Eighth grade students from Twin Lakes Academy Middle School digital works in NFTs will be represented at two Metaverse events this summer celebrating Juneteenth and Afro-Futurism. The students have earned gift card prizes for their works and will be hired to do more digital NFT creations for coming conferences. An NFT/non-fungible token is a digital asset that represents real-world objects like art, music, in-game items and videos They are bought and sold online, frequently with cryptocurrency, and they are generally encoded with the same underlying software as many cryptos.
In June, the Black Meta Fest Juneteenth 157 and Afro-Futurism Conferences will be held in the Metaverse and in-person inside WJCT Studios. Retired Duval County Public Schools professors and educators William Jackson and Aida Correa Jackson are seeking 8th grade student artists to submit works for the conferences. These are free events with an educational focus on Blockchain, NFTs, Metaverse, Web 3.0 and other Technologies.
To register for the Black Meta Fest 157 Conference or for more information call (904) 502-3211.
Participating Twin Lakes Academy Middle School students (L-R): Alexandria D, Alivia S, Jessica A, Kennedy H, Cade P, Christiana W, Emily G, Gionvanna H, Jayden W.