Hi, I’m Eric 👋🏼

I'm an artist and this is where I capture things about art, life, books, and tech that I find interesting. Also expect incomplete thoughts and unfinished ideas. And as I learn more, my opinions may shift and change.

Since 2019 I’ve been deeply immersed in Web3. My alter ego, Second Realm, is a award-winning crypto artist and renown trash art pioneer. I’m also responsible for creating the alt-punk movement and popularizing PFP derivatives and remixes.

I hosted one of the earliest NFT podcasts focused on the pioneering artists creating in this space. And my reporting on copyrights in Web3 was cited in some of the first academic papers written by legal scholars on NFTs.

Prior to that, I was a program manager at Twitter and consultant at Google focused on human-centered design and customer experience. And I spent a decade in the publishing industry helping New York Times bestselling authors grow their audience.

I recently returned to Rutgers University after 27 years to complete my Bachelor of Science in social science with an individualized study in Visual Arts. I’m now a senior, and my expected graduation date is May 2024.

Here’s some more facts about me👇🏼

Heritage & Culture

I’m a second generation Italian American born and raised in New Jersey, USA.


Art, Learning, Baseball, and Innovation.

Top 5 “CliftonStrengths”

• Futuristic
• Learner
• Relator
• Activator
• Arranger


• Myers–Briggs - Mediator (INFP)
• Enneagram - Aristocrat (4w3)
• Love Language - Quality Time
• Zodiacs - Aries☀️, Leo🌕, Horse🧧
• Life Number - 9

3 Most Important Words:

• Family
• Integrity
• Trust

Things I Enjoy:

College football games in the Fall
Making up words
• Spy, sci-fi, neo-noir, & supernatural dramas
• Books on psychology and business

An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artists takes it personally.” — Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

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