Introduction to NFTs & the Art Market
Art & Technology • 1 platform credit
- 375 US dollars$375
Session 1 – Introduction: What the tech?! After an introduction to the seminars and each other, we'll dive into the basics of NFTs, crypto, and the blockchain. We'll discuss the films Banking on Bitcoin and Cryptopia to help clarify the underlying technology, its uses today in art, visual culture, and commerce, and its disruptive promises. Session 2 – An Emergent Ecosystem: "Everyone is an Artist" The NFT landscape is exciting but confusing. We cover the lay of the land, with its pioneering platforms, influencers, and early service providers. We identify new opportunities for creative freedom, artistic empowerment, and market-making, alongside central concepts of utility, community, DAOs, and governance. Session 3 - Lucky number 10,000: Mass Scarcity and Artistic Innovation NFTs quickly appeared as a major (potential) disruptor to the established fine art industry. We'll look at noteworthy drops, CryptoArt, Generative Art, and how these compare to earlier moving-image and new media art since the 1960s. Influencing both new art forms and collecting behaviors, we'll discuss NFTs from both a crypto and art market perspective towards key concepts of scarcity, rarity, pricing, and value. The seminar includes: • Readings and Watch lists Required: Banking on Bitcoin (2016 film - Netflix); Cryptotopia: Bitcoin, Blockchains, and the Future of the Internet (2020 film - Amazon Prime); Jason Bailey “Why Love Generative Art?”; Jason Bailey What is CryptoArt? Optional: Ready Player One Upload (TV series, Prime) • Assignments • 6 hours of live instruction • Video – Recording of Seminar • Presentation slides – The students can download pdf copies of the slides used • 1 platform credit at completion Ideal Student - Introductory level, no prior knowledge required. This course is tentatively scheduled for June 8,9,10 at 1pm AST. Spots are limited and will fill quickly. To reserve your seat please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject headline Introduction to NFTs & the Art Market.
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