NFT · The Creator’s Point of View

6:00 pm
Zoom Webinar


Digital artists are flooding into the NFT (Non-fungible Tokens) art space with new creations.  Are they trying to solve the problem of provenance of their work via the blockchain, receive continued royalties on their works post-sale or is this just a get-rich-quick scheme?

Tune in to the third episode of /pɒp/Asia with award-winning contemporary Chinese musician and the first to release a music NFT, Hanjin Tan, the co-creator of DADA and a pioneer in NFT art, Judy Mam,  and renowned digital artist and UChicago Professor Jason Salavon.

These creators will share their works and discuss the realities of NFT and art; why some established artists may be hesitant about jumping into the crypto world while others are taking initial first steps to participate in the phenomenon, and how much of a difference NFT is making to the art world by upending established norms.

Understand this revolution in the art world from the perspective of three renowned creators and hear their lively discussion.

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm IST/8:30 pm HKT/7:30 am CDT



Judy Mam
Co-creator of DADA, platform with over 130,000 digital drawings
Pioneer in NFT Art, developing the Invisible Economy

Professor Jason Salavon
Associate Professor and Digital Artist
Department of Visual Arts and the Computation Institute
The University of Chicago

Hanjin Tan
Award winning music producer/singer-songwriter/actor
The first Chinese musician to release music NFT


Mark Barnekow (MBA '88)
Executive Director
The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong

About /pɒp/Asia

The UChicago Yuen Campus /pɒp/Asia series will address topics that originate, revolve around and affect the Asia-Pacific Region. From music and anime to tattoos and the exploding interest in crypto currencies, we’ll explore the cultural goings-on in deep corners around the region and how they are influencing the rest of the world. Read more.