Unleashing the Future of Art: MakersPlace Presents Groundbreaking AI-Generative Artistry
MakersPlace hosts the world's first AI Art Hackathon at NFC Lisbon featuring renowned artists and exclusive benefits, including the chance to win a Coldie's unique 'phygital' masterpiece
SAN FRANCISCO, May 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- MakersPlace, the premier marketplace for rare and authentic digital fine art, is spearheading a new era of artistry with groundbreaking AI-generative art. In a remarkable first, MakersPlace is hosting the world's inaugural AI Art Hackathon at NFC Lisbon on June 7-8. Renowned artists such as BL?C, Illustrata, DVK the artist, and TheDigitalCoy will participate in collaboration with Trevor Jones, Hackatao, Coldie, Sasha Stiles, and more, offering collectors incredible art and exclusive benefits, including the chance to win an extraordinary Coldie exclusive piece.
Following the launch of MakersPlace's AI Generative Art category, MakersPlace is continuously championing creators in the AI art space, and further fostering collaboration between humans and machines, leveraging the technology as creative tools and partners.
"We have seen significant developments in the field of AI-generated art, blossoming into culture-shifting leaps in capability and accessibility," said Kayvan Ghaffari, MakersPlace Legal Counsel. "As presenters of the world's first AI Art Hackathon, we aim to pull back the curtain, and showcase the unique creativity, skill, and artistic vision behind this new form of art. We want to show that AI art is deeply human and can have a soul – that "AI Art" is, in fact, Art."
BL?C, Illustrata, DVK the artist, and TheDigitalCoy will draw inspiration from a Sasha Stiles' poem, available for purchase on MakersPlce, and licensed under CC0. The event will feature real-time art creation for attendees to experience that process first-hand. The completed artworks will be auctioned as unique 1/1s on MakersPlace on June 15, 2023.
"MakersPlace's event 'The New Era of Art, Powered by AI' is a pivotal moment in the emerging New Renaissance," said BL?C. "This convergence of AI and Web3 sets the stage for the next century of artistic development. I am excited to contribute to the cultural progress and artistic expression at the heart of this movement."
During the AI Art Hackathon, Trevor Jones and Hackatao will surprise the artists by introducing mystery artifacts into the art creation process, forcing the artists to think on their feet and engage in the art creation process. Those sketches will be sold as Limited Editions during NFC Lisbon, with Trevor Jones and Hackatao listed as collaborators, providing collectors with a tangible piece of the creative process.
Coldie, an award-winning digital artist specializing in stereoscopic 3D art, will play a significant role in the AI Art Hackathon. He will combine participating artists' artworks into a single collage and use Artmatr's proprietary MATR robot to transform their sketches into robotically-painted physical works. Coldie will then blend these paintings into a unique physical artwork, featuring the signatures of Coldie, Trevor Jones, and the participating artists. Additionally, Coldie will remix the physical versions of the artists' 1/1s to create digital stereoscopic 'phygital' artworks for sale in late July or August 2023.
"The opportunity to transform AI art with crypto art legends Trevor Jones and Hackatao is an honor," said Coldie. "MakersPlace is cultivating a fresh culture of experimentation and collaboration that is exciting to be a part of."
Anyone purchasing the Open and Limited Editions by Sasha Stiles or the Limited Editions by the four artists in collaboration with Trevor Jones and Hackatao will gain access to the following exclusive benefits with even more to be announced soon:
Additionally, holders of each Limited Edition by the four artists (a total of 8 Editions) or the 1/1s will be entered into a raffle to win the above-mentioned 1/1 created by Coldie on the ground at NFC Lisbon. The snapshot for the raffle will be taken Friday June 23, 2023.
MakersPlace continues to redefine artistic expression through the world's first AI Art Hackathon, showcasing the remarkable possibilities that arise when technology and artistic vision converge. To learn more about the AI Art Hackathon, visit MakersPlace's blog post.
About the Creators and Sponsors
The AI Hackathon is made possible due to the help of amazing partners and sponsors, including Artmatr, HBAR Foundation, Crowell & Moring LLP, Cazares LLP, ObscuraDAO, LG Art Lab, CryptoMondays Palo Alto, Mobile Programming, and anonymous donors.
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