Tyler Hobbs and the community are excited to celebrate QQL’s 1-year anniversary. Join the festivities as they commemorate this milestone with a range of activities and events. Discover the impact QQL has had on the community and the advancements made over the past year. Stay tuned for updates and be a part of this momentous occasion!
Tyler Hobbs and Indigo (Team Dandelion) are celebrating the upcoming 1-year anniversary of the QQL community. QQL, known for its remarkable achievements in generative art, has generated over 30 million images and has nearly half a million favorited ones since its launch. Tyler Hobbs, based in Austin, Texas, is renowned for his Fidenza NFT series and his collaboration with Dandelion Wist on the QQL project. This project combines algorithms, plotters, and paint to create visually captivating artworks that balance computational precision with the beauty of the natural world.
The idea for the QQL project initially started as a thought experiment between Hobbs and Wist, aiming to tap into emergence in generative art. It has since evolved into a platform that allows creators and curators to generate art and mint NFTs that celebrate emergence, unpredictability, and happenstance over forced rarity. Co-creators can explore the customized algorithm, refining their artistic taste and preferences.
QQL has gained recognition through its exhibitions, collaborations, and artistic expressions. From large-scale paintings at Pace Gallery in NYC to the Seed Marketplace where “seeds” can be listed and bought, QQL’s algorithm has pushed the boundaries of generative art. The online exhibition “QQL: Parametric Expression” in collaboration with Pace Verso featured established artists and emerging talents from the Web3 realm.
Celebrating QQL’s 1-Year Anniversary
QQL’s one-year anniversary will be commemorated with two upcoming events:
- September 26 – QQL Metaverse Tour at 6:00pm ET
- September 28 – QQL Live Mint Party at 7:00pm ET
“The community has been paramount in all of this. They are the ones who have shown us what the QQL algorithm is really capable of. It’s led to an explosion of incredible artwork,” said Tyler Hobbs.
The vibrant QQL community has played a crucial role in the success of the algorithm. Their creativity and exploration have shaped QQL’s capabilities and facilitated the creation of breathtaking artwork. To celebrate the anniversary, QQL introduces “Dreams,” a feature that allows users to generate AI-assisted artworks, adding another dimension to the platform’s offerings.
“If you’ve been waiting for the right moment to mint a QQL, this Live Mint Party is definitely it,” says Team Dandelion, who also revealed that these mints will be part of “an incredible and unique set.”
A special series of “Community Mints” will be created to honor the talent and dedication of QQL community members. These unique QQLs generated from mint passes will have official prints available for anyone in the community to collect. However, QQL prints are exclusive to the parametric artist, minter, and current owner.
Hobbs and Indigo will provide half-hour “portfolio reviews” to mint pass holders who request their opinions on their favorite seeds. Further details about this opportunity will be announced soon.
The formation of the “QQL Council” is another highlight of the anniversary celebrations. This council consists of top QQL community members who have demonstrated their artistic prowess through impressive QQL creations. They will provide guidance and insights to mint pass holders, helping them refine their QQL artworks.
The current representatives of the QQL Council in the Discord community are scottrsmith, Simulacrum#0768, simplyanders, barryw., alohi.eth, .heeey, kregdao, and grammarerror.
Additionally, Tyler Hobbs and Indigo will offer portfolio reviews to mint pass holders, giving participants the chance to receive valuable insights from the creators themselves. A Metaverse Tour is also scheduled, offering a guided exploration of a virtual exhibition featuring the finest QQL works.
QQL Metaverse and Live Mint Party
The highlight of the anniversary celebrations will be:
- A special guided tour of a metaverse exhibition featuring the QQL Analogs, the Parametric Expressions collection from Pace, and a selection of the greatest QQLs generated by the community.
- The Live Mint Party on September 28, filled with excitement, real-time commentary, and the unveiling of the Community Mints at Tyler Hobbs’ Discord.
Set to take place on September 28th on Tyler’s Discord, the Live Mint Party promises to be an immersive and unforgettable experience.
The Future of QQL
The one-year anniversary celebrations mark an ideal opportunity for those wanting to embark on their QQL creative journey. The carefully curated activities reflect the essence of QQL—a collaborative and vibrant community united by a shared passion for artistic expression.
As the QQL anniversary approaches, anticipation and excitement within the community continue to build, signaling the start of a new chapter in the algorithm’s creative journey.
Editor’s note: This article was written by an nft now staff member in collaboration with OpenAI’s GPT-4.