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Star Wars Limited Edition ‘Digital Toy’ NFTs Land on Flow

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Source: Decrypt

Just in time to celebrate May 4 (“May the ‘Fourth’ be with you”), the so-called annual “Star Wars Day,” NFT startup Cryptoys announced on Thursday the upcoming launch of digital collectibles based on the massively popular entertainment franchise.

Dropping on May 24, the Star Wars NFT collection is the latest in Cryptoys pop culture “digital toys,” following its previous Masters of the Universe collections with toy brand Mattel. Like previous collections, Cryptoys says that the Star Wars NFTs will sell for $39.99.

Read more: https://decrypt.co/138944/cryptoys-launches-star-wars-digital-toys-nft-collection?amp=1

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Celebrity NFTs: 10 Famous Personalities Who Launched Their Own Digital Tokens

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Celebrity NFTs are becoming a force to reckon with in the decentralized finance (DeFi) space within the more expansive cryptocurrency industry. Many well-known celebrities have, in the last few years, adopted and launched NFT digital assets for various reasons – some more obvious than others.

On the other end of the spectrum are fans eager to gain exposure to one of the fastest-growing sectors of the blockchain economy, thanks to the various forms of digital art assets that can be bought on-chain.

Read more: https://www.techopedia.com/celebrity-nfts-10-famous-personalities-who-launched-their-own-digital-tokens

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Without rules, AI-generated art paints a grim picture for artists

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Source: The Asahi Shimbun

A dog painting created by an image-generating artificial intelligence system in the process of being corrected unnatural descriptions. (Provided by Tomoko Yamaoka)

There are growing concerns that artificial intelligence could mean that would-be artists today don’t have to be the next Picasso to create lucrative pieces.

Until recently, AI systems could create only questionable works of art, but their quality is rapidly nearing that of paintings for commercial sale. 

Creators are fearing their AI counterparts may violate their rights or deprive them of jobs, as detailed countermeasures have yet to emerge under existing legislation.

Read more: https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14938694

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Digital Art Organization Rhizome’s New Blockchain Program Is an NFT-Dotted Journey Through the History of Generative Art

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Source: Artnet

In 1999, programmer Alex Galloway, artist Mark Tribe, and researcher Martin Wattenberg built an all-encompassing online archive for Rhizome. The platform had launched three years earlier as an email list for discussions about new media art, and the trio’s approach to logging its dialogues was suitably visual, hinging upon digital technology. Titled StarryNight, the resulting interface allowed users to navigate a constellation of stars across a digital night sky, each of which was linked to a keyword and associated emails.

Alas, despite its significance as a piece of Net art, StarryNight would end up nonfunctional, its text corpus lost for more than a decade—until now. Rhizome, now affiliated with the New Museum, has resurrected the interface, partially recovering its text content and enabling it to run on operating systems later than Windows 1998. And in a further move, the team has brought the work up to date with the Web3 era.

Read more: https://news.artnet.com/market/rhizome-trlab-seed-generative-art-2331679

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