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The first Interactive Web3 Docuseries,
crafted with our members

The first Interactive Web3 Docuseries, Crafted with our members

Made by ( circle ) studios / powered by IPFS & FIlecoin

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//Zeitgeist

//teaser

//episodes

Season One / Fall 2022

Now Screening with Select Communities

Not-
Not-
Art

#Art

// How are NFTs reshaping the landscape of "Art"?

01

All
Ships
Rise

#Community

// How are NFTs enabling new win-win ecologies of collaboration?

02

Imm
uta
ble

#Regeneration

// What's the relationship between decentralization & sustainability?

03

Season Two / SPring 2023

Meta–
versed

#Metaverse #gaming

// Are we going to live in the metaverse? Is art going completely digital?

04

re-
rem
ixed

#Music #culture

// How do NFTs enable remix culture & genealogies of contribution?

05

LiB
ErA
ted

#identity #Power

// How are NFTs reshaping the power dynamics that drive art & creativity?

06

The Elements

Part interactive documentary, part participatory Zine - (n)ever (f)orget (t)his is a a 6-part multimedia Zine built on Web3 rails that seeks to experiment in the same medium it explores.

elements / including, but not limited to...

Corey Cleland

Strategy & Partnerships

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Corey ClelandStrategy & Partnerships

Corey Cleland

Strategy & Partnerships

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Corey ClelandStrategy & Partnerships

Corey Cleland

Strategy & Partnerships

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Corey ClelandStrategy & Partnerships

Corey Cleland

Strategy & Partnerships

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Corey ClelandStrategy & Partnerships

//Screenings

🪄 Get Early access

Host a private screening, meet the cast and crew, and initiate a (F)orever Member NFT drop for your community.

Request a Screening ➤

//membership

The Elements

Part interactive documentary, part participatory Zine - (n)ever (f)orget (t)his is a a 6-part multimedia Zine built on Web3 rails that seeks to experiment in the same medium it explores.

elements / including, but not limited to...

Corey Cleland

Strategy & Partnerships

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Corey ClelandStrategy & Partnerships

Corey Cleland

Strategy & Partnerships

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Corey ClelandStrategy & Partnerships

Corey Cleland

Strategy & Partnerships

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Corey ClelandStrategy & Partnerships

Corey Cleland

Strategy & Partnerships

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Corey ClelandStrategy & Partnerships

(F)orever Members

(F)orever Member NFTs are released in limited editions to attendees of community screenings.

(F)orever Members get forever access to exclusive content & community (both URL and IRL), the ability to mint 🔑 Creator Keys and shape the direction of the series.

✨ Want to host a screening with your community & unlock a (F)orever Member Drop? Request a Screening

Creator Keys

🔑 Calling all Creators

(F)orever Members with Creator Keys are granted access to our Creator Quests, adventures in community creativity.

🤘🏼 Want to create with us? Join our Discord

// Creator Quest 001

(F)orever Memories

An experiment in collective storytelling.

Creators are invited to share a memory of a moment that has inspired their creative journey.

// The QUest

🎞 Submit a Digital Artifact [photo, video, rendering, etc.] that is tied to - or conjures - a Memory.

🔊 Include an Audio Note telling the story of or scoring the artifact's significance.

// The Reward

Creator Memories will be sold as NFTs.

(F)orever Members will vote to choose the top Memories, which will be transformed into narrative content for future Episodes and extras.

The Elements

Part interactive documentary, part participatory Zine - (n)ever (f)orget (t)his is a a 6-part multimedia Zine built on Web3 rails that seeks to experiment in the same medium it explores.

elements / including, but not limited to...

Corey Cleland

Strategy & Partnerships

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Corey ClelandStrategy & Partnerships

Corey Cleland

Strategy & Partnerships

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Corey ClelandStrategy & Partnerships

Corey Cleland

Strategy & Partnerships

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Corey ClelandStrategy & Partnerships

Corey Cleland

Strategy & Partnerships

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Corey ClelandStrategy & Partnerships

Join Our Crew

🥰 Let's make art and be frens.

Explore open Roles

// Creator Quest 001

(F)orever Memories

An experiment in collective storytelling.

Creators are invited to share a memory of a moment that has inspired their creative journey.

// The QUest

🎞 Submit a Digital Artifact [photo, video, rendering, etc.] that is tied to - or conjures - a Memory.

🔊 Include an Audio Note telling the story of or scoring the artifact's significance.

// The Reward

Creator Memories will be sold as NFTs.

(F)orever Members will vote to choose the top Memories, which will be transformed into narrative content for future Episodes and extras.

//Cast

This needs a headline.

Each episode will be built around several feature character studies of creatives whose work uniquely informs the domain, telling both the story of the individuals & pivotal projects / works that are shaping the landscape.

The art & creativity of our cast will provide a lush visual canvas for the series, enchanting & inspiring viewers to look beyond the headlines, and fall in love with and root for these digital creatives.

Executive Producer

Lady Phe0nix

The series includes the seasoned voice & presence of Executive Producer & Cast Member Lady Phe0nix, a digital artist and curator who has been at the vanguard of this movement of digital creativity for years. She helped Beeple with his first auction, before he made Art History with his $69 million dollar sale and put NFTs on the map. Her collection “Proof of Sovereignty” was Christie’s first foray into NFTs - and the first time that a woman of color had curated a show at the hollowed institution.

We’ll watch as she fights for the community of digital artists from which she has drawn such inspiration - ensuring that NFTs bend our collective cultural trajectory towards a world more vibrant with art & creativity of every color.

Contributors

Building the infrastructure for the next Internet.

emerging cast...

Cast

Nancy Baker Cahill

Nancy Baker Cahill is a new media artist who examines power, selfhood, and embodied consciousness through drawing and shared immersive space. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of 4th Wall, a free Augmented Reality (AR) art platform exploring resistance and inclusive creative expression. Her recent AR public art project, 'Liberty Bell', commissioned by Art Production Fund, earned features in the New York Times, frieze Magazine, Artnet, Smithsonian Magazine and the Washington Post, among many other publications. Baker Cahill was also included in ARTnews’ list of 2021 Deciders.

Cast

Jesse Damiani

Jesse Damiani is a writer, curator, producer, entrepreneur, and public figure in emerging technology. He is a Senior Writer at Freethink covering emerging technologies, Curator & Director of Simulation Literacies at Nxt Museum, and Editor-at-Large of VRScout. He is Founder and Series Editor of Best American Experimental Writing, and Founder and CEO of Galatea, a screenwriting and project management tool for VR and AR stories. He covers technology, art, and media, with work in Adweek, Billboard, Entrepreneur, IndieWire, HuffPost, Quartz, The Verge, and WIRED; and syndication in CBS News, CJR, The New Digital Storytelling textbook, and REDEF.

Cast

ThankYouX

ThankYouX began his artistic journey on the streets of Los Angeles in spray painting stencils in homage to Andy Warhol. While these signature stencils were his initial calling card, they were only scratching the surface of his multifaceted artistic identity. As his level of notoriety expanded, the nature of his expression evolved to modern abstract designs that stand in contrast to the more conventional graffiti-inspired street-art paradigm. His unique aesthetic has captured attention of the art world and earned international acclaim. Inspired by the pop tropes and bright colors of that NYC graffiti scene, ThankYouX has exhibited paintings and sculptures in London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Hong Kong. Now using his street style in a more unique way, he has gained new attention for his geometric mixed media cube paintings and large scale abstract work. He was handpicked by Snapchat to paint their Los Angeles offices. ThankYouX partnered with Soho House and Samsung to create immersive experience for Art Basel and recently held a successful, solo exhibit in

//Crew

( circle ) studios

A studio for
regenerative Media

The age of consumer media is over. In the future, media will (re)generate creativity, sovereignty and value for whole communities.

Credits

Director

Benjamin Henretig

For the last decade, Benjamin has been fascinated by the intersection of democratizing technologies & humanity's creative potential.

As one of the pioneers of the "micro-documentary" format, Benjamin developed an efficient & effective storytelling framework & training system that has enabled filmmakers around the world to craft more than 2,000 films aimed at advancing human values.

An award-winning Director & DP, Benjamin's work has supported values-driven organizations in raising more than $250 million - and has been featured at festivals including Tribeca Film Festival, on the NASDAQ jumbotron in Times Square, in the intimacy of the White House, on stage at Carnegie Hall, on the online pages of The New York Times, on television and on hundreds of thousands of screens around the world.

In the last 4 years, Benjamin has focused his passion for distilling complex subjects on storytelling within the Web3 ecosystem, supporting projects like IPFS / Filecoin, DAOstack, Bancor, Reserve, and many more in humanizing the story of their work & enrolling key stakeholders in supporting this nascent movement.

Executive Producer

Lady Phe0nix

Lady PheOnix is a leading voice for contemporary digital art and metaverse culture, providing an essential platform for the art and artists of our time. She is a passionate producer of creative works at the intersection of art and technology and uses storytelling and emerging tech as a vehicle for world change.  Her most recent critically acclaimed project, Breonna’s Garden provides a revolutionary framework for veneration through augmented reality (AR).


Lady PheOnix organized the landmark digital exhibition "Proof of Sovereignty", the first curated NFT auction offered at a major auction house (Christie’s). As a guest lecturer at Harvard and Dartmouth she teaches the foundations of NFTs and cryptomedia. She is the founder of premier cryptomedia company Universe Contemporary and co-author of the forthcoming book, Freedom Dreams in the Open Metaverse.

Executive Producer

Protocol Labs

Protocol Labs is building the next generation of the internet. Protocol Labs is a fully distributed, open-source research, development, and deployment laboratory. Our projects include IPFS, Filecoin, libp2p, and many more. We aim to make human existence orders of magnitude better through technology.

Protocol Labs published NFT.Storage to fill the gap for NFT developers who are looking for easy APIs and best practices for storing their NFT data securely and resiliently. In the long-term, NFT.Storage will hopefully decentralize itself out of existence, upgrading today's implementation into the provably permanent storage solutions of tomorrow.

Production Team

Amber Janis

Creative Producer

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Sydney Linden

Producer

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Pascale Terra Deau

Coherence

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Casea Rose

Artist Experience Design

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Zach Schlosser

Project Co-Lead

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Carson Linforth Bowley

Creative Director

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Corey Cleland

Strategy & Partnerships

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crafted in partnership With

Protocol Labs is an open-source R&D lab. They build protocols, tools, and services to radically improve the internet.

And, relevantly, their stack is essential storage & infrastructure for NFTs.

Protocol Labs is providing financial, technical and creative support to (N)ever (F)orget (T)his.

Contributors

Building the infrastructure for the next Internet.

//connect

The Invitation

Drop us a Line.

( circle ) is currently seeking partners for investment and distribution to bring (N)ever (F)orget (T)his to streaming audiences.

We're looking for partners aligned with the mission of the project: support artists and other creators to be financially liberated, acknowledged for their contributions to culture, and supported to make more culture-evolving art.

Thank you! We'll be in touch
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

//FAQ

Why NFTs? Why now?

NFTs are the most recent wave in a growing popular awareness of blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and their applications. NFTs are fun, intriguing, and raise perennial questions like 'what is art?',  'what makes something valuable?', and 'who ought to decide?'

They also raise new questions like 'is it possible to automatically distribute economic value for a creative work to every single artist whose influence contributed to its history?' and 'to what extent will this eliminate the need for lawyers, distributors, and gallerists to highlight and protect artists' work?' This combination of playfulness and significant potential economic impact makes them an incredible window into the deeper conflicts and potentials motivating the development of blockchain and crypto technology more deeply.

NFTs may already be on the back side of their first hype cycle, but our collective reflection on the relationship between institutional authority and individual freedom is truly only just beginning.

Are you advertising something?

Not really, though we do have a dog in this fight.

Protocol Labs' two core products - IPFS and Filecoin - are core infrastructure for enabling the security and resilience of NFTs. The team at Protocol Labs also loves art and artists and want to support the development of NFT technology and applications to remove the middlemen that stand between artists and the value they create. They know this won't happen without attracting significantly more attention, resources, development talent, and artistic energy to the space. And they know that this can't happen without telling authentic stories that matter to  current crypto enthusiasts as well as the next valence of potential participants. So, they have encouraged us to take significant creative freedom to identify the stories we think are the most important and compelling to tell about the potential of NFTs for liberating creative energy. They want us to tell these stories honestly and in a way that helps artists see how NFTs and blockchain tech could lead to much fairer value distribution and new opportunities to cultivate creative communities. We're not "neutral" in this conversation. We also want to enable greater creativity and value generation for creators.

If anything, what we're advertising is value of more collaboration between artists, technologists, and others to build systems that are freer, fairer, and more generative for everyone.

Is this just a BUBBLE?

How are NFTs changing artists' lives?

ARE NFTS SHIFTING HOW WE THINK ABOUT ART?

Is minting NFts Ecologically Ethical?