Eric P. Rhodes

Artist & Technologist

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Short Bio

I'm an award-winning artist who's been innovating in Web3 since 2019. Prior to that I was a program manager at Twitter and consultant at Google, where I specialized in operationalizing service design and customer experience.

a.k.a. Second Realm

I'm the artist behind Second Realm - a tech-forward art studio focused on the intersection of Web3 and creative expression. To make it even more confusing, I also use it as my psuedonym.

I'm known for inventing social liquidity mining, pioneering the NFT Trash Art movement, and pushing the boundaries of intellectual property (IP) and digital ownership in Web3. I’m also credited with starting the Alt-Punks movement, which is responsible for popularizing derivative digital art collections.

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Eric's Creative Bytes

I'm an artist first. But sometimes I write. Recently I've been reflecting on how technourisment and zombie futurism have shaped my artistic identity in an era of increased hypeflation, velocity and technological advancement. My aim is to use this time to embrace authenticity and make things that stay true to my artistic soul.

Rising Tide Podcast

Each Monday, we dive into hot topics in crypto culture. It's where DKleine I talk about innovators, artists, and ongoing developments in the industry.

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Miscellaneous Stuff

In September 2023, I returned to Rutgers University to complete my bachelors degree after 27 years. I'm on track to graduate in May 2024.

The minimalist content-first design of this site is inspired by the Prof. Dr. Style. Read the site's colophon for some more site-specific design details.

The intention behind this microsite is to link to it in social media bios and email signatures. I've set up custom short URLs and to redirect to it.