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a celebration of community, creativity and exploration

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A CO-CREATIVE SPACE/SHIP

next edition

SATURDAY 15.06.2024

CERCHIO 91

BESSO 42A LUGANO

PROGRAM

ROUND TABLES

13.30 - 14.45 
Social and ethical impact of AI with Francesco Cipriani - Data Scientist & Business Analyst, detail on upcoming European legislation. 
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‍15.00 - 16.00 
Local Realities NFT & emerging tech in Lugano with Brandon Ahearn - Head of Special Projects City of Lugano and Jan Trautmann project lead for lugano living lab.

‍‍16.10 - 17.30 
The impact of AI in the visual arts.

ACTIVITIES

17.45 - 18.15 
Legends, an AI storytelling experiment performance.    
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18.30 - till open. 
Create your first AI art NFT.  

VERNISSAGE

18.30 
AI Art
Exhibiting artists: VishehMatteo Fieni, Stefano Gardel, Oliver RASMUS, niceaunties.

DANCE & PARTY

18.30 
music with Hang out and DJ sets

DJ MANU world ethno and electronic beats
    
‍‍23.00 - till late (or early next day, as you see fit).
dj cinc till you fly

ROUND TABLES

A dynamic panel of experts, impostors, practitioners, artists, and aficionados dwell into the world of NFT, crypto, AI, generative and digital art, sharing ideas, experiences, and possible applications into the future of this fascinating world in transformation. Round tables are open to discussion and audience participation throughout. Each NFTopia proposes unique insight and expertise, as well as provoking thought, fishing out doubts, and moving ideas. 

EXHIBITION

Value to artists of all walks of life through NFT technology. Visual, sensorial, auditive, performative, sensory or immersive art experiences are presented at each edition of NFTopia, creating a tangible experience of NFTs that are present in the marketplace. Artists are selected in relation to each edition’s feel, or open calls to a specific theme. Curatorial projection is intuitive, precise and synchronistic.

EVENTS

Venues set the tone. Places with history and character—perhaps a tucked-away atelier, a vibrant club, or an intimate gallery. NFTopia is the essence of subculture and camaraderie to create an atmosphere where everyone feels itchy with creativity and close to home. Real life encounters are at the centre of the NFTopia experience.

social sharing

Amidst art exhibitions, music, performances, and roundtable discussions, we embark together on a journey of discovery into the realm of new technologies.

 

In partnership with HELIX LABS, NFTopia happened first in Lugano, Switzerland, at the extraordinary Cerchio 91 in Besso, June 2021, and as a result of the experiment and endeavour by Kevin Merz, Nemanja Stojanović and Felix Bachmann Quadros, accompanied by curators, and visiting professionals from the emerging technology. It then moved to an underground cult Kulturshock space in Bern, Switzerland, January 2024

Today NFTopia is being developed in Lugano (June 2024), Sarajevo (August 2024), and Cape Town (October 2024).

past editions

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