For collectors

The Idea Becomes a Machine will be published in August of 2022 as an edition of 512 NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain.

For collectors

The Idea Becomes a Machine will become available for collectors to mint at 3PM EST on August 5th 2022 with privileged access for access list members followed by a public sale if supplies remain.

The Idea Becomes a Machine will be published an edition of 512 NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain.

The collection mint as a revealed, dutch-style auction. Minters will choose from 512 revealed pieces.

Prices will decrease during a 2 hour private sale period from 0.12 ETH at 21:00 UTC to 0.06 at 23:00 this Friday August 5th

At 21:00 UTC (3PM EST) this Friday August 5th the private sale period will start. Collectors who have registered via are invited to a 2 hour long dutch auction. Prices will decrease every 10 minutes until they reach 0.06 ETH at 23:00 UTC.

During the private sale period, collectors will not be limited in how many tokens they can mint. We will reveal the full gallery in advance of the private sale to give everyone an opportunity to review the pieces and choose works they enjoy.

After two hours, at 23:00 UTC Friday August 5th (5PM EST) the public sale will begin at a price of 0.06ETH.

At this point anyone will be allowed to mint as many tokens as they would like, choosing from the remaining available pieces.

After 48 hours, at 23:00 UTC on Sunday August 7th if any pieces remain un-minted, we as the dev team will mint them ourselves and place them in a vault where they will not be released on the secondary market for a minimum of two years, reducing available supply.

Because the collection has a real variety of different types of pieces within it this “revealed dutch-style auction” approach is an attempt to allow collectors to choose pieces that resonate with them, as opposed to random minting followed by a reveal.

There is no system of trait-based rarity in the collection.

The collection will be made available for early access via allow lists offered on the platform. Holders of Hypercastle Explorers NFTs, and other artistically resonant projects will have an opportunity to get early access to collect the project.

The announced Premint opportunities so far can be found listed below and will be unlinked when they have closed.