On June 15, 2021, Anatha will launch a public sale of its native token, ANATHA (as well as the launch of our mobile app on both iOS or Android). We are excited to be one of the first sales to accept credit and debit cards at the outset — with a $25,000 limit, the highest ever — in addition to ETH and BTC. We believe accepting fiat is essential to making our network, and the transformative power of decentralization, accessible to as many people as possible.

Because we don’t believe crypto is just an asset: it is a radical technology…

Whether it’s black and white shots of the Bay Bridge, portraits of friends, or lush color images of reflections in Manhattan windows, Ollman’s subject remains the same: he photographs time.

We are actively trying to reach people who may never have held any cryptocurrencies as we believe the time has come. Crypto is not a niche or fringe asset: it is a transformative technology that has the ability to rewrite the protocols of civilization. And that change demands everyone getting involved.

At Anatha, we are excited to announce that we are launching a large scale, global marketing campaign starting June 15. Look for us in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Bloomberg, and more.

We’ve partnered with two premier San Francisco agencies — Essential Good and…

“Flower of Life”, by Marisa Papen, is the first NFT of a vagina. Learn more here. Or go here to buy it on the blockchain.

To see this image, aptly named “Flower of Life,” is to see it multiple times at once.

At first, we think we know what’s happening as we feel that immediate tinge of familiarity. That’s a vagina! And then: It’s out of place! But there are many ways to be out of place, most of which are not out of place but are actually all too familiar. Which is to all to say, seeing a vagina where we don’t expect a vagina—whether we’re shocked, aroused, or bored—is nothing novel. On the contrary, it’s disappointingly banal.

But this—this vagina, this image, this…

This painting is a condensation of Phil King’s work: squiggles and nothing but. (See Phil King’s work on Instagram, Artsy, Aleph Contemporary, and Rise Art.)

All painters are cartographers. A line — even as a drip of paint — demarcates space, creates boundaries, some version of here and there. But as these worlds don’t exist outside the canvas, our criteria of assessment isn’t accuracy. Artists don’t represent the world; they create worlds—the map becomes the territory and vice versa. When we see art, the question then becomes: What world is this? How do things operate here? How am I, as this viewer, situated in its world? And how, in turn, does this world inflect the other worlds in which I live?

As Michel Foucault argues…

In my lifetime, there is no contest about who has dominated quality television — programs that push the medium, that reinvent what TV can be, shows that have a shelf life beyond the buzz and first viewing: HBO. For me, it started with The Larry Sanders Show which premiered in 1992. Since then, consider the shows it has helped create and bring to the world:

  • Oz, Six Feet Under, Carnivale, and Big Love — all of which, even with their flaws, reveled in complexity of story and character and humor
  • A series of David Milch series which introduced a level…

Watch the film here: https://vimeo.com/358238055

One of my favorite sequences in “I Wish You Would,” Ryland Walker Knight’s short(ish) new and deeply affective film, finds the camera following the lead character, Stanley, as he walks down an Oakland street drinking a case of Pabst. The camera moves with him as if it’s there with him — as if, perhaps, we’re there with him.

The great Stoic, Epictetus, urged people to imagine their future as a way to move through it gracefully. Say you’re going to a friend’s party. Imagine who will be there, what things you’d say that might offend (for better or worse), that might inspire, how you’ll pace your drinking, how much you’ll eat. For Epictetus, imagining a future helps us navigate who we are, what we want, and what we’ll become.

A system that has to rely on philanthropy to fix the outcomes that that system creates is, well, insane — and obviously not sustainable as a quick look around reveals. So let’s use our clever tech — decentralized smart contracts — to engineer a different economic engine with better outputs.

I saw this a few months ago and, I have to admit, I thought it was a joke: “UC San Francisco launched a new research initiative aimed at discovering the root causes of homelessness — and solutions to end it — thanks to a $30 million gift from Salesforce (CRM)…

This episode eloquently articulates the violence — the fascism — at the heart of “sides.”

Which side are you on? It seems like a fair question. There are arguments and battles everywhere. So, c’mon, which side you are on? Pick one!

But that’s one of those insidious questions that behooves us to interrogate it. Most conspicuously, the question can only come after the terms of the discussion have been established and sides drawn; otherwise, there’d be no sides to choose from. To ask the question, then, is to assume that we all agree to the establishment of a) the terms…

Daniel Coffeen

Former Berkeley Rhetoric prof turned…what? Anatha Comms. Wrote this, too: https://www.amazon.com/Reading-Way-Things-Towards-Technology/dp/1785354140

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