AD 217 | Colborn Bell
“Museum of Crypto Art”

Colborn Bell is currently the co-founder and curator of the Museum of Crypto Art (M○C△), an immersive digital art center in virtual reality. Unconstrained by the limitations of physical reality, the aim of this project is to create bridges to Metaverse spaces and usher in a creative renaissance that empowers digital artists and reawakens the imaginations of its participants. He is a long-time blockchain and venture investor.

Guest Interviewer: Jesse Draxler

Show Notes:
  • 00:15:00 - Colborn’s background
  • 00:20:54 - The Museum of Crypto Art
  • 00:22:57 - What Colborn specifically looks for in NFT Artwork
  • 00:25:10 - The gift of an existential crisis
  • 00:31:25 - The ecological effects of crypto currency
  • 00:40:40 - Crypto art breaking down traditional barriers
  • 00:44:27 - Preserving the pure nature of art / societal shifts
  • 00:52:15 - What a good day looks like for Jesse and Colborn
  • 00:55:17 - The future of NFT’s 
  • 00:58:57 - M.O.C.A’s Artist Residency & M.O.C.A’s Genesis Collection
  • 1:04:15 - Advice to artists
  • 1:08:30 - Humanitarianism
  • 1:10:42 - Wrap up

Colborn Bell’s Twitter
Museum of Crypto Art

Posted 11.18.2021


"I started this series as a means for exploration, an exploration of self, and an exploration of the perspectives of other artists.

This series is an unabridged documentation of conversations between artists. It’s a series dedicated to breaking down the barriers we tend to set up in our own minds. I want to inspire future creatives to have the courage to explore and experiment. This is about making dreams a reality and not about letting our dreams fall to the wayside.

My intention is to give my audience a sense of real human connection, something that feels rich and organic.

When I was thinking of a title I thought of the word “movement”.

In relation to the Renaissance period in art, my goal for this program is to signify a rebirth of consciousness towards the way we look at contemporary art."

- Yoshino