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David Lynch is entering the NFT game with an old short film

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Hi David! Welcome to the metaverse where everyone is thrilled to have you. As the title suggests, David Lynch is getting into the crypto art game with his 2011 collaboration with Interpol - in which he illustrated the bands song Lights with a short film, I Touch a Red Button Man  - by turning the short film into a series of NFT's. Good move, you alternative genius you.

The works will be aptly titled, Lynch X Interpol, and the project will be comprised of eight NFT's which will join a newly recorded, simplified version of Lights.

“To be frank, Interpol is crazy about David Lynch,” said Paul Banks of Interpol in a statement. “And we are over the moon to have ever been able to align our name with his in an artistic forum.” He said. “Humbly, we believe that as digital artefacts go, these are worthy of preservation in the infinite digital realm.”

The NFTs have been developed in collaboration with HIFI Labs and distributed via SuperRare. They will be auctioned off on a dedicated “Lynch X Interpol” website. Via the site’s 3D gallery feature, fans will have the opportunity to add their own creative touches to one of the pieces, which will be given away to one lucky contributor. Fun!

For those who don't know what an NFT actually is, an NFT is a unique digital asset that represents a real-world object – including, but not exclusive to art, music, in-game items and videos. Similarly to cryptocurrency, NFTS are bought and sold online, and are encoded with the same encryption software as many other crypto-forms.
The name itself – non-fungible tokens – is particularly of note. In the world of economics, a fungible asset is something that can be readily interchanged, like money for example. In the case of NFTs, this is impossible; meaning that the digital asset has unique properties that cannot be interchanged or replaced with something else.

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