[ISEA2023] Paper: Ipek Yeginsu — The Dark Side of the NFTs: The Artists’ Need for New Systems of Collaboration


Short Paper. Theme: NFT – Blockchains Sub Theme: Symbiotic Organizations

NFTs are often imagined as the initiators of a democratic revolution in the art world and their advantages for the artists are undeniable, but they also give way to a chaotic art ecosystem. This paper argues that artists need new systems of collaboration to sidestep these negative effects, overviews promising attempts and discusses potential solutions.

  • Artist, curator and researcher, İpek Yeğinsü is a graduate of Koç University (İstanbul, Turkey) Department of International Relations and Anatolian Civilizations and Cultural Heritage Management. She received her Ph.D. degree in Design, Technology and Society from Özyeğin University (İstanbul, Turkey). She is a Visiting Scholar at Kadir Has University Faculty of Communication (İstanbul, Turkey).