ARS ELECTRONICA Festival 2022 Linz and Espronceda Institute of Art & Culture are pleased to present:
NUBIA, Metaverse Platform: INTRONS project
As a platform for art, technology, and society, Ars Electronica has always understood bridge-building between disciplines and industries not as a burden but as a promising and essential task. The extent of Ars Electronica’s collaborative networks became more visible than ever during the pandemic. In 2020 and 2021, the festival turned into a decentralized event, taking place in more than 180 places on all five continents simultaneously.
In 2022 the festival transforms itself again and the Ars Electronica Garden Partners are invited to actively contribute their perspectives and projects to the core festival program, taking place in Linz, Austria, (…) with fresh ideas and a new understanding of digital culture, discussing how the consequences and effects of the climate crisis can be addressed in their respective locations and through their experts.
Welcome to Planet B. A Plan B for humankind on this planet can certainly not be developed only from the perspective of a few, for which reason we welcome the views of Garden Partners and their communities.
The curatorial approach of all partners engages directly with the festival topic and the question “But How?”, integrated in the title, runs like a thread through the program. The Garden Partners exhibition is directly connected to this year’s themed exhibition, showcasing perspectives from Auckland, Barcelona and Bologna, as well as the Bahamas, New York, Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo and Utrecht.
Despite the focus on the festival event in Linz and the transformation of the decentralized Ars Electronica Gardens to onsite partners, dedicated parts and carefully curated programs will be accessible online to partners and audiences unable to join Ars Eletronica in Linz. (read the original and full text here)
Ars Eletronica Gardens Exhibitions
Wed Sep 7, 2022, 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri Sep 9, 2022, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat Sep 10, 2022, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun Sep 11, 2022, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
ARS ELECTRONICA GARDEN BARCELONA
We are pleased to present INTRONS, developed by Soliman López in the context of our Metaverse platform NUBIA.
INTRONS is a proposal to solve the human and natural presence in virtual spaces or metaverses. It starts with a genesis collection of 1,500 dynamic, generative NFTs that contain the ability to store and represent 15 traits from their owner’s genome.
The project represents an evolution in the representation of reality, in which biotechnology is put at the service of the artist’s gaze. All this results in creating a new digital identity extracted from various scientific data of the human genome obtained from genetic tests inhabiting the digital space.
For it to be carried out, a saliva test of the holder and the use of the DNA serum are necessary. After that, the magic begins: said serum is injected into the INTRON, and its shape begins to mutate until it adapts to the result, thus giving birth to the owner’s digital identity, with the ability to be used in the metaverse. This collection has a peculiarity that makes it unique: among its NFTs, there are some with a higher rarity than the rest; their appearance is less frequent. This depends on the individual variation that the URI creates in the NFT metadata and DNA values.
The Rarities Laboratory collects variations of both materials, from plastic to metallic effects, colors, backgrounds, and textures.