Is the mind centralized or decentralized? Is our consciousness our own or part of a larger consciousness? Can we call that consciousness "love"? What if Heaven were a type of metaverse?
"Decentralized" is a love poem written by Mr. Davis to his wife in the language of Web 3.0. There are two components of the collection: textual and digital. The textual component is the poem itself. The digital component comprises four "decentralized" works of art based on individual poem verses, two "digital writing" microfilms, one AI-generated graphic art piece, and a gif.
"I wanted the form of the poem to reflect the subject of the poem," said Mr. Davis "The internet is a terrific metaphor for consciousness; vast, disparate, and interconnected."
What was the impetus for the project? "I've studied Buddhism for a while, which contends that our consciousness extends beyond ourselves. I mashed that concept up with my recent obsession with the metaverse, and the idea was born."
To read Decentralized, or purchase a limited edition NFT or print from the collection, you can visit Jeffrey's web page here: https://jeffreydelanodavis.com/poetry/2022/8/14/decentralized.