Originally aired on May 15, 2023
On this episode of The Edge of NFT, we delve into the fascinating world of NFTs and the challenges faced by artists in the Web3 universe. Our guest is JN Silva, the founder of Animus, a platform that aims to bring artists to the forefront of Web3. Silva shares his philosophy behind his work and discusses the importance of bridging the gap between traditional and digital art worlds.
Silva takes us on his personal journey, recounting his discovery of blockchain in 2017 and how it can serve as a hedge against hyperinflation. He also reflects on the challenges of building community in the NFT space, especially during the pandemic when he started Animus. The episode highlights the details behind William Shatner’s recent NFT release, adding an exciting dimension to the conversation.
With his eclectic photographic style, Silva has had the opportunity to collaborate with major brands and iconic artists worldwide. He emphasizes the significance of blending Web2 and Web3 technologies to foster meaningful connections and encourage exploration and experimentation within the community.
Join us on the Edge of NFT as we explore the evolving landscape of NFT art and the mission of Animus in empowering artists through collaboration and innovation.
00:00 – Start
01:48 – Guest Intro
04:04 – the Genesis of Animus and what it’s about
11:05 – The Animus key-card
19:10 – The Animus Studio and Museum
28:53 – JN Silva’s Personal Story
42:56 – Upcoming projects to watch out for
46:01 – Quick Hitters
57:07 – Hot Topics: William Shatner’s NFT Release
1:00:20 – Shout-Outs
1:03:19 – Outro