Let’s talk about pop culture, art, music, digital beanie babies, and blockchain
Welcome to the second week of ESC 2020!
If you didn’t attend the first weekend of ESC 2020, well, you didn’t miss that much, because that dance with Vitalik hasn’t happened yet, but we did have a casual (sort of) an hour-long conversation with Ethereum core researchers about Eth 2.0, and we took a deep dive into it’s technical and non-technical stuff, releasing date, and everything else you need to know about Eth 2.0, watch here.
This week, we’re going to have some fun chat with artists, musicians, makers, and creators about the ways that pop culture influences the new technology, how art shapes global culture, and what blockchain means for the future of pop culture and Gen Z.
And special thanks to our co-organizer SuperRare (SuperRare Team)!
📺 We will be live streaming all the events HERE.
Pop Culture and Blockchain: Join Us for 3 Days of Panels, Music, Workshop, and Hands-On Experiences
Day 1: Panel: How Art Bridges Culture and Blockchain Technology
Date: Thursday, July 16th | 8 AM — 9 AM EST / 8 PM — 9 PM SGT
Where to Watch: We will also be live streaming from YouTube: https://youtu.be/XcwaF-Ps3CA
About Artists and Moderators:
Mattia Cuttini, Artist
“Since 1979 I have observed the world with curiosity. I studied electronics and have worked in the sector for 10 years. Out of necessity, I reinvent myself as a web and graphic designer. A musician since forever, for the last decade I explored the visual and performing arts and it is from these past experiences that I’ve realized that my research is a matter of layers and overlapping interventions. ” — Mattia
For more Mattia’s work, please visit here.
Zhipeng Wang, Media Artist
Wang Zhipeng is a new media worker exploring audio-visual live performance, digital image, multimedia theater, and experimental sound, and more. Now living in Hangzhou, China.
Want to know more about Zhipeng, go check out his website.
Sparrow, Software engineer, Artist
Sparrow is a software engineer, traditional artist (encaustic wax medium), digital artist, and so many other things. Finding synergy between her love of technology and her passion for art, Sparrow explores the latent space of Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) deep learning models and other digital manipulation techniques to create artworks that are a collaboration between human and machine, familiar and strange at the same time. She was also one of the first 13 artists working with “programmable art” at Async Art, creating artworks that are a collaboration between artist and collector, platform and technology.
Check out more Sparrow’s work here.
Tongzhou Yu, Artist, Teacher
As a trans-reality storyteller and digital director born in Shanghai and based on both Shanghai and Hangzhou, Tongzhou is now teaching at China Academy of Art. Meanwhile, he is focussing on the use of augmented reality, projection mapping, and video art installation to construct a transmedia immersive narrative environment, exploring the possibility of the seamless connection of future media, and explore the human rights issues of post-humans.
Tongzhou also does motion design and he’s experimenting VR, too. More work can be found here.
Also, we’re very excited to have two curators Jo Wei and Iris Long join us and they will be moderating the panel.
Jo Wei is a curator and researcher and is also the founder of the Pan Bio-art Studio(PBS). Wei is currently a researcher of Art, Science, and Technology(AST) in the Central Academy of Fine Arts(CAFA).
Iris Long is a writer and independent curator. She currently works as a researcher on art, science, and technology at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, with a research focus on how art responds to the current global reality of ubiquitous computing and big data. She lectures on data art at CAFA.
Here’s a sneak peek of the events and workshop you can expect:
- 🎨 July 16, How Art Bridges Culture and Blockchain Technology
- 👀 July 17, How VR Intersects with Art and Blockchain & Building a VR Gallery with NFTs Workshop
- 🍻 July 17, ETHPlanet Happy Hour
- 🤳🏻 July 18, Pop Culture, Blockchain, and Everyday Life
- 🖼 July 18, NFT Collection: Scarcity vs Abundance
- 🎮 July 18: Interoperability in Entertainment and Gaming: Expanding the Creative Economy
And tomorrow, we will be back with more info about Pop Culture and Blockchain Day 2, stay tuned!
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