Contemporary Street Art: Art or Vandalism

Michael Melvin – As a child growing up close to New York, I have always been obsessed with city life. The people, the different cultures, the public art, and the bustle of moving parts always excited me as someone who came from the quiet town of Greenwich, CT. I always felt that there was moreContinue reading “Contemporary Street Art: Art or Vandalism”

Dark and Light: Contrast and Perception

–Michael Melvin The nature of this presentation and paper revolves around the idea of dualism and how it plays a critical role in understanding contrast: Dark and Light, Knowledge and Ignorance, and Life and Death. Through assigning contrast to art we can understand the multiple perceptions within the simulation in question. It is from thisContinue reading “Dark and Light: Contrast and Perception”

NFT Horse Racing; How I Bred a Horse in Zed Run?

July 30, 2021 “Here is an NFT that can be replicated. With the strong framework surrounding Zed Run, one can easily dominate a market run by virtual horse fanatics.” Zed Run; The Horse Racing NFT Candidate for Breeding NFTs Because ‘Zmu’ is a Mare she is able to breed in cycles. Looking To Breed IContinue reading “NFT Horse Racing; How I Bred a Horse in Zed Run?”

Post Pandemic Pop- up Skate Culture

Michael Melvin – 18 April 2021 During the pandemic, many people have turned to skateboarding because of its low-key positive culture. You may not believe this from what the media feeds you about skating, but no one really cares about what you think. The real skaters don’t care about who you are or what you’reContinue reading “Post Pandemic Pop- up Skate Culture”

Sometimes We Need a Wellness Day: Live Music Performance

Michael Melvin 23 Mar. 2020 [Greenwich, CT] – As it was Tango Tuesday and also Wellness Day, I thought I may play some music outdoors. There is something spiritual about playing music for nobody. I felt as if this installation piece captured the art of many trying to find balance in such a time ofContinue reading “Sometimes We Need a Wellness Day: Live Music Performance”

How I Got my Art Displayed in a Beijing Art Exhibition

Michael Melvin – 18 March 2021 In the far right corner of the room there is an installation piece of a fist spray- painted on a rock wall. First I would like to note, I have no idea how this happened in the first place. Initially I was in Beijing studying abroad with the ChinaContinue reading “How I Got my Art Displayed in a Beijing Art Exhibition”