Autoglyphs are the first “on-chain” generative art on the Ethereum blockchain. A completely self-contained mechanism for the creation and ownership of an artwork.
"RAW, ACADEMIC, PROCEDURAL, YET TANTALISINGLY BEAUTIFUL AS IT HOVERS BETWEEN ORDER AND CHAOS, AUTOGLYPHS OCCUPY A UNIQUE POSITION IN THE HISTORY OF BLOCKCHAIN BASED ART.
Following on from the rarity driven, large scale crypto collectible Cryptopunks, Larva Labs’s second project Autoglyphs turns its focus back to art history proper, to academic and formal concerns around the question of what artistic gesture can be contained solely “on-chain”. While the vast majority of NFTs are hosted on decentralised servers, Autoglyphs are contained entirely on Ethereum in just forty lines of code. It was the first of these experiments and marks a ground-breaking example of blockchain-based artistic purity. This is generative minimalism for the NFT age."
- Sotheby's Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale (June 10th 2021)
Credit: Mancel Details: - Total number of shape layers: 1,048 - Total number of circle shapes: 422 - Total number of horizontal shapes: 318 - Total number of vertical shapes: 308 - Shape layer color: Black - Background layers: 1 - Background layer color: White - Every 137th shape begins and ends together (1 and 137 etc) - Every 137th shape is grouped together. - Every shape in each group of shapes is offset by 1 frame. - Every group of 137 shapes is offset by 7 frames. - Every shape scales by 3 percent every 7 seconds from the center of the canvas. - Animation pauses in the no-animation position before going back to white canvas for 7 seconds. - The final white canvas duration is 3 seconds. - Everything should feel like a living breathing mathematical formula and notation.