Welcome to JOYWORLD

A creative world of JOY!

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Welcome to JOYWORLD, where art and joy converge,

A land of magic, where your creativity will emerge.

Unique 1:1 beings here, to be your muses,

With JOYtoys in hand, your imagination will surge.

Created by JOY, this world is one-of-a-kind,

Where your mind can take flight and leave all else behind.

Our guide will be your trusty map, your compass, and friend,

Leading you on a trip that's both JOYful and fun without end.

With every step you take, new delights await,

And joys of creativity, you'll relish, no need to debate.

So come along, dear traveler, let your heart sing,

JOYWORLD is waiting, let the art-making begin, let the joy bring.


Things We Say in JOYWORLD

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Decentralized - An activity or organization controlled by several offices or authorities rather than a single one.

ETH - Abbreviation for Ethereum or Ether.

Ether - The native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum Blockchain.

Ethereum - A decentralized, open-source blockchain with smart contract functionality.

Fork - Process of migrating Ethereum tokens from one contract to another. For our case, forking JOYs from the old hot-potato contract to the current contract.

GLB - A 3D file format that includes textures instead of referencing them as external images. GLBs are how we see JOYtoys in JOYvision on the web.

GM - Good Morning!

InterJOYmensional - The feeling of JOY that is so immense it can bend spacetime.

IPFS - InterPlanetary File System - decentralized file storage on the blockchain.

JM - JOYful Morning!

JOY - The contemporary artist known as John Orion Young.

JOY Collector - Human being who collects JOY's creations.

JOYling - An aspiring JOY Collector.

JOYs - Beings from JOYWORLD with muse magic.

JOYtoys - Objects from JOYWORLD with powers.

JOYvision - The way to see your world filled with JOY. An ever evolving digital drug trip.

JOYWORLD - A place in virtual space where everyone and thing is conspiring to make you feel JOYful and creative.

Metaverse - The 3D internet with magic money.

Multi-Dimensional File - A folder of files that all represent one object. File types currently include PNG, APNG, GIF, USDZ, GLB, VOX and we will continue to add more to expand compatibility in other 2D and 3D projects and experiences. This new concept we created will enable you to take your JOYs and JOYtoys across the metaverse.

NFT (Non-Fungible Token) - A unique digital asset that represents ownership of a digital item such as a JOYtoy. Each NFT is unique and cannot be replicated.

Pronoia - A state of mind that is the opposite of paranoia. Whereas a person suffering from paranoia feels that persons or entities are conspiring against them, a person experiencing pronoia feels that the world around them conspires to do them good.

Smart Contract - A self-executing contract with the terms of the agreement written directly into the code. Smart contracts are used in JOYWORLD to ensure fair and transparent transactions.

Spacetime - Any mathematical model which fuses the three dimensions of space and the one dimension of time into a single four-dimensional manifold.

Super Slimey Smile - slime that makes everyone smile

USDZ - Universal Scene Description (USD) is a 3D file type that enables augmented reality experiences. We create USDZ files for trips through JOYVISION.

VOX - The file extension for voxel art. It is a type of art form where 3D models are constructed entirely out of 3D cubes called voxels. Artists are able to create these voxel models using a special type of software called a voxel editor.

WETH - Wrapped Ethereum for making bids and offers on JOYs

About JOY

JOY is John Orion Young

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As a fourth-generation artist and sculptor, John Orion Young (JOY) is constantly pushing the boundaries of art creation, distribution, and experience through the use of cutting-edge technologies like AR, VR, and blockchain.

JOY is a trailblazer in the world of digital art, having created and launched the first NFT contract and minted the first 3D art on the blockchain in 2018. He is also the mastermind behind JOYWORLD, an immersive metaverse experience that aims to bring joy and creativity to its users.

Growing up, JOY was heavily influenced by his father, a wildlife biologist turned artist, and was classically trained in the techniques of oil painting and lost-wax bronze casting. This background instilled in him a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature and the role of art in reflecting it.

As a young artist, JOY was inspired by the works of Salvador Dali, which opened his eyes to the limitless possibilities of art. He spent years creating thousands of artworks, filling every living space with his creations. Eventually, he co-founded the FU Collective, an art gallery in the heart of Denver's art district, where he would host art openings, meet with collectors, and sell his art.

However, JOY grew tired of the wasteful nature of the traditional art world, where physical artworks had to be stored, transported, and sometimes lost. He began to explore new ways of creating and distributing art, which led him to the world of virtual reality and blockchain.

In 2016, JOY discovered the potential of VR when he watched a video of someone creating a giant red spider in an Oculus VR headset. This experience sparked his interest in creating art in virtual worlds and led him to build his own VR setup. He spent the next year getting lost in TiltBrush and Oculus Medium, experimenting with different styles and techniques.

In late 2017, JOY became fascinated with CryptoKitties, the world's first blockchain-based game. He realized that blockchain technology could be used to create new types of art contracts that would allow collectors to own virtual artworks directly from the artist. This led him to create his own NFT contract, which he minted on April 24, 2018. To this day, JOY's artworks are considered the first 3D art on the blockchain.

JOYWORLD is the culmination of JOY's vision and passion for art, technology, and community. It is an ever-expanding artwork that invites collectors to take a multi-dimensional journey through the metaverse and experience the joy and creativity that JOY has to offer.


Hand Sculpted in Virtual Reality by JOY

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JOY immersively creates sculptures and worlds using the power of virtual and augmented reality. With a VR headset, two controllers, and a powerful PC, JOY hand sculpts and paints each creation out of thin air.

In this guide, we'll take a closer look at JOY's creative process in VR, the tools and software used, and how the distance between imagination and reality is being dramatically reduced.

Current Virtual Sculpting Studio Setup:

  • PC: Intel NUC 11 Enthusiast i7-1165G7
  • Headset: Oculus Quest Pro linked to PC
  • Software: Medium by Adobe
  • Additional Tools: Camlink for capturing VR footage to M1 Mac, GoPro for first person perspective mixed reality.

Past Equipment:

  • PC: Custom built and spray painted Mini ITX, i5 CPU, GTX 1080 T GPU (previously RX 480)
  • Headset: HTC Vive, Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Go, Rift, Rift S, Oculus Quest 2
  • Additional Tools: Green Screen, Vive Trackers, Leap Motion Hand Tracker

As technology continues to evolve, JOY's virtual sculpting studio is constantly evolving as well. The Oculus Quest Pro, when linked to a PC, provides a high-performance, wireless VR experience that allows for even greater freedom of movement and expression. The software, Medium by Adobe, is a powerful sculpting and painting tool that offers a wide range of brushes and tools for creating highly detailed and realistic sculptures. Additionally, JOY uses Camlink to capture VR footage to an M1 Mac and GoPro for first-person perspective mixed reality, which allows for even more dynamic and immersive creations.

JOY's past equipment includes a custom-built PC that was spray painted and a variety of VR headsets such as the HTC Vive, Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Go, Rift, Rift S and Oculus Quest 2. JOY also utilized additional tools such as a green screen, Vive trackers, and Leap Motion hand tracker to enhance the creative experience.

Overall, JOY's virtual sculpting studio is a dynamic and ever-evolving setup that allows for the creation of highly detailed and realistic sculptures in virtual reality. As technology continues to advance, the possibilities for immersive creativity are endless.

JOY Collectors

Building a JOYful Future of Art Collecting Together

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JOY Collectors are a unique and special group of art enthusiasts who not only appreciate the beauty of JOY's creations, but also play an active role in their creation. As JOY sculpts and paints in virtual reality, collectors have the opportunity to witness the creative process in real-time through live streams and updates. This direct relationship between artist and collector allows for a deeper understanding and connection to the artwork.

Furthermore, by purchasing JOY's sculptures and worlds on the blockchain, collectors are able to have a secure and direct transaction with the artist, bypassing the need for third-party intermediaries such as galleries and museums. This not only allows for a more intimate collector-artist relationship, but also ensures that the artwork is properly documented and tracked on the blockchain, adding to its value and authenticity. Being a JOY Collector is not only about owning a beautiful piece of art, but also about becoming a part of the story and creation of JOYWORLD.


JOYs are Your Creative Muse

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JOYs are unique and wild virtual beings from JOYWORLD that slowly arrive on earth to inspire your creative spirit. Each JOY is a one-of-a-kind virtual muse, with its own unique magic power to help you achieve your wildest dreams and happiest potential!

When you collect a JOY, you gain access to its JOY Magic, which will guide you on a journey of creative discovery and self-expression. JOYs are like little sparks of inspiration, waiting to light the fire of your imagination.

JOYs are Living Artistic Beings

JOYs are more than just digital collectibles - they are living, breathing entities that will continue to evolve and change over time. They will receive over-the-air upgrades and unexpected treats, such as new abilities and special gifts.

For example, in 2019 JOYs were forked to a new contract, granting their owners new capabilities. In December 2020, all current and past JOY Collectors were gifted the first JOYtoy as a thank you for believing in the early vision of JOYWORLD. Additionally, JOYs were granted the keys to the JOYWORLD JOYtoy Shop and now have the ability to create a JOYtoy. For the JOY Collector, that means you get to collaborate with JOY on the final artwork, edition size, and price when your JOY makes a JOYtoy. You will also receive 50% of your JOY's primary JOYtoy sales!

Becoming a JOY Collector

JOYs are sculpted by hand in virtual reality, making each one extremely unique and rare. You can collect JOYs at a first-time auction or through secondary offers and bids on OpenSea.

Collecting JOYs is like embarking on a wild and wonderful adventure, full of surprises and possibilities. You never know what kind of JOY you might discover next, or what kind of magic it will bring into your life. So come join us on this journey, and let's build a JOYful future of art collecting together!


JOYtoys are powerful, creative things from JOYWORLD

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JOYtoys are the ultimate playthings from JOYWORLD! These limited edition, uniquely numbered objects are not just artworks, they're also your ticket to creative adventure in the metaverse. With JOYtoys, the possibilities are endless. Each one is an ERC721 token and exists multidimensionally as an index of files including a 500x500 Animated PNG, 2000x2000 PNG, USDZ, GLB, 500x500 GIF, 32x32x32 VOX, and more files will be added over time to enable interoperability across the metaverse.

But that's not all, these JOYtoys are more than just pretty pixels on a screen. With the touch of a button, the JOYvision feature allows you to view them in augmented reality, bringing your JOYtoys to life in a whole new way. And in the future, you'll be able to create with them too! Imagine building your own virtual worlds and using JOYtoys as the building blocks.

But wait, there's more! These JOYtoys are also smart! The Smart Contract allows for the ability to split profits at the point of sale with collaborators, charities, and even fellow JOY Collectors. Plus, the metadata is all on-chain, art history is maintained, and files are distributed across the immutable InterPlanetary File System. It's like having your very own personal time capsule of art history.

So, how do you get your hands on these one-of-a-kind playthings? Easy peasy! JOYtoys can be purchased directly on the Smart Contract through Etherscan or on secondary markets like OpenSea. No need to waste time on minting them on the JOYtoy machine, these JOYtoys are ready for playtime.

So come join the fun and let's build a JOYful future of playtime together!



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The JOYx series is a special collection of collaborative artworks brought to you by JOY and artist friends. These pieces are created through unique partnerships between JOY and other artists, resulting in one-of-a-kind works of art that push the boundaries of creativity.

The JOYx series is all about experimentation and exploration. Each collaboration is a chance for JOY and their friends to work together, share ideas, play, and explore. The resulting artworks are a reflection of this shared creative energy and are truly special pieces that can only be found in the JOYx series.


Portals pop up on other chains to take you to JOYWORLD!

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The JOYWORLD Portal series is the newest collection of photographic artworks from JOY. In an attempt to capture these beautiful flashes in time where the JOYs enter our earth plane, JOY jumps through time to capture an image of himself next to the portal for scale.

These images of portals are being intentionally made available across the entire metaverse agnostic of any chain to share these delightful moments of JOY that are sometimes fleeting but forever affecting our wellbeing. They are like a postcard from a dimension between dimensions. These images are created to celebrate how big, great, wildly, wonderful, and JOYful every fleeting moment in your life can be.


The JOYWORLD Portal series is the newest collection of photographic artworks from JOY. In an attempt to capture these beautiful flashes in time where the JOYs enter our earth plane, JOY jumps through time to capture an image of himself next to the portal for scale.

These images of portals are being intentionally made available across the entire metaverse agnostic of any chain to share these delightful moments of JOY that are sometimes fleeting but forever affecting our wellbeing. They are like a postcard from a dimension between dimensions. These images are created to celebrate how big, great, wildly, wonderful, and JOYful every fleeting moment in your life can be.

Sandstone Portal to JOYWORLD

JOYWORLD Portal, Sandstone Headland

Edition: 11

Date: December 2, 2021

Blockchain: Flow

GM from JOY lingering near the precipice of the JOYWORLD Portal at Sandstone Headland. Popping into existence only for an instance this JOYWORLD Portal spit out a few JOYs and swallowed some JOY Collectors whole. Taking them down the trip through JOYWORLD, never to return from JOYfull bliss.

This auction followed the standard Versus auction format of unique versus editions.

In this auction format bids can be placed on either the unique side (1 of 1) or on any serial number from the edition side (1 of x). The bid on the unique side is then compared to the cumulative bid on the edition side and whichever is larger wins! The respective number of NFTs are then minted and sent to the winning bidder(s). The first JOYWORLD Portal was collected by 11 new JOY Collectors.

Official Links: Versus

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Amongst all the doom and gloom of the latest (but almost certainly not last) big crypto crash, it’s easy to lose sight of what art is about: joy. John Orion Young (JOY) is the mastermind behind JOYWORLD, a collection all about making you smile, no matter how bleak the world might seem. And we could all use a bit of that, right?

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JOYWORLD Expands to Flow Blockchain with Launch of 'JOYWORLD Portals' Series

The JOYWORLD Portal series is a game-changer for the NFT art world and John Orion Young's art. With only 11 editions available, the excitement was palpable as the auction for "JOYWORLD Portal, Sandstone Headland" opened on the Flow Blockchain through Versus. The bidders were thrilled to be a part of the action and to chat with the artist, John Orion Young, himself. And the results were historic - selling for a staggering 7769.69 Flow, making it the top sale for an art auction on Versus to date.

This exciting expansion to the Flow Blockchain marks a new frontier for JOYWORLD and John Orion Young's art. The series promises to offer even more immersive and interactive experiences for art collectors and enthusiasts alike. So keep your eyes peeled for what's next from JOYWORLD on the Flow Blockchain!

Check out the JOYWORLD Portal series on Versus now.


The JOYWORLD Mini-Documentary with Gali Filche and JOY

This is a documentary/vlog about my road trip to Oregon to meet John Orion Young, the founder of JOYWorld and first artist to put 3D art on the blockchain in 2018. Since then, John has been building JOYWORLD, a world inside of the metaverse that is like a painting you can walk into, and own a piece of, all built on the Ethereum blockchain. He has now created 130 original JOYs (original 3D NFTs), and released a collection of 9 JOYToys, with lots more coming. Now his digital art pieces/NFTs go for $100,000s, and have become an iconic symbol for early web 3.0 entrepreneurship.

Flow Blockchain Blog

Creator Spotlight: JOY on Versus

A quick dive into JOYs early art life, JOYWORLD’s beginnings, and an introduction to the first artwork in the JOYWORLD Portal series and the first to be minted on the Flow Blockchain. The Portal series is the newest collection of photographic artworks from JOY. In an attempt to capture these beautiful flashes in time where the JOYs enter our earth plane, JOY drops a single blotter on his tongue and jumps through time to capture an image of himself next to the portal for scale.


Power Flower Blooms at NFT NYC!

New York, NY - Attention all NFT enthusiasts, tech geeks, and flower children: prepare to be awestruck by the latest masterpiece to hit the virtual art world. Power Flower, hand-sculpted in virtual reality by renowned artist John Orion Young, has finally made landfall at Dreamverse, produced by Metapurse.

In a bold move to merge the physical and digital realms, Dreamverse aims to showcase the pinnacle of NFT art and VR experiences from the most cutting-edge artists of our time. But, let's be real, we all know what you're here for - the giant robot covered in flowers. Yes, you read that right. A gundam-like behemoth made entirely of petals and armed with a 24K gold watering can full of liquid rainbows.

But don't be fooled by its delicate appearance - Power Flower is an indomitable pollinator of peace, ready to fill the world with JOY, love, peace, and, of course, flowers. So, put down your devices, slip on those VR headsets, and experience the digital renaissance like never before. Who knows, you may even leave with a newfound appreciation for the power of art, technology, and global house DJs.

For more information, please visit Dreamverse. And remember: always be mindful of the power to pollinate peace.


Adobe Shines a Light on JOY in Latest NFT Video: 'A Digital Art Revolution: Adobe MAX 2021

In its latest video exploring the exciting world of NFTs, Adobe has put JOY and JOYWORLD at center stage, highlighting the incredible impact they're making on the digital art world.

Titled "NFT - A Digital Art Revolution: Adobe MAX 2021," the video features leading voices in the NFT community, including artists and experts, who discuss the benefits of NFTs for digital artists and the future of the art world.

But it's JOY and JOYWORLD that steals the show, showcasing how this innovative platform is paving the way for a new era of digital art and ownership. With its unique, one-of-a-kind creations and vibrant community, JOYWORLD is helping to redefine what's possible in the world of NFTs.

So if you're looking to stay ahead of the curve in the world of NFTs, this video is a must-watch. Don't miss your chance to learn more about JOY, JOYWORLD, and the future of digital art.

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JOY No.2 JOYbot Fetches $252,000 at Sotheby's Metaverse Natively Digital 1.2 The Collectors Show

JOYbot, the second 3D sculpture ever minted on the blockchain and a companion for Original JOY, was auctioned off at Sotheby's as part of JOY Collector Pranksy's collection for the Sotheby's Metaverse Natively Digital 1.2 The Collectors show. On October 26, 2021, JOYbot was sold for $252,000 USD to Kaprekar (@kaprekar_punk), marking the third JOY to sell for over six figures.

JOYbot was created to intimidate the intimidators and bring a sense of security to other realms of reality. The robot was built using parts from a movie prop mecha, juicers, and an old Honda, making it a unique and one-of-a-kind artifact in the world of NFTs.

This sale reinforces JOYWORLD's position as a leader in the NFT space and highlights the growing popularity and recognition of JOYs as valuable and collectible digital assets. Congratulations to Kaprekar (@kaprekar_punk) on their latest acquisition and to JOYWORLD for another successful sale.

JOYWORLD and Party Degenerates

JOY Brings the Smiles to the Party Degenerates with Latest Collaboration!

Get ready to party with a smile on your face, as JOY joins forces with the wild and wacky world of Party Degenerates. JOY has created a 3D "Smiley" trait, randomly generated onto the Party Degenerate avatars, making the party even more absurd and hilarious.

In the age of NFTs and the "Second Renaissance," the party never stops for the Party Degenerates. And JOY is the cherry on top of the crazy sundae. This latest collaboration is a testament to JOY's cutting-edge creativity and its willingness to push the boundaries of what's possible in the world of digital art.

So grab your avatars and join the party, because when JOY and Party Degenerates come together, you know it's going to be one wild ride. Let the good times roll!


JOY Sale Breaks Records Again as Crypto-louvre Offers Begin Again Ganesha!

It was a historic moment in the world of JOYs as Crypto-louvre, sold the one-of-a-kind JOY, Begin Again Ganesha, for a whopping 75 ETH, amounting to a six-figure sale in USD ($213,815.25 at the time of sale). The lucky buyer, Jeff32 (@jeff964), couldn't contain his excitement about his latest acquisition.

But what makes this sale even more remarkable was the ceremonious extraction of Begin Again Ganesha from its display shelf. Yes, you heard it right, Ganesha was kept on a shelf, and when the sale went through, Crypto-louvre ceremoniously extracted them from the display and turned it off, marking the end of an era for Ganesha and the beginning of a new chapter for Jeff32.

This marks the second highest six-figure JOY sale in USD and continues to prove the growing popularity and value of John Orion Young's digital multiverse. So, keep your eyes peeled, who knows what JOYs will be making their way to the shelves (and into the wallets) of art collectors next.


JOYWORLD Unleashes Reality-Bending Fun with JOYvision Launch!

Attention JOY Collectors, hold onto your hats and prepare for a wild ride into a new realm of reality! JOYWORLD, the digital multiverse full of JOY, has just launched JOYvision, an Augmented Reality experience that will take your JOY experience to the next level.

With JOYvision, you can now view any JOYtoy in your real world environment directly from JOY.WORLD. Imagine holding a miniature version of your favorite JOYtoy in the palm of your hand or placing it on your desk for all to see. It's like having a portal to a whole new world of JOY right at your fingertips!

JOYWORLD has always been pushing the boundaries of what's possible in the digital art world, and JOYvision is just the latest example of JOY's innovative spirit. So what are you waiting for? Get ready to take a leap into a world of imagination and experience JOY like never before!


JOYworld Shakes the Digital Art World with the Release of JOYtoy No.9: JOYblock

In a groundbreaking moment for JOYWORLD, the highly anticipated JOYtoy No.9: JOYblock sold out in an astonishing 10 minutes after being listed for a mere 0.001 ETH. This is the approximate price that the first JOYs were sold for back in 2018, and this latest release is a nostalgic nod to the early days of JOYWORLD.

The minimalist yet striking design of JOYblock has captured the hearts of JOY collectors and art enthusiasts alike. Its simple form serves as a symbol of the courage to start something new, over and over again. This latest addition to the JOYtoy collection is a true testament to the timeless appeal of JOYWORLD's art and design.

JOYWORLD continues to innovate and push the boundaries of what is possible in the digital art world. JOYblock is a must-have for any serious JOY collector, and we are honored to have it join the ranks of our iconic JOYtoy lineup.

So hold tight, JOYWORLD fans, because this is only the beginning of our exciting journey into the digital art world. Get ready for more amazing JOYtoys and innovative creations, because JOYWORLD is just getting started!


Revolutionary Artwork Lays the First Brick for Museum of Crypto Art's Genesis Collection!

The Museum of Crypto Art (MOCA) has just made history by acquiring a JOY, a unique and innovative NFT, for their permanent Genesis Collection. This subset of the MOCA Permanent Collection will feature only one artwork per artist who made a positive impact on the NFT space prior to December 2020.

Laying the First Brick JOY represents the spirit of courage and creativity, embodied by the brick that is laid, over and over again, as a foundation for new beginnings. With this acquisition, MOCA has secured a place in the annals of art history as a leading institution that recognizes and celebrates the importance of NFTs in the world of contemporary art.

Get ready to experience the magic of JOY and the revolutionary spirit of NFTs at the Museum of Crypto Art. Let's start building a new foundation for art, together!


JOYWORLD Brings the Fun and Friends with JOYx Launch!

The digital multiverse of JOYs, JOYWORLD, has just launched JOYx, a new category of collaborations and inter-verse fun. John Orion Young, the mastermind behind JOYWORLD, is excited to bring together other artists and verses from across the digital realm to create unique and joyful experiences.

And the first JOYx collaboration is nothing short of amazing! JOYWORLD has teamed up with the dynamic duo, DABSMYLA, to create an original video piece that is hosted on SuperRare. This marks the first time a JOY piece has ever been minted outside of JOYWORLD's custom smart contracts, and it's just the beginning of what's to come with JOYx.

So get ready to laugh, dance, and have a blast as JOYWORLD opens up a world of possibilities for JOYs and digital art. Join us on this wild ride and let's see where JOYx takes us!


Breaking News: JOYWORLD Shakes Up Art World with Landmark Sale of Unicorn Fart NFT!

In a stunning turn of events, MetaEvm, a new JOY Collector, has acquired Unicorn Fart, a one-of-a-kind JOY hand-sculpted in virtual reality by renowned artist John Orion Young. The sale, conducted by none other than the founder of Uniswap, Hayden Adams, saw Unicorn Fart fetch an astonishing 128 ETH, equaling $236,632 at the time of sale. This historic transaction marks the highest JOY sale to date and sets a new benchmark for the potential of JOYs and NFTs in the future.

The art world is buzzing with excitement over this landmark sale, which demonstrates the innovative use of blockchain technology and the growing importance of NFTs. With Unicorn Fart leading the way, the possibilities for NFTs and JOYs are truly limitless.

And for those with a sense of humor, it's worth noting that the farting unicorn may have let out a mighty toot of triumph at this amazing feat, making the sale of Unicorn Fart not only a major event in the NFT world, but also in the fart world.


Breaking News: Franny Fanny JOYtoy Sells Out in Record Time!

The Franny Fanny JOYtoy, the first NFT created by a JOY, made history today with its incredible speed of selling out. With only 99 editions available, the Franny Fanny JOYtoy was snapped up by collectors in a matter of hours, setting a new standard for NFT sales.

But what sets this NFT apart is the revolutionary way it shares its profits with its fellow NFTs. The Franny Fanny JOYtoy contract calls the JOYs contract and determines the owner at the time of the transaction, automatically splitting the profits with them. This is the first time in NFT history that a sale has split profits with another NFT holder, making it a true game-changer in the world of NFTs.

The Franny Fanny JOYtoy was created in collaboration with Franny and its collector Niftynaut, who helped determine the number of editions and price. This innovative NFT is just the beginning of a new era in the world of NFTs and shows the unlimited potential of this exciting new market. Stay tuned for more groundbreaking NFTs from JOYWORLD!

Open Worlds Podcast

John Orion Young (JOY) sculpting NFTs through VR

John is an artist who sculpts digital art inside a VR headset. Listen along as we uncover his journey as an artist, learn about some of his daily routines, how he feels crypto can unleash new possibilities for creators and everything you need to know about the exciting new virtual world that he's building!


JOYWORLD Launches New Custom Contract with a Surprise for Collectors

In a surprise move, JOYWORLD has launched its new custom contract for limited edition JOYtoys and gifted all current and past JOY collectors with the first JOYtoy, 2020 Vision of JOY. This includes all Ethereum addresses that had ever held a JOY, even those from the original JOYWORLD hot-potato contract that had only held a JOY for a few seconds before it was stolen.

The launch of the custom contract marks a new era for JOYWORLD and its collectors, bringing with it new capabilities and features. JOYtoys are limited edition, uniquely numbered ERC721 objects, offering a new way to play and interact in the metaverse. Each JOYtoy exists as an index of files, including animations and 3D sculptures, with the option to add additional files over time for interoperability across the metaverse.

JOYWORLD has maintained its commitment to art history and the immutable nature of its offerings, with all metadata on-chain and files distributed across the InterPlanetary File System. The custom contract also includes exciting new features, such as the ability to split profits at the point of sale with collaborators, charities, and even JOY owners.

Collectors are excited about the new era of JOYWORLD and the opportunities the custom contract brings. Many see the surprise gift of the first JOYtoy as a sign of good things to come, and are eagerly awaiting the next chapter in JOYWORLD's journey.


JOYtoys Launch with One-of-a-Kind Smart Contract

JOYWORLD introduces its exclusive smart contract for limited edition JOYtoys. These numbered, limited edition ERC721 objects from JOYWORLD are the ultimate playthings for the metaverse. Each JOYtoy consists of a collection of files including a 500x500 Animated PNG, 2000x2000 PNG, USDZ, GLB, 500x500 GIF, and 32x32x32 VOX. With additional files to be added over time, JOYtoys are designed for interoperability across the metaverse, with all metadata recorded on the blockchain and files stored on the immutable InterPlanetary File System. The new contract, created in partnership with NFT42, features innovative capabilities such as the ability to split profits at the point of sale with collaborators, charities, and JOY owners.

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Immersive Creativity with JOY: Discovering Adobe’s AR and VR Tools

Imagine sculpting and painting an idea out of thin air. Join contemporary artist John Orion Young (JOY) to discover immersive creativity in this time of immersive computing. Explore the creative process in virtual and augmented reality, and find out how the distance between your imagination and reality is being dramatically reduced.

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Journey to JOYWORLD with JOY

JOYWORLD is a different reality where everyone and thing is conspiring to make you feel JOYful and creative. Most people who visit JOYWORLD for too long get pronoia, constantly feeling like the universe is conspiring in their favor.


Adobe Augmented Reality Artist Residency

Former Adobe AR resident, John Orion Young started going by his initials JOY to put some more positivity out into the world with his art. See how he sets his work free with Adobe Aero.


JOYs S2 Hot-Potato Fork

At the end of 2019 all the JOYS were migrated to a new JOY contract with a full ownership model (increasing the value of JOYs by 700% overnight). Everybody can view this online digital art, but only one person can own it at a time.

The Museum of Other Realities

Spotlight: John Orion Young on Spreading Joy with VR Crypto Art

John Orion Young (JOY) uses virtual reality (VR) as a tool for creating unique art pieces that are often sold and exchanged on the Ethereum blockchain. Young's site has been consistently popular with his collectibles generating a lot of activity on the blockchain. In this interview, he touches upon some fascinating aspects of the physicality of creating in the VR medium, digital art ownership and its indexicality.

OpenSea Blog

Digital Art in the Blockchain Era: An Interview with John Orion Young

John Orion Young, a VR sculptor and technologist, is creating a dapp-powered VR world called JOYWORLD, where users can collect and trade unique digital 3D sculptures using a custom ERC-721 contract on the Ethereum blockchain. His smart contract has processed over 130 ETH and he expects to be able to live off the revenue soon. John built the entire JOYWORLD website himself, and he believes that by removing the distance between the artist and the collector, it makes the experience more direct and personal. He plans to continue building and expanding JOYWORLD, as he sees it as an integral part of his artistic process.

Evan Keast, Co-founder of Doodles

A Beginner’s Guide to Blockchain and Art

John Orion Young is using blockchain technology to give art collectors a new way to interact with his work. When a piece is purchased, a smart contract automatically sets a new price for the next buyer, ensuring profit for the artist and transforming the buyer into an advocate to facilitate the next sale. Young plans to incorporate 3D/AR/VR viewing and a "JOYworld" virtual reality space in the future. This is one example of how blockchain empowers collectors to directly engage with the artist and have a stake in the life of a piece.


JOY Art Market Sets World Records

JOY Collector Mamba set the highest sale record to date by collecting Surge and pressing the price up to 2.7 ETH! Now the most expensive artwork!

JOY is the #1 Art DApp in the world and #11 out of all DApps by trading volume.Ahead of SuperRare, KnownOrigin and others. According to DApp.com

JOY Collectors have traded over 45 ETH in 24 hours!


JOY Becomes First Artist to Mint 3D Artworks

JOY becomes the first artist to mint 3D artworks on the Ethereum blockchain. JOY is also the first artist to create their own smart contract and marketplace to sell their digital art. JOY minted the first pieces of digital art on an original smart contract he coded to sell each JOY for the Ethereum equivalent of $1. The contract would then automatically increase the value of each JOY after each trade, and immediately relist it for sale again. Somebody could always steal your JOY from you—if they were willing to pay more than you!