A non-fungible token (NFT) is a unit of data stored on a blockchain, that certifies a digital asset to be unique and therefore not interchangeable. You can think of NFTs as a digital certificate of ownership for items such as photos, videos, audio, and other types of files. Access to any copy of the original file, however, is not restricted to the buyer of the NFT. While copies of these digital items are available for anyone to obtain, NFTs are tracked on blockchains to provide the owner with a proof of ownership that is separate from copyright.

Advantages of NFTs:

  • Prove of authenticity
  • Indestructable
  • Total transparency of the sales history of an artwork
  • The creator can set up a resale royalty.

Meta Reality – MetR

Meta Reality Genesis

Virtual and Augmented Reality need digital devices to visualize an image. Meta Reality uses the physiology of the human retina and brain cortex to bring the work to life.

After 30 seconds of “imprinting”, the participant of this art experience will see
an unreal, floating image with meta colors, while looking on an empty screen

The actual work of art only exists virtually for a few seconds in the human random access memory of the viewer. The intangible image is the symbolic visualization of creative, virtual worlds that are opened up through digital art.

Based on my medical background, I merged the virtual nature of a NFT with the capability of human physiology.

The digital aspect is taken to the extreme by selling only the virtual image as an NFT. By using one of the basic natures of non fungible tokens as certificates of ownership for virtual assets, the sales process itself becomes a part of the artwork.

The Meta Reality Genesis piece is sold as an edition of 3 on rarible together with a redeemable lenticular image.

The Science behind MetR

Meta Reality uses the phenomenon of afterimages.

A common physiological afterimage is the dim area that seems to float before one’s eyes after briefly looking into a light source, such as a camera flash.

Negative afterimages are caused when the eye’s photoreceptors, adapt to overstimulation and lose sensitivity for a few seconds. In these seconds an inverted, floating image can be seen when looking on a white surface or closing the eyes.