Voices of Web3
VOICE GEMS x Anne Spalter
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VOICES OF WEB3 is an archive of voices and statements summarising the year 2023 in digital art and culture. It is a document in time on the blockchain, bringing together some of the leading voices shaping Web3 and the history of digital art: artists, curators, and collectors.
THE VOICE GEMS
The statements have been recorded in the form of spoken word, poems, and songs by the contributors and are frozen in time as VOICE GEMS on the blockchain. The VOICE GEMS were created by Harry Yeff (Reeps100) and Trung Bao, who have developed a voice-centred generative system utilizing data found in a human voice to synthesise the form and colour of the artwork.
Every voice is unique, and with that comes unique fingerprint-like data. Features like pitch, resonance, harmonics, and pace sculpt particle data points in a simulated digital space.
"Web3 is an evolving stage that is reshaping our understanding of art in profound ways. Just as Modernism ushered in a shift from representation to abstraction, Web3 is shifting art from the physical to the digital, from the centralized to the decentralized.
However, the decentralized ethos of Web3 comes with its own set of challenges. Security vulnerabilities, along with the market's reliance on volatile cryptocurrencies, create an unstable foundation that could end up undermining its claims to authenticity and longevity.
The marketplace for art bought and sold as NFTs boomed in 2021 but is mostly sluggish today. Although a few standout sales continue to make the news, most artist’s markets remain much lower and slower than last year.
While the economics remain unknown, Web3 has undoubtedly brought new approaches to artmaking. Much as the Renaissance redefined art through perspective, so too could Web3 redefine it through decentralization. The road is filled with challenges, but the potential for an innovative, inclusive, and egalitarian Web3 art community still fills me with hope and excitement for the future."
– Anne Spalter
ABOUT THE NFT
Contract address: 0xA8E5Ec62bfec3906817cBb56728523e65E2e681d
Token standard: ERC-721
Metadata: Frozen and decentralized