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Arkive Launches Magazine as Resource for the Latest News in Web3 and the Arts

Arkive Magazine is an “on the record” counterpart to its community’s daily online conversations and a resource for critical reflection on art, web3, and culture.

The magazine’s first issue introduces Arkive’s team, features essays from fellow community members, and was shared as a print during Art Basel Miami Beach.

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SAN FRANCISCO (December 15, 2022) Arkive, the world’s first decentralized physical museum, is proud to announce the launch of Arkive Magazine. Designed as a resource for the art, technology, and culture communities, Arkive Magazine features interviews with art industry experts and professionals. Through community op-eds and reflective essays, Arkive Magazine drives debate surrounding the decentralization and diversification of art itself.

The magazine’s inaugural issue introduces Arkive’s team and shares reflective essays on the future of museums and web3, including “Moving Past Prometheus,” an essay dissecting how technology’s bidirectional nature influences how art is curated and represented. In future issues, the magazine will include weekly spotlights and artist interviews to encourage intellectual conversations among community members and share external perspectives from industry professionals. To encourage education and exploration into the industry, the magazine is edited by Simon Wu and Isabel Flower.

To read Arkive Magazine now, view it here:

“Arkive aims to build one of the most expansive & representative collections of culturally significant art and artifacts in the world. We want to rethink curation at a fundamental level,” said Emily Slade, Chief Community Officer at Arkive. “With our recently launched magazine, our team can help provide the resources needed to create tomorrow’s museum without today’s barriers.”

More than just a publication, Arkive Magazine offers a new way of creating conversations around culture, history, and relevance by questioning what it means to build a community representative of all its members and collected artworks. Eventually, the publication will become an adaptive guide for critical contemplation on the inevitable intersection of art and technology.

“Arkive is more than just a museum—it’s a collective of individuals passionate about debating and sharing their personal thoughts about art and culture,” said Thomas McLeod, co-founder and Executive Director of Arkive. “Arkive Magazine is a counterpart to the conversations our members are already having about some of society’s most pressing issues regarding technology, art, and the interconnectedness of our world.”

The launch of Arkive Magazine arrives on the heels of the company’s first public debut of its community-curated collection at Art Basel Miami Beach 2022. Composed of seven artworks and cultural artifacts, Arkive’s first collection is home to the world’s first computer patent, the ENIAC (1954), Seduction (1985), a vintage photograph by Lynn Hershman Leeson, the MTV Moonman prototype (1984) by Pat Gorman, Eulogy for a Black Mass by Aria Dean, Madonna’s three cloth fans from her “Vogue” performance for the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards, Hormonium (2022) by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Electromagnetic Field: January 5, 2022 (Meter Number 96215234, Consumption Charge 425kWh x $0.04944, Consumption Charge for Additional 1,485kWh x $0.05564, Fuel Charge Adj 1,910kWh x $0.147356, Purchased Power Charge Adj 1,910kWh x $0.036202, Municipalities Adj 1,910kWh x $0.003235, Subsidies, Public Light & other Subv HH, 1,910kWh x $0.0010368, Subsidies, Public Light & other Subv NHH 1,910kWh x $0.000522 (2022)) by Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla.

Arkive is taking applications for the first 1,000 members. As an early member, you will have curatorial power and access to IRL and digital experiences.

To apply to be an alpha member, visit

About Arkive

Arkive is the world’s first decentralized physical museum. Arkive’s brand-new model of how a museum can operate gives the people the power to curate and select what items are culturally significant rather than institutions. Built by alums from MoMA and Gagosian, Arkive was co-founded by Tom McLeod, a 5x founder who exited his last startup, Omni, to Coinbase, and prior to that, ran Pagelime (acquired by SurrealCMS in 2015), LolConnect (acquired by Tencent in 2012), and Imaginary Feet which developed 15+ profitable iPhone apps enjoyed by over 10 million users.

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