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Digital or analog? For sound engineer Steve Albini, the choice is clear

Monday is Labor Day, an apt moment to consider a profession rarely featured in a daily newspaper.

“Let me show you the rest of the studio,” said Steve Albini, moving through a musician’s paradise of musical instruments — fine guitars, timpani, two grand pianos — plus an audiophile’s dream of equipment: Marshall amplifiers, reel-to-reel Ampex tape machines, high-end speakers, coiled cords, headphones, mixing boards, rows of phase shifters and fuzzboxes and other effect pedals. The walls are enormous bricks, each weighing 13 pounds.

“These are adobe bricks we had brought up from New Mexico,” he explains. “They have some interesting

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How ‘Punk’ Crypto Trend Gave Rise To NFTs For Digital Art

Non-fungible tokens or NFTs are technological capitalism’s answer to its own limitations. By overcoming the physical nature of virtually every object and allowing their safe storage on a digital blockchain has changed how investors and buyers perceive the market in a world dictated by all-things-digital. 

The NF in NFTs represents its non-fungibility, essentially highlighting the uniqueness of each NFT – implying each article is free from a universal measure

Any NFT, then has its own value and cannot be replicated. For perspective – bitcoin is fungible, meaning you can trade one for another.

Bitcoin represents value, while NFTs represent

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Damien Hirst’s New NFT Project Forces Buyers to Choose Between Owning a Digital Token or a Work on Paper

Never one to ignore a trend, Damien Hirst is hitching his horse to the NFT wagon, with the launch of a new project he calls “The Currency.”

Hirst already made his first foray into the crypto space back in March, with an offering of works on paper published with the platform HENI Leviathan and available for purchase with cryptocurrency (he made $22.4 million from the sale of 7,481 prints). However, this is his first NFT-based collection.

The body of work Hirst calls “The Currency” consists of 10,000 NFTS that correspond to 10,000 unique works on paper created back in 2016.

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Immersive art experiences | the 11 best digital art experiences

Seismique, an innovative and experiential art museum, recently launched in Houston, Texas. It is billed as a tech-driven ‘intergalactic playground’ with more than 40 unique ‘galaxies’ across 40,000 square feet.

It is inhabited by extra-terrestrial beings, and features artificial intelligence (AI), immersive experiences, gamification, projection mapping, sculptures of aliens, and “dazzling displays of light, color, and sound”.

Seismique is the brainchild of Steve Kopelman, principal and COO of Escape the Room, the largest escape room company in the US. “Seismique will transport locals and visitors alike to an entirely new and unforeseen universe of creative inspiration and

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NFTs are to physical art what music streaming is to vinyl records, says a crypto expert who sees a whole new social world for digital collectibles | Currency News | Financial and Business News

Digital artist FEWOCiOUS auctions 5 unique NFT works of art, along with 5 physical paintings and drawings in a collection at Christie’s in NYC.
  • Crypto art is revolutionizing how celebrities showcase and sell their work, says Wave Financial’s cofounder.
  • As vinyl records are to streaming, NFTs are to existing physical art, Les Borsai told Insider.
  • NFT innovation brings better experiences, which means their rise isn’t a bubble, the digital art expert said.
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Crypto art is opening up a whole new world of

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Buddhist digital amulets set trend

BANGKOK, THAILAND: Karmic fortune has arrived to the digital art market with a kaleidoscopic splash of colors and the face of a revered Thai monk offering portable Buddhist good luck charms to tech-savvy buyers.

Sales of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) – virtual images of anything from popular internet memes to original artwork – have swept the art world in recent months with some fetching millions of dollars at major auction houses.

“CryptoAmulets” is the latest venture to chase the craze with founder Ekkaphong Khemthong sensing an opportunity in Thailand’s widespread practice of collecting talismans blessed by revered monks.

“I am an

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