Pareidolia is the tendency to perceive meaningful patterns within random data. This phenomenon is common in human perception and often leads to people identifying familiar shapes or figures in clouds, ink blots, rock formations, and even Pixelglyphs. It's a testament to the human brain's ability to find order in chaos and to interpret ambiguous visual cues in a way that makes sense to the individual observer. The art of Pixelglyphs is a captivating abstraction, a visual puzzle that continues to enchant

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What are Pixelglyphs?

Pixelglyphs are a set of 10,000 unique onchain avatar NFTs created using a cellular automaton on the Ethereum blockchain. There are currently 9,830 glyphs. 170 were tragically sent to the burn address by users.

How were they generated?

At the heart of Pixelglyphs lies the concept of cellular automata – discrete computational models reminiscent of a grid of cells, each oscillating between various states. Think of it like the pixels on a screen, with an initial pattern evolving according to specific rules based on neighboring cells. This process creates a dynamically generated, distinctive pattern – the essence of each glyph. The cellular automaton algorithm was run within the smart contract during each mint. The generatively created pixel matrix which makes up your Pixelglyph, along with the randomly generated colors that are use to render the image are stored as event data on Ethereum. While the Pixelglyphs store image files on IPFS for convenience, the onchain data generated at mint can always be used to regenerate each unique image using a JavaScript function that runs in your browser.


⛓️ Provenance: Ownership history is valuable. The glyphs were minted on July 18 2021 and will forever be etched on Ethereum. ♻️ Sustainable Model: Create a sustainable business model that not only supports the project but also provides tangible reasons for engagement, secondary purchases, and fun for the holders.


For holders and and glyph enthusiasts, a Party will be created open for donations, members of the party will then have the opportunity to coordinate and use the funds to build products and grow the ecosystem together. Secondary royalties (5%) will be pointed to the Party wallet address.