Eyal Gruss [IL] – Art forever be here or NFTs as a Medium (NaaM)
I will discuss NFT as a creative medium (as opposed to a commercial instrument), and unpack some common misconceptions regarding the persistence, availability and immutability of the art behind NFT’s and how such properties can be achieved elsewise. I will compare the Ethereum ecosystem to more ecological and less expensive crypto-chains as Tezos that make on-chain media viable. I will show artworks that challenge the boundaries of the genre from technical and critical perspectives, and discuss social and game theoretic aspects of web3 which they address. I will present a manifesto for eternal media. In the workshop we will create websites that will live forever on the blockchain.
Everyone can freely join @ net.culture club MaMa (Preradovićeva 18, Zagreb).
Bring your computer and a few XTZ (~0.25=1kB) if you can.
&& This event will not be streamed online.
Dr. Eyal Gruss
A new-media artist and machine learning researcher. He holds a PhD in physics and is a Talpiyot graduate. Eyal creates poetry, interactive installations, computer-generated art, algorithmic poetry, audio-visual performances, AI art and online interventions. Eyal also runs a new-media opportunities newsletter and hosts a mini-residency for new-media artists interested in AI. He teaches computational creativity for design students in Wizo Haifa and in Holon HIT academies. His works were exhibited in Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem, Bat-Yam Museum, Herzelia Museum for contemporary arts, Meter-Al-Meter festival, Ars-Electronica festival, Print Screen festival, Fresh Paint festival, Karov theater, DLD in Tel-Aviv, SVA in New York, Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum, Midarom Festival, Utopia Festival, Petah Tikwa museum and the Internet, to name a few.