Tech Intersect™ with Prof Tonya M. Evans

Tech Intersect #97: Iris Nevins-Black NFT Art, Empowerment & the Future of Creativity

January 04, 2022 Episode 97
Tech Intersect™ with Prof Tonya M. Evans
Tech Intersect #97: Iris Nevins-Black NFT Art, Empowerment & the Future of Creativity
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In this episode of Tech Intersect, I welcome Iris Nevins,  co-founder and CEO of Umba Daima, a creative NFT Studio that creates NFTs, curates, and builds community. The company is most well-known for Black NFT Art, a brand that is building community around Black artists and collectors in the NFT space. Iris sees NFTs as a revolutionary tool to empower under-resourced communities to generate wealth through ownership of IP and assets. Iris is a former teacher and community activist who became a software engineer at 25, and 3 years later, she became a software engineering manager. She recently left her management role at Vox Media to become a full time CEO and founder. 

I asked her to come on the show to talk about how she elevated to become one of the most significant trailblazers and visionaries in the NFT space, about some of the iconic moments for BIPOC artists in the NFT world, the controversy about the fine art vs contemporary and generative art, and the strategies and blueprint to successfully onboard into the wild, wonderful world of creative and collectible NFTs.


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Episode Overview
Guest Intro
How Are You Doing?
Path To Art & Web3
An Acceleration in Learning & Achieving
Mission & Focus of Black NFT Art
Artists Need An In
Global Empowerment
Sidebar: Being Paid with Appreciating Assets
Generative Art Value for Black Artists
Advantage Evans Promo
Tips for Those Who Want To Do Crypto Art
What's Ahead for NFTs
Contact Info
Episode Wrap-Up