Journey Into (Literally) Another Dime by Matt Kane
Experience the genius of Matt Kane.
Hello and hoped you enjoyed this weekend’s piece. It’s short, it’s fun [it’s been re-edited due to glaring typing errors], and we’ll be going to the metaverse. Let’s blast off! No VR goggles required (but they might be very cool).
Before BAYC, before the insane, unbelievable, (and hilarious) Doge Coin run, before China’s barring of Bitcoin miners and Musk-tweet hate, there was Matt Kane. An artist and self-taught coder who came to respectable fame with the sale of his Right Place and Right Time NFT in September 2020 for over $100,00, Kane indeed showed that artists can make a lot of money in NFTs. But more importantly, Matt Kane gave onlookers a tour of a first class digital art piece. I mean it is about the art, right? You don’t have to answer that lol. I admit it’s a trick question, and something worth getting into in a future post.
Well, whether or not you are in it for the art or not (no shame if not), we all have to admit that Right Place and Right Time was and is stunning, not only in appearance, but in concept and execution as well. It is as different from Everydays as night and day, and no less impressive. Importantly, both pieces proudly demonstrate the power of digital art and smart contracts: Everydays is miraculously historical, while RPRT is miraculously beautiful, smart, and interactive (Everydays is smart too, in that it is a journal of a large segment of one person’s life and output presented at once. After this, check out my article on Beeple’s masterpiece).
But This Isn’t About Right Place…or Everydays.
That’s correct. This, dear reader, is about another Matt Kane masterpiece, Another Dime. But I’m not going to talk about it. You can’t really talk about Matt Kane’s work; you have to experience it. The same with ByteBeats by DADABOTS x KAI. Another Dime is…let’s just say it’s a one dollar bill. But that’s all I’ll say about it. But in all fairness - especially for those new to NFTs - I will walk you through how you can fly through Another Dime. Quite literally.
First, we’ll pay a visit to one of OG NFT artist Coldie’s many land properties in Cryptovoxels, an online virtual world that’s been around since 2018. Cryptovoxels and other VR worlds mostly use coordinates for location (East and North by numbers, for etc.). Click here to go to Coldies’s Co-Op Art Gallery in Modville. The link will take you inside the Co-Op to the specific room where Another Dime resides. And now please turn your attention to the pictograms below:
Once in the designated Coldie room for Matt’s piece, place your cursor carefully on, and in the middle of the yellowish “1” as best you can. The better your aim, the better the ride!
Self explanatory lol. Have fun, and see you on the return trip. You might need to try a few times (or more) before moving on to the next pictogram…but it’s worth it. Trust me. Wait, aren’t NFTs supposed to be trustless? Don’t trust me, then. Well…nevermind.
So, did you get the hang of it? I won’t describe what happens, but it’s fun. I ran through the piece probably 10x. Now you’re ready for The Return. It’s a little trickier, but, again, your aim in the beginning is your key to success.
Line up your cursor slightly above the center of the turquoise-purple spiral, and fire that W button again! Hopefully you ended up on target at the last (really the first) image. If not, do what I did and try, try, try, try again.
So That’s It.
Just enjoy the art if and until you don’t want to anymore. But please share this with someone else, especially if they’re new to NFTs, because it is just so cool. And a tad bit more respectable than this or this LOL.
Btw if you didn’t know
I’m still on my NFasT, but I’ll probably post something before returning to the market this Friday. And the great thing about the NFasT is I’m not even worried about what I missed. That’s a great sign. Maybe I’ll make an NFT of it.
Here’s a great GIF of Another Dime by Matt Kane. But it’s not like the DIY experience at the Coldie Co-Op gallery.
And here’s ByteBeats.
What’s your fav experiential NFT?