You've probably heard a lot about NFTs, or "Non-Fungible Tokens," in the last few weeks, but what exactly are they, and could you really make a lot of money by selling your artwork through this new platform? In "All About NFTs," CLA brings together crypto-expert Nelson Rosario from Smolinski Rosaio Law and artist Kate Parsons to discuss the legal and creative concerns about making, selling, earning money, and protecting your copyright for NFTs.
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About the Speakers:
Nelson M. Rosario, Principal, Smolinski Rosario Law P.C.
Mr. Rosario is an attorney with a diverse set of skills and experience gained from working in private practice for multiple IP boutique law firms in Chicago, for the legal department of a large multi-national consumer electronics corporation, and for a federal magistrate judge. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Rosario worked as an election official for a government agency. Mr. Rosario’s practice has a strong focus on intellectual property, particularly patents and trademarks, and in legal issues related to blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Mr. Rosario has a background in computer science, and he writes and speaks regularly on emerging technology issues relevant to attorneys and entrepreneurs. In addition, Mr. Rosario teaches a class called “Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Law” at Illinois Tech, Chicago-Kent College of Law covering the legal and technology issues surrounding the blockchain space.
Kate Parsons, Video Artist and Educator
Kate is a video artist and educator living in Los Angeles. She obtained her M.F.A. in Media Arts from UCLA and an M.A. in Digital Art and Video from CSU-N. She is the co-founder of FLOAT, a VR/AR art studio, and founder of Femmebit, a video art festival and platform celebrating Los Angeles female artists working in video and new media. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Digital Arts and Communications Studies at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, and Instructor at Art Center College of Design.
Much of Kate's practice surrounds human connection, meaning-making and our relationships to the biological and environmental systems we inhabit. Her graduate studies involved research into the myriad ways humans mourn and express grief.
She has participated in solo and group residencies at Stanford University, Signal Culture, The Media Archaeology Lab at the University of Colorado, Coaxial Arts Foundation (courtesy of the Pasadena Arts Council) and Dublab. Her work has shown at SFMOMA, Art Toronto, TIFF, and SXSW, Human Resources, Coaxial Arts, Machine Project, and Ghosting.tv, and has been featured in the LA Times, CBC, BBC News, Forbes, Flaunt, Hyperallergic, and more.
She has had the pleasure of working with director Mark Pellington and artists such as Toro y Moi, Silversun Pickups, Daedelus, Kid606, Eras, and RYAT.
These workshops are made possible, in part, from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles Department of Arts and Culture; The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs; and the California Community Foundation. Additional support provided by the California Arts Council.