Just as the art world has wrapped its mind around the idea of using digital as one of its mediums, technological progress has leaped much further – all the way into multiverse events. As much as it can be unsettling, it is also an unprecedented opportunity. In March, the VR platform Decentraland hosted the first metaverse fashion week which allowed for “everyone from anywhere” to attend, instead of a selected few plucked from the traditional fashion scene. Even Doctor Strange is having his next adventure in – yes you guessed right – the multiverse!
Next up are racing events. Roborace, the world’s first extreme competition of teams developing self-driving AI, will be hosting twelve races over six events this summer in a mixed reality environment that blends elements of the virtual and physical worlds for teams and fans alike.
.ART has partnered with Roborace as well as Wakatta, the first NFT-focused blockchain for entertainment and Sensorium, the company behind one of the world’s leading entertainment metaverses. As the line between real and digital continues to blur, they created an opportunity for digital artists to spearhead their creative transition into the metaverse – The 24 Days Of L’ .ART
Inspired by the 24 Hours of Le Mans, The 24 Days Of L .ART is an international art competition and an opportunity for 3D artists worldwide to exhibit their talents at Roborace — a racing metaverse that combines the excitement of physical racing with artificial intelligence and augmented reality to take motorsports to the next level.
“.ART has always been at the forefront of innovation, especially when it comes to bringing the benefits of tech and finance to the art world. The 24 Days Of L’ .ART is a collaboration that does exactly that – allows artists to take their creations beyond the physical realm into the metaverse, where the aren’t any borders and, more importantly, no barriers for freedom of creative expression. We hope that Digital Twin by .ART will serve well in its role of an informational container, allowing artworks to be represented in the metaverse with all the context that makes up their value”, says Founder of .ART Domains, Ulvi Kasimov
Roborace’s electric and fully autonomous racing cars will compete in real-world tracks, with added challenges straight from the metaverse. Augmented reality objects scattered around the tracks will magnify the difficulty and dangers of these races, but also heighten the level of entertainment delivered to fans.
The 24 Days Of L .ART is a competition where artists can submit their original 3D artworks to be used as obstacles in a Roborace AR-enhanced race. Artists will also gain exposure by joining the live broadcast of the race, and getting a chance to shed light on the inspiration behind their creations.
The application process is free and simple:
1. Prepare your art. All 3D artworks must comply with Roborace’s technical guidelines.
2. Upload your 3D artworks using the .ART Digital Twin solution. This will also allow you to keep the .ART domain it comes with forever – free of charge.
3. Complete the application form indicating your .ART Digital Twin URL.
Submit by May 31st, 2022!
All guidelines and application form can be found at 24days.art
Roborace is the world’s first extreme competition of teams developing self-driving AI. Cool isn’t it? – read more here.
Wakatta is the the first NFT-focused blockchain for entertainment. Discover more here.
“Blockchain is having a profound impact in the way artistic pursuits are now unfolding. However, many still seem to think that the technology is hard to use or that it’s beyond access. We don’t believe that to be the case as Wakatta aims to be a fair, transparent and intuitive blockchain that our partners can always count on. And 24 Days Of L .ART is the right project to stand behind as we further our goal of delivering access to blockchain technology across the art world,” added Alexander Firsov, Chief Marketing Officer at Wakatta.
Sensorium is the company behind one of the world’s leading entertainments metaverses. Want to know more – click here.
“This event is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for creators to embrace the metaverse, push the boundaries of their imagination and start leveraging the artistic tools that will define the future of art, like virtual and augmented reality. As the metaverse becomes an increasingly structured platform, more creators will want to become a part of it – and The 24 Days Of L .ART is the perfect starting point for those ready to dive right in,” says Sensorium Deputy CEO, Alex Blagirev.