I met Bella about 2.5 years ago at a breakup event in Venice (yes, a breakup event - welcome to LA). There she was, the Mary Poppins of breakups, cheerfully handing out stacks of “bounce back” cards, a little beacon of light amidst a sea of sullen, broken hearted ladies looking for a pick-me up. We’ve been friends ever since. And her bounce back cards...THEY WORK I TELL YOU! 🤓 Today she leaves me for Australia— and I may need a new Bounce Back stack to cope! ❤️ you @ladyacton!
Met lots of lovely people (and robots) at #WebSummit & Lisbon was charming. Now back to work! And to everyone who took part in the song token launch - thank you! You’ll be hearing from me soon.
For the past few years, I’ve been obsessed with the blockchain - and am proud to announce the launch of the world’s first tokenized song project. You have FOUR days left to join the experiment. You help me write a song and as a result, collectively share in the ownership. Yes, this means you’ll receive a portion of the royalty payments - all powered by Ethereum smart contracts. This experiment is designed to pull back the curtain on how creative assets are produced, distributed, and make money for independent artists — so that we can realign current (and dare i say, shitty) incentive structures. Artists, it’s time we shift the creator model away from being dependent on advertisers and platforms - and more toward meaningful collaborations with other artists and collective ownership with our fans/viewers/consumers. Viva la creator revolution - Taryn.trusttoken.com. . . . . Thanks to Ethereal Summit for allowing me to share the stage with a robot and some other badass individuals. #blockchain #ether #smartcontracts #ethereum #etherealsummit #music #musicians #trusttoken @stem #consensys
Iceland was stunningly beautiful. Also, froze my ass off. ✨
Tried to stalk prime minister Justin Trudeau backstage for a photo, but I lost the battle. So I guess the stage will do. It was a pleasure speaking at Google’s #GoNorth17 AI conference. Next time, I will find you Justin. Bwa ha ha ha 🤓🤓🤓
Went all out for Halloween this year
Today I break my “instagram fast” because...well, fuck cancer. Both my great grandmother and grandmother were diagnosed with breast cancer, and my aunt lost her battle to the disease in 2003. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, my dear friend @allisonraestyle, a 7 year breast cancer survivor, has launched survivor sweaters with designer @linguafrancanyc. $100 of every purchase goes to the @pinklotusfoundation which provides free screenings, diagnosis, treatment and support for low income, uninsured, and underinsured women. If you are interested in ordering a sweater, message @linguafrancanyc and she will send you an order form. And if you are a woman in need of a screening or treatment, message @pinklotusfoundation. #letssavelives
“When life shuts a door, open it again. It’s a DOOR. That’s how they work.” // Starting something new thanks to Google VR and thrilled to finally announce it. Youtube.com/Taryn or link in my bio. 🤓
Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear
My second piece of music composed with artificial intelligence. Link to the full video in my bio. . The voices in my head are unkind, giving power to thoughts I couldn’t dare own as mine. . The longer the voices perceive my failures the more forcefully I validate their existence. . And then I wonder - how many others hear voices like mine? ...but nevermind... . It’s time to wake up, brush my teeth, go to work. Time to come home and count followers as worth. Time to call friends and check in, all’s the same Time to hope that tomorrow will change. . Forgetting that it’s always time for something and yet there’s never enough so we gamify life for more likes and more stuff . Unable to reconcile each passing year, time’s the one thing we can’t engineer. . How might the tens of thousands of collective decisions made daily change if we were forced to come to terms with our own mortality? . Would the voices in our head stop the tirade? Or would we feel them grow frantic, become more afraid? . Perhaps it’s only when we stare in the face of a loved one who is dying that we realize we really only get one shot. . That quarrels with lovers and battles at the workplace all seem to fade away as inconsistent and insignificant when seen in the frame of our limited existence. . And that thinking “small”, and doing “small” and loving “small” -- only make sense under the false narrative that we will somehow live forever. . But never mind. It’s time. . Time to place a few bets along this invisible thread and give pause to the voices inside my head.
She got hitched! She's no longer a Ms! Congrats and love you @kara.southern
The past week I had the opportunity to help produce and host the Global People's Summit, the first livestream in partnership with the @UnitedNations General Assembly to discuss pressing global issues with people from around the world. If you want to hear about the global impact of storytelling in media, fashion, virtual reality, and consumer goods, you can still view the stream (my section was hour three), but there are incredible guests and speakers throughout the 8 hour event. See the full agenda and run of show at globalpeoplesummit.org. Thanks to everyone who sent me photos! I didn't get any 🤓
So thrilled with the response to Break Free. For those who want to hear more from the album, I'll be performing at @futureofstorytelling on Oct 4th in NYC and at @websummit in Lisbon, Portugal on November 11th. Other performance enquiries can be sent to the email in my bio. I'm beyond thrilled to share this project with all of you! 🙏#AI #music
While this experience took place in the real world, it had an air of sacred strangeness typically reserved for a virtual one. The creative artistry was overwhelming + inspiring. Photo 1: Me very happy about this whole wine pairing situation Photo 2: @Bryanjohnson_ is uncertain about how to deal with all the wine. I offer to drink the rest of his share for him. Photo 3: Yep, all of it. Photo 4: Just in case there wasn't enough to drink. Photo 5: Welcome to the future. This was a piece of art made with seaweed that you dip in awesome stuff Photo 6: This art was made with peas and cheese (I think?) and tendrils and ice. Photo 7: Art with scallops and flowers. Photo 8: Art with carmelized onions and flowers and a chewy, heavenly ball that reminded me of gnocchi. Photo 9: BLUE wine with my <3! Oops. Blue tea. In a wine glass. To hydrate.
New friends? 😬 UPDATE: Sir Monarch lost the battle. Tiggy stands trial soon.
When you sit in an infrared sauna for an hour and sweat so hard that you struggle to put your clothes back on, so when you realize they're on backwards you just say 'meh' and exit the building. #fashionicon #ootd
One of us needs a flea bath. #catnap
The first humans must've been so thrilled to discover a body of water in the midst of a scorching hot desert. I imagine them running toward the shore, fists pumping, ready to quench insane thirst. They lean down to take a gulp and... what a bummer. #DeadSea . . Masada, Israel
Haven't washed my hair in three days. K bye 🤓