mass






Mass is a shared 3D interactive space that lives on the blockchain. Everyone shares the same space, but it appears differently to each viewer and changes in unexpected ways over time.

Mass is a surveillance machine, recording every action its owners take on-chain and communicating them back to the group through changes in the dynamic 3D compositions. But there are bugs in the code. The errors make the communication of events unreliable. The visual environment has also been constructed incorrectly and its digital objects are fragmented.

The artwork brings together a community, but also distances them from each other. It’s an abstract reimagining of our shared online environment. A system stripped of its agency to condition behaviour. A broken structure that resists fixed readings and interpretations.
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‘Without their market, most NFTs would simply be digital art, like back when people still talked about computer art,
net art and new media art without the blockchain and everyone knew what was meant.
Without the blockchain and its market, MASS by James Bloom could not live.’

Anika Meier

Imagine NFTs Are Alive