Top 5 Influential Black Artists Shaping the Future of Web3
The unexpected implications of Web3 frequently cause the most harm to marginalized groups of people. For instance, racial and gender prejudices exist in the algorithms that automatically decide who gets to see what content or how photographs are perceived. People with more risk factors than those with only one marginalized identity include people who are Black and disabled. But can we increase inclusivity in Metaverse anyhow?
I was therefore alarmed when Mark Zuckerberg described his vision for the metaverse, a system of virtual spaces in which numerous users can interact with one another and digital items, and claimed that it would affect every product the business develops. I think it’s crucial to carefully explore the values ingrained into this next-generation internet as a researcher who examines the intersections of race, technology, and democracy as well as a Black woman.
In 2023, crypto seems to be less of a place for rich white men to hang out. Even though racism and prejudice still exist on the blockchain and the “crypto bro” stereotype has affected the development of Web3 so far, the NFT space is becoming a more fair place for people of colour to find community, support, and success.
In the past few years, there has been a lot of decentralised Black excellence. For example, POC creators have led the way in Web3 music, helped make IRL NFT activations more popular, and started organisations to help other marginalised groups grow.
In honour of Black History Month and the many creators who have continued to break through the supposed barriers of the creative industries, nft has teamed up with venture studio Umba Daima, an organisation that works to give people who have been historically left out of the economy a chance to make money, to make this list of artists who deserve flowers.
Sheena Williams is a multiracial artist who lives in Charlotte. On Web3, she is known as SheWill (), and her work celebrates the many different parts of her identity. Her work ranges from carpentry and pottery to digital illustrations, paintings, and origami sculptures. She tries to show the complexity of consciousness through the lens of social awareness. Williams is a very self-motivated person, and her name, SheWill, shows how much she wants to expand her creativity as far as her mind will let her.
the artist the art pic.twitter.com/Q84HgeLFVL
— shewill 별초롱 (@shewillart) January 26, 2023
AnjolaOluwa David Aduroja, who works as a 3D artist and goes by the name AnjolaDave, is from Nigeria and is 22 years old. He wants to use colourful textures and compositions to tell stories and show feelings. He is a creative person who does things like photography, graphic design, and UI/UX. He is known on Web3 for his complicated, sometimes abstract 3D pieces, which he says are meant to show energy, optimism, hope, and zest. AnjolaDave has had a lot of problems in the NFT space, so he has tried to make it easier for African artists to be seen in Web3 so that his and other artist’s work can be valued fairly.
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Carl Milbourne is a visual artist who goes by the name vuLoN_. He has been designing for more than 25 years and uses that experience to do works that are both unique and expressive. In 2019, vuLoN_ started making crypto-art for the first time. He wanted to learn more about the field and improve his skills so he could share his unique view of the world. vuLoN_ is also a musician. He uses the stage names Manikineter and Carl Kavorkian, making noise/industrial rap and experimental hip-hop.
The weekend is here and so is a new SR drop. Took a trip back to the daisy age for this one.
— vuLoN_ (@vuLoN_) February 17, 2023
Tika Simone, who goes by the name TiKA, is an artist who works in many different fields. She is an artistic director, model, cultural curator, consultant, activist, and songwriter who has won an Academy Award. TiKA is a creative person in many ways. In 2019, after she graduated from the Canadian Film Centre, she added film scoring to her list of skills. TiKA started her first non-profit organisation, StereoVisual, in 2022. Its goal was to teach musicians and producers from underrepresented groups how to make music for films and make the film industry fairer. In 2023, she is planning to relaunch the artistic side of her personal brand.
“DON’T BE AFRAID” (ft. HMLT) by @TIKATheGift
A timeless, tender embrace of the growing pains that unlock true love ♾https://t.co/UNYX0XmOWE pic.twitter.com/DzWfPEh8L7
— Catalog 💽 (@catalogworks) December 30, 2022
Isaac Udogwu is a Nigerian-American digital artist and martial artist who goes by the name eyesackudawgoo on Web3. His works focus on different ways that Black people can be free through the lens of Afrofuturism. He thinks Afrofuturism is “just Black people living in the future,” so he wants to create unique digital worlds where people from the African Diaspora are free.
in good faith. 2022 Animation
Sometimes life is not always what we expect it to be. With faith, we can achieve our wants and desires. True faith does not require the sight from our eyes but the vision from our souls. pic.twitter.com/oS8XiGmoLL
— eyesackudawgoo.eth (@eyesackudawgoo) February 19, 2023