"I've been working on a new electronic cash system that's fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party." Satoshi Nakamoto, 2008-10-31 18:10:00 UTC
I am a data scientist and a generative artist. In both cases, I mainly work with data and code, always in collaboration with a machine. This is me: hex6c.
If you’re wondering, 6c is the hexadecimal code for 108, which is the number of grains of the Mala — a strand of grains that many Buddhists use when reciting mantras. It digests my dual nature: rational and spiritual.
I am associate professor of Computer Science at the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics of the University of Udine, in the north-east part of Italy. I have a Master Degree and a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Udine and a Post Doc in Logic at the University of Amsterdam. I teach data science and since 2018 I introduced in the syllabus of my courses the topics of blockchain, cryptocurrencies and crypto art. I published one of the first academic papers about art on blockchain, a decentralized position paper in which we illustrate the topic of crypto art from different perspectives. The manuscript has been peer reviewed and accepted at Leonardo, a journal printed by MIT Press Direct. You can access my other papers on Google Scholar.
Since 2018 I am also a generative artist, active in the crypto art space from the start (they call us OGs — Original Gangsters — with the accent on original!). I mainly create with Processing, a modern Prometheus for coding within the context of the visual arts. Sometimes I also experiment in R and p5.js. All my digital artworks are tokenized as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on different digital galleries, including SuperRare, KnownOrigin, Foundation and Hic et Nunc.