Technology

May 4, 2022

Couple’s Popular Relationship Comics Become Inspiration for a New NFT Collection

If there’s one thing that has been shaking up the contemporary art world, it’s NFTs. NFT stands for non-fungible token, which essentially means that each is a unique and non-interchangeable unit of data stored on a blockchain (such as Bitcoin or Ethereum). An NFT has its own encryption code, and it acts as a certificate of authenticity. NFTs have a market value that can rise and fall—and many artworks have had a meteoric ascent.

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January 25, 2022

Student Becomes Overnight Millionaire After Selling Selfies as NFTs

Ever since digital artist Beeple broke records with a $69 million sale in 2021, NFT has been a buzzword. More and more artists have placed their work on platforms like OpenSea to be bought and sold with cryptocurrency. If you doubted the power of NFTs, the story of Sultan Gustaf Al Ghozali might change your mind. The 22-year-old Indonesian computer science student became a millionaire overnight after selling his selfies as NFTs.

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September 22, 2021

Photographer Makes Her Widely Stolen Image Free to Use After Selling It as an NFT for $300K

In 2017, Canadian photographer Cath Simard snapped a picture of an empty road on the verdant Hawaiian island of Oahu and posted it on her Instagram account. She didn't realize that her image would quickly go viral, with people reposting the same image across social media, most of the time without providing proper credit to her as the photographer.

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August 25, 2021

Artist Uses Artificial Intelligence To Reconstruct Realistic Portraits of Historical Figures

Have you ever wondered what famous historical figures like Nefertiti and Cleopatra looked like in real life? Well, Bas Uterwijk might be able to show you a pretty good guess. The Dutch photographer and digital artist creates amazing AI portraits of famous historical figures using innovative neural network reconstructions. His most recent additions to the ongoing series transport viewers to ancient Egypt, the Renaissance, and 18th-century Europe, among other time periods.

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