Voices of Web3
VOICE GEMS x Marjan Moghaddam
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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.
"2023 was the year of expansion and greater adoption in terms of NFTs and Web3. A lot of the feeding frenzy in terms of sales subsided because of crypto winter, but many more artists and collectors were onboarded. AI-creative content proliferated in social feeds and NFTs on a much greater level, raising concerns and controversies around data provenance, IP, and the nature of artistic capital. Digital Art was better embraced by institutions and galleries, finally receiving much of the legitimacy that it had lacked for decades. And also, I think most importantly, the philosophical, sociopolitical, and cultural aspects of the crypto and defi movement came to be embraced by many more people as a legitimate resistance front against the censorship industrial complex, CBDCs, and the dreaded encroaching social rating system."
– Marjan Moghaddam
ABOUT THE NFT
Contract address: 0xA8E5Ec62bfec3906817cBb56728523e65E2e681d
Token standard: ERC-721
Metadata: Frozen and decentralized