Over the past few years, I've done a lot of prompt-based group writing experimentation. The general idea is: a well-crafted prompt gets the gears of the mind turning, which gets us thinking, and facilitates our ability to produce interesting written responses. The concept of prompting comes from a latin linguistic
It’s been a few months since Exquisite Land’s first canvas, Terra Masu, was completed. You may be wondering, what’s going on behind the scenes? Is the project still alive? Wen canvas 2?! This post will give you a peek into what the team behind Exquisite Land (XQST
To get the XQST creative juices flowing, we hosted a sketch session in Discord. The goal was to explore the creative direction of canvas 2 coins. Starting with the low-fi tldraw open canvas drawing tool, we quickly moved into Figma so we could bring in visual artifacts from prior XQST
In this XQST crafter session, we set out to pick a color palette for the second Exquisite Land canvas. Using the same pixel palette tool as we did for canvas one, Lospec, the community members present went on a palette expedition. Selecting a handful of options, we were able to
Exquisite Land is a collaborative pixel art drawing game that popped out of the shared brain of 5 internet pals who sometimes work as a squad under the name Buzzard. The birthdate of Exquisite Land, or XQST, was August 30, 2021, and we’ve got videographic evidence [https://www.youtube.
Buzzard squad decided on August 30, 2021 to build a collaborative doodle game that would be built on the blockchain. The decision to create this was emergent, and captured during one of our recorded sessions [https://youtu.be/CC6n4TRLPPQ]. Here's a few of the themes that came out of this
Conrad and I set out to build a feasible system for exploring non-linear discussion that optimizes for insights. Perhaps more simply: a chat app that allows for more natural branching conversations. What might chat look like if we could cruise around branching conversations for navigation, something more interconnected, multidimensional, topical?