Voices of Web3
VOICE GEMS x Brian L. Frye
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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.
"I’m Brian L. Frye, Dogecoin Professor of Law and Grifting at the University of Kentucky College of Law. As a securities artist and conceptual lawyer, I’m fascinated by NFTs and the NFT market because they show us the economic reality of the art market and force us to reckon with it. The art market has always been a securities market, in which artists sell ledger entries represented by dirty pieces of cloth and lumpy rocks. The NFT market just makes it obvious by eliminating physical tokens and enabling direct transactions in ledger entries.
So NFTs are uncanny tokens, showing us how unfamiliar the art market has always actually been. And I love it."
– Brian L. Frye
ABOUT THE NFT
Contract address: 0xA8E5Ec62bfec3906817cBb56728523e65E2e681d
Token standard: ERC-721
Metadata: Frozen and decentralized