Azalea Walk

(Central Park, NYC)

Welcome to Azalea Walk Dreamscape, a thematic collection of authenticated digital artworks on the blockchain, a.k.a. crypto art, NFT art, nifties, or tokenized art.

If these terms are new to you, please have a look at my brief explainer near the bottom of this page.

Steeped in the history of art and technology, Azalea Walk Dreamscape was originally commissioned as a 96” x 144” fabric light box for “9e2,” a juried art fair held in Seattle in October 2016 commemorating the 50th anniversary of “9 Evenings,” a seminal art+tech event held at the Armory in New York City in 1966.

After six months on tour in Seattle, including three months at Seattle City Hall, this artwork spent two years installed in Google’s NYC flagship office in Chelsea and was the featured art piece on display during my art+tech talk at Google-NYC in July 2017, which can still be viewed on the “Talks at Google” YouTube channel.

This artwork was also the basis for the wraparound cover of the bestselling textbook, “Deep Learning” by Ian Goodfellow, best known as the inventor of GANs. This cover art was subsequently renewed for all international editions of the book.

Azalea Walk Dreamscape fuses computational photography and artificial intelligence; specifically, it consists of a 63-shot, 295+ megapixel HDR panorama I captured in Central Park in April 2013 that was ‘interpreted’ by a proprietary enhanced version of Google’s “DeepDream” AI software in January 2016. 

   

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Full Resolution Dreamscape

(image file: 63-shot panorama, 20926 x 14109 px; click here to interactively explore entire scene)

Dreamscape Music Video

(video file: 60secs/HD/60fps; original soundscape design © Kevin Barnard 2020; view on Vimeo for higher quality streaming)

Edition of 1: Highest bid

(available for bidding on SuperRare; reserve price: 50.0Ξ; purchase unlocks original 295+ megapixel art file shown at top of page)

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Dreamscape Details Quintet Cube

(interactive 3D art object: original artwork and 3D design by Daniel Ambrosi; 3D modeling courtesy of Glenn Easley)

Edition of 1: Highest bid

(available for bidding on SuperRare; reserve price: 10.0Ξ)

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Upscaled Dreamscape Detail

(image file: 8K x 8K)

Edition of 5:  8.0Ξ

(available for purchase on KnownOrigin)

Double Dose Dreamscape Video Loop

(video file: 15secs/4K/60fps; view on Vimeo for higher quality streaming)

Edition of 10:  5.0Ξ

(available for purchase on KnownOrigin)

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Double Dose Dreamscape Detail

(image file: 16:9/5K)

Edition of 15:  3.0Ξ

(available for purchase on KnownOrigin)

Dream Variations Video Loop

(video file: 30secs/4000x4000px/30fps; view on Vimeo for higher quality streaming)

Edition of 20:  2.0Ξ

(available for purchase on KnownOrigin)

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Infinite Dream

(image file: 5K x 5K)

Edition of 25:  1.5Ξ

(available for purchase on KnownOrigin)

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Illustration courtesy of James Michael Mahoney

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