Apr 1, 2021
Non-Fungible Tokens! You’ve probably heard about them, leading fine art auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s now sell them, and famed South African emerald mine heir/Tony Stark-wannabe Elon Musk loves them. They’re so magical that they sometimes disappear! And, perhaps most importantly, they answer the question which has vexed so many since the beginning of digital art: how do we create monetary value for art objects that are easily duplicated and distributed?
This week we discuss the rise of the NFT in digital art, why the tech world seems to love NFTs so much, and why—once again—a utopian ideal might not reflect the real world.
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Created by Mason Hershenow
Produced by Sean Ang and Christopher Scott McNeill
Edited by Christopher Scott McNeill.
Mix and additional editing by Mason Hershenow
Our theme music is "January: Brief" by Mason Hershenow