said Kobs.
“I view it as this catalyst for us to build a space that I want to play in and learn in, and that I want to meet people and make these relationships in.”
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