Short stories and poetry generated by Queer AI, an artificial intelligence trained on a corpus of queer theatre.
Let’s say you are one of those who have tried to live our lives boldly, truthfully, and joyously. You have boldly taken up arms against the repressive forces that have attempted to silence you.
What would we do if we were completely honest with each other? What would we say if we didn’t hold onto our fantasies and prune our memories?
Funds help support:
- DIY projects focused on LQBTQIA+ histories in Latin American and the Caribbean
- self-publishing expenses
- third eye activation
Books and cassettes are limited edition will be available through this website while supplies last. Join the list to get notified of when preorders begin.
NFTs will be available on fxhash.xyz
You can buy NFTs using crypto (XTZ) or credit card (USD).
In order to receive your NFT, you will need to set up a Tezos Wallet to get a XTZ address.
Recommended: use a desktop browser (Chrome, Firefox, Brave) and the Temple Wallet extension.
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Royalties are the amount of money a creator gets from an artwork sale. They are defined in the NFT and cannot be changed. On primary sales, royalties for ULTIMATE FANTASY NFTs are split between Emily Martinez (97.5%) and FxHash (2.5%). On secondary sales, royalties are set to 10% for the artist (Emily Martinez).
Please note: there are additional platform fees that vary depending on the NFT marketplace you choose to sell your NFT. FxHash charges a 2.5% service fee on trades.
NFT stands for non-fungible token. "Non-fungible" means that it is completely unique; "token" means that it can be transferred on a blockchain. Essentially, NFTs are assets that carry a unique digital identity and can be traded between users on a public blockchain. Because NFT ownership can be instantly and easily verified on the blockchain, NFTs can act as proof of ownership.
NFT artwork is one common use case of NFTs. NFT art comes in various forms, such as static and dynamic images, music and videos, and more. Additional information related to each NFT can be stored within the NFT's metadata, giving each asset a unique history.
Many people wonder if buying an NFT is just like purchasing a JPG image online. The answer is no— NFTs are completely different from regular images online. They have unique identities and a trackable history, allowing them to be scarce and carry provenance.
Once an NFT is created on the blockchain, anyone can view it, see which wallet owns it, and download the artwork file. NFT owners can also view the NFT in their wallet, transfer it (for example, to another preferred wallet), and sell it.
Your NFT entitles you to use the creative content to which ULTIMATE FANTASY NFT relates in accordance with the licence granted by the copyright owner of the creative content to the holder of your ULTIMATE FANTASY NFT.
ULTIMATE FANTASY NFTs can be sold on any NFT marketplace that supports the Tezos blockchain, subject to certain royalty charges that are specified in your ULTIMATE FANTASY NFT metadata. If you own the NFT, you can connect your wallet to FxHash and put the NFT up for sale there.
I was awarded a grant by a blockchain initiative to help artists launch an NFT collection in 2022. Instead of minting a collection for its own sake, I decided to use the funds to self-publish this book and audio cassette.
I also had the crazy idea to use the NFT project to fundraise for another DIY AI community project. Unfortunately, after putting in 400+ hours of labor and planning, the blockchain mentors and marketplace leaders who were supposed to be helping me bailed. 👻
After cutting my losses and liberating myself from the obligation of minting on a blockchain no one is on, I've decided to launch my project on fxhash, an open platform for generative art projects, with much lower fees (2.5%) and better politics.
Believe me, I feel you.
I have found these resources helpful for understanding the broader history of decentralization and networked activism vs "web3", as well as for figuring out my own relationship to these technologies and power:
- Unpacking the Myth of Web3: Decentralization of What?
- Web3 is Going Just Great
- The Messy Ethics of Crypto Art: A Timeline
- Geraldine Juárez on NFTs & Ghosts
- Yanis Varoufakis on Crypto & the Left, and Techno-Feudalism
Here are more inspiring resources for how to make these technologies more useful, equitable and acountable:
Emily Martinez is a new media artist, 1st generation immigrant/refugee (Cuba > Miami), and a self-taught coder who believes in the tactical misuse of technology. Their solo work is a departure from previous collaborations and a return to unburying histories of immigrant, queer un/belonging.