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NFTs: Art Collecting in the Digital Age Presented by Professor Alex Duque Via Webinar from New Canaan Library

Just as the idea of bitcoin has become somewhat familiar, NFTs – Non-Fungible Tokens – is the next virtual concept many are trying to get a grasp on. New Canaan Library welcomes Alex Duque, Assistant Professor of Computer Animation at Lynn University and 3D/visual effects artist, for a highly informative talk on all aspects of NFTs. Professor Duque will speak via live webinar on Thursday, December 9 at 7 PM EST. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org for Zoom sign in information.

Professor Duque will provide an overview of Non-Fungible tokens "NFT's," beginning with an explanation of what they actually are - including their history, creation, and evolution - and then delve into their relevance and importance in the art world and the connection between NFTs and authenticity issues. How valuable can a digital image be, versus a tangible piece of art? Incredibly valuable it turns out. Professor Duque will conclude by presenting a number of examples of how NFTs are being utilized in art, and their overall impact on the art world.

Alex Duque is an Associate Professor at Lynn University and a 3d/visual effects artist. Over the past 10 years Duque has taught various advanced courses in both the baccalaureate and post graduate degrees with a focus on the development of photorealistic 3D computer graphics as well as visual effects. 

His work has been published in national and worldwide advertisement campaigns for Nissan, Toyota, Renault, Ford, Energizer, Citibank, and the Atlanta Falcons among others. His experience in the visual effects and 3d computer graphics field has aided some of the most significant global advertisement agencies, such as Young & Rubicam, Ogilvy and Mather, Mc Cann Erickson, J. Walter Thompson, Leo Burnett, and more recently, Zimmerman advertising in the successful development of their print, television commercials, and worldwide reveal campaigns.

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