In a couple of weeks I will host the webinar NFT: Truths, myths & futures of non-fungible tokens in the arts. We will have three great panelists: Alex Sims, Aaron MacDonald, and Brooke Howard-Smith. Free registration here.
NFT (non-fungible token) is a new technological innovation developed to create a marketplace for digital goods. This solution aims to exploit the blockchain to achieve digital scarcity and digital ownership. NFTs have exploded in the last few months into popular media, and creative production and consumption, but their use and abuse raises several questions. What is, exactly, an NFT? What can NFTs do with and for the arts? Who are the NFT creators, artists and collectors currently participating in an NFT arts market? Is the NFT just yet another by-product of a techno-enthusiast environment, or does it have the potential to disrupt the traditional art market as we know it? Why is there so much hype around it? This webinar brings academic researchers into conversation with NFT entrepreneurs to explore and debate cutting edge technological and creative enterprise.