GANs AND NFTs

https://www.artnews.com/list/art-in-america/features/gans-and-nfts-1234594335/

Artists whose work uses generative adversarial networks (GANs)— algorithms that pit computers against each other to produce original machine-made output approximating the human-made training data—have turned to crypto platforms not only to sell their work, but also to explore ways of critically and creatively engaging the blockchain.

Buying a pink NFT cat was a crypto nightmare

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-57273904

Bright, colourful digital-only art that is selling for millions – who wouldn’t be intrigued?

But my first experience of investing in this world was a nightmare – with far too much time, money and stress wasted on… well, not very much.

Because an NFT doesn’t have a physical representation like a painting, it exists only as a digital asset.

So all I was paying for was a record of ownership – basically, to have my number displayed on a website next to a cartoon cat.

cryptopunks @ Christies

Three years ago, two software developers created a quirky art project called CryptoPunks that posed a serious and provocative question: Could a few lines of code translate to a feeling of meaningful ownership? It was a crazy idea that would require, in their words, ‘a conceptual leap.’ Three years later, that project is rightly regarded as the beginning of today’s CryptoArt movement.

https://www.christies.com/features/10-things-to-know-about-CryptoPunks-11569-1.aspx

9 rare CryptoPunks from @LarvaLabs own collection to star in our 21st Century Evening Sale this May in NY.

All mint numbers under 1k and yes there is a rare Alien! Punks 2, 532, 58, 30, 635, 602, 768, 603, 757 #CryptoPunks