Blockchain-focused innovators utilize .xyz domains for personal websites and project showcases. Freelance blockchain developer JeanAyala.xyz showcases an assortment of web3 services. NFT artist and game developer Daniil Dolia uses DoliaCats.xyz to share his NFT collections. Crypto influencer Cooper Turley established his incubator, venture capital firm, and record label on CoopRecords.xyz. In this week’s #BlockchainThursday, we’ll introduce you to a virtual architect who highlights his designs on his own personal website: Untitled.xyz.
Untitled.xyz is the online home of “untitled, xyz,” the personal website of Brooklyn-based artist and virtual architect Kirk Finkel. A virtual architect focuses on designing and creating virtual environments, often within digital or virtual worlds. As Kirk shares on his About page, his work investigates metaverse architecture through modular design concepts with a focus on virtual art galleries. Kirk is the Director of Architecture at the Museum of Crypto Art, a Metaverse-based art museum. Previously, Kirk co-founded Sndbox, a blockchain-focused design lab, and served as Creative Director.
Kirk has organized his creative work in a user-friendly manner, making it simple for visitors to navigate. The homepage showcases selections of Kirk’s artwork in a grid formation that is colorful and easy to view. The menu options are categorized under ART, METAVERSE ARCHITECTURE, and SOCIAL. The ART category shares links to Kirk’s pages on various NFT collections on platforms such as SuperRare, Nifty Gateway, and OpenSea. The METAVERSE ARCHITECTURE category shares links to Kirk’s unique architecture projects. Rooms is Kirk’s 3D NFT collection, serving as a decentralized extension of the Museum of Crypto Art. It’s designed for outfitting with digital art and streaming into metaverse applications. Visitors can select any image to explore it virtually via desktop, mobile or Hyperfy VR. Hyperfy is a tool for the metaverse that allows you to own, create, and exchange entire virtual worlds. These worlds are stored on the Ethereum blockchain and are available for purchase or sale by users. Next to the SOCIAL category, visitors can find links to each of Kirk’s social media profiles.
Visitors can also visit Kirk’s blog page, which shares his journey from working in architecture to exploring cryptocurrencies and their impact on art creation. He discusses how the Steem blockchain inspired him to create SteemTown, a community art project where people contributed to a virtual town’s design using blockchain technology. Over time, this project evolved into BlockTown, which emphasized modularity and community involvement. Kirk also highlights how he and his colleague, Michael Lee, used cryptocurrency to fund real-world community projects like Steem Park. Ultimately, their experiences led to the creation of Sndbox, and the Creative Crypto blog, where they collaborated with artists and explored Ethereum’s creative possibilities.
Untitled.xyz provides a contact form for visitors and potential collaborators. You can reach out by visiting the Contact page and filling out the contact form. Including contact pages on your website can help improve the user experience by simplifying the process of getting in touch. You can learn more about Kirk by following his branded social media @untitledxyz_ on X (Twitter) and Instagram, visiting his LinkedIn page, and by joining the Discord. Visit Untitled.xyz for more updates.