Blockchain-based NFTs have revolutionized the creation and consumption of experiential art, gaming, and cinema.
They are redefining the way we work, play, and communicate through our online avatars. Blockchain technology also forms the core of Web 3.0, which allows users complete ownership of their data.
NFTs are the latest disruptor synthesizing art and technology. The fusion has increased the affordability for artists, creators, authors, and filmmakers to dabble with artificial intelligence and virtual reality. The products created have seen spiraling interest and engagement from the audience.
Join leading artists, curators, and tech experts as they unpack the most cutting-edge and forward-looking usage of NFTs, and how web 3.0 will transform the future of the internet. The panel will share their insights on community building and expanding the platform for the growth of Indian Metaverses.
Sonia has worked closely with Emmy award-winning American reality show Producers. Her work has taken her to expand operations beyond Indian or American markets, such as in Singapore, Canada and Europe. Her early developments in the creation of GoDiscover, an early learning kit for toddlers, have won awards for their uniqueness and engaging element. Thanks to her efforts of maintaining a fine balance between technology and one-on-one, manual service in its operations, Match My [Talent], the performing artists' exclusive platform that is bridging the gaps between artists, industry clients and talent hunting, is growing by leaps and bounds in the arts, culture, media and entertainment industries. Besides Product Development, Sonia is deeply passionate about UX, Sound Engineering, Theatre, Photography, Writing and Budget-Traveling. Being a Producer and Director herself, she aptly represents and understands the collective audience base that Match My [Talent] is solving the problems for. This aspect has led to her becoming the centre of a dense network of relevant professionals from the global creative industry. Match My [Talent] is a product of her expertise, attention to detail and painstaking research.Read more
Mairu leads the entertainment DAO incubated via Polygon where he's responsible to build the Web3 ecosystem for the media and entertainment industry globally. The DAO is focused on getting early to mid-stage startups off the ground through early-stage investments, strategic advisory, and a strong Web3 network of partners. Previously, Mairu led the digital business for Sony Music in India, driving revenue, digital partnerships, strategy, and content for SAARC markets. Prior to that, he was leading the media & content distribution business for the NBA in India. This was a high growth role across product, content, media distribution, marketing, and revenue. Earlier in his career, he's spent 8 years in advertising, where he launched early-stage advertising startups including the digital agency Jack in the Box, SapientNitro's India play and worked with various advertising agencies such as Rediffusion, Saatchi & Saatchi among others.Read more
Myna is a cultural producer, curator, and the founder/director of Engendered, a New York/New Delhi based Transnational Arts and Human rights organization with a focus on the intersections of gender and marginalities in South Asia. She is interested in art curation as a feminist practice, an instigation/investigation and reflection of aesthetics and visual spectacle, as means towards subversion of a hegemonic culture. She has curated internationally at the Lincoln Center, Asia Society, Tribeca Film Center, Queens Museum, and others. She has curated some of India’s most prolific touring visual arts exhibitions and brought to Delhi North America’s largest South Asian Human Rights film festival, I View World in 2016. In 2020, she was invited to co-curate a museum exhibition at the Museum of Eastern Art in Turin, Italy and Hub India, a survey program representing the contemporary art and ecosystem of India for Artissima, one of Italy’s most pivotal art fairs.Read more
Anshul loves Virtual Gaming, which is why he is developing ZionVerse, a truly decentralised full-blown meta verse gaming system. He first got introduced to Blockchain in 2011. And since then, has been exploring the domain and finding opportunities to use this technology along with his passion for gaming. Working in this domain got him interested in TradFi and DeFi. He is an active investor in NFTs and also recommend people to explore this space for investments as this is the future. Personally, he likes adventures. He collects puzzles and loves to solve them in his free time, which gives him mental stimulation. He likes to connect with people with similar interests and exchange knowledge and views about the gaming and financial markets. Do ping him for a healthy discussion over coffee or beer.Read more
Shivani Sambhare is an arts professional based out of Mumbai. After over a decade in the media creating content for multinational platforms, Shivani brought together her love for art and content creation through her platform The Art Insider. What started off as a platform to create more engagement and accessibility in the art world, is now a wholesome arts practice that focuses on bringing together art collecting and art education. At the centre of this is a full-service art advisory geared specifically towards young collectors to guide them in developing interesting and unique art collections. The advisory works at both ends of the art world-with artists, directly supporting their work, and with individuals, designers and architects to finish spaces with art. Additionally, the Art Insider works with young digital artists and collectors to decode the new NFT art space, having established relationships with internationally renowned NFT artists and galleries who lend interesting perspectives to this new dimension in art.Read more
What is NFT ?
Can Art, Gaming and cinema be traded by NFTs ?
NFT is short form for “Non Fungible Token”
To create this token, concrete assets are converted into digital assets and then owned and traded on a digital exchange.
It is a unique token which corresponds to the physical asset, near impossible to duplicate due to the use of very high levels of digital cryptography, when created.
When these physical assets are converted or minted into NFTs, it is recorded in a block chain, which ensures that the ownership is unique, secure and permanent.
The question comes as to why should one turn his concrete asset into a digital form?
Answer is it’s more secure in that form, it cannot be stolen, it can have several part owners and each time someone trades it, the original artist earns royalty.
How does NFT work?
In a summarised way, to turn the concrete asset into a digital one, you need:
A digital platform to trade your asset, a digital wallet to store your asset and a digital currency or crypto currency to pay or receive consideration when you trade.
Meta verse is a term much like our internet. The difference is you enter this digital space by wearing a pair of VR glasses and creating a digitised virtual version of your real self and interact and experience this digital world.
NFTs are redefining the way we work, play, and communicate, either in the real world or through our online avatars ( in the Metaverse, where we can create our “virtual” self )
Blockchain-based NFTs have revolutionized the creation and consumption of experiential art, gaming, and cinema and many other such assets.
To trade in NFTs, an artist can create a digital version of his art or begin with his creation of digital art.
Similarly there are digital games which can be minted to be digitally traded. Also a whole film or a part can be digitised, or the rights or shares can be digitised, so also the poster can have a digital form for this version of trade.
The fusion has increased the affordability for artists, creators, authors, and filmmakers to dabble with artificial intelligence and virtual reality.
The products created have seen spiraling interest and engagement from the audience.
The very first exposure for a lot of people in Mumbai to a difficult term like crypto currency and NFT was when Avid learning conducted a workshop in the subject about a year ago.
Once the panel decoded the terms and explained how the trading really happens, it became much easier to get into the crux of the matter, and layer by layer peel the forbidden fruit. As it is still a path breaking idea, people are still not sure why turn a concrete item into air like invisible untouchable commodity.
It is much like the in Store shopping vs the online shopping. People have to believe in it, experience it and feel confident with using it.