The Arctic World Archive is a non-profit organization that works to preserve digital art and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for future generations in a collection created to last for a thousand years.
The collection lies deep in one of the mines of the Arctic coal-mining city of Longyearbyen in a Norwegian archipelago, not far from the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, where crates of seeds from around the world are shipped for safe and secure long-term storage.
The reels of newly-created art pieces are from the Norwegian data storage company Piql Film, which specializes in long-term digital media storage.
Importance of Art Preservation
Art is a significant part of our culture and history. It can document important moments, convey messages, and evoke emotion. Art also has the power to shape public opinion and start conversations about controversial topics.
However, art is often undervalued and not given the same importance as other historical records. This is especially true for digital art, which is often seen as ephemeral and easily replaceable.
The Art AI project is working to change this perception by archiving digital artworks for future generations. The project was created as an answer to the expanding demand for NFTs in recent years.
NFTs are a type of cryptocurrency that represent ownership of digital assets such as art, music, or videos. They are stored on a blockchain, a decentralized database that is secure and difficult to tamper with.
The Art AI project created and collected 10,000 NFTs over the course of one night and stored them in the Arctic World Archive. The archive is designed to be accessible for 1,000 years, making it the longest-running art experiment.
The project highlights the importance of preserving digital art for future generations. It also shows that NFTs can be used to store value in a secure and tamper-proof way.
What Is Art AI?
The Art AI gallery, which includes a collection of curated works made using an algorithm, was launched in 2019 by Ben Kovalis, Lyal Fischer, and Guy Haimovitz.
The company has undergone several refinements and has become one of the world’s largest galleries dedicated to AI-generated art. This may be of interest to Israelis considering that Israel has surged to the front of AI sophistication across a broad spectrum of industries.
Today, the Art AI gallery has developed unique algorithms to create art without any human intervention and specializes in generating original AI art pieces to explore the effects of artificial intelligence on people’s emotions.
Beginning in 2019, the company has already sold several designs as physical prints on canvas.
Arctic World Archive and Art AI Partnership
The Arctic World Archive (AWA)has partnered with Art AI to create 10,000 pieces of art in one night. This is an incredible feat that will help the organization preserve global art and culture for future generations.
Art AI is the first Israeli company to add a non-fungible token (NFT) art collection to the Arctic World Archive.
Under the company’s brand Apolabs the Eponym collection was added and launched and includes 10,000 art pieces by over 3,000 different artists created in a single night following the project’s launch.
During the launching of the collection, all 10,000 NFTs were sold within hours, gathering a total of $3,000,000.00. The buyers could also trade these pieces, resulting in a total sale of $20,000,000.
To date, this is the most extensive collaborative AI-generated NFT art collection.
The collection was included in AWA because of how it was uniquely created, which provides access to a special interface designed by the company. This will allow buyers to design their own NFTs by typing the text of their choice and using Apolabs AI to turn it into art within seconds.
The project used a unique algorithm of text-to-art generation to produce a pictorial representation of the given prompt. The results range from highly abstract to landscapes and portraits, all based on words or sentences.
Once a buyer used the text to create an Apolabs image, it could never be used by anyone else.
As one of the prominent NFT projects and a leader of AI Generative NFTs, Apolabs was invited to participate in Longyearbyen’s Arctic expedition. Following the successful introduction and global success of Apolabs in the international NFT arena, the company has gone on to create additional collections.
It is now one of the significant players in the NFT space, including collaborations with some of the most popular NFT creators, including a soon-to-launch collaborative collection with Paris Hilton.
Art AI is a company that creates unique algorithms that can create art without human intervention. The Arctic World Archive has partnered with Art AI to create 10,000 pieces of art in one night.
The company’s Eponym collection includes 10,000 art pieces by over 3,000 different artists created in a single night. All 10,000 NFTs were sold within hours of the launch and collected $3,000,000.
The Art AI collection was selected for inclusion in AWA because it was created uniquely, including the usage of a special interface designed by the company.
Apolabs was invited to participate in Longyearbyen’s Arctic expedition, and the digital art and NFTs were deposited into the AWA during a special ceremony.
Following the success of Art AI, the company has gone on to create additional collections, becoming a major creator in the NFT space. Art AI’s soon-to-launch collection with Paris Hilton will be hosted by successful NXT artist “Pak.”