PAYPHONE by 0xDEAFBEEF

BEEF-E (Payphone) is a human intelligence model* that generates art from any prompt you give!** Or just call to say hi.

Prompt:
Call me
Prompts now support beep syntax, allowing sounds/melodies to be embedded within the spoken text.
Example: Hello, I will sing this song [ c d e f g ] Did you like it?

*of questionable quality

**Lead times may vary. Delivery not guaranteed.

Past Sessions


Fresh Mints

To date, 12, calls have been interpreted as prompts, minted, and offered for sale to the original prompter for the cost of materials and labor as detailed in the included receipt. Opensea private listings: available for purchase only to the address that originated the prompt. Private listings will remain for 30 days until Feb 3rd, after which the token will be publicly listed or auctioned.
Token 2
Prompter: 0x3B3525F60eeea4a1eF554df5425912c2a532875D
Purchase on Opensea for $152.10 USDC
Token 3
Prompter: 0x4718ce007293bCe1E514887E6F55ea71d9A992d6
Purchase on Opensea for $314.22 USDC
Token 5
Prompter: 0x02C1ca960532947A45d40A752944cd9648cCF900
Purchase on Opensea for $152.50 USDC
Token 7
Prompter: 0x6Cd8aF7445296213dB504e3631AE66b3808C4829
Purchase on Opensea for $101.30 USDC
Token 8
Prompter: 0xfC2eE91D24Fd57Ab5D382C92818CcbCfeb854B56
Purchase on Opensea for $103.30 USDC
Token 11
Prompter: 0x1f7A7BF4Edb61C142519FFffBB2775A4bcf844f6
Purchase on Opensea for $101.00 USDC
Token 0
Prompter: 0xF3C8B978107690418D26F0f049dbe5D3EeF7704C
Purchased for $302.45 USDC
Token 1
Prompter: 0x63748140C409b490952c37daE5a60715Bf915129
Purchased for $220.51 USDC
Token 4
Prompter: 0x27BF353D3BaC0932E74bf9C54E15eAe05728cC8d
Purchased for $110.00 USDC
Token 6
Prompter: 0x6c3b81B7172DE556711971d08bfad82c689C7559
Purchased for $507.50 USDC
Token 9
Prompter: 0x2c66b04965688C92E4487570b829796D090363C4
Purchased for $101.00 USDC
Token 10
Prompter: 0x100deA6f4ed670cB883298b45ad1dF6202619e45
Purchased for $103.00 USDC

About

Lazlo Moholy-Nagy claimed to have created 'Telephone Pictures' in the 1920s by transmitting voice instructions to a local enamel factory via telephone. Text-to-image AI models are the latest in a long list of technologies to raise questions about authorship and definitions of art.

For 25 GWei, you can call the BEEF factory to place an order. Proof-of-receipt will be livestreamed. Lead time may vary, with no guarantees. At operator's discretion, some prompts will be chosen to initiate a process to create something. The operator may employ subcontractors. Multiple draft designs may be presented for feedback through voting. On completion, the result and and documentation of its creation will be minted for sale, with right of first refusal offer to the original prompter.

Payphone helps me deal with my anxieties: reclaiming agency by putting a filter on my communication, and overcoming choice paralysis by interpreting the instructions of others, absolving myself of authorship.

Many artists I have spoken to feel overwhelmed by the 24/7 social media cycle and associated expectations. Constant bombardment of fragmented information through multiple communication channels, decision paralysis and burnout in the face of too many possibilities, race against technological advancements, competition for attention, performance expectation, brand alignment, fragmented time, and social comparisons.

I remember a time when it was much easier to put boundaries on one's attention, control one's own pace, maintain a focus independent of any audience or any awareness of what others were doing.

For brief periods, I will return to this condition, shutting off all communication channels. If you want to reach me, you can call me on the blockchain during predefined hours of availability.