Voices of Web3
VOICE GEMS x Sasha Stiles
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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’ve long believed that poetry is the original blockchain, an ancient, enduring data storage system. And so I arrived in Web3 organically, perhaps inevitably, recognizing it as the ideal printing press for my hybrid poetics and philosophical interrogations of digital duality—our condition of being both visceral and virtual.
Poetry originates in the body, rising from the gut and shaped by the muscular throat and fleshy pink palate, yet language is immaterial and infinitely reproducible—software to our mortal hardware. It’s second nature to scribe on ether. I’ve found my voice composing meta verse here in the metaverse."
– Sasha Stiles
ABOUT THE NFT
Contract address: 0xA8E5Ec62bfec3906817cBb56728523e65E2e681d
Token standard: ERC-721
Metadata: Frozen and decentralized