Voices of Web3
VOICE GEMS x Crashblossom
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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.
"I lost someone I loved to suicide
She had debts she couldn’t repay
And a social media image she couldn’t live up to
These weren’t the only reasons she took her life
But I know they weighed on her
Many of us are in dependent relationships to power structures not designed for our benefit
The credit and debt system is inequitable
Social media giants farm the content of our lives
We need more equitable networks, social and financial
Better systems already exist, where people are benefiting more from what they bring to the world
These new systems are empowering people practically and emotionally
I’ve been lucky to find blockchains, and to make art on them
These networks have enabled my art to be appreciated around the world
My hope is for more people to be empowered by these networks
For greater individual fulfillment and happiness"
ABOUT THE NFT
Contract address: 0xA8E5Ec62bfec3906817cBb56728523e65E2e681d
Token standard: ERC-721
Metadata: Frozen and decentralized