In conversation with Karborn

Fakewhale Live features Jesse Draxler in conversation with John Karborn as they discuss the impact of technology and the internet on the art world today.

They recount their early experiences with the internet and how it gave them new opportunities to create and share their work, discussing how the internet has the potential to connect artists around the world and break down barriers. 

But also the difficulties of monetizing their work on the web and the importance of creating an intimate audience-artist relationship.

During the conversation, Karborn also describes a project he worked on for the New York Times called “Op-Eds from the Future,” which explored the future of journalism, as well as presenting science fiction hypothetical futures, he also comments on the excitement of thinking about the New York Times’ future.

Music is also intertwined into the conversation, as the two discuss the importance of creating good record covers, and how many musicians find it difficult to understand what makes a good cover — mentioning how web3 technology and NFTs are being tested and roadmapped with artists, which offers great opportunities for visual artists to monetize their work digitally and financially. 

Jesse Draxler is an LA-based artist working in mixed media and digital formats to create deconstructed, distorted images.

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