Get ready to embark on a non-fungible journey of discovery that will lead participants through a complex maze of music, cryptography, and art. Over in the world of NFTs, Art Blocks and Pace Verso have teamed up with revered artist, Trevor Paglen, to launch the psychologically demanding ‘PRELUDES’ project.
Through the project, PRELUDES will send collectors on a mission to uncover a series of secrets that will lead to an incredible prize. As such, Trevor Paglen has hidden an encrypted code within each musical NFT composition that will lead owners into an alternate reality scavenger hunt that spans the real world and the blockchain.
Kicking off the musical endeavor, players can acquire a PRELUDES NFT and decipher the hidden message hidden within. After which, they can use the code to claim a CYCLOPS Vinyl LP that contains further clues and continues the game. At the end of the mighty cryptographic trail, those making it all the way through can then claim a series of exceptional bonus content.
Art Blocks, Pace Verso and Trevor Paglen Invoke the Spirit of Camaraderie
Trevor Paglen’s inspiration to use NFTs for his latest project strays from the usual motives for engaging with the technology. Rather, it is the base community that caught his attention, and not the nature of the tech itself. As such, the artist has revealed that the completion of his puzzle relies heavily on mass co-operation. Therefore, the NFT space with its rich community ethos and dedicated Discord channels has the infrastructure to make this dream a reality.
PRELUDES and its associated components take inspiration from a number of controversial mind-control experiments that have taken place over the years. As a result, taking some of its cues from disinformation campaigns and psychological operations such as the infamous MKUltra program.
So, do you have what it takes to unlock the secrets of PRELUDES?
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