ABOUT LARVA LABS
Larva Labs is the home for our professional and experimental projects of John Watkinson and Matt Hall, the brains behind CryptoPunks.
They provide artists with best assistance to develop and unleash their imaginative visions exploring this new media and its limitless possibilities.
They're creative technologists that have worked on almost every kind of software. Examples include:
• Large scale web infrastructure
• Genomics analysis software (John has a Ph.D. 🤓)
• 8-bit roleplaying games
• An art project on the blockchain covered by the New York Times that Mashable said “could change how we think about digital art.”
• The largest open source repository of legal documents that they started at an overnight hackathon
• An endless driving game that ends badly (there's a VR version too)
• An app for Android called AppChat that makes a chat room for every app installed on your phone
• The largest blockchain music platform with over 40,000 tracks and counting
• Two different versions of a completely new Android homescreen experience: Slide Screen (2009!) and Flow Home (2014)
• A motion tracking dance booth on a beach in France
• An app with Google called Androidify that ended up becoming the worldwide face of the Android brand.
ABOUT THE AUTOGLYPHS PROJECT
Taken from larvalabs.com
Autoglyphs are the first “on-chain” generative art on the Ethereum blockchain. They are a completely self-contained mechanism for the creation and ownership of an artwork.
Autoglyphs are an experiment in generative art, each one unique and created by code running on on the Ethereum blockchain. A glyph can be created by anyone who is willing to donate the creation fee of 0.20Ξ ($35.18) to our chosen charity, 350.org. The creator of the glyph will then also become the first owner of the glyph. However, after 512 glyphs have been created, the generator will shut itself off forever and the glyphs will only be available on the secondary market.
Now that we have deployed the project to Ethereum, it is important to note that we no longer control the code that generates the art, nor the code that manages the ownership of the glyphs. This is a crucial difference from art that is editioned and sold by an artist or gallery. It allows a long-term guarantee of ownership, provenance and edition size that is independent of any central authority.