HardFork Series Update: Director @dougkarr Gives @andrarchy a Tattoo (& Competition Announcement)

in steemit •  last year

Before we get to the video of “Mad Director” (@dougkarr) giving @andrarchy a thermal tattoo we want to thank everyone for their amazing response to our announcement post as well as the team member posts that followed. We think this series will be instrumental in spreading Steem, and cryptos generally, to the mainstream and were ecstatic to see how many of you saw that potential as well.

Ever since then we’ve been working around the clock to push the project forward as fast as we can.

Thank You for Contributing!

We were also blown away by the quantity and quality of derivative content created by community members, a select few of which are listed below. We appreciate every single creation and wish we could list them all. We love the passion, enthusiasm, and support which is why at the end of this post we’re announcing a COMPETITION for those who create derivative content so you can receive even more for your great work.

Derivative Content Team Picks

--HardFork-- [part 1] by @kyriacos
HardFork Series - Centralized vs Decentralized
MO-813 Asteroid - HardFork Series Art

The Video: Experimenting on @andrarchy

Last Friday @dougkarr sent @andrarchy a somewhat cryptic text about a prototype he had hacked together:

As you can see in the video below, there was a reason he kept it vague.

Video Summary

The future Doug and the other HardFork writers (@ericvancewalton, @the-alien and @bakerchristopher) envision is one in which Augmented Reality (AR) has been fully integrated into our lives and possibly even our bodies. Because the technology has become so pervasive they theorize that some people might voluntarily get physical markers tattooed on their bodies to facilitate the proper functioning of the technology, or at least that’s what they think the reason will be.

As you can see in the video, Doug and the team hacked together a prototype of the machine they think might be used to administer these tattooes in the future and was eager to test it out on himself and @andrarchy. But to see how that goes, you’ll just have to watch the video.

The Competition

We were so impressed by the quality of content you all created in response to our past posts that we all agreed we needed to come up with some way of encouraging you to continue. That’s why we will be awarding two posts, created between today and Wednesday August 23rd, with additional STEEM. We will be distributing prizes for a “Crowd Favorite” and a “Team Favorite.” Both will receive 50 STEEM on top of whatever rewards they earn and we will announce the winners the following week. The winners will also be invited to enter our HardFork Universe slack where we will provide early access to story details as well as solicit your input and feedback regarding the series. We’re making this series for you after all, so your input will be invaluable.

The Rules

All you have to do to be eligible to win is resteem this post and post your own derivative content to the tag #hardforkseries. It could be a series of drawings, paintings, design elements, a poem, a piece of music, short-story, or anything else you can imagine that helps build the HardFork Universe. For the “Crowd Favorite” winner we will be looking at the number of upvotes, views, and rewards a post receives to judge what content has been assessed by the crowd as being “most valuable.”

For the “Team Favorite” the HardFork Series Team members will do a simple vote on their favorite pieces. Whichever post receives the most team votes will be deemed “Team Favorite” and 50 STEEM will be transferred to their account.

Even if you don’t win a prize we will certainly be upvoting and resteeming all the other amazing entries we have no doubt will come from the Steem community!

Thanks for reading and watching, and stay tuned, there’s much more to come!

HardFork Team

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@andrarchy is one tuff MFer :)

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DPOI :

Delegated Proof Of Ink.


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Haha! Thanks @barrydutton

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Funny, Barry!

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Sure is!
And he took the heat... off me.

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LOL.

Keep up the good work Dougger!!!

See the new # I came up with tied to the tattoo and crypto above in the comments with Andrew???

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@ericvancewalton approved wit almost!!!

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Doug you chicken out lol -
anyways you guys are good

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Sure did!

This is such an exciting project, and what an amazing competition.
I think I'll pass on the tattoo though.

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Thanks @opheliafu! Hopefully the fellas have the process perfected before I visit NYC! 😊

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Another tattoo for your collection?

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Maybe! The fellas tried to talk me into getting an AR track mark on my forehead but I'm still on the fence about it. : )

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You should give into peer pressure more- become a 'yes' man. What could go wrong?

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Haha! Agreed on all fronts!

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I'm glad you found it exciting :) Thanks for the kind words Ophelia!

Hey, that Andrew guy can act! Soon, scorched arms will be the new ice buckets.

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Thanks Tom! They did a wonderful job. Great idea! The AR track mark challenge. Lol

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Kind of like one of these. Steem perma-tats. Everyone will think we're in a cult.
brand

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Too kind!

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He sure can! So amazing doing this with Andrew the renaissance man & this incredible team. Thanks for your continued support @donkeypong!

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Haha yeah! He can act for sure!

Great point on the ice bucket, and thank you for everything you do Tom.

@hardfork-series!!!

See also some other designs HERE!!!

Now I'll know how it started...(when youtubers across the world are doing this like the hot pepper/spoonful of cinnamon challenge hahaha!!)

Awesome guys :)

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Thanks @dreemit! Guess we probably should have mentioned "don't try this at home, kids" somewhere in the post ;-) But that would probably just serve as encouragement.

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Ha, yes you're probably right!

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Lol. Thank you @dreemit!

If you can make such a well shot video for fun, i cannot wait for the series:) I am a visual artist and i use handcut collage as my medium, you can find my contibution for the HardFork series here: https://steemit.com/hardforkseries/@georgeboya/my-contribution-for-the-hardfork-series-contest-handcut-collage
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Keep up the good work:)

Hi! I'm new, a minnow, This might be a stupid question but, I came just days before HF..something... and I'm having trouble understanding what Hard Fork means? I know that my first post made a lot of money because of it and that's about it haha! Anyone have time to teach me some probably basic knowledge?

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I feel the same way. I'm intrigued but I'm not exactly sure what the expectations are for their competition.

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Wow, can't wait to share with others!
Time to get this brain working.
Good luck with this project!

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Thanks for your support @jube!

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Hehe so who's going to host the content? And after a week there's no more money coming in...?

weird, this reminded me of something i did a long time ago called node666. maybe i should dig it out, it was like ten years ago and had the similar b roll approach. really nice work this. keep it coming! :)

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For sure you should dig it out! I'd love to see that. Maybe there's someone way to tie it in :o

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I Am Big Fun Of You.

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well i used to watch a great show called galaticast and i knew a woman who lived on the outskirts of nyc who is also a brilliant sound producer/soundcart 'ears' - brilliant at her job, she setup node666 and we were all videoblogging nodes. i was one of the 100 yahoo groups videobloggers back in the day ;)

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wow it was 2006. . . can't find the master mixed version but everyone submitted clips -- http://www.node666.org/

Great production work, enjoyed it.

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Thank you! Yeah, it was a ton of fun to put together.

You all rock! Of course count me in, I have a couple fractal designs that I think may be suitable for this effort!
Thanks very much for linking to my previous post "MO - 813 Asteroid".
I got that tingle down my spine, like I get when I know I'm on the right track!

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Oh, by the way, you all are some crazy mofo's!

That's nice

That's some Forking Hard action! I had to share to my other social media (not to be named lol) Looking fwd to contributing, but I can't make the contest deadline cause I have some promotional activities planned for #RapCrypto but I'll definitely share once it's ready!

I have created more artwork for this cool project! One is a fractal image of a space station which is on the way to the asteroid where the workers get the upgrades and Thermal Tattoos imprinted to "help them" in their lives.

The other is a short video looking at how I see the AI control over the Imprinting Complex on the asteroid.

  1. https://steemit.com/hardforkseries/@fractalizer/midway-station-hf277-fractal-art-wallpaper
  2. https://steemit.com/dtube/@fractalizer/hjq4ruvu

Please let me know your thoughts! Cheers!

great post

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Thank you!

Awesome interview!

this series is going to be incredible, I'm 100 behind what you're putting together! probably won't make the deadline for a creative submission but I'll make something soon to support @hardfork-series.

Well, I just saw this a few hours ago, and set about writing a story. It took a couple hours, and is yet rough, but it's up and properly tagged.

Unfortunately, it's just now a few minutes after midnight, so I guess I missed the cutoff, and the resteem link isn't available to me =/

So, do check out the story I just wrote, and remain aware that it.is.unedited! I write to get criticized, as only the grinding away of excess can make my edge keen, so do not be hesitant to criticize.

Great concept that inspired me to contribute.

Thanks!

Hey there, do I gather correctly that the contest is over?
Sorry, for being late on that one, but I am new here ;-)
Will there be another contest in the future? I am asking because I'd love to contribute as a musician.
Thank you :-)