Mitchell F. Chan, who released one of the first NFT projects on Ethereum back in 2017, discusses his projects, making art on a blockchain, how NFTs are transforming the traditional art world, and more. Show topics:

  • Mitchell’s art career before NFTs
  • how Mitchell was inspired by Yves Klein’s 1950’s work ‘Zones of Immaterial Pictorial Sensibility’
  • the story behind Mitchell’s OG NFT art project: ‘Digital Zones of Immaterial Pictorial Sensibility’ 
  • what the traditional world thinks about NFTs
  • who is collecting NFT art
  • the story behind Mitchell’s 2021 NFT project: ‘LeWitt Generator Generator’
  • why Mitchell has not minted any more NFTs this year – even though the market has been on fire
  • whether Mitchell thinks NFTs are changing the art world (hint: he thinks yes)
  • NFTs and the financialization of art
  • why Mitchell can empathize with some of the backlash about NFTs coming from the traditional art and gaming industries

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