Artist Anne Spalter and programmer Todd Dailey present an online tour of their NFT art exhibit The Wonder of It All. Spalter and Dailey will share how the NFTs were made and how you too can create this new type of art.
Anne Spalter is a digital mixed media artist who founded the original digital fine arts courses at Brown University and The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in the 1990s and authored the internationally taught textbook The Computer in the Visual Arts (Addison-Wesley, 1999). Spalter’s work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK), the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY), the Rhode Island School of Design Museum (Providence, RI), and The Museum of CryptoArt.
Todd Dailey is a tech worker in the San Francisco Bay Area. Outside of work, Dailey pursues a lot of nerdy passions, including programming in Python, tinkering with Raspberry Pi, creating 3D prints, and drawing on a plotter. Over the quarantine period, he connected with Anne Spalter and discovered the exciting world of machine learning and NFTs.
“NFTs have disrupted the landscape for artists, collectors, and consumers in an unprecedented manner,” Spalter said. “The shift away from AI art being considered ‘digital art’ to simply ‘art’ just like any other piece in a museum is historic. By far the most invigorating plane of this new frontier is its widespread accessibility for makers and buyers alike. Todd and I look forward to furthering that by walking those at any level of tech savvy (including none at all!) through the processes used in The Wonder of It All.”