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Amy Whitaker’s Story of NFTs Receives Glowing Review

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REVIEW: The Story of NFTs

by Tina Rivers Ryan

The Story of NFTs: Artists, Technology, and Democracy, co-authored by NYU associate professor Amy Whitaker, received a favorable review last week in Burlington Contemporary. 

Tina Rivers Ryan, a scholar and conservator who curated the first retrospective of NFT art, commended the book’s focus on how NFTs and blockchain technology can decentralize and democratize the ownership of art and digital assets. The review contextualized The Story of NFTs alongside other efforts within and beyond the arts to reorient power and find structural justice. One such example is an activist project called Bail Bloc, which uses computing power to generate donations in the form of digital assets for a bail fund. 

Ryan called The Story of NFTs an “important introduction for the art world to this broader, sociopolitical vision of blockchains.”

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