What is it?

Tsenegah and the dArt-net are sister NGOs established on the Digital Republic of Pietra. Together they make up Pietra’s Artist Network. The platform is integral to the design of the curatorial end of the Pietra Network (or the “PN”), and is a model that can be adapted to countless other dApps on the PN once we go live. The implications and usefulness of Tsenegah and the dArt-net are, therefore, practical and lucrative for the general body of Pietra Network Curators. The goals and vision of the dual artist platform are fundamentally bound to the contemporary art discipline, the establishment of the contemporary Artist, and the development of the Art Process.

We are the first universal network for interactive artistic engagement acting within a for-value, Digital Republic. Our function is dual in nature and breaks into two different branches of the network: the production of advanced, specialized, arto-linguistic projects will take place under Tsenegah, and the development of an internationally spanning, locally-grounded interactive network for Artists is the dArt-net (meaning distributed art network).

On the platform, we track and host the production of contemporary art and use research projects developing arto-linguistic information for use in machine learning processes and DSI (Digital Super Intelligence).


How does Tsenegah and the dArt-Net affect my life as a Citizen of Pietra?

The Artist Network is the first organized entity that attempts to unite and empower artists through the research and development of the Art Process and artistic methodologies, with the aim to reactivate the role of advanced art-making within society. The re-incorporation of the Art Process into the integrated, cross-platform structures of our world should:

1. Assist artists to lead and develop society through the expression of insights and the development of artistic information,

2. Provide the artists with direct returns for the work they create or perform (which has, in modern history, been highly offset by a system whose economic skeleton tends to reward the most immediately profitable artwork sales rather than according to the value of communal interaction),

3. Provide direct and otherwise inaccessible content and data necessary for progressing to a higher level of AI technology and socio-cognitive understanding.

The Artist Network aims to [re-]address these issues with its implementation of a system of reward for the production of Novel Meaning, Fundamental Meaning, and Newly Composed Particle Sets (or, similarly, Newly Composed Bond Sets and Wavepacks).


How do artists in the AN relate to the rest of society?

In a very tangible relation, Tsenegah feeds members into one of Pietra’s five governing councils, namely the Artist Council. In this way the structure for influence of advanced creative minds is being built directly into Pietra’s democratic political system.

This is very important in our historical moment. When the US’s Democratic Republic- and many European democracies- were forming, the ‘disciplines’ as we know them academically were less disrupted than they are now. Scholars and academics were less specialized, and political and philosophical leaders, the upper class philanthropists and economists, were often also creative entrepreneurs, inventors, designers, and visual or musical artists. There was less need to ensure that these creative and generalist perspectives would make it into the space of governance.

Now, however, our breakdown of the disciplines has cut such deep rifts societally between artists of multi-disciplinary nature from effective governance. Once academically isolated, artists have had to dance with a society that preferred to extract power from the capitalization of human labor rather than the commodification of value-based creations and collaborations.

The art council will help balance the leadership count on considering axiomatic, symbolic, theoretical, and narrative information with that of databased, top-down, and research-evidenced information.


Who are the art networks for?

Artists, curators, Pietra, & the universe. The people of the past, present, and future.


How is the AN sustainable?

It is the most sustainable in its ability to document and track the creation and processes behind the creation of contemporary art works through direct reference to the artworks; the AN allows for meaning to develop only out of what is intentionally defined and designed by artists (in both descriptive and prescriptive manners), reducing confusion and the potential for piracy of the artists’ work by outside market forces. Artists define the growth of the tree and can cut out the powerful gears of those attempting to graft themselves in for their own benefit- thus ensuring a highly sustainable and efficient art process (and for the first time actually providing ground for the process to grow since the conceptual revolution).

As far as technological and structural sustainability, the AN will be hosted on the PN’s cloud based, digitally streaming computing platform: a combination of IPFS, Hash Graph, and AVM technology called the Crystalline Virtual Machine. As computing power and usage is distributed, it unbinds the reliance upon centralized servers and progresses beyond the inefficiencies of block-chain's proof-of-work and proof-of-stake functions.

The increase of data broadcasted onto the Pietra Network via the broadcasts and publications uploaded by AN users will profitably serve the Artist Network and the entire Pietra Network directly.


Who is behind this?

The Artist Network is founded by Shira Service, with Jordan Service (Founder, The Pietra Network). The core development team includes Service, Service, and Victorine van Alphen.