Collecting Digital

15 & 22 June


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Available slots : 20

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In two 90-minute sessions, we will dive into the digital realm as the genre of new media has wrapped itself around an exciting collecting technology: NFTs. In the first session, we will explore a brief history of digital art and its transition to the blockchain. We will cover the core values that underpin the current NFT movement, its foundations in cryptocurrency and game economies. In the next session, we will examine different NFT verticals not just in art, but also fashion, gaming and finance, as well as strategies for navigating and collecting within these ecosystems. Finally, we end in a workshop to set up a wallet and best practices for digital asset custody. 

Course Outline (CET / SGT)

Part 1: 15 June 2022

1-1:30PM / 7-7:30PM — A Brief History of Digital Art by Christina J. Chua.

1:30-2:30PM / 7:30-8:30PM — Dinner break. Singapore attendees will receive a complimentary cocktail from Mandala Club.

2:30-3:30PM / 8:30-9:30PM — Introduction to Digital Assets by Christopher Fussner.

  • What is Bitcoin?
  • What are tokens?
  • How do I buy and store cryptocurrency?
  • What are NFTs’ historical context in game economies?
  • And essentially, what is a NFT?

Part 2: 22 June 2022

7:45-8PM — Recap with Christina J. Chua.

2-3PM / 8-9PM — Ecosystem Exploration & Strategy by Christopher Fussner. 

  • Art and NFTs
  • Gaming and NFTs
  • Finance and NFTs
  • Fashion, Music and NFTs
  • Tools, frameworks and strategies to navigate the space

3-3:30PM / 9-9:30PM — Wallet Workshop by Christopher Fussner.

  • Where do I find NFTs?
  • How do I buy one and set up a wallet?
  • Best practices for digital asset custody

Course Price & Inclusions

Price: S$600/pax
20% Discount for Mandala Members and Metis Alumni. Email team@metisart.co to receive your discount code. 
  • Free recording of DAO workshop with Christopher Fussner
  • Notes, resources and reading material
  • Free consultation on beginning an art and NFT collection with Christina J. Chua
  • Complimentary bottled cocktail from Mandala Club for attendees in Singapore
  • Additional consultation with Christopher Fussner on structuring an NFT portfolio at US$200/hour

Christina J. Chua
Christina J. Chua is Co-Founder and Director of Education & Consultancy of Metis Art. Over the past decade, Christina has dealt in blue-chip masters like Yayoi Kusama, Georg Baselitz, and Helen Frankenthaler; produced exhibitions for ascendant mid-career artists like Yeesookyung and Marcin Dudek; and supported rising Singapore stars like Zai Kuning and Lawrence Lek. Since 2020, Christina has built bridges across fine art, culture and crypto as the Co-Founder of SO-FAR, a new media collective, NFT marketplace and publication for Web3. She has been invited to lecture on Web3 at the London College of Fashion and YWLC, is a Contributing Tech Writer to Vogue Singapore, and a Strategic Advisor of innovation consultancy/incubator ArtBizTech. In the DAO space, Christina is currently kickstarting FWB Asia and SO-FAR’s creative technology incubator HORIZONS DAO. 

Christopher Fussner
Christopher Fussner is a design strategist, cultural laborer and founder of Tropical Futures Institute rooted in Cebu, Philippines. Chris studied Design Strategy and Research at Parsons School of Design and is currently based in Milan. His interests lie in innovation cycles, post-planetary design, cryptocurrency and NFTs. He recently curated Art Dubai’s Digital section and presented a solo exhibition of Tammy Nguyen at S.E.A. Focus. As an NFT and DAO specialist, Chris currently advises several Web3 startups, and is part of leading DAOs like Fingerprints, Metafactory, OPGames, and many more. 

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