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Lunchtime Talk
Fri 3 Dec 13:00-14:00 at Pervasive Media Studio Event Space

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Putting The Fun In Non-Fungibles

NFTs - otherwise known as Non-Fungible Tokens have exploded into the public consciousness in 2021. In this lunchtime talk, creative technologists Derek Ahmedzai and Norts will share their findings exploring the NFT art scene.

Four squares with an assortment of NFT's

Image by: Richard Norton and Derek Ahmedzai

Speaker

Richard Norton, Derek Ahmedzai and Kerry Harrison from Tiny Giant

Kerry Harrison, Richard Norton and Derek Ahmedzai

Tiny Giant are an eclectic trio of creative technologists who fuse bold ideas and emerging tech to help businesses stand out.

We are delighted to announce the return of in person Lunchtime Talks! Our talks will now be both in the building and streamed live, so you can join us from the comfort of the Studio or the comfort of your own screen, in your own space. 

Capacity will be limited and we are asking people to book in for the talks, if you can. Please feel free to turn up on the day, although we can't guarantee there will be a space.

Book your free ticket here.

NFTs - otherwise known as Non-Fungible Tokens - have exploded into the public consciousness in 2021. No more so than in the art world. This talk should help you decide whether you think they’re the future or a fad.

Create them. Collect them. Curate them. It seems like NFTs are everywhere right now. If you missed their arrival and are keen to learn more, this is the perfect talk for you.

Ever willing to explore strange new realms, creative technologists Derek Ahmedzai and Norts have spent the last few months exploring the NFT art scene to understand the way artists old and new are using them as expressions of creativity. 

Image of an NFT, with pastel coloured buildings behind an abstract central drawing

Not all NFTs sell for $69.3 million - though one did in 2021 - but the grassroots community that has embraced this new type of artwork is growing fast and getting ever more fascinating by the day.

You won’t believe what you pick up on NFT platforms these days: https://objkt.com/asset/hicetnunc/195075

There’s every chance the event itself will be an NFT collectible that very day.

Image of Derek Ahmedzai and Richard Norton

Derek and Norts

Derek Ahmedzai and Richard Norton are Residents at the Pervasive Media Studio. They are creative technologists who enjoy experimenting with all that’s new and shiny in digital technology. 

They previously spoke at Pervasive Media Studios in February 2020 on the subject of Creative AI (alongside Kerry Harrision).

Join us at 1pm on Friday 3rd December at 1pm for the talk and to take part in the discussion afterwards. Come to the Studio, or join us on YouTube Live here.

The Studio is wheelchair accessible, and the events space has a hearing loop. The last talk of every month is BSL interpreted. 

*Please note this is a hybrid event and will be live streamed so please be aware you will be in the live broadcast and recording when watching in the Studio.

Address:
Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX

Directions:
The Lunchtime talks take place in the Pervasive Media Studio Event Space. To access the Studio, please go to the Main Watershed Box Office entrance and go upstairs to the Café Bar. Walk across the cafe bar, turn right and walk towards the double doors. Go through into the corridor and walk all the way down until you reach the Studio. A member of staff will sign you in, and check your ticket, if you have booked.


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