founders

Ana Maria Caballero

Ana Maria Caballero is a first-generation Colombian-American poet and artist. Her work explores how biology delimits societal and cultural rites. She’s the recipient of the Beverly International Prize, Colombia’s José Manuel Arango National Poetry Prize, and a Sevens Foundation Grant. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is part of GAZELLiO, where she’s been an art resident. She has two books forthcoming in 2023, written in the hours before the world wakes up. Much of what she writes in the dark can be read at anamariacaballero.com.

@CaballeroAnaMa

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Kalen Iwamoto

Kalen Iwamoto is a conceptual crypto writer and artist exploring the intersection of art and language on the blockchain. Her work takes blockchain technology and crypto culture as its point of departure, and focuses on playfulness, exploration, and experimentation to push the boundaries of the NFT medium and of conceptual writing and art.

@kaleniwamoto

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Sasha Stiles

Sasha Stiles is a first-generation Kalmyk-American poet, artist and AI researcher probing the intersection of text and technology. A pioneer of generative literature and blockchain poetics, she is the recipient of a Future Art Award and a nominee for the Forward Prize, Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, and Poetry Mentor to the humanoid android BINA48 since 2018. Her first book, Technelegy (Black Spring Press Group, 2021/2022) has been hailed as an “instant techno-classic.”

@SashaStiles

www.sashastiles.com ›

Advisors

Gisel Florez – Art Advisor

Gisel Florez explores the ways in which we are interconnected in this space of existence using manual camera techniques & conceptual practice. Drawing upon traditional still & cinematic methods using a digital 4×5, she incorporates art with immutable technology on various platforms & blockchains. Founder of @OFFONGallery & Co-founder of WOCA (Women of Crypto Art)

@GiselFlorez

www.giselflorez.com ›

James Yu – Tech Advisor

James Yu is a writer, artist, and technologist. His work explores how technology mediates our everyday experiences. You can find his stories featured in Uncanny Magazine, Fireside Magazine, VICE Magazine, and his AI generative art on hic et nunc and Foundation. He is also the creator of Sudowrite, the creative AI tool for writers.

He lives in San Francisco with his wife, two kids, and a growing number of AIs (none sentient yet.)

@JamesjYu

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