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WORKSHOP: Bits, Bulls, Blocks: Critical NFT Studies

WORKSHOP: Bits, Bulls, Blocks: Critical NFT Studies
WORKSHOP: Bits, Bulls, Blocks: Critical NFT Studies

Thursday, August 26, 2021
11:00_15:00

Online

$40-120

(taxes and fees included)

This workshop is a deep dive into the world of NFTs. With a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on NFT creation, participants will gain a critical understanding of this emerging artist ecosystem, and will be able to better assess how and if it may be incorporatedinto their own art practice.

Starting with a historical look at blockchains and blockchain-based art, we will then move into looking more closely at the NFT tokens standard and popular NFT marketplaces. For those who may already be familiar with the conversation around blockchains and energy-use, none of the hands-on components of this workshop will use proof-of-work.

Workshop outline:

  • A short blockchain art history
  • Fungible vs non-fungible assets
  • What to consider when making an NFT
  • How to mint an NFT on your own terms

Discussion topics:

  • What can NFTs do, and what can they not do?
  • What kinds of tokens and economic mechanisms can serve artist communities?
  • Proof of work and energy

Prerequisites / preparation: no experience required

This workshop has a limited capacity of 20 participants. If you signed up and your plans change, please be responsible and sign out the day before the event to vacate your spot.

Activity in English language.

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