The dynamic and rapidly evolving technological landscape marked with AI, Web3, and the Metaverse has profoundly impacted our society. The rise of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) or the tokenized digital art ecosystem disrupts the creative industry.
This course dives into the implications of this trendsetting technology and provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of how NFTs, their communities, and markets function. The curriculum situates NFTs within deep historical lineages: From Ancient token economies to the conceptual and computer art of the 1960s and the contemporary meme culture. This course examines artistic and creative productions and asks how professionals might respond to the rise of decentralized technologies as they seek to shape a more equitable digital future.
The course introduces the metaverse, mainly focusing on the value and utility of NFTs, which are critical in the rapid development of the metaverse. NFTs are a new registry of digital assets. The unlimited trading prospects offered by the metaverse make their association with NFTs the logical progression, ultimately transforming established social networks of user interaction, transaction, and socialization. The amalgamation of virtual and augmented reality has taken social interactions to a new level, promising different ways of work and leisure: realistic virtual concerts, art events, games, movies, and travel in the digital world.
IRL + online intensive course (6 sessions of 1.5 hours)
The course is led by curator Viola Lukacs and digital artist Peter Weiler.
is a Berlin-based curator and writer using art to unfold human and non-human entanglements. Her research revolves around the performative aspects of space and technology, inspired by collaborations with architect Yona Friedman and pioneer algorithmic artist Manfred Mohr.
As a strategic consultant, she develops art collections and supports museums, foundations, and artists in a sustainable digitization process.
Viola Lukács is responsible for curating the cross-disciplinary discourse of NFT DEB generative dimensions events, engaging top-notch professionals from the arts, science, and economy.
is a Hungarian multimedia artist working primarily with digital tools. Weiler often blends art history and the contemporary art scene in his colorful works, juxtaposing the banality of modern city life with the privileges and comfort of our society.
He graduated from School of Visual Arts Master of Fine Arts program in New York. Weiler was the first Hungarian artist to sell an NFT artwork for cryptocurrency. He is among the leading Hungarian figures researching and working in the crypto art world.