GANs AND NFTs 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 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 existsContinue reading “Buying a pink NFT cat was a crypto nightmare”

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 regardedContinue reading “cryptopunks @ Christies”