Following up on the launch of our AI Generative Art category, MakersPlace is introducing an AI Art Hackathon at NFC Lisbon featuring world-renowned artists BLΛC, Illustrata, DVK the artist and TheDigitalCoy in collaboration with Trevor Jones, Hackatao, Coldie, 0009, DeltaSauce, and poet Sasha Stiles.

Collectors of Editions sold during the event will receive exclusive benefits, including the chance to win a unique 1/1 phygital by Coldie, exclusive pre-sales, and much more over the coming months on MakersPlace.

Update: The AI Art Hackathon took place on June 7-8, 2023 during NFC Lisbon. Check out “Looking Back on the World’s First AI Art Hackathon” for a recap of the event!

The beginning of a revolution

We’re just at the beginning of a revolution, not just in art but in every domain of life – this is the era of AI collaboration. But, like with anything new and different, there are always doubters. This groundbreaking event will unveil the creative process behind AI-generated art, highlighting the remarkable skill, vision, and ingenuity that enable this new art form. 

This epic event is going to shape the way we see the AI era. It’s going to pull back the curtain on the AI art-making process, showing off the amazing creativity, skill, and artistic vision that makes this new kind of art possible. It’s going to prove that AI art isn’t just some emotionless creation of a computer. Quite the opposite! It will show that AI art is deeply human and can have a soul. It will show that “AI-generated art” is, in fact, art.

Participating Artists

Over 48 hours, artists BLΛC, Illustrata, DVK the artist, and TheDigitalCoy will create art in person. Inspired by a poem written by Sasha Stiles in collaboration with 0009 and DeltaSauce, their work will be available for purchase on MakersPlace. The poem will have Open and Limited Editions, accompanied by unlockable robotically-painted physical works from Artmatr. Sasha’s poem will be licensed under CC0 for unrestricted use.

The artists will receive Sasha’s poem a day before the event and will draw upon it for their artistic inspiration. Located in the heart of the conference floor, the hackathon will kick off with the artists’ unique AI prompt. Attendees can watch the artistic process unfold in real-time on screens, providing them a unique opportunity to witness the creation of art.

After two days of creation on the conference floor, the artworks will be completed and subsequently auctioned as unique pieces (1/1s) on MakersPlace in an exclusive drop on Thursday, June 15, 2023.

Trevor Jones and Hackatao collabs

During the hackathon, unexpected artistic breaks will occur. On June 7 and 8, artists Trevor Jones and Hackatao will surprise participants with mystery artifacts to be integrated into their artworks. The artists will respond and adapt to these surprises in real time, with no prior notice.

Snapshots of the evolving artworks will be taken when the clock is paused. These snapshots will be minted and sold as Limited Editions, providing a narrative of the artists’ creative processes. Collectors will have a unique opportunity to own a piece of this process.

Coldie remix in partnership with Artmatr

A New Age is Here by Coldie

In the meantime, artist Coldie will be present to creatively combine the artworks of the four participating artists into a single collage. After the first day, Artmatr’s Brooklyn studio will use their proprietary MATRing robot to convert the artists’ sketches into tangible paintings. These paintings will be transported to Lisbon and blended by Coldie into one unique physical artwork. This piece, bearing the signatures of Coldie, Trevor, and the participating artists, will be a remarkable 1/1 that cannot be replicated and will be raffled off.

A month later, Coldie will be back in action. Coldie will remix physical versions of the artists’ final 1/1s, provided by Artmatr, and generate corresponding digital stereoscopic artworks. These blended physical-digital pieces, will be sold as 1/1s later this year.

Unlockable Benefits for OE and LE holders

Anyone purchasing the Open and Limited Editions by Sasha Stiles or the Limited Editions by the four artists in collaboration with Trevor Jones and Hackatao will gain access to exclusive benefits with even more to be announced in the coming months.

All Holder Benefits

Collectors of any of the Limited Editions or Sasha Stiles‘ artworks will be eligible for:

  • Raffle for two tickets to Trevor Jones’ Castle Party 2023
  • Raffle for an exclusive tour of Artmatr’s Robot facility in Brooklyn
  • Presale access and exclusive pricing for future drops from various artists (DeltaSauce, DVK the artist, CharlesAI, Dehiscence, and more)
  • Raffle for two Club d VIN memberships, the world’s premier NFT wine club

Limited Edition Holder Benefits

Collectors of at least 4 Limited Editions from Hackatao or Trevor Jones will be eligible for a raffle of a signed Artmatr robotically-painted physical work (12 available).

Collectors of all 8 Limited Editions will be eligible for:

  • Raffle of Coldie’s 1/1 physically remixed painting
  • Guaranteed museum quality print of a Limited Edition artwork
  • Raffle of a signed Artmatr robotically-painted physical work

Sasha Stiles Holder Benefits

Collectors of any Sasha Stiles artworks will be eligible for:

  • Collectors-only moderated Zoom session with Stiles
  • Allow List privileges for early previews of all Stiles’ future releases

Collectors of Sasha Stiles Open Edition will be eligible for:

  • Raffle of a signed Artmatr robotically-painted physical work (5 available)
  • Raffle for a print of “Cursive Binary: ARS AUTOPOETICA”

Collectors of Sasha Stiles Limited Editions will be eligible for:

  • Guaranteed museum quality print of a Limited Edition artwork

Collector of Sasha Stiles 1/1 is eligible for:

  • Set of all 4 LE signed Artmatr robotically-painted physical works

Partnerships making it all possible

The AI Hackathon is made possible due to the help of amazing partners and sponsors, including Artmatr, HBAR Foundation, Crowell & Moring LLP, Cazares LLP, ObscuraDAO, LG Art Lab, CryptoMondays Palo Alto, Mobile Programming and anonymous donors.

Lord Truffington from Truffles Art generously sponsored TheDigitalCoy who was selected from an Open Call held by ObscuraDAO to participate in the event.

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