Michael Sullivan Smith is creating an art experimenting with the distributive, decentralized world
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the meaning of cryptoknot


This Patreon page was set up in early 2014 for those that place value in knowing history. It grew into a way to share how those values translated into art. Now this art is being used as an incentive to find out about Blockchain, and Patreon is showing Blockchain here as the solution to society's concerns over the meaning of trust and value.

At present Blockchain is not understood enough. This is why I redirected my social media, blog and web site presence, and planned Patreon for testing out a “distributed registry” model for future autonomous operations... all to promote similarities between Blockchain functions and my art.

My art is first and foremost about structuring a way to make it clear how value is only trusted when proof of uniqueness is obvious. Here on Patreon I'm offering the benefit of earning my art as an incentive to enhance the process of learning about Blockchain. The right hand column is full of opportunities that help with this.

Between Internet works and those made as primary source media I have developed plenty of proof that the Blockchain equals meaning, and both give value to art. Steemit posts explain making it; a twist of Facebook/Twitter links emulates it; and, a White Paper on greatknot.com applies it to “infinity and beyond”. There is even a historical study using collection and memorabilia for explaining the traditional sense of a Blockchain connection to value that follows close on the heals of a mystical meaning for my Great Knot in history.

Blockchain is such a departure from what is presently acceptable under centralized authority that the most value in my art right now rests in its power to describe what is coming. The major accumulation of content that my art promises provides the most direct approach to learning about why Blockchain is what the future needs.

Become a patron here on Patreon early so you earn the works that possess the greatest potential for value generation, and learn about how this focus on value is going to universally change all society. The incentives you get for being a patron, in addition to realizing the benefits of Blockchain, prepare you for the future. Dive into that thought as deep as you feel is comfortable.

Thank you for becoming a patron!
Tiers
Accumulate Tokens and Access Patron-Only Posts
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
A whole series of digital information products have been created just to give the greatknot project a home and the systemic art it represents what is referred to as a historicity. These are on the web as greatknot.com and are in the Saugerties Public Library as the fully interactive History Atlas of Saugerties in its own computer in the Local History Room. If you find this creation and its related activities personally interesting please specifically support it by clicking on this section.
Being the most basic patron also welcomes you to drop by any time and pry one rock out of the reeks. Hell, things are far enough along now that I'll even let you choose the place to put your rock in the sculpture design. There's not an unlimited number of rocks for doing this left so pony up and get on over.
The Great Knot, spring, 2011
Special Offer
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
I'm reaching out to those that had left their mark 25 years ago on one of the nine panels in this link: https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmeAQhm6nUF99shAZm1Vu7CKppKZXwpYmEX2R16FyNZSEU/nine%20panels.JPG. Click on this link to find your name and make a closeup screen shot of it. Put that in a comment here or in Facebook (link below) as a new $10 tier Patreon patron and that will get you two more $10 tier bonuses reserved under your name, every month, for a year... 24 extra unique numbers; 36 in all!

This link to my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/michaelsullivan.smith gives a hint at the other special memorabilia that will be given out over this year. 

Reserved Cryptoknot Number
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
https://www.steemit.com/@cryptoknot is the blockchain where the cryptographically coded initiating sequence keeps the numbers that link a specific knot's patronage to its value. The combined three, four, five and six crossing knots that blockchain is limited to have their numbers only available to Patreon patrons. Each patron has one of these numbers reserved for every $10 in monthly payments, or that accumulates over a series of monthly payments to $10. 
Woodstock '94 and '99 dog tags
$15 or more per month 0 patrons

These rewards demonstrate a traditional model where things are specifically creating to become identified as unique and scarce collectibles. They are associated with two anniversary festivals of the original Woodstock, which has its 50th anniversary in 2019. These collectibles were made at the time of each event, are twenty five and twenty years old respectively, and come from my collection as inventor of the device that made them.

What is new here on Patreon is my invention for creating the valuables of the future. Ordinary properties, like those inherent in these Woodstock rewards, counted on an association with the event, not my invention, to create value. Much is changed since then.

Virtual value in an art is taking off with the runaway popularity of blockchain in the Non-Fungible Token art space. These rewards here on Patreon are objects of value that come with placeholders that will be very valuable in the future; giving benefits both now; with Woodstock memorabilia; and later, as a code that tracks it.

From Steemit https://www.steemit.com/@cryptoknot and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/michaelsullivan.smith you will get the full perspective on the uniqueness that the properties of each of these inventions bring to their respective times. See these platforms to be part of the action as they vie with each other for attention, and go to Twitter https://twitter.com/MSullivanSmith to find these ideas used as incentives for the Blockchain community to hold its course. 

Corporate Sponsor
$400 or more per month 0 patrons

If Blockchain is in your business plan, sponsoring me on Patreon can associate you with my art's way of showing the function of Blockchain graphically; to visualize what is not easily understood through words.

At the heart of every Blockchain use is the immutability of the distributed ledger. Mine is a systemic art that, similar to Blockchain, uses Internet-based decentralized participants and autonomous consensus to create new entries for a distributed registry; not a ledger.

My art is a sequence of infinitely different knot-forms each serial numbered for a place in a chain of title. The extensively illustrated White Paper I've turned http://www.greatknot.com into conveys the idea of Blockchain simply, in “forms” of cryptographic “things”; not code.

I already have a campaign that is putting my art everywhere on the Internet. This has been circulating posts between Steemit, Facebook, and Twitter to build familiarity with my graphics. I'll show appreciation for your interest in this tier of support by prominently placing of your business logo and link in posts as this education campaign continues.

Each sponsor funds the art by pledging a minimum $400 USD per month. The sponsors most compatible with this concept are the galleries, museums, news services, post-Internet artists, enterprise developers, marketing groups and passionate investors that are most active in fields related to Blockchain's use in the new Non-Fungible Token arena.

The purpose of my Patreon presence is to recruit participants from among those that will enthusiastically embrace a ground floor involvement in a beta-ready opportunity. My association with sponsors working with groundbreaking applications that are in a Beta stage of Blockchain adoption is planned to help my art reach knowledgeable candidates. 

Goals
$13 of $400 per month
I'm approaching the goal of $400 a month from patrons by, every day, documenting something I've just created as art, or have created in the past, to make works as unique in description as they are in the original. This “paying witness”, is demonstrating an occupation I believe will be practiced as the metadata of all things becomes them on the blockchain. In the future this, whether it is a function of art or one of scholarship, will be the most productive use of the human mind on the planet. So I call this my best use of my own art for the moment.
This application of my art permits me the opportunity to use the unique products and projects created 25 years ago for Woodstock '94. 2019 is 50 years since the original Woodstock Festival, and Facebook is where collectible rewards here on Patreon are promoted and selected, to entice the patrons and move toward this $400 goal. Scarcity and uniqueness dovetail well with the visuals of The Great Knot and the views from history used to plug my book, so this offering on Facebook draws in that following.
The narrative that matches Facebook's that I've reserving for the posts on Steemit – about the virtual knots being sequenced there, and how the unique coloration and variability of the products on Facebook fit into Non-Fungible Token characteristics, in Crypto parlance – is a subject reserved for the blockchain-aware community of Twitter. In spreading this out to include the highest level of audience, building relationships with sponsors at this stage can speed up transition from this goal to the next way more Patreon-centered one.
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the meaning of cryptoknot


This Patreon page was set up in early 2014 for those that place value in knowing history. It grew into a way to share how those values translated into art. Now this art is being used as an incentive to find out about Blockchain, and Patreon is showing Blockchain here as the solution to society's concerns over the meaning of trust and value.

At present Blockchain is not understood enough. This is why I redirected my social media, blog and web site presence, and planned Patreon for testing out a “distributed registry” model for future autonomous operations... all to promote similarities between Blockchain functions and my art.

My art is first and foremost about structuring a way to make it clear how value is only trusted when proof of uniqueness is obvious. Here on Patreon I'm offering the benefit of earning my art as an incentive to enhance the process of learning about Blockchain. The right hand column is full of opportunities that help with this.

Between Internet works and those made as primary source media I have developed plenty of proof that the Blockchain equals meaning, and both give value to art. Steemit posts explain making it; a twist of Facebook/Twitter links emulates it; and, a White Paper on greatknot.com applies it to “infinity and beyond”. There is even a historical study using collection and memorabilia for explaining the traditional sense of a Blockchain connection to value that follows close on the heals of a mystical meaning for my Great Knot in history.

Blockchain is such a departure from what is presently acceptable under centralized authority that the most value in my art right now rests in its power to describe what is coming. The major accumulation of content that my art promises provides the most direct approach to learning about why Blockchain is what the future needs.

Become a patron here on Patreon early so you earn the works that possess the greatest potential for value generation, and learn about how this focus on value is going to universally change all society. The incentives you get for being a patron, in addition to realizing the benefits of Blockchain, prepare you for the future. Dive into that thought as deep as you feel is comfortable.

Thank you for becoming a patron!

Recent posts by Michael Sullivan Smith

Tiers
Accumulate Tokens and Access Patron-Only Posts
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
A whole series of digital information products have been created just to give the greatknot project a home and the systemic art it represents what is referred to as a historicity. These are on the web as greatknot.com and are in the Saugerties Public Library as the fully interactive History Atlas of Saugerties in its own computer in the Local History Room. If you find this creation and its related activities personally interesting please specifically support it by clicking on this section.
Being the most basic patron also welcomes you to drop by any time and pry one rock out of the reeks. Hell, things are far enough along now that I'll even let you choose the place to put your rock in the sculpture design. There's not an unlimited number of rocks for doing this left so pony up and get on over.
The Great Knot, spring, 2011
Special Offer
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
I'm reaching out to those that had left their mark 25 years ago on one of the nine panels in this link: https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmeAQhm6nUF99shAZm1Vu7CKppKZXwpYmEX2R16FyNZSEU/nine%20panels.JPG. Click on this link to find your name and make a closeup screen shot of it. Put that in a comment here or in Facebook (link below) as a new $10 tier Patreon patron and that will get you two more $10 tier bonuses reserved under your name, every month, for a year... 24 extra unique numbers; 36 in all!

This link to my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/michaelsullivan.smith gives a hint at the other special memorabilia that will be given out over this year. 

Reserved Cryptoknot Number
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
https://www.steemit.com/@cryptoknot is the blockchain where the cryptographically coded initiating sequence keeps the numbers that link a specific knot's patronage to its value. The combined three, four, five and six crossing knots that blockchain is limited to have their numbers only available to Patreon patrons. Each patron has one of these numbers reserved for every $10 in monthly payments, or that accumulates over a series of monthly payments to $10. 
Woodstock '94 and '99 dog tags
$15 or more per month 0 patrons

These rewards demonstrate a traditional model where things are specifically creating to become identified as unique and scarce collectibles. They are associated with two anniversary festivals of the original Woodstock, which has its 50th anniversary in 2019. These collectibles were made at the time of each event, are twenty five and twenty years old respectively, and come from my collection as inventor of the device that made them.

What is new here on Patreon is my invention for creating the valuables of the future. Ordinary properties, like those inherent in these Woodstock rewards, counted on an association with the event, not my invention, to create value. Much is changed since then.

Virtual value in an art is taking off with the runaway popularity of blockchain in the Non-Fungible Token art space. These rewards here on Patreon are objects of value that come with placeholders that will be very valuable in the future; giving benefits both now; with Woodstock memorabilia; and later, as a code that tracks it.

From Steemit https://www.steemit.com/@cryptoknot and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/michaelsullivan.smith you will get the full perspective on the uniqueness that the properties of each of these inventions bring to their respective times. See these platforms to be part of the action as they vie with each other for attention, and go to Twitter https://twitter.com/MSullivanSmith to find these ideas used as incentives for the Blockchain community to hold its course. 

Corporate Sponsor
$400 or more per month 0 patrons

If Blockchain is in your business plan, sponsoring me on Patreon can associate you with my art's way of showing the function of Blockchain graphically; to visualize what is not easily understood through words.

At the heart of every Blockchain use is the immutability of the distributed ledger. Mine is a systemic art that, similar to Blockchain, uses Internet-based decentralized participants and autonomous consensus to create new entries for a distributed registry; not a ledger.

My art is a sequence of infinitely different knot-forms each serial numbered for a place in a chain of title. The extensively illustrated White Paper I've turned http://www.greatknot.com into conveys the idea of Blockchain simply, in “forms” of cryptographic “things”; not code.

I already have a campaign that is putting my art everywhere on the Internet. This has been circulating posts between Steemit, Facebook, and Twitter to build familiarity with my graphics. I'll show appreciation for your interest in this tier of support by prominently placing of your business logo and link in posts as this education campaign continues.

Each sponsor funds the art by pledging a minimum $400 USD per month. The sponsors most compatible with this concept are the galleries, museums, news services, post-Internet artists, enterprise developers, marketing groups and passionate investors that are most active in fields related to Blockchain's use in the new Non-Fungible Token arena.

The purpose of my Patreon presence is to recruit participants from among those that will enthusiastically embrace a ground floor involvement in a beta-ready opportunity. My association with sponsors working with groundbreaking applications that are in a Beta stage of Blockchain adoption is planned to help my art reach knowledgeable candidates.