karsen daily is a crypto culture pioneer, brand builder, and artist. her passion for world-building started as the director of brand development at superplastic – the world's top creator of animated celebs, vinyl toys & digital collectibles.
since departing superplastic in march 2021, karsen has built her reputation as a trailblazer, community builder, and creative consultant in the nft space for many brands, platforms, and bluechip artists.
in october 2021, she launched nft affirmations – a crowdsourced nft collectible series that captures the early trends of crypto culture. each of the 10,000 unique affirmations is handwritten and specific to the crypto culture movement. nft affirmations are an on-ramp to a community of future-thinkers, taste-makers, and culture-shifters.
on twitter, karsen daily is the self-proclaimed "most prolific shitposter in all of web3." Her distinct voice makes crypto culture conventional, rooted in millennial and gen-z culture. karsen has demonstrated a commitment to artists, adoption, and crypto-centric solutions to the world's problems. her work aims to actively deconstruct power structures that perpetuate race and gender imbalance and threaten protopian opportunity of the metaverse.
the auction is for the 27 1/1 genesis tokens – represented by the poetry. following the close of the auction, the collaborative art will be revealed and stored in the metadata of the smart contract.
the 28th, erc 1155 token will be sold as an open edition during the duration of the 24 hour auction.
the set price is 0.27 ETH and is capped at 5x per wallet. people with 3 or more nft affirmations in their wallet can mint 1 for free.
the token for the book will be redeemable for a physical art book later in the year. holders will also be eligible for future airdrops, separate from the heartcode, including a digital zine with all the airdropped art on feb 18, 2023.
there is a 29th "remittance" token which will be gifted to a small group of individuals who have contributed to my art. interpret that as you will.
writing is the root of my existence. it's probably how you know me. whether through a tweet, caption, product description, marketing copy, or something else – words connected us. words are connecting us at this very moment. how does that feel?
i began writing love songs at 12, poetry at 14, research capstones at 19, and marketing copy at 21. The first time my writing was published, I was 15 years old. the poem was a suicide note i addressed to my little sister.
i shared the poem with a teacher who, unknowingly, had the poem published in a local newspaper the next day. the poem that was meant to be my last living testament gave me purpose and saved my life.
writing has grounded me ever since – professionally, socially, and superficially – but it wasn't until recently i felt safe enough to share my poetry. perhaps it is due to deeply seeded and intricately interwoven admittance of insecurity, pain, fear, grief, and heartbreak in every line. maybe i'm just scared of showing you who I really am.
in a less hopeless and urgent sense, i am 15 again. everyone reading this is my teacher, and the blockchain is the local paper. 27 Times, my genesis nft drop, is an immutable transaction: releasing heartbreak, panic, fear, grief, anger, regret, and despair into a sea of decentralized code.
i still exist within all of my feelings and those feelings within me. for the first time, I don't feel so alone because you are here, with me, when you could be anywhere else.
the creative and art direction for 27 times was co-developed by eyelids and freedoom. the stylistic approach and concept encapsulate the common denominator of the poetry: the exchange, or transaction, of emotions as currency.
in crypto culture, the blockchain replaces single-actor intermediaries to create a trustless transaction network. trust, as an emotional transaction, becomes on-chain logic.
27 times challenges the blockchain as trust producing technology to create trust producing art.; the receipt format is inspired by the notion of the transparent transaction ledger, leveraged by the artist as her medium.
i find comfort in blockchain technology. smart contracts simply provide an infrastructure to separate emotional reaction from logical operability in the decision making process: this is a practice that is foreign to me.
27 times a vulnerable and disarming exercise. i am insecure, fragile, and struggle to cope with the thought of letting my community down.
the heartcode humanizes blockchain trust networks by incentivizing gain through the exchange of trust between creator and collector. the airdropped tokens are a reward, unrestricted by the metadata, allowing holders to do with them as they please.
1: each poem is titled by a date 2: the date becomes the data; stored on the ethereum blockchain via the heartcode. 3. the heartcode is self-automated, and called [enabled] at 12:00am EST on all 27 dates titling the poems in the genesis collection. 4: when the heartcode is enabled, 27 times genesis holders will receive a token airdrop directly to their wallet, representing a new piece of artwork. 5: unless the heartcode is enabled, the 27 times genesis token cannot be transferred between wallets. 6: the airdropped tokens are a reward, unrestricted by the metadata. Allowing holders to do with them as they please. 7: collectors holding the entire 27 times collection, including the genesis and airdropped tokens, on my 28th birthday (feb. 18, 2023) will get something special. it just hasn’t come to me yet.
this drop took me 10 months to develop. i won’t let you down.