04 :: LIQUID GOLD

Flavor of Digital

Welcome to Wunderland where we make a Bitter Sweet Gold Fashioned and taste the Golden Age of Digital (aka Web 3.0). The “flavor of digital” is always changing but there has been no “terroir” until the transparency of blockchain ledgers. NFTs with “transaction histories“ create digital terroir.


THE BAR

FOR POTION MAKING YOU WILL NEED...


Tap water

Glass tumbler with ice.

Bubbly water or club soda

Bottle of whiskey, bourbon or cognac

A box. THE box. The one that arrived in mysteriously in mail




ACT I: UNBOXING


BEAUTY

Hidden in Plain Sight

Flowers of August

Bunny Tail Grass

Strawflower

Electric Daisy


There’s magic hidden in plain sight here...


can you find it?


MAGIC BOX

The Vanshishing Cabinet

What do you see?

What is underneath

what you think you see?


weird strange

out of ordinary beyond the norm

the unexpected unexplained


we can all use a bit of magic


(some say technology is magic)


TAP WATER

Conjuring the OG Liquid Gold

Aqueducts

irrigation

water from a spout(?!!)

we call it technology


water is

life

flow

reality altering


DRINK ME

How does my

Public Water taste?


FLASK

Synesthesia

Expectations frame experience

SMELL ME


liquid sunshine

vitamin C

pungent

bitter sweet

metallic

fresh squeezed

juicy limonene

inspiration

aspiration

refreshment


Wisdom of the Earth

Essential Oils

awakens our relational imaginary


BITTER

Pavlov's Trick

Black forest

intense

opaque

mysterious

(overwhelming?)


Halmoni’s Chinese medicine brew. Onkel’s after-dinner Schnapps.

a bit scary...


the bitterest plant

gentian root

stimulating

triggering

poison or medicine?


lost and found again

resurrected formula

bartender’s magic


The Bitter Truth

Bogart’s Bitters

activates more complexity


SWEET

The Giving Tree

Burnt sugar

roasted candied almonds

cinnamon caramel

bright copper kettles

glorious warmth in wintery

some of my favorite things

Drs. Janis & Brooke who

regenerated a razed landscape into a lush agro-ecology...

are transitioning their maple forest

...to a new farmer who regenerates aliveness of landscapes through REGEN tokens


grief

for the world that was...

making space

for the world that is coming


Berkshire Sweet Gold

Black Maple Syrup

restrains loss and longing


GOLD

Alchemy

Red Rose

Queen of Hearts

knows how to create boundaries


Also, Fireweed Flower, Comfrey Flower, American Basketflower, Mullein Flower,

Prairie Coneflower, Black Eyed Susan, Lady’s Purse, Self Heal Flower, Flamingo Feather Celosia, Burning Embers Marigold, Coreopsis, Black Knight Pincushion, Bunny Tail Grass Flower, Chocolate Mint Flower, Dried Pine Flower, Digitalis,

Spring Water, Artisanal Brandy, Consent and Ceremony


The Gold Standard

Flower Essence

says you're worth your weight in gold




ACT II: MAKING


IMMUTO (CHANGE)

Hidden in Combination

BITTER SWEET GOLD FASHIONED


FORMULA

1 flask of Tangerine & Grapefruit Essential Oils (laced)

1 oz of Your {liquid gold} Public Water (30ml)

½ bottle of The Bitter Truth Bogart’s Bitters (7.5ml)

¼ bottle of Berkshire Sweet Gold Maple Syrup (3.75ml)

1 bottle of Gold Standard Flower Essence (5ml)

1 spritz of Neroli Flower Water


CUSTOMIZATION

Glass tumbler with ice

Bubbly water or club soda

Whiskey, bourbon, or cognac (optional)


DIRECTIONS

Add water to flask's “liquid gold level” line (1oz). Add bitter, sweet and gold. Shake well. Taste your Immuto (Change). Pour over glass with ice and spirits and/or bubble water. Taste. Spritz Neroli. Taste. Customize. Sip. Save some for Electric Daisy trick.


STACKS

Memes & Blockchains

decentralized

autonomous

organizations

dao 道

the way


https://stoi.org/

is a song that owns itself




ACT III: FLAVOR OF DIGITAL


ABRACADABRA

I Will Create as I Speak

Can digital help us remember flavors we have yet to taste?

Electric Daisy

Spilanthes

Spicy

Szechuan flower

Buzz Buttons

Prickleboom

Activating

Numbing

Tingflower


this agent of alchemy was hidden in plain sight


find me

EAT ME

if you will


taste your Immuto (Change) potion again as super-tasters


DIGITAL SLEIGHT OF HAND

The Golden Token

So far blockchain stories are about striking gold and harvesting feelings: I'm special, lucky, powerful, risking it all


Can a drink of bitter, sweet, and gold be understood as a work of art?

As a piece of economic performance art?

As non-fungible?


Can digital help you remember flavors we have yet to taste?


wunderland.gold is flavor requests to the future.


AUGUST'S ARTIST

Technologist Magician

Mr Aubrey Anderson is co-creator of STOI.org which demonstrates how next-generation mechanisms like “smart contracts” and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) can protect and sustain artists, and reward true ‘stans’ with actual ownership and participation in its value stream. The digital contract itself removes the work of collecting and distributing profits to all, transparently and at a fantastically faster rate of return. Aubrey designed the proprietary AI-infused intelligence that allows fans to interact with the song itself via chatbox. Aubrey says, "I specialize in creative misuse of current technologies and the invention of new ones. I'm a passionate believer in and advocate for the Free and Open Web."


And, thank you Stacey Sude for giving us magic-medicine words to describe the transformative power of our bittersweet and golden plant beings.


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