Breaking Into NFTs: A Guide for Artists

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What are NFTs? How can new and emerging artists use this technology? What new art marketplaces can be used to promote NFT art?

The art and tech worlds have been rocked by the new popularity of NFTs (non-fungible tokens), but too many artists have been left on the sidelines. The “Breaking Into NFTs” workshop hopes to illuminate the world of NFTs for new and established artists, helping artists unlock the possibilities of NFT artwork. In discussions led by artist and educator Roya Ebtehaj and software engineer Marco Primi, participants will learn about NFTs and the new technology’s opportunities and limitations, exploring questions such as:

  • What are NFTs and blockchain technology?
  • How do I make NFT art?
  • What are NFT marketplaces, and how can I use them to sell my art?
  • What are some of the benefits and limitations of NFT art?
  • What are some myths and falsehoods about NFTs?
  • What are the environmental impacts of NFTs and blockchain technology?
  • What will the future of NFT technology be?

Join Roya and Marco as they discuss all these questions and more, bringing together perspectives and expertise from the worlds of tech and art. The free online workshop will be held on Thursday, May 27th at 6:00pm PST, with discussions led by Roya and Marco followed by a Q&A session.

Image of workshop lead.Roya Ebtehaj is an Iranian artist and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ebtehaj’s practice stems from looking for new methodologies, taking a multidisciplinary approach, and merging creative production with modern technology. Relying on storytelling, Ebtehaj aims to undermine narratives shaped by social injustice and exploitation in the contemporary era. Ebtehaj is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Santa Clara University in the Department of Art and Art History where she teaches courses in digital media.


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Marco Primi is a software engineer with core interests in large scale distributed systems, with focus on dependability and fault tolerance. Primi is an advocate for the lesser known uses of blockchain technology, such as: helping restore the planet’s resources, healing the inequality gap, holding corporations accountable, liberating users from exploitative social platforms, and more.

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