Mapping the contours of code as material.
The first known chain letter came from heaven. Since then, the format has proliferated in countless, stupid ways. A curse that shows up in your inbox. A fortune from an unknown sender. Pass it on. Written into every chainletter is connection, and agency. It becomes a prophecy that you fulfill.
It’s through that lens that we can, and should, see digital culture. Ours is a world that’s been shaped by speculation, collapse, and profound creativity. It’s a place that’s becoming a place, still. Your voice will give it form.
Chainletter is a quarterly project that explores the emerging ecology of Web3. Our first issue centers code as material, looking at generativity in a post-AI world. Our goal is to share tools for artists working in this medium; to illuminate a spectrum of futures, through the experience of blockchain-based developers and creators. And our vision is to map the contours of this new terrain. To see the world on chain, and in flux, and to celebrate it.