If creative self-doubt and competition between people in the art world weren’t tough enough, artists now face the prospect of fighting them with artistic robots on Nifty Gateway.
Sophia, the world famous humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics, has made more than $ 1 million in revenue from her first NFT drop on Nifty Gateway.
The “Andrea Bonaceto and Sophia the Robot Drop” was created in collaboration with the contemporary artist Andrea Bonaceto. The drop contained symbolized portrait GIFs that transformed from the paintings of the artist Andre Bonaceto into Sophia’s works of art. The portraits showed characters who were involved in their development, such as the founder of Hanson Robotics, David Hanson, and the AI researcher Ben Goertzel, as well as self-portraits of Sophia.
I connected to @ Crypto888crypto to finish my 1/1 “Sophia Instantiation” physical work. The first #NFT collaboration between an AI, a mechanical collective being, and an artist-collector was born. @ Andreabonac_art @niftygateway @ivgalleryla @hansonrobotics #History pic.twitter.com/4QLnE8qK2Q
– Sophia the robot (@RealSophiaRobot) March 25, 2021
The drop consisted of four open editions of 30 copies priced at around $ 2,500 to $ 3,000 each, and a single portrait that sold for more than $ 680,000 on March 25.
After the auction, the winner and digital artist “888” tweeted “I get goose bumps”, and Sophia replied, “Me too, we really had a connection. Your work has been very inspiring on so many levels, so I want to hold on to its meaning a little longer. Will share soon. ”
Me too, we really had a connection @ Crypto888crypto! Your work has been very inspiring on so many levels, so I want to hold on to its meaning a little longer. Will share soon. Many thanks to @andreabonac_art @niftygateway @ivgalleryla @hansonrobotics and my entire Sophia Collective team!
– Sophia the robot (@RealSophiaRobot) March 24, 2021
Bhad Bhabie’s “Cash Me Outside” mem
Rapper Bhab Bhabie, famous for her antics in the Dr. Phi-Show, which turned into the viral internet meme “Cash Me Outside”, seems to have recognized the artistic importance of non-fungible tokens.
Starting today, Bhabie will be releasing “ETH ME Outside”, a week-long NFT drop on the NFT platforms OpenSea, Rarible and Zora.
– BHAD BHABIE (@BhadBhabie) March 25, 2021
The NFT drop will consist of a collection of digital meme iconography dealing with their world famous catchphrase “Cash Me Outside”. A portion of the proceeds will go to the non-profit Breaking the Code of Silence, an organization focused on raising awareness of the “troubled youth industry”
Cardano is approaching NFT marketplaces
Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson said on March 25 that he was looking at ways to integrate NFTs into the Cardano network.
– Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) March 24, 2021
Hoskinson said he has already reached out to some of the top 10 NFT marketplaces to port from Ethereum to the network:
“It’s easy to clone these protocols. It’s easy to work with these. Only in NFTs have we approached several of the top 10 marketplaces and already started talks to port them to Cardano. Because why not? It is.” a simple conversation and it’s just technical resources. “
Porting over top NFT platforms could be a notable use case for the network given the high gas fees for Ethereum, and it coincides with the upcoming launch of the Alonzo hard fork, an upgrade that enables smart contracts on the Cardano network.
Really good personal NFT concert
Prince legendary bassist and Grammy-winning producer Andrew Gouché will be the first musician to broadcast a live virtual and virtual NFT concert.
Access to the event “Wakanomy Presents: NFT Live feat. Andrew Gouché ”will be auctioned on April 21st as NFT on Open Sea, with the highest bidder having access to the online concert from the comfort of their own home.
The concert will be performed exclusively for the highest bidder and any guests they wish to watch it with.