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18 hours ago

Yesterday’s internet

In a 1973 short film by Richard Serra, “Television Delivers People,” the artist proposed that consumers are the product being delivered to advertisers. 50 years later, Americans spend more time on the internet than TV. But this meme persists for a reason - not much has changed with media business models. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Still from "Television Delivers People."
Still from "Television Delivers People."
19 hours ago

RMX.PARTY wants to make it easy to create on the blockchain. Creating and minting on-chain means you own your work, and you still have provenance over what you’ve created when you sell that creation. For our first software drop, we've partnered with Emoji 👑 Yung Jake. Learn more about the collaboration below.

If you’re not familiar with Yung Jake’s work, you should be. He started getting noticed for his rap videos (take a look at Datamosh), but you’ll learn from our interview that his artistry started when he was just a baby. His work today sits in the zeitgeist of popular culture and pleases both the cultured, the vapid, and everyone in between. Jake agreed to a text interview with me in anticipation of our collaboration. Take a look:

June 13th, 2022

Each week RMX.PARTY sources a meme template for our caption contest. You, our community submit captions, and the winner gets a prize. It’s all a big experiment meant to be loads of fun while we iterate and test product ideas. This is the very beginning of our product story, and we’re writing it every week we learn, test and experiment. Our mission is to support creators and their audiences as they explore new forms of creation in web3. To that end, we also publish these weekly artist profiles. We hope you’ll join us on this journey, whether here, on Twitter, or on Instagram.

Meme Caption Contest (MCC) 202

The whole idea behind season two is to be consistent so that every week you know that on Monday we announce our artist and reveal the template. Then at 12 PM ET on Tuesday the caption contest opens and 24 hours later it closes. We’ll announce the winners by 3 PM on Wednesday and reveal the unique NFTs we’re giving away as prizes on Thursday.

Each week we look for compelling NFTs to use as a template and this week’s is as fun as they come. It also includes something special, a fruitcake recipe. And we appreciate what Leah (Chefs Kiss) said below.

June 9th, 2022

Each week RMX.PARTY sources a meme template for our caption contest. You, our community submit captions, and the winner gets a prize. Sometimes it’s ETH, sometimes it’s an NFT, and soon it’ll be a minted remix. It’s all a big experiment meant to be loads of fun while we iterate and test product ideas. This is the very beginning of our product story, and we’re writing it every week we learn, test and experiment. Our mission is to support creators and their audiences as they explore new forms of creation in web3. We hope you’ll join us on this journey, whether here, on Twitter, or on Instagram.

Our Top Three Captions Get…A Unique NFT

As you know, each week we try to experiment, learn and break new ground with our Meme Captioning Contest (MCC). We’ve given away ETH, given away NFT Meme Templates, given away Remixes of Meme Templates, and auctioned templates, sharing the proceeds with you. We intend to revisit all of these prizes in the future, but this week we’re doing something new. We’ve designed three custom NFTs just for our winners of MCC Season 2, Game 1 (201.) We truly believe we’re making history with our games and memes and these are the first collectibles to come straight out of RMX.Party itself. Accordingly, we think they’re rare, and special and hope that they accrue value over time as a little slice of history in the making. Check them out:

June 6th, 2022

Each week RMX.PARTY sources a meme template for our caption contest. You, our community submit captions, and the winner gets a prize. Sometimes it’s ETH, sometimes it’s an NFT, and soon it’ll be a minted remix. It’s all a big experiment meant to be loads of fun while we iterate and test product ideas. This is the very beginning of our product story, and we’re writing it every week we learn, test and experiment. Our mission is to support creators and their audiences as they explore new forms of creation in web3. To that end, we also publish these weekly artist profiles. We hope you’ll join us on this journey, whether here, on Twitter, or on Instagram.

Contest 201

We’re in season two, week 1 (201) of our Meme Caption Contest (MCC). We took a pause to regroup, and come up with some fun ideas. First, we’re tightening our belts and launching the contest each week on Tuesday at 12:00 PM ET. The contest will close 24 hours later on Wednesday at 11:59 AM ET. We’ll announce the winner Wednesday afternoon. We’d like to ensure a regular cadence so you know when to tap your phone (or keyboard) and enter your wittiest captions. Season 2 Schedule

Contest opens: Tuesdays 12pm ET 

May 26th, 2022

We believe NFTs and memes go together like copy and paste or Snoop and Martha. Memes are an internet-native form of communication that transcend barriers. People who disagree on almost everything happily retweet, repost, and react to the same memes.

Until recently, the value of memes has been purely cultural — their power accruing with every social share. Bring to mind Disaster Girl, which sold for a whopping 180 ETH (~$500k) last year. With humble beginnings as the winner of a photo contest in 2008, the Disaster-Girl image has become one of the internet’s all-time, crème de la crème of memes.

"Disaster Girl" Dave Roth.
"Disaster Girl" Dave Roth.

Disaster Girl’s value, however, like many of the internet’s most famous memes (Bad Luck Brian, Distracted Boyfriend, Roll Safe), was never wholly contingent on its mass dissemination. Memes like Disaster Girl simultaneously represent the most complex and condensed version of a lingua franca.

May 23rd, 2022

First things first. Here’s the auction:

Click below to bid:

Each week RMX.Party sources a meme template for our caption contest. You, our community submit captions, and the winner gets a prize. Sometimes it’s ETH, sometimes it’s an NFT, and soon it’ll be a minted remix. It’s all a big experiment meant to be loads of fun while we iterate and test product ideas. This is the very beginning of our product story, and we’re writing it every week we learn, test and experiment. Our mission is to support creators and their audiences as they explore new forms of creation in web3. To that end, we also publish these weekly artist profiles. We hope you’ll join us on this journey, whether here, on Twitter, or on Instagram.

Contest Week 10:

We’ve loved working with artists over the past two weeks. So far, we’ve invited our community to caption JL Maxcy’s and Myles Pittman’s work and are testing different ways to create lasting value for both our artists and our winning captioners.

This week we’re trying something new, with the help of animator Alexandre Louvenaz. You might know Louvenaz (a.k.a. Fantastic 3D Creation) as the surrealist mind behind the playfully uncomfortable Adult-Swim series Jamir at Home or from his collaborations with Tinder and MTV.

May 13th, 2022

Each week RMX.Party finds a meme template for our caption contest. The community submits captions, and the winner gets a prize. Sometimes it’s ETH, sometimes it’s an NFT, and soon maybe a minted remix. It’s all one big experiment meant to be loads of fun while also helping us test product ideas. This is the very beginning of our product story, and we’re writing it every week while we learn, test and experiment. To accompany our contest, we also publish these weekly artist profiles. We hope you’ll join us on this journey, whether here, on Twitter, or on Instagram.

The Contest Week 9

The RMX team has known for a while that we want to work with artists and bring original work into our weekly caption contest. However, we didn’t know that we wanted to present that work as NFTs until last week’s contest with JL Maxcy’s work.

This week, we asked the artist Myles Pittman if we could mint one of his 3-D animations for this week’s contest. The winning caption would win Myles’ work as an NFT.

May 12th, 2022

Each week RMX.Party finds a meme template for our caption contest. The community submits captions, and the winner gets a prize. Sometimes it’s ETH, sometimes it’s an NFT, and soon maybe a minted remix. It’s all one big experiment meant to be loads of fun while also helping us test product ideas.

We decided to start using NFTs as meme templates and so for the first week we decided to purchase one to give away as our prize. It was the week of the Met Gala and thought we’d find an NFT that would inspire satirical comments about the event. But a different set of news dropped that night that affected us deeply. Since memes help society process big cultural moments, we went digging for the NFT that encompasses what we were feeling. That’s when we found an NFT by JL Maxcy called Portrait of an American President.

Using JL’s NFT as a meme template inspired incredible captions and as we connected with her we became enamored by JL’s energy, work and exploration of web3. We were so impressed she inspired this series, as a way to profile the amazing artist’s creating our meme templates.