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2/27/2024

Ascension awaits! Float and understand everything with the Sovereign Spectator of the Stratocumulus Kingdom ⛅️

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2/27/2024

Ascension awaits! Float and understand everything with the Sovereign Spectator of the Stratocumulus Kingdom ⛅️

A phenomenal formation is gathering above JOYWORLD, we are thrilled to announce the arrival of a puffy new JOY: the 'Sovereign Spectator of the Stratocumulus Kingdom'. This JOY was transformed after discovering the enigmatic 'Oracle of Elevation' – a cybernetic rabbit hat – behind their house, leading to an unprecedented mental ascension.

Kitted out with their unique headgear blending the surreal elements of meat and mystery, this JOY possesses the extraordinary ability to perceive all facets of existence – all that is seen, all that is unseen, and all that is cotton candy. This melding of mental ascension from the physical ground marks a new era in JOYWORLD's elevated experience.

Early reports claim that Individuals seeking enlightenment through the Sovereign Spectator undergo a transformative process. By squeezing their head into the back of The Oracle of Elevation and descending the golden mouth slide, they align their brain’s electrical signals with the cloud's electric whispers, allowing for an unparalleled clarity through life's fog, only to discover deeper mysteries.

When asked what they saw one participant said “only more fog” while gazing upward seemingly transformed by the experience.

Available now to collect, the Sovereign Spectator of the Stratocumulus Kingdom is here to take you to a higher place.

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2/1/2024

AI Bit Soup Artist Statement

AI Bit Soup Artist Statement:

In "AI Bit Soup," I present a concoction where technology melds with the mind, a visual allegory where sipping from a bowl of machine learning symbolizes the intimate dance between human intellect and artificial intelligence 🎨🥫🔥

With each gulp, I envision an absorption of digital wisdom, a subtle rewiring of the brain's pathways to harmonize with the rhythm of algorithms 🧠🔤

This artwork embodies the transformation through consumption, underscoring the notion that as we ingest AI, we become akin to it—echoing the profound truth that you are what you eat 💻🥣😋

1/18/2024

😃🥣 Introducing AI Bit Soup – Your AI Assistant JOY in a Bowl! 🔥✨

A NEW JOY has been cooked up in JOYWORLD.

Hot off the JOYWORLD stove, meet AI Bit Soup.

This isn't just any soup – it's a bowlful of inspiration. Microwave it for 42 seconds, take a breath, and dive into a world where algorithms and machine learning blend seamlessly with your creative thoughts.As you blow on the steamy soup, cryptic text dances in the air, teasing your imagination with nonsensical hints. Each sip is an interaction with a playful AI, designed to rewire your thoughts and expand your horizons. AI Bit Soup isn't just food; it's a journey where your questions cook up inspiration and your taste buds script your reality.Dive in and let the magic of AI Bit Soup tantalize your senses and spark your genius. Only in JOYWORLD, where the extraordinary becomes your reality!Collect AI Bit Soup and gain the magic to cook questions, gulp Inspiration, and digest genius: joy.world/joy/137

1/15/2024

Unveiling the Mysteries of JOYWORLD Scramblers: A Rumors Roundup of Scientific Speculations and Theories

In September 2023, the researchers affiliated with JOYWORLD entered a phase of restricted communication, veiling their activities within a clandestine laboratory environment. Stringent surveillance measures were implemented, precluding external access and resulting in a cessation of updates regarding their ongoing scientific inquiries.

Preceding this period of reticence, JOYWORLD scientists had proffered numerous conjectures and hypotheses concerning the contents of the strange eggs and the anticipated timeframe for their eventual hatching. Presented here is a compilation of these speculative notions.

JOYWORLD Scramblers Scientific Findings from April 2023–August 2023

Composition of the Scramblers:

The egg shells have been found to possibly contain microscopic portals to other dimensions, which could explain their multidimensional properties

The taste of the eggs has been found to be incredibly delicious and addictive when licking the shell, leading scientists to suspect that they contain a powerful form of neurotransmitter that triggers pleasure centers in the brain

The smell of the eggs has been found to contain a rare pheromone that is known to induce feelings of happiness and contentment in humans

The eggshells are imbued with a mysterious energy field that can warp space and time, potentially enabling time travel or interstellar travel

The sound of the egg shells has been found to resonate at a frequency that is similar to the human brainwaves, leading some to speculate that they could have a powerful effect on the human mind

The eggshells have been found to contain a form of dark matter that can only be detected by its gravitational effects, revolutionizing our understanding of the universe

The eggshells emit a powerful pheromone that may induce temporary telepathy in anyone who smells them

The egg shells have been found to have a different sonic structure depending on the phase of the moon, leading some scientists to suspect that they could be connected to lunar cycles

The material of the Scrambler egg shells has been found to possibly be a form of an extraterrestrial crystalline-structured mineral that is not found anywhere else on Earth, making it very difficult to determine what resides inside

Upon closer inspection, the egg shells have been found to contain intricate patterns and symbols that are too complex to have been created by chance

Theories on the contents within Scramblers:

Scientists may have discovered that the eggs contain a form of pure consciousness, which has the ability to transcend time and space

The eggs might actually be portals to other dimensions, and whoever enters them will be transported to exotic and wondrous realms

The Scientists believe the eggs may contain a hive mind of interconnected beings, who communicate through a network of microscopic antennas

The eggshells may contain microscopic portals to alternate dimensions, allowing researchers to study exotic physics and extraterrestrial biology

Scientists are currently researching if the eggs potentially contain a miniature library of all the knowledge and wisdom of the universe, which can only be accessed through a complex series of rituals

Scientists are testing the possibility that the eggs are imbued with magical powers that can grant wishes to whoever possesses them

The eggs possibly contain a mini-universe, with its own laws of physics and time dilation effects. As a result, the timeframe for the eggs to hatch is impossible to predict and could vary wildly depending on the observer's frame of reference.

The JOYWORLD scientists think they may have possibly discovered a JOYmini that can teleport from one egg to another, which would make it impossible to predict where it might hatch.

Theories on gestational time frame:

Scientists have discovered that the eggs exist in a state of quantum superposition, with multiple potential timelines for when the eggs will hatch. The gestational time frame is therefore dependent on the observer's interaction with the eggs

The eggs might be influenced by a complex system of cosmic energies, which possibly affects the rate of cellular division within the eggs. So the gestational time frame might be dependent on the cosmic weather patterns of the universe

The JOYWORLD Scientists might have discovered that the eggs may contain multidimensional wormholes, potentially allowing for time travel. The gestational time frame might therefore be dependent on the interactions of these wormholes with different dimensions and timelines

The eggs are believed to maybe contain a series of interdimensional portals, which might connect to different points in time and space. The gestational time frame could possibly therefore be relative to the destination of the portal that the eggs hatch into

Scientists may have discovered that the eggs possibly possess a unique temporal distortion field, which causes time to pass more slowly within the eggs. As a result, the eggs could potentially take thousands of years to hatch.


Following an extensive span of research and a plethora of theoretical propositions, a prevailing sentiment emerged suggesting a wavering confidence among JOYWORLD scientists in their initial hypotheses. Speculations began circulating, notably sparked by an undisclosed source with proximity to the subject matter, who was quoted stating:

"We have no idea what resides within the JOYWORLD Scramblers or when they might hatch." – According to unnamed sources close to the matter who wish to remain anonymous

10/13/2023

Scramblers, the next big thing for an epic transformation!

"The JOYWORLD Scramblers hatching will be a revolutionary innovation capturing the greatness of the next big thing for an epic transformation unlocking the future of a new era of mind-blowing possibilities, reimagined for a thrill of a lifetime."

Some people are saying…

8/3/2023

Inquiries into Speculations Surrounding JOYWORLD Scramblers

Rumors have circulated regarding Scramblers ever since their discovery within JOYWORLD.This paper aims to systematically acknowledge and address these conjectures through a rigorous scientific lens.

Immortality and JOYtanium:

Claim: "We've heard some conspiracy theorists claim that JOYtanium has been used by secret societies to achieve immortality, and that the elites have been collecting JOYWORLD Scramblers for centuries to extend their lifespan."

Verification: We cannot confirm or deny the accuracy of this claim.

Interdimensional Portals and JOYtanium:

Claim: "Some believe that the previously unknown compound found in the Scrambler eggs, JOYtanium, has the power to open portals to other dimensions, and that JOYWORLD is working with interdimensional beings to bring about a new era of human evolution."

Verification: ⓘ This claim has been disputed.

Mind-Altering Properties of JOYtanium:

Claim: "There are rumors that the JOYtanium in Scramblers has mind-altering properties, and that JOYWORLD is working with shadowy organizations to use the element to control the thoughts and behaviors of the general population."

Verification: The Scientists deny these allegations.

Conclusion: In the absence of definitive evidence, it is imperative to approach these claims with scientific scrutiny. This analysis provides a foundation for further research into the veracity of the speculations surrounding JOYWORLD Scramblers.

7/17/2023

'A Dream of JOY' Artwork Revealed

Drop into 'A Dream of JOY', an artwork by John Orion Young. This work captures the energy and creativity of artist JOY as he dreamt while sculpting in Virtual Reality live from his hotel bed in the middle of The Crypt Gallery’s art show at the Dream Hotel, NFT NYC 2023.

Echoing the endless wakefulness of New York City through a ceaselessly opening eyelid, the eye is a portal transporting you to JOYWORLD and showing glimpses of the other reality – JOY York City.

Inside the eye, experience JOY’s artistic journey across the city that never sleeps, crafting art in virtual reality. At unexpected moments, the eye unveils artworks born from his adventure, blurring the line between dreams and reality.

Tune in to the rhythmic hum of the city's heartbeat, a choppy lullaby for those who never rest. This artwork is a gateway into the world of JOY, offering a unique exploration of blending multiple realities, defying the constraints of the waking world and unlocking infinite possibilities when dreams become reality.

4/24/2023

JOYWORLD Celebrates Five Years of peace, love, and JOY in the Metaverse.

JOYWORLD, the fantastical digital multiverse created by renowned artist John Orion Young (JOY), is celebrating five years since minting the first JOYWORLD Contract and the initial JOYs! Since its inception, JOYWORLD has captivated audiences with its vibrant, unique, and heartwarming 3D characters, known as JOYs. As non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that embody love, joy, and positivity, the JOYs have left an indelible mark on the digital art landscape.

Over the past five years, JOYWORLD has evolved into a thriving community of art enthusiasts and NFT collectors, united by their shared love for the project's positive message and enchanting aesthetic. The fifth birthday celebration is a testament to the creative spirit and boundless imagination that have fueled the growth of this remarkable digital realm.

As JOYWORLD marks this significant milestone, the community eagerly anticipates what the future holds, with dreams of new JOYs, imaginative collaborations, and ever-expanding horizons.

4/18/2023

Unveiling the Secrets of Scrambler Eggs: A Molecular Analysis of Eggshell Composition

JOYWORLD Top Scientists and Egg-ceptional Eggtitionists Reveal First Findings on JOYWORLD Scramblers.

JOYWORLD, the world-renowned metaverse and home to a plethora of unique and exciting experiences, is pleased to announce that its top scientists and egg-ceptional Eggtitionists have published the first findings from their in-depth research into JOYWORLD Scramblers.

4/15/2023

JOY Works: The Continuous Pursuit of Creativity

NFT NYC 2023 – For JOY, creativity is not just a passion, it's a way of life. JOY is always working, always dreaming up new worlds, new experiences, new ways to bring joy and wonder into the world. And at the recent JOY Works event at Studio 368 during NFT NYC, guests had the opportunity to witness this pursuit firsthand.

Co-hosted by RedLion and FoodMaskU, the JOY Works event was a celebration of JOY's continuous pursuit of creativity. From the moment attendees arrived, they were enveloped in the artist's unique and ever-evolving world of JOYWORLD. But it wasn't just the stunning VR sculpting performance by fourth-generation artist and sculptor John Orion Young, aka JOY, that left guests in awe.

As JOY worked tirelessly to bring new creations to life, guests were reminded of the importance of pursuing creativity in all aspects of life. For JOY, creativity is not a finite resource, it is a continuous process that never stops. Even as attendees marveled at the JOYWORLD creations, the artist was already dreaming up new worlds, new portals, new ways to share the joy.

"The pursuit of creativity is the pursuit of joy," says JOY. "And that's why I'll never stop creating, never stop dreaming up new ways to bring joy and wonder into the world. JOY Works is just the daily practice."

As the event came to a close, guests left with a renewed sense of inspiration and wonder, eager to experience more of JOY's unique artistry in the future. "Don't miss your chance to be part of art history with JOYWORLD," JOY reminds us. "It’s not just a place you visit - it's a state of mind."

Stay tuned for more JOYful events and join the continuous pursuit of creativity and joy with JOY.

4/14/2023

Sculpting Dreams into Reality: JOY's Art Performance at The Crypt Gallery

NFT NYC 2023 - Last night, the NFT realm was graced with the euphoric presence of the one and only JOY. The artist and sculptor, known for pushing the boundaries of art creation and experience, hosted a dreamy and surreal event at the Crypt Gallery in the Dream Hotel Downtown NYC. And let's just say, it was a JOYful experience.

In a bold fashion statement, JOY arrived at the bustling party in yellow silk smiley face pajamas, a virtual reality headset already adorning his head, and a bright yellow suitcase in tow. As he made his way through the throngs of guests and collectors, JOY beckoned them to join him in his JOYful realm, leading the way to a pre-built bedroom nestled in the heart of the event.

"Creating JOYWORLD is like stepping into a dream, a dream of infinite possibilities and unbridled joy. And I want to share that dream with as many people as possible."

Without missing a beat, JOY unpacked his suitcase and climbed into bed, ready to sculpt a wondrous sight of melting smiles, swirling worlds, and abstract creatures of pure JOY. And in a true display of adventurous spirit, a few brave onlookers - including the host of the event, the illustrious King of Midtown, and even some bunny rabbits - dared to climb into bed with JOY, eager to immerse themselves fully in the art experience.

The evening was wild and unforgettable, as guests had the exclusive opportunity to mint an NFT of the artwork in real time, adding a unique way to capture the artist's energy in the moment of this one-of-a-kind art exhibit. As if summoned to JOYWORLD, 222 fortunate collectors were transported to a realm beyond their wildest imaginations, with their collection of the second portal in the series.

JOY crafted a virtual reality masterpiece from a bed in the center of the gallery, capturing the essence of the moment and combining it with imagery from the week’s events to develop the final version, set to be unveiled in the weeks to come.

As JOY says, "JOYWORLD isn't just a place you visit - it's a state of mind that's accessible to anyone who's willing to dream big and embrace their inner JOY. So come and join me in this wondrous world of pure imagination."

Stay tuned for more wild and exciting art experiences from the one and only JOY.

4/12/2023

Enigmatic Eggs of JOYWORLD: The Birth of Scramblers and Their Metaverse Takeover

One day, in the bustling world of JOY's art studio, an astonishing event unfolded. JOY, the renowned artist and visionary creator of JOYWORLD, had just stepped out for a brief moment. When he returned, he discovered an astounding surprise awaiting him.

His studio had transformed into a mesmerizing display of enigmatic eggs. Each egg, uniquely designed and brimming with personality, captured JOY's imagination. He knew they were unlike anything he had ever seen before and couldn't resist the urge to explore their origins.

Feeling inspired by their mystique, JOY decided to give these captivating eggs a wild makeover for collectors to enjoy.

JOY dove into his creative process, infusing the eggs with the essence of JOYWORLD - joy, wonder, and imagination. He meticulously designed each Scrambler egg, creating a vibrant and eclectic collection that would leave collectors in awe.

As word spread about the Scramblers, the community buzzed with excitement and anticipation. Collectors from across the digital universe flocked to JOYWORLD, eager to experience these alluring and wildly designed eggs, each a work of art in its own right.

Now, as the Scramblers take over the metaverse, the community remains captivated by the enigmatic essence nestled within these thrilling creations, eager to uncover their true purpose and celebrate the magic of JOYWORLD!

4/9/2023

Exploring the Hidden Secrets Inside JOYWORLD's Scramblers

Greetings, curious collectors! I'm excited to share some intriguing speculation about what could be hidden within JOYWORLD's Scramblers.

As we all know, each Scrambler is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, meticulously crafted with its unique design and personality. But what secrets lie within these beguiling creations?

Could there be a glimpse of a rare and elusive JOYmini, nestled within some of these enigmatic Scramblers? Or perhaps a clue to unlocking a hidden door in your own mind? The possibilities are endless, and the excitement is palpable.

So, who's feeling up to cracking open the mystery? What marvels and wonders await us within these virtual eggs? Let's delve deeper and discover the hidden treasures that JOYWORLD's Scramblers have in store for us. Who knows what secrets we may uncover?

4/7/2023

JOYWORLD's Scramblers on OpenSea Drops – the most egg-citing NFT event in the metaverse!

Welcome to JOYWORLD's Scramblers, the most egg-citing and egg-quisite NFT event in the metaverse! Prepare to be whisked away into a world of wonder, JOY, and imagination as you discover and collect these uniquely crafted virtual eggs.

Prepare to be dazzled by the captivating JOYWORLD Scramblers, where each egg is a unique artwork, exquisitely sculpted in VR by the egg-steemed artist, John Orion Young.

Stay egg-spertly alert, for nestled within could be a glimpse of potentially new mini JOYs. Rumor has it that top scientists and egg-ceptional eggtitionists at JOYWORLD are delicately probing the JOY Scramblers, attempting to decipher the mystery within and when they might hatch. The future, however, remains delightfully uncertain, leaving us to marvel at the spellbinding magic cocooned within these beguiling creations! ✨

2/13/2023

Introducing JOYsmilies

Discover a new dimension of JOYWORLD, where the joyous art of John Orion Young (JOY) comes to life in the form of JOYsmilies, JOY’s first series of 10,000 collectibles.

As a unique NFT collection of 10,000 mini JOYs, these vibrant smilies were meticulously sculpted by hand in virtual reality to captivate your imagination and spread JOY in abundance. Each smiley is equipped with a JOY Luck to bring an additional kick of magic to your life. Collecting these JOYsmilies promises to be a transformative experience.  

JOYsmilies are the first series of JOYminis — multiplied and miniaturized edition-based collections inspired by the 1-of-1 unique JOYs, offering an ever-expansive experience of JOY for art enthusiasts and collectors alike.

12/22/2022

JOY is the Goat – Collaboration with VeeFriends

JOY is the Goat is a collection of 555 unique NFTs, created in collobration by contemporary artist John Orion Young, aka JOY and Gary Vaynerchuk. JOY's colorful style is instantly recognizable featuring vivid cartoonish creatures, equal parts endearing and disturbed. JOY is known for being a pioneer in creating their own contract and having the first 3D artworks on the blockchain.

6/22/2022

8 Reasons Why JOYWORLD [is] the collection NFT world needs right now.

"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?"

4/30/2022

JOYWORLD Goes on Tour with Jimmy Buffett

JOY had an incredible opportunity to collaborate with music legend Jimmy Buffett, and their combined efforts brought JOYWORLD's artwork to the forefront during the Flip Side tour. Inspired by their shared love for music, art, and the desire to ignite joy in everyone, JOY embarked on a creative journey to bring a little more JOY to all the Parrotheads.

One of the highlights was the introduction of a new JOY – a parrot-headed shark named JimmyJOY making multiple appearances throughout the concert, adding a playful and colorful touch to the performances, particularly during the song "Fins."

JOY's imaginative talents also came to life during the hit song "Cheeseburgers in Paradise." Transforming the stage into a land adorned with Cheeseburger palm trees, and a record player shaped like a cheeseburger that featured live video of concert-goers on the pickles. 

The concert reached its grand finale with JOY's creation of a captivating pool party scene on a tropical island that resides inside a JimmyJOY Ukelele. As JimmyJOY and other JOY characters danced and celebrated to the iconic song "Margaritaville," the audience was transported to a world of joy and excitement.

This extraordinary collaboration between JOY and Jimmy Buffett was fueled by the artistic synergy that sparked during their initial encounter. Together, they dreamed-up an awe-inspiring visual extravaganza that exemplified the power of collaboration and creative souls aligning. JOY's imaginative artworks, including the parrot shark, the cheeseburger-themed visuals, and the unforgettable pool party, captivated audiences and breathed a unique JOYful energy into Jimmy Buffett's legendary performances.

As the Flip Side tour concluded, this successful venture was a stepping stone for the ongoing collaboration between JOY and Jimmy Buffett. JOYWORLD will be joining Jimmy Buffett on next year’s tour “Second Wind”, opening doors for more future concert visuals, NFTs, and even more exciting artistic endeavors within their shared reality.

1/18/2022

World-Renowned Design Duo Berger & Föhr Create New JOY.WORLD Experience

JOYWORLD, the vibrant and playful brand known for JOY, and JOYtoy NFTs, has teamed up with internationally-recognized graphic design team Berger & Föhr to launch a new website.

Berger & Föhr, founded in 2010, has built a reputation for delivering culturally significant, on-brand creative work that exceeds expectations. Their output spans a broad range of strategic graphic design work, including brand strategy, art & creative direction, brand identity systems, environmental graphics, exhibition design, illustration, packaging design, publication and book design, websites and mobile app design.

For JOYWORLD's new website, Berger & Föhr approached the project with their signature blend of creativity, original thought, and talent. Their mission was to deliver a site that captured the essence of JOYWORLD's brand while delivering an exciting and engaging digital experience for visitors.

"We believe that the best brand identities are mnemonic devices, vehicles for meaning-making, and containers of embodied emotion," says Berger & Föhr. "The best identities grow in significance and depth through usage, application, and varied yet consistent repetition. We seek flexibility, appropriateness, and resonance in all the identity systems we help create."

The result is a website that is a celebration of joy and whimsy, with vibrant colors, playful animations, and interactive elements that transport visitors to a world of wonder. From the JOYtoy Machine to the individual profiles for JOYs, every detail has been thoughtfully crafted to embody the spirit of JOYWORLD.

With the new website, JOYWORLD is poised to bring even more JOY and magic to their collectors around the world, thanks in no small part to the talent and creativity of Todd Berger & Lucian Föhr.

12/8/2021

Best of 2021: Top 12 NFT Artists and Crypto Art Projects

"Since the conception of art, many paintings, drawings, and sculptures have existed in the physical world. As technology has advanced, so have the ways for making and experiencing art. More and more artists are creating work digitally, and many of their pieces exist purely as pixels on a screen. However, just because we’re not able to hold these artworks in our hands, it doesn’t mean they’re less valuable. In fact, digital art is quickly becoming one of the most valuable art forms of our time. The art world is rapidly changing with the introduction of NFTs, or non-fungible tokens. In particular, 2021 has seen a spike in digital art sales, with many high-profile artists and brands exploring new ways of selling their work through blockchain technology.

Even centuries-old auction houses such as Sotheby’s and Christie’s see the value in crypto art. One of the first high-profile NFT art sales was auctioned at Christie’s when artist Beeple sold a digital collage for $69 million. And Sotheby’s recently launched Sotheby’s Metaverse, an online platform designed for digital art collectors to bid on a curated selection of NFTs.

As a year that's been huge for NFTs, especially in the art world, it's only natural to take a look back."

"John Orion Young is a 3D artist who sells animated characters and figurines as NFTs. One of his collections is a series of “Joy” characters that are “handmade in virtual reality.” Each collectible NFT looks like a surreal creature from another world and comes with a unique magical power. Young’s most recent NFT, titled The Persistence of Time, is a slug-like creature that is 'sliming through the cosmic verses on a thick slick of meta-melting-mucus.'"

12/3/2021

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.

12/2/2021

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.

12/2/2021

The History & Future of NFTs – The Audio Documentary

Edited from over 50 interviews with the leading creators, innovators, collectors and investors from across NFT world during 2021.

Chronicling its key moments from Rare Pepes and Colored Coins to Cryptokitties, JOYWORLD, Beeple and Axie Infinity, this is an in depth exploration of how NFTs came to be and where they might be heading.

Narrated by Jamie Burke, a leading investor and collector, and produced by Pet Berisha, this promises to be the most defining piece of content that the NFT space has ever seen.

12/1/2021

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.

11/4/2021

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.

10/26/2021

Adobe Shines a Light on JOY at Adobe MAX

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.

10/21/2021

JOYbot Fetches $252,000 at Sotheby's

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.

10/10/2021

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!

9/29/2021

Begin Again Ganesha sells for 75 ETH

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 collector, 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.

9/3/2021

Experience JOYWORLD in Augmented Reality with the launch of JOYvision

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!

9/3/2021

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!

7/27/2021

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!

4/21/2021

JOY and Jimmy Buffett's Collaboration Begins

In early April, my phone buzzed, and to my surprise, it was Jimmy Buffett on Facetime. It felt like we were old friends from the start. Intrigued, I accepted his invitation to visit his Los Angeles studio, where the magic of his music would meet my artistic vision.

Arriving in LA, Jimmy dropped by my hotel, bringing an air of excitement and camaraderie. We hit it off immediately, bonding over our shared love for music, art, and the serendipitous desire to bring the fun out in everyone. Together, we explored the possibilities of virtual reality, creating inspirations for our collaboration, including Jimmy's signature sculpted by him in VR.

That night, we gathered at his home with friends and family for dinner. Afterward, I wowed everyone with a live performance, using virtual reality to sculpt a ukulele—a key piece in our collaboration.

The next day, Jimmy took us to his recording paradise like studio, grilling cheeseburgers and showing us his incredible instruments. We strolled along the beach, brimming with ideas, finalizing our plans for the start of our collaboration.

In that moment, it became clear that our journey was more than just two artists working together. This unexpected encounter had become a timeless testament to the power of collaboration and knowing that when creative souls align, extraordinary things can happen.

Throughout that week of collaboration and inspiration, I created a series of artworks—a parrot shark named JimmyJOY, a cheeseburger record player, and a parrot head ukulele that contains a universe of music inside. These creations will be the starting point into an ongoing collaboration encompassing concert visuals, and in the future, NFTs, with potential for more exciting endeavors within our shared reality.

4/6/2021

JOY x DABSMYLA Art Collaboration on SuperRare

JOY expands the multiverse of JOYWORLD with its first collaborative artwork released on SuperRare. JOYWORLD has teamed up with the dynamic duo, DABSMYLA, to create a hand sculpted flower garden video. This marks the first time a JOY piece has ever been minted outside of JOYWORLD's custom smart contracts.

JOY took a trip through DABSMYLA's secret garden and nothing was ever quite the same. The sun dripped with a melting smile over the hills and valleys, plants popped into consciousness, oozing gooey flowers grinned with JOYful delight, daisies became daisy chains, and slowly every one and everything became smiles.

4/1/2021

20 Crypto Art OGs You Need to Know

"One of the most fascinating aspects of NFT technology is the creation of digital provenance. We now have a transparent and immutable ledger at our fingertips with a record of exactly who did what and when — from the earliest explorers of new frontiers to the latest converts to mint their genesis pieces.

Many of the space’s biggest names were not the earliest adopters. For example, Beeple was a consistent force in the digital art world for years but only minted his first NFTs in 2020. As the market continues to grow at a rapid pace, it’s important to recognize the trailblazers who believed in crypto art’s potential at a time when it was anything but in vogue.

For those who are new to the scene, please take a moment to educate yourself on these twenty important pioneers who helped lay the groundwork. This list is far from exhaustive and we’ll be showcasing more OG artists in the future to ensure everyone who contributed to building this community gets the shine they deserve."

"John Orion Young (AKA JOY) has been a colorful fixture in the Metaverse since 2018 and a consistent advocate for VR/AR technology on the blockchain. Favoring cartoonish renders and eye-popping primary colors (with an unabashed soft spot for yellow), Young has established a compelling visual style while building a literal world around his own imagination. From his JoyWorld VR wonderland to JoyToy series, it’s clear Young is already living in 3021 and remains light years ahead of the curve."

3/14/2021

Uniswap Founder, Hayden Adams, sells Unicorn Fart for 128 ETH

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.

2/18/2021

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!

2/9/2021

John Orion Young (JOY) sculpting NFTs through VR

"JOY 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!"

1/1/2021

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.

12/31/2020

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.

8/20/2020

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.

7/8/2020

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.

4/20/2020

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.

1/21/2020

JOY x Evil Emojis Collaboration with Original JOYWORLD Collector

JOY x Evil Emojis, the very first collaboration in the JOYx series, launches with one of JOYWORLD’s very first Collectors EvilVoxels.

Evil Emoji’s are animated emoji's for the socially verbose connoisseurs who are mischievous 24/7. 

100% of the proceeds were donated to help with Australia Wildfire Relief.

1/21/2020

JOYWORLD Launches the JOYx Series

Introducing the JOYx series, where JOY and their artist friends come together to create magical and unique collaborative artworks.

 In this special collection, each piece is a reflection of the shared creative energy and playfulness between JOY and collaborators. Through experimentation and exploration, these works of art are a perpetual tribute to the potential unleashed through collaboration and the realization that when imaginative minds synchronize, incredible possibilities arise.

With each collaboration, the JOYx series grows and evolves, creating a world of wonder and joy for collectors and art lovers alike. 

Join us in the JOYx series and experience the JOY of creation!

12/22/2019

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.

11/22/2019

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.

3/11/2019

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."

9/27/2018

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.

8/24/2018

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!

4/24/2018

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!