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In the first ~15 years of the internet, to build a new part of the web — a website or an application, for example — we had to learn a programming language. In the last few years, with new no-code tools we can build modern, fully functional websites, web applications, mobile apps, and more, without learning a programming language or writing code. No-code is a powerful creative medium, because it allows more people to contribute to building the internet. This website was built with no-code tools including Notion and Super.
NFTs I followed NFTs down the web3 rabbit hole and collected my first NFT in August 2021. At first, I enjoyed them purely as digital art collectibles - 1/1’s and editions from independent artists, PFPs (profile pics) from 10k generative collections, etc. Today, many of those collectible artworks represent virtual assets, memberships to communities and DAOs, access to and discounts on products and services, and other practical functionalities we haven’t imagined or created yet.
With my experience as an NFT collector as a foundation, I’ve begun creating NFTs, too. I’ve designed the art and minted an NFT for Climate Frens membership; and commissioned some dope custom art By Space Lab for an Earth Day “POAP”, which I minted and airdropped to members who participated in our Twitter Space party for Earth Day 2022.
Want to create and mint your own NFTs? I wrote a guide to show you how, using Unlock Protocol - a free and open-source tool and public good - without writing code.
Web3 is the next iteration of the internet. It won’t replace web 2.0; it will merge with it, changing and enhancing it. With public blockchains, Web3 offers decentralization, which unlocks new doors that web 2.0 couldn’t open. As we advance past the inefficiencies of v1 blockchains and web3 becomes more dependable and accessible for all to use, we’ll have opportunities to do the same things in new ways and possibilities of doing new things in new ways, too.
Let’s go! I’m actively creating in web3 with:
Art I created art a lot as a kid - always opting for art classes when they were offered in school. As an adult, I’ve mostly consumed art. I intend to rebalance the scales and create more. I’m practicing digital drawing - starting with derivatives of the NFTs I’ve collected and modifications of photos I’ve taken. I mostly draw in Procreate and dabble in Adobe’s Photoshop and Illustrator.