Tyler De Witt - DEAFBEEF Vol. 2, Series 1: Noumenon - Token 21

DEAFBEEF Vol. 2, Series 1: Noumenon - Token 21

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Noumenon is the second project of DEAFBEEF’s Volume 2 series to be released. The project was made in support of LACMA’s Art and Technology Lab in collaboration with Cactoid Labs. Directly inspired by the chronophotographic work of Eadweard Muybridge, DEAFBEEF constructed an on-chain procedural system that generates Chronophotographs of altering figures moving through motions. Each Noumenon technically generates an endless amount of Chronophotographs but the time locked schedule automatically increases the required wait time in between each Epoch. Owners of Noumenon can delegate specific wallets to be the “photographer” of the metaphorically “captured” Chronophotograph.

Eadweard Muybridge was a monumental pioneer in the field of photography and video work. Muybridge’s most iconic work would start in 1872 when California governor, Leland Stanford, commissioned him to capture and depict the gaits of a horse’s trot and gallop. It wasn’t until 1878 when Muybridge would complete the commission by capturing the horse’s complete motion using 12 cameras connected to capture sequential images through a series of connected circuits triggering each camera’s shutter. This commission and experiment would go on to disprove the previously held ideas of horse kinesiology. Additionally, in 1897 he would invent the zoopraxiscope which allowed him to project up to two hundred images onto a screen, eventually presenting the earliest moving pictures in 1880 at the California School of Fine Arts.


DEAFBEEF2: Generative On-Chain Multimedia Art

DEAFBEEF Vol. 2 Series 1 - Noumenon - Token 22

The unknowable.


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Date of Mint

April 30, 2023

Date of Acquisition

May 5, 2023