Presenters

Decentralizing Science & Bridging Art

How can NFTs bridge scientists and artists to craft and imagine potential futures, decentralize the way we fund science, and collaborate on positive futures? Aleksandra Smilek from the Foresight Institute speaks on the work of the Existential Hope Gallery (https://www.existentialhope.com), a gallery that facilitates the creation and exhibition of NFT art pieces that visualize positive visions for the future. The NFTs are also a direct funding mechanism towards scientific research to help accelerate those visions into becoming reality. It puts scientists in contact with artists to transform their cutting-edge research into visions of the future– offering collectors the opportunity to fund revolutionary science while collecting art.