As part of this year's Christmas NFT selection, we are delighted to open the minting period for the "#1041 VOICE GEM- Izayus (7th Portal)" from 1st until 24th of December. Created by Reeps100 and Trung Bao, this Voice Gem (as spoken by Stan Lee) is considered as one of the most significant digital art history pieces, immortalizing a voice of a generation that transformed Superheroes as the predecessors of PFPs.
“The colours and form are directly dictated by the data found in the recording. The Vintage audio and unique artefacts resulted in a bright and golden piece. A colour spectrum found in no other VOICE GEM” —Reeps100 (Harry Yeff)
The #1041 VOICE GEM was generated by the VOICE GEMS System, through the voice of Izayus, as narrated by pop culture icon 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.
“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
Even though Lee was in his late 70s at the time he created 7th Portal, he was not deterred by the technical complexities of this new medium. He explained: "People wonder why am I interested in the internet when this seems to be a young person's thing? (...) I find that the internet isn't a matter of age, it's a matter of the exciting possibilities that it offers. (...) it's just the excitement of telling stories and feeling that I am telling them to friends and hoping that these friends will enjoy them as much as the stories I told years ago. Maybe more. Because these stories on the internet will be animated, they'll be 3 dimensional and they'll have sound and music and voices."
You can watch the 7th Portal, episode one below:
"This artwork is about the Metaverse, about Super Heroes as the predecessors of PFPs and about Cymatics, the scientific encryption of sound frequencies into visual patterns." —Georg Bak
Minting: 1-24 December click here to direct you to the work