Firstborn

Nick
musings on web3, art, and consciousness
Created 13 Sep 2021
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  • 🎙 web3 Is Worth Understanding
    07 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    This week I went on the WIFI & WATER podcast, hosted by Jarrett Carpenter, to chat about web3 and why it is worth understanding. Over 50 minutes we discussed: My journey into the space as a writer NFT...
  • The World Is Catching Onto The Power of Decentralized Brand Building
    21 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    “Doodles" unofficial merch @ NFT.NYC by @weareamrNFT 1. When you buy into an NFT project, you get more than a flashy jpeg. You get a new form of skin in the game. Unlike traditional forms of equity, y...
  • Horseless Carriages Are Worth Understanding
    11 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Wisdom begins in wonder. -Socrates “Stay The Course” @VisualizeValue When the first automobiles rolled into public view in the 1890s they were called "horseless carriages.” In a 1911 issue of The Satu...
  • Tony Soprano and The Psychedelic Experience
    28 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    Earlier this year, amid a long social-distanced winter, I binged The Sopranos for a second time. After wrapping the series, I went to the show’s subreddit to share a choppier version of the analysis y...
  • Jack Butcher Is Worth Understanding
    10 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 9 0
    For Clarity, Slow Down. Two worlds spin at Jack Butcher’s fingertips. On one hand is the new world: the modern web. It is his distorted canvas — a medium the ad agency defector turned web3 designer ha...
  • 🎙 The Brand and The Value
    30 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    I went on an old friend’s podcast last night to spread the good word of digital ownership, web3, and what it all means for the future of brand building. Really, though, it was another attempt to break...
  • Identity & The Metaverse
    24 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    We think of ourselves as fixed and the world as malleable, but it’s really we who are malleable and the world is largely fixed. -Naval Ravikant Bird Cloud by Lyonel Feininger (1926) I listened to a fa...
  • NFTs Are Worth Understanding
    16 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 9 0
    Whether in commerce, science, or politics — history remembers the artists. -Naval Ravikant @visualizevalue @jackbutcher I recently dove down the rabbit hole, seeking answers for the obvious question: ...
  • Coming soon
    13 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Welcome to Firstborn, a writing project exploring the intersection of web3, art, and consciousness. Say hello on Twitter. And, as always, thanks for reading. -Nick Subscribe now
  • The Great Lawn
    20 Aug 2020 • 5 min read • 2 0
    When the infections went exponential in March I fled from Manhattan to my parents’ home on Long Island like I was catching the first chopper out of Saigon. Small apartments make sense when you’re not ...
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