‘Apple Could Never Make Anything as Shitty as the Things I Make’

You want to make a rocketship, but you don’t have enough money for Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.

It might be worth looking into the Rocket Factory. This “trans-dimensional manufacturing factory” was created by Tom Sachs. You can make and customize your rockets both in the real and virtual worlds. This project uses NFTs in a way that is innovative and makes digital objects unique. It gives them an exclusive code that cannot be copied or forged. The project lies at the intersection between cryptocurrency and the metaverse. It also satisfies the persistent human thirst for new frontiers. He creates a rocket online and it is minted with an NFT. Then he makes a replica of a meatspace and launches it. You decide the next step.

Sachs continues to work on the digital commons known as the blockchain. It is the public shared database that makes it possible to show that only you own an NFT. The metaverse is a 3D virtual universe where many believe that a lot of interaction between humans will migrate soon. and of our persistent longing for a new frontier, all of which are characteristics of what is often referred to as web3—the next phase in the evolution of the internet.

Sachs is a well-known artist and sculptor who has been recognized for his meticulously detailed reproductions of objects we know from everyday life. His most notable project was the creation of a miniature replica of Le Corbusier’s futurist housing project The Radiant City, out of foamcore. He also created a detailed model of the nuclear bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki. He also designed a number of shipping containers for household products such as Kellogg’s cornflakes, Brillopads, and Heinz Ketchup. He has been a long-time spaceflight enthusiast and created three “Space Program” installations that represent what it is to fly to Mars or the moon. Above and Beyond.

There are reasonsSachs was interviewed by Nick Gillespie in the Soho studio of Nick Gillespie in Manhattan. About the importance of psychedelics to his creativity, the effects that the internet has had on artist-audience relationships, as well as why his handcrafted NFT Rockets are as inspiring, creative, and innovative as the ones created by Musk, Bezos and Branson.

Photo Credits: Budrul Chukrut / SOPA Images/Sip/Newscom; Zheng Huansong Xinhua News Agency/Newscom; Eric Draper for Virgin Galactic/ZUMA Press/Newscom; Britta Pedersen/dpa/picture-alliance/Newscom; Genevieve Hanson; Tom Sachs; Aleksandra Malysheva/iStock Photo

Nick Gillespie wrote and hosts the show. Kevin Alexander produced and edited the video. Kevin Alexander and Daniel Schloss took the photos.