Excess Bits

I was happily surprised by how well my Art Blocks project 27-Bit Digital was received by the community. Once launched, all 1024 pieces sold out within 20 minutes.

I’ve continued experimenting with the retro style I love. I wanted to see if I could do gradients of the 4-color patterns.

Then I extended the elements of the 7-segment glyph and created a random walk of segments that find their way on and off of the canvas.

However, I wanted to do a project with a different modality to how people discover and choose generative art pieces. A project where the goal isn’t to sell out quickly, but to browse and pick the piece that resonates with you enough to buy– so that it feels treasured and valued.

I’ve decided to pre-render 1024 pieces, to be launched all-at-once.

I could just use a random number generator to do this, but part of what I like about doing generative art on the blockchain is the ethos of everything being transparent. On Art Blocks, the generative code is accessible, and you can see the random seed (or hash) that generates the unique token.

You can see an example of how the random generation works in the All The Art gallery. Where, if enabled you can randomly generate variations based on the underlying algorithm.

So how could I capture the essence of blockchain-based generation in a pre-rendered art project?

I’ve decided to reference the random seeds found in the original 1024 pieces minted for 27-Bit Digital as the reference for my new project. Specifically, since I only used 27 bits of the random seed, I’m using the bits after those 27. Hence the title of my project Excess Bits.

Token #0 for 27-Bit Digital and Excess Bits

Excess Bits is launching soon– watch for the clock to change to a countdown!

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