The Organic Metaverse NFT Collections

Welcome players, ‘into’ NFT collections of items (2022) minted personally on Polygon and Ethereum.

Where can I buy??

  • Organic Metaverse (Free Roam, Polygon Opensea: unique items)
  • Organic Metaverse (Super Editions 1/5s) on Ethereum
  • Organic Metaverse (Matic Editions: unique items) on Polygon for MATIC
    (see also the Refinable store, also with Fantasy AI artwork.)
  • Some pieces also minted on Ethereum via Makersplace.
  • And a Fantasy AI collection using some of the above photographs to explore nature-infused visions of the past, present and future (minted via Rarible for MATIC).

What are they primarily? They are personal explorations of the natural world, with video-game style ‘open world’ elements. Text ‘hints’ may aid visual exploration or help to see the ‘gameified’ idea.

What?

Free Roam: Open World France : Personal Nature Explorations

They are expressive collections of personal art + photography experiments, celebrating and exploring nature, plants and natural forms 2021–2022.

These collections are not about money. Collecting one of more of the NFT items is unlikely to earn you money. They are pretty affordable NFTs because I don’t believe in the high prices currently attached to so many NFTs. That’s not to say they didn’t take time and effort to compose, enhance and prepare!

See the last paragraph below about what rights owners/collectors have to the images, and how they could make you some money.

The images probably wouldn’t exist without smartphones. Even if I owned a ‘professional’ camera I’d probably not have been able to sporadically capture images I noticed and liked enough out in the fields or garden. In that sense I often felt like a bee myself, collecting images quickly for their potential sweetness later in an application where I could enhance and explore what I had seen. I was ‘open’ to the act of capturing images and nature, in a certain timeframe, and that’s why these images now exist. We can take time to look at them better and imagine… possibilities. This is also why I love photography, smartphones and apps for exploring (and collecting) nature and its diversity, depending on where you live. In rural SW France, there is much to see, and learn.

I’m not always ‘open’ in this way, because I may be exploring other things in art, going forward, so this means the collections aren’t ‘evolving’ and may involve mostly 2022.

So… the Organic Metaverse consists of simple, expressive collections of enhanced findings, celebrating and exploring Nature — plants, organic structures, natural forms — subjects mostly growing in France.

Also inspired by: video games and concepts of virtual simulations of Nature.

I’ve always loved playing video games or watching movies based in, or utilizing, natural forms. You could say that’s almost every game, but less often is where Nature is the playground, large or all-encompassing, or is integrated in fluid or central ways. Even then, you see only familiar plant species or trees represented. Many successful games are just indie games like Flower. Jumping between leaves, turning into insects, traversing plant structures etc etc…there is still great potential. Let’s hope VR games can bring this about even better.

I hope to include some VR-based captures/models.

Rights: Current owners/collectors may use the content however they wish, including build or elaborate upon it, or via the creation of 3D models (VR, AR etc).

From any of the Organic Metaverse collections owners also have the right to modify using AI apps and programs and then sell the derivative creations as separate NFTs.

I anticipate the rise of AI art programs. However, some kind of credit would be nice, but understandably (depending on settings) AI programs can create very abstract interpretations of a base image.
(Exact copies obviously prohibited).

It’s hoped these collections provide useful reference, decoration, inspiration…

Just remember this about NFTs and rights from this great article:
The buyer owns the non-fungible token, who can destroy it, resell it, give it away, or do whatever they want with it. The creative content, however, is not owned by the buyer. The purchaser has purchased only a license to use the creative content. The content author owns all rights, titles, and interests in the original content.

I encourage everyone to explore Nature via photography etc. and uncover its video game-style details, treasures and creations.

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Dec 2021+

See also: ‘Fountellion in the Spiral’ collection (a game project/idea set within a living virtual world: boreal biome).

Update 2022: the collection will also tie in with my outdoor project and blog ‘Nature Notes‘.

Note: Present owners of other NFTs from my work, may be airdropped items from this collection for free.

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