NFT of the Day: “PULSE 01” by Uwe Heine Debrodt

Thu 16 Sep 2021 ▪ 21h56 ▪ 5 min read — by Mary Anderson

Today is 16th September, and here’s another part of CoinTribune’s NFT of the Day series with more not-too-trendy but deep and probably underestimated digital artworks that are fortunate enough to have taken the form of non-fungible tokens. 

If you’d like to see what NFT was featured in the previous instalment click here. Here we go!

Are we in a computer game?

The best minds of humankind have been racking their brains trying to cognise who we are and why we are here. What is our role in the universe? Are we the “main characters” of life or just sidekicks? What if everything that surrounds us is just an illusion, a Matrix, and we are nothing more than a code? Who invented this game, and what are the rules?

Sometimes we witness the inner side of the play called Life. We see something that has no logical explanation, feel that everything is going wrong. Deja vu, mysterious doubles, strange coincidences, inexplicable repetitions of numbers – no, this does not mean that Fates are talking to you. This means that the world is somehow arranged, but its mechanics sometimes fail, and we see such “bugs”. 

In fact, theories that claim that our world is either an illusion or there are alternative realities are very popular now. For example, the theory of the multiverse, creationism, and, of course, the theory of the matrix. 

Let’s start with the explanation provided by Elon Musk. He claims that the chance that we live in “real” reality is one to a billion. He explains: computer technologies already allow us to create games that are very close to reality. Their development will soon reach the point when we would no longer tell apart games and reality. So why do we reject the fact that there may be other civilisations that have already outstripped us in development and created a virtual universe we live in?

“PULSE 01” by Uwe Heine Debrodt

Artists, like no one else, are very perceptive of the subtleties of the world around us. Maybe, it’s when they travel between realities that their inspiration comes.

Somewhere out there, far from Earth, the author of the NFT “PULSE 01” managed to hear and outline the rhythm of the Universe, a complex cosmic mechanism, accurate and clockwork-like. This unearthly pulse of life is incarnated in the piece. It consists of an image that resembles a constellation and music ticking in beat with the twinkling stars. Everyone can see something personal in this abstract picture: an alien walking in space, a constellation, or planets dancing.

And then I remember the quote of Morpheus from The Matrix: “How do you define ‘real’? If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.”

Do you understand what I’m getting at? To the fact that modern art, and especially its new form, NFTs, just give us this set of sensations and the opportunity to choose how they will be processed by the brain.

The NFT of today becomes “PULSE 01” by Uwe Heine Debrodt for the opportunity to reflect on the multilayered nature of our Universe.

Make sure to let us know your thoughts!

What thoughts does it instil? Maybe you would like to contribute to the next NFT of the Day? 

We are glad to inform you that you have a unique opportunity to share your thoughts about the industry of non-fungible tokens with us!

Drop us a line here, and make sure to attach the links to the artworks you find interesting, as well as a few words as to why exactly you think they’re notable. We will consider all the incoming works, and if your choice resonates with ours, it will get featured in one of the upcoming instalments of NFT of the Day! 

And, of course, be sure to share your works if you’re an artist. We’ll be ever so happy to help you get your art around. 

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Mary Anderson

I am sure that crypto assets are a new type of economy. We are at the origins of the crypto revolution. Right now, it is worth studying what cryptocurrencies and the blockchain are in order to make the most of this knowledge and these skills in the future.


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