david rudnick
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June 5th, 2021

At 8:24PM EST tonight – sunset NYC – June 5th 2021 - the custom smart contract, Exodus 2, developed with the invaluable assistance of Billy Rennenkamp, Everett Williams and Dan DeNorch at Folia, will initiate an unlock on the first of 19 X2 tokens. Each unlock triggers a 24 hour open auction on each X2 token. The unlocks will continue sequentially in a reverse Fibonacci sequence for the next 40 years, and finish on June 5, 2061. Each token contains the text of a poem, which is both encoded on-chain as part of the contract, and rendered visually in its own custom typeface.

The poems were written sporadically in 2010 and 2011. They are 19 pangram haikus; a tricky combination of formats that grew to mean the world to me. A haiku is a poem of 3 lines, containing 5, 7, and 5 syllables. A pangram is a sentence that contains every letter of the alphabet. At first, I wasn't sure if I could even complete a single one that satisfied both constraints. One grew to 19 that form a single, sprawling journey through my hopes and fears of this moment, of language, code and time.

19 poems can be viewed and read in sequence on Folia here, or on opensea here.

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