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Unveiling the Sci-Fi Spectacle: NextCypher's "Deathlands" Directed by Jonathan Frakes

Jeff Garzik's production company, NextCypher, has enlisted the talents of Star Trek's Jonathan Frakes to direct an adaptation of the sci-fi novel Deathlands. Frakes, known for his role as Commander Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, brings his experience as a veteran director who has worked on TV shows like Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Star Trek: Picard, and Leverage: Redemption to this project. Garzik expressed his excitement by stating that he was "incredibly humbled and blessed" to have Frakes on board. Key Points: Deathlands Adaptation: Based on a series of novels by James Axler and Jack Adrian, Deathlands follows a group of survivors navigating a post-apocalyptic world using teleportation technology. Garzik described the show as a blend of "Mad Max meets AI meets the monsters from Tremors." Refreshed Adaptation: Garzik highlighted that the TV series offers a modern take on the original post-Cold War, post-nuclear war scenario presented in

Unveiling Blockchain-Backed Art: A Fusion of Tradition and Technology at Musée d'Orsay

The upcoming exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris marks a significant milestone as the museum delves into the realm of blockchain technology for the first time in its esteemed history. However, contrary to expectations, the showcase will not feature the usual suspects of CryptoPunks or animated penguins. Instead, the artist behind the exhibition, Sébastien Devaud, known as Agoria, has taken a different approach to bridge the gap between the digital and physical worlds.

Embracing a New Era of Art

  • The exhibition, titled "Le Code d'Orsay," will run from February 13 to March 10 at the Musée d'Orsay.
  • The artworks featured in the exhibition do not rely on screens or digital displays, aiming to create a more tangible and sensory experience for visitors.

The Artistic Vision Unveiled

  • "Sigma Lumina": A collaborative effort between Sébastien Devaud and artist Johan Lescure, this piece involves an intricate steel sculpture. When illuminated by specific overhead lighting, the sculpture casts a shadow in the form of a QR code.
  • Visitors can scan the QR code with their smartphones to access a Tezos blockchain-powered website showcasing colorful art inspired by renowned works from artists like Caillebotte, Degas, and Renoir.
  • By blowing into their phones, patrons can transform these digital images into unique artworks that are mintable on the Tezos blockchain, offering a novel way for guests to own and interact with the art.

Shifting Perceptions of Digital Art

  • Sébastien Devaud challenges the traditional view that digital art is limited to simplistic forms like JPEGs or monkeys, aiming to elevate the digital experience to a level that complements and enhances the physical artworks present at the museum.

In an era where technology continues to shape our interactions with art, the "Le Code d'Orsay" exhibition represents a thoughtful exploration of how blockchain technology can be harnessed to create a symbiotic relationship between the digital and physical art worlds.

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