PANEL DISCUSSION

How will NFTs disrupt art?

Monday, October 4, 2021 | 6:00 pm-7:00 pm | Lindner Hall 1410 & Virtual | Free

NFTs—short for non-fungible tokens—are shaking up the art world. In the past year, they’ve gained significant recognition as a new way to buy and sell digital art. NFTs are not interchangeable like traditional currency; instead, they represent a digital asset and serve as a certificate of ownership of it, which is recorded using blockchain technology. Iconic auction houses have legitimized the use of NFTs by facilitating record-breaking sales this year. In April, Christie’s sold a digital artwork by American artist Beeple for $69.3 million, and just this month, Sotheby’s sold Yuga Lab's collection of NFTs entitled Bored Ape Yacht Club for $24.4 million.

Some argue that NFTs are just a craze that will fizzle out, while others claim they’re here to stay. Either way, NFTs have left their mark on history. In response to this trending phenomenon, Lindner’s Kautz-Uible Economics Institute and DAAP have partnered to bring three unique perspectives to the conversation.

Panelists include:

  • Rob Richardson, Founder of Disrupt Now Media & Disrupt Art.

  • Jordan Tate, Associate Professor at UC's DAAP.

  • Prince Lang, Cincinnati Visual Artist.

The discussion will be moderated by Michael Jones, Academic Director of the Kautz-Uible Economics Institute.

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