Please join us for an evening of art & research talks to celebrate the opening of the NFT art gallery at Cornell Tech in New York City.
About this event
The Initiative for CryptoCurrencies & Contracts (IC3) invites you to an evening of art, cutting-edge research, & NFTs. Join us at IC3's inaugural NFT art gallery opening at Cornell Tech in New York City. Light refreshments will be served.
Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have created an exciting new area of research at the intersection of computer science, art, law, & economics. The event will feature the unveiling of an artist-made glass projection screen showcasing a gallery of NFTs that represent the latest NFT research from IC3. It will also feature talks highlighting advances in NFT technology from faculty & students across a range of disciplines.
Our thanks to Eirik Ulversy, a.k.a. Kitten Mittens, & to Dapper Labs for their generous loan of historically important & rare CryptoKitties for our experiment at the event in the psychology of NFT viewing.
Featured event speakers will include:
Ittay Eyal (Technion)
James Grimmelman (Cornell Tech)
Ari Juels (Cornell Tech)
Mukti Khaire (Cornell Tech)
Fernanda Vigas (Harvard Univ.)
Martin Wattenberg (Harvard Univ.)
Event topics will include:
Combatting bots in NFT drops & marketplaces
NFTs & traditional art markets
NFT fractionalization & atomic NFTs
Physical encounters with NFTs
NFT key management & lifecycle
Full program to come. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN IN-PERSON EVENT, WITH NO ONLINE COMPONENT.
The initiative for Cryptocurrencies & Contracts (IC3) is a blockchain research initiative of faculty members at Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Cornell Tech, EPFL, ETH Zurich, UC Berkeley, University College London, UIUC & the Technion. It's based at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech in NYC. IC3 uniquely meets the blockchain community's urgent need for world-class expertise in computer science that spans cryptography, distributed systems, programming languages, game theory, & system security techniques. IC3 collaborates with domain experts in finance & banking, entrepreneurs, regulators, & open source software communities to move blockchain-based solutions from today's white boards & proof-of-concepts to tomorrow's fast & reliable financial systems of execution & record. Learn more at initc3.org.