« NFT, Mine d'or » ("NFT, Gold mine"): a meeting in the Mines' library

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At the Library of École des Mines Paris - PSL, meet Sophie Lanoë and Olivier Lerner, authors of the book NFT Mine d'or, on July 6, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. They will discuss with Valérie Roy, researcher at École des Mines Paris - PSL, who participated in the computer realization of an immaterial work of art.

Is the art world on the verge of a revolution? Its name: NFT, for Non fungible token. An immaterial asset.

Crypto-art makes it possible to rate a financial value to immaterial art by integrating it into blockchains; crypto-art redefines the role of the artist, the gallery owner and the computer scientist. It is now possible to sell a breath made during a performance, digital fragments of reproduction of an underground Sistine Chapel.

But how to organize a world where the artist is in front of buyers and collectors, depending on increasingly complex technical solutions? The questions raised are multiple: legal, moral, economic, philosophical.

The engineer is, like the artist, at the center of this process. They designs the algorithms, brings the platforms into dialogue, explains and accompanies. How to prepare for this new role, what are the required skills? It also raises the question of the sustainability of this model, both on environmental and financial terms. In a fast-moving industry, we need to anticipate the excesses and abuses that are already appearing and risk covering this new field.

Beyond such issues, the question focuses on bringing to light new modes of artistic creation and performance. Thanks to artificial intelligence or augmented reality, immaterial works are increasingly numerous, even though their sale was until recently forbidden in auction rooms. Technology is now at the heart of the creative process.

The speakers will help us to better understand the issues surrounding this world that is being built, through a free debate with the audience.


6 July 2022
Culture - Rencontre
Mines Paris - PSL
38 Rue Saint-Honoré, 77300 Fontainebleau
2022-07-06 12:30 2022-07-06 14:00 Europe/Paris « NFT, Mine d'or » ("NFT, Gold mine"): a meeting in the Mines' library 38 Rue Saint-Honoré, 77300 Fontainebleau