Voices of Web3
VOICE GEMS x Susanne Päch
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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 not an invention of the 21st century. AI, man-machine interface, metaverse—it sounds so new. But the roots of the topic go back many decades.
I want to give two examples: Joseph Weizenbaum's Eliza chat program from the 1960s. It is considered the prototype of today's chatbots.
My second example goes to Herbert W. Franke: He published reflections about human-machine cooperation in the arts and in society already in the 1950s. And he also reflected on the ambivalence of virtual reality.
So look to the pioneers and their thoughts. You might still find interesting new ideas in their work."
– Susanne Päch
ABOUT THE NFT
Contract address: 0xA8E5Ec62bfec3906817cBb56728523e65E2e681d
Token standard: ERC-721
Metadata: Frozen and decentralized