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7. July 2022
Artist Interview

FROM THE FIRST WEBISODE TO THE FIRST NFT

“THIS UNIVERSE WE INHABIT IS MERELY ONE OF MANY IN THE VAST MULTIVERSE. EACH EXISTS IN ITS OWN DIMENSION WHERE TIME AND SPACE INTERACT WITH INFINITE POSSIBILITIES.”

—IZAYUS FROM 7TH PORTAL NARRATED BY STAN LEE

The VOICE GEMS project archives the most remarkable, influential, and critically endangered voices on Earth using the Voice Gems system. The bespoke VOICE GEMS System created by Reeps100 (Harry Yeff) and Trung Bao generates digital gemstones and physical sculptures using captured voice data, almost like a voice fingerprint. The colours and structure of the #1041 VOICE GEM-IZAYUS (7th Portal) were generated from the voice of Izayus (as narrated by Stan Lee) in episode one of 7th Portal, the world's first webisode, which was created in 1999. This coincides with the first publicly used term to describe an animated series on the internet.

Considered as the most significant digital art history piece, that was created for a global audience on the internet, the 7th Portal is a work that we are proud to immortalize as an NFT through the #1041 VOICEGEM on elementum. A hidden treasure, the #1041 VOICE GEM NFT will inspire a new generation to join the dialogue and Stan Lee's vision of the metaverse, the then brand-new World Wide Web, as was foreseen decades ago by Lee.

The NFT consist of a rotating VOICE GEM while Stan Lee narrates as Izayus's: "This universe we inhabit is merely one of many in the vast multiverse, each exists in its own dimension where time and space interact with infinite possibilities.", decades later the same quote contains the same curiosity and contemporary feeling. Through the visual transcription of the narration and Izayus's voice, the VOICE GEM acts as a vehicle to offer an algorithmic presentation and an extension to the rich history of cymatics art and intertwine the constant surge of humans to communicate through a universal language.

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