#41 Saucebook – Curator, Collector and Creator of Art NFTs, on Rocklaz Radio with Tanmay Shah

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In this episode of Rocklaz Radio, the host interviews Mark Kelly, a creator, collector, and curator of NFTs. Mark shares insights on his background, experience with NFTs, the future of AI in art, and his role as a publisher on Nifty Gateway. The conversation covers topics such as NFT curation, security, and the evolving landscape of NFT platforms. The conversation covers a range of topics related to NFTs, including the artist’s experience with phishing attacks, the importance of identity in the NFT space, tips for engaging collectors, the impact of the bear market on NFTs, and the future of NFTs in the global art market. The artist also discusses the role of curation in the NFT space and the changing landscape of NFT art creation and collection. The conversation delves into the impact of NFTs on artists from developing countries, the potential of AI in creative industries, and the evolving role of art in society. Mark shares insights on the NFT market, the challenges and opportunities for artists, and the future of creative work in the digital age.In this episode of Rocklaz Radio, Tanmay Shah and Laura Grinbarga discuss books and podcasts they have read and listened to. They share their favorite podcasts, such as Akimbo and Freakonomics, and talk about the benefits of reading digitally and listening to audiobooks. They recommend books like The Artist’s Way, Big Magic, and The War of Art for creative inspiration. They also discuss the importance of finding the right time to read and making notes while reading. The conversation touches on spirituality in art and the impact of books like The Alchemist and Siddhartha. They also mention books on negotiation and personal development, such as Think and Grow Rich and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The conversation covered a wide range of topics, including book recommendations, favorite genres, and spiritual and philosophical discussions. Some of the recommended books include ‘Atomic Habits’ by James Clear, ‘The Warrior’s Apprentice’ by Lois McMaster Bujold, ‘The Silver Metal Lover’ by Tanith Lee, ‘Mahabharata’ and ‘Bhagavad Gita’ by Shri Shri Ravishankar, and ‘Business Sutras’ by Devdutt Patnayak. The conversation also touched on the importance of finding balance and substance in the content we consume.


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00:00 Introduction to NFTs and Mark Kelly’s Background
03:06 The Role of a Publisher on Nifty Gateway
06:28 The Future of AI in Art
49:41 Evolving Landscape of NFT Platforms
50:40 Navigating NFTs: Phishing Attacks and Identity
58:23 Engaging Collectors in the Bear Market
01:33:17 The Role of Curation in NFT Art
01:38:08 The Impact of NFTs on Artists from Developing Countries
01:46:00 AI and the Future of Creative Industries
01:48:12 Art as a Medium of Communication and Expression
01:59:09 Navigating the Dynamic NFT Market
02:20:27 Fostering a Sustainable Creative Ecosystem



• Mark Kelly’s diverse background in compliance and regulation, as well as his interest in AI and art, has shaped his journey as a creator, collector, and curator of NFTs.
• The role of a publisher on Nifty Gateway involves curating and promoting artists, managing drops, and creating a sustainable business model for artists and collectors.
• The future of AI in art is discussed, including the potential for AI-generated video, image-to-image creation, and the collaboration between artists and AI scripts.
• Security in the NFT space is a key concern, and the use of custodied wallets, two-factor authentication, and ledger wallets is recommended for protecting NFT assets.
• The evolving landscape of NFT platforms, the shift towards additions, and the role of artists and collectors in marketing and promoting NFT drops are highlighted. The artist’s experience with phishing attacks and the importance of identity in the NFT space.
• Tips for engaging collectors and the impact of the bear market on NFTs.
• The role of curation in the NFT space and the changing landscape of NFT art creation and collection. NFTs have opened up new opportunities for artists from developing countries, providing them with a platform to showcase their work and earn income.
• AI is revolutionizing the creative industry, offering new tools and possibilities for artists to create and innovate.
• Art serves as a medium of communication, connecting individuals and expressing shared human experiences.
• The NFT market is dynamic and unpredictable, with artists experiencing both challenges and unexpected successes.
• Understanding the motivations and needs of both artists and collectors is essential for fostering a thriving and sustainable creative ecosystem.


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