Intro / Context

As NFTs came…

I’ll spare the general introduction on NFTs, as others have explained this much better before me. I’ve been making digital glitch art (for lack of a better term / category) for over three years now — primarily posted on my Instagram @andreikorchagin. It’s really just a hobby, although I have…

The other day, I went through an unenviable but inevitable right of passage in the NFT space — my first instance getting rugged. The term “rugged” or “rug” comes from a “getting the rug pulled out from underneath you”, otherwise known as getting scammed. …

I’ve published Creating a Living Generative Art NFT Project With JavaScript, Google Cloud, Instagram, and OpenSea a few weeks ago, and wanted to write about some updates on the project. The updates are aesthetic, technical, and community-oriented.

Aesthetic updates

For the uninitiated, HUJI is a wildly popular smartphone app that lets you take pictures that basically look like they’re off of a disposable camera from the 90s, even including light leaks. It’s a filter, of course, but it provides an aesthetic that even seasoned photographers (who spend tons of…

At one point, not long ago, having a camera was a thing. If you had a camera, it was generally just used for one of two different things: documentation and creative photography. …

Everyone knows what Chuck Taylors look like. They are arguably the most classic sneaker silhouette in history, which is in no small part due to the fact that they essentially defined the idea of what a sneaker is. From a fashion perspective, it’s nearly unheard of for a piece like…

I’ve heard it so many times. “Oh, I’m just not one of the creative types.” It’s a mentality that people are born and just begin spouting creativity, in one form or the other. It’s a mentality that there’s an “us” and a “them”, and that there’s no overlap, changing sides…

Image via Vogue Magazine.

The (quick) backstory.

The basic premise is this — an influencer by the name of Miquela Sousa, aka @lilmiquela, started posting…

Particularly in self-employed and (early-stage) startup circles, there’s a huge amount of people who say that they “work hard, play hard.” In general, I’ve seen that the vast majority of those who say this actually do neither.

Typically, the “play hard” aspect refers to going out (oftentimes in the form…

Andrei Korchagin

NYC. Tech, Blockchain, Digital Art, Life.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store