With Army of Peace & Rise of the Technocrats NFTs
The Army of Peace worldbeat sounds reference to the collapse of the Imperial Russian Army, 1856-1917. The Russian Revolution’s success happened with the mutiny of a class-conscious army.
The soldier’s revolt in 1917 was more a social revolution than an anti-war movement. It was a revolution based on social distinctions within the officer corps as well as between the ranks. The army’s involvement in the political struggle was steadily increasing and by autumn 1917, it had become an influential political force that played an independent and decisive role in changing society.
The Army of Peace also references a large alliance of Fertit tribal militias in Western Bahr el Ghazal during the Second Sudanese Civil War from 1983 to 2005. Two million people died as a result of war, famine, and disease caused by the conflict. Another four million people in southern Sudan were displaced.
NFT Artists for Army of Peace & Rise of the Technocrats
USER is a sound creator from Vancouver, Canada who has been releasing albums independently since the 90s. He is now also producing NFT art and NFT music, along with live streams. USER’s latest album is “Army of Peace” with 8 songs turned into NFTs with collaborating visual artists at The Art Party and Avanade. USER is the singer-songwriter for the “Army of Peace”, a world beat band with a message, “We make music, not war”. https://usersong.com/
Liza J. Lee is an East Van artist with a BA in English from UBC. With her sharp skills in social media, Liza is acknowledged by well-known gallery dealer Diane Farris as a pioneer of social networking in the arts (“Twitter/Art+Social Media” exhibition 2010). Liza’s vision is to facilitate art as a means for social change through crypto, starting with the Virtual Vancouver Metaverse in 2013 and the Bitcoin Art Show at Coinfest 2014. Liza is the marketing advisor for The Art Party, with 20 years of experience in financial services and technology, including Avanade. https://about.lizajlee.com/
Joy Case is an NFT artist with moving images. She is the founder of www.AIforAll.live; a social network for AI Enthusiasts and the AI Curious. At AIforAll.live, you will find AI news, cutting-edge educational courses, invaluable resources, and a network of professionals pushing the boundaries of AI. Learn how to use AI for your business, sales, and marketing. It’s free to join! You can find Joy’s PhotoArt at https://www.instagram.com/joyfulnfts.
Victoria Ross is an Experience Design intern at Avanade. She is completing her 4th year of Fine Arts and Business at the University of Waterloo (UW). She has chosen to focus on studies in digital design through both community engagement in clubs on campus, as well as through various co-op placements. She has a great interest in interaction and UX design, and is excited to develop these skills.
Sophia Wang is an UX Design intern at Avanade. She is studying Business Marketing and Interaction Design at Simon Fraser University. She is graduating in April 2023 and will look for Product Design opportunities in New York, San Fransisco or Toronto. Other than UX/UI, she is passionate about user research, quantitive / qualitative data and enterprise solutions. She enjoys working in a collaborative environment where she is challenged.
Urii Orlov is a transformational author whose life experiences have deeply influenced his writing. Born and raised in Odessa, Ukraine, Urii had a challenging upbringing in a city rife with gangs and mafia. Despite the hardships he faced, he felt a calling to improve and transition from a life of violence to one of service. Urii specialized in psychiatry after moving to Germany in 2003, and served as the CEO of a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting elderly survivors of World War II concentration camps and victims of Stalin’s gulag prison system.
Urii has a Bachelor’s degree in Germanic Philology at Mechnikov National University in Odessa, Ukraine. In 2009, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in social work and worked as a social worker for the Ministry of Youth Protection in Quebec. He transitioned into the insurance industry and became an Insurance Broker in Vancouver, BC by 2015. Urii believes his novel, REDEMPTION – Fight for Life, is a testament to the power of the human spirit.