A YEAR AT THE BEACH is a unique time-dependent NFT. An animated cyberpunk pixel art piece
created by crypto artist Genuine Human Art, this NFT depicts a beachfront scene on a world
somewhere far from here – a surf shack, straw parasol, high promenade in the distance and
What makes this NFT different is that the scene you see depends on when you view it. On a
summer day, a bright yellow lambo is parked up under the clear blue sky. On a winter night, a
lone woman stands, wrapped up warm under the colourful stars. With eight different states,
each animated pixel by pixel, A YEAR AT THE BEACH offers a new experience across the seasons.
loads the scene according to the current viewer's clock.
This allows for a dynamique rendering that follows time.
This series contains 5 versions of the NFT.
One version “THE FULL YEAR” is a 1 of 1 that contains all the day and night panels of each
season. The owner will enjoy an NFT that changes throughout the days & seasons.
One version per season, each having a numbered edition going from 1 to 4.
Spring #2, Spring #3, … Winter #3, Winter #4.
All together the series is then composed of 17 tokens: One full year + 4 per season.
You can see all of the editions
right now on OpenSea
Ethereum: An Ethereum contract following the standard ERC721 has been
specifically created to mint the tokens composing this series.
- The artist,
Genuine Human Art
is the owner of the contract and all tokens have been created using his main address
The contract. has been created by dievardump
Arweave: All files (metadata, code and images - including previews) have been
stored on the
meaning that the NFT will live as long as Arweave & Ethereum both live.
been decided to use Arweave because this allows us to create full on-chain NFTs, which is
currently a better option than using IPFS.
Each token is registered on the
Ethereum blockchain, and points to its metadata file (following ERC721 standard) stored on the
Arweave chain. The metadata references all images and code allowing the interactivity (loading
the right image depending on the viewer’s clock) which are also all stored on Arweave.
Genuine Human Art
Genuine Human Art is award-winning pixel artist, animator, creator and director. Beginning his
craft more than a decade ago, Genuine Human Art's retro-futuristic cyberpunk pixel animations
exploded in 2015. Dripping in rad vibes and neon, they became synonymous with the synthwave
scene when he created and directed the Revel In Your Time pixelart music video for GUNSHIP.
This video cemented its place in music history when it won Best Music Video at the Unsigned
Music Awards 2016.
Genuine Human Art went on to make a subsequent acclaimed video for GUNSHIP, Art3mis &
Parzival, as well as creating promo art and animations for acts such as The Midnight,
Waveshaper, Dream Fiend and more. In 2018, he animated a music video for DJ Snake for a track
featuring Cardi B, Selena Gomez and Ozuna and, in 2019, he created a promo video for NVDES. In
a way, this work brought his art full circle – one of his first animation gigs was on
Madonna's Music video back in 2000.
Since then, Genuine Human Art has been giving focus to his personal creativity and expression
and, in 2020, entered the cryptoart space, quickly becoming a celebrated artist in the scene.
His work is set in a near-future reality, a mix of past and present, and all about the human
connection – the little moments, the sparks, the racing hearts. Things we can all identify
with no matter what form our digital future may take.
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Nightride FM Interview:
Simon Fremaux, known as @dievardump most everywhere online, has been a web engineer for more
than a decade. He stumbled on a community of crypto puzzlers a few years back and, since then,
has been diving deep into the crypto space, especially around Ethereum, its EVM and everything
that touches NFTs.
Eager to help lead growth of the space and seeing that the current format of NFT was going to
hit a “we need more” state soon, he started to work on an entirely new type of Interactive
just image or videos.
This new format opens infinite possibilities in terms of NFTs, as anything running in a
browser can now become one - reacting to current time, user, owner or anything defined in the
He created a platform called BeyondNFT, where users can play with and create, share and discover
this exciting new kind of NFT directly in the browser.
Marguerite deCourcelle aka @coin_artist: Artist, Creative Technologist and Game Designer who
has created many firsts within the blockchain creator economy since 2014.
internationally recognized for cultivating crypto art by BBC, MIT, NASA and Bloomberg.
Credited for inventing cryptopuzzles and currently the CEO of one of the earliest NFT game companies,
Blockade Games, since 2018. Her most renowned artwork is known as Torched H34R7S and her last creation,
a first of a kind interactive NFT has been auctioned at