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Culture Technology

Grand Rapids Art Prize Cancels NFTs And That’s A Shame

Now that I’m back in Michigan, I want to talk about the Michigan tech scene! Unfortunately, to start, we have a story about the cancellation of NFTs at ArtPrize. ArtPrize started in 2009 when I was going to school at Grand Valley State University. ArtPrize is an open, independently organized international art competition that celebrates […]

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metaverse Technology

I used AI to create my logo

For years I wanted a logo for this site and my personal brand – Lilyotron. I loved the idea of a robotic flower. But, I never hired anyone to make me one. And then I got distracted by life, and it didn’t seem to matter. That is until a coworker introduced me to Craiyon. Craiyon […]

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Technology

Smart Contracts

I saw my first smart contract today. I know, I’ve written about the uses of smart contracts for a while but actually seeing one a lot clicked into place! A smart contract is Java or Javascript code. If you know either of those, you can write your a smart contract! Smart contracts should go through […]

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Business Virtual Reality

What The 1980s Video Game Industry Can Teach Us About the Metaverse

The 1980s – a time of heavy metal, big hair, and video games. I spoke at immerse Global Summit Metaverse 2.0 conference about what the metaverse industry can learn from the 1980s and 90s video game industry. I was inspired by Console Wars by Blake J. Harris. While reading Console Wars, I couldn’t help but […]

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Book Reviews Virtual Reality

Launch into the Future with the Metaverse Book Club

A few weeks ago I made a joke poll on LinkedIn about starting a metaverse book club. The joke quickly got real as the poll exploded and people asked me to start the club. Tonight was the first meeting of the Metaverse Book Club. We discussed The Augmented Workforce by Cathy Hackl and John Buzzell. […]

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Business Virtual Reality

J.P. Morgan sees opportunities in the metaverse

JPMorgan opened a lounge in Decentraland. They’re now a metaverse company. Or are they? I decided to visit the Onyx lounge myself. It was not easy to find the lounge. I had to look through a couple articles before one that listed the coordinates. It’s at Metajuku mall at 94,21. Once there it was easy […]