ARTXCODE's Sofia Garcia on the NFT Craze & Algorithmic Art

Sofia Garcia is the co-founder of ARTXCODE, a digital arts gallery specializing in algorithmic artwork both off and on the blockchain. She has spent the majority of her career simultaneously working in the financial industry as a technical design strategist, designing and developing accessible web applications at scale. As the lead curator of ARTXCODE, she has organized multiple sold-out exhibitions and has been selling blockchain-backed artwork since early 2019. The episode covers what NFTs are and how they are impacting the fine-arts and collectibles world, how to assess their value, and how they may benefit society as the technology - and asset class - become more widely adopted.SHOW NOTESARTXCODE GALLERY - Sofia's Digital Gallery Ethereum - Ethereum is a community-run blockchain technology that powers decentralized applications; it's also the creators of the cryptocurrency ether (ETH)OpenSea - the Google of NFTsCryptovoxels - a virtual world powered by the Etherrum blockchainERC-721 - a standard interface for non-fungible tokens, also known as deedsProcessing - a sketchbook and computing language for learning how to code within the context of the visual artsCodeArt - Miami-based non-profit working to increase girls studying computer science LaunchCode - nonprofit offering free tech education and job placement opportunities for folks from nontraditional tech pathways

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