First publication of the new co-de.fi project ‘VTLK.xyz‘ presented at NFTuesdayLA on 22 August:
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“Walter Langelaar joins NFTuesdayLA to speak about his latest project with crypto art&design research lab co-de.fi
VTLK.xyz takes its base material from a 3D scanned pointcloud file created with Vitalik Buterin back in 2017, when he was visiting Aotearoa New Zealand. Consisting of over 420K points, this dataset is now tokenized via pre-signed voucher structs (i.e. ‘lazy minting’) that can be redeemed/minted by the NFT buyer; creating a gradual, community driven, inscription of this object onto the Ethereum blockchain.
The project comments on the art-historical context of the buste as a medium for transport and acquisition, as well as more contemporary concerns such as fractionalized ownership structures and inclusive cultural participation.“