@okachiho This article has good critique both of the environmental toll, the 'solutions' to the environmental toll and how it perverts some of the unique qualities of digital art: https://everestpipkin.medium.com/but-the-environmental-issues-with-cryptoart-1128ef72e6a3
Here is a good and critical background on what an NFT is specifically: https://davidgerard.co.uk/blockchain/2021/03/11/nfts-crypto-grifters-try-to-scam-artists-again/
The last author is a long time skeptic on anything crypto but well informed.
He argues one of the reasons there is so much hype on NFT is because those that got in early when it was easy to mine / cheap to buy basically make their money on selling it on to the next person. So that is why everyone who has a stake in it presents it as if it is the next big thing, so they can sell at good mark up. This has been the same with all crypto tokens so far.
I thought it would be nice if artists who create works in the form of video or poetry, not sculpture, could earn for living and productions. There are some video works whose value lies not in the display but in the video itself. However, I don't want the code to lose its open and collaborative nature. I wonder if that's the point. Thinking about kind of Processing, PureData or something like that are the perfect landing pad for a form of media art.
Well... I'm quite scared because I can't find negative opinions about nft art market at all and all of articles or comments are welcoming it.
Any nice article?
Friends in time zones excluding JST! Today Aoi Tagami as a solo and she & I as a duo played at the really nice venue Velvet Sun. The archive is still there, check it out. It ends on the 25th in JST, so I guess it will end on the 24th almost in your area?
I like techno
Vocal, Voice: Aoi Tagami; Synth: Chiho Oka; Recorded by Aoi Tagami's voice recorder, at Ftarri
*This is a recording with quite a lot of noise.
A part of the recording of the New Year live performance by Aoi Tagami and Chiho Oka on January 3, 2021. Actually, there exists a good recording by the owner of Ftarri, Mr. Suzuki, which we hope you can listen to someday.
Ursonate - Kurt Schwitters,
Performed by Teppei Higuchi
In 2020, ДОТ - долговременная огневая точка, which is my house in Senju-Sekiya, Japan, welcomed our friend Teppei Higuchi, who came back after a long absence. Surprisingly, he had become unusually good at reciting the Ursonata by Kurt Schwitters, which he had been practicing during the lonely Covid-19 quarantine period. At this time, I am pleased to announce the release of his audio/cassette in spring, 2021!
It will be wrapped in the cover of Hydra concrete poetry by Jasmin Meerhoff!
*The work that led me to ask for artwork: "Access Without" -> https://www.nervousdata.com/access-without.html
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