Roddenberry Entertainment to exhibit ‘Star Trek creator’s signature’ as Living Eco-NFT in 2021 Art Basel Week

Roddenberry Entertainment to exhibit ‘Star Trek creator’s signature’ as Living Eco-NFT in 2021 Art Basel Week

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec, 01 2021 | WOZINGA NEWS

Roddenberry Entertainment to exhibit ‘Star Trek creator’s signature’ as Living Eco-NFT in 2021 Art Basel Week

  • Living Eco-NFT is the immortalized signature of Gene Roddenberry on the first Star Trek contract with Desilu Productions. 

By Marielle Petere Wozinga Staff

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Roddenberry Entertainment will display the art piece at the 2021 Art Basel Week in Miami, and the art fair will start on December 2. 

In fact, Living Eco-NFT refers as the a non-fungible token of Gene Roddenberry’s signature in the Star Trek contract. The developers also implanted the Eco-NFT as DNA code into the cell of live bacteria. 

What is Living Eco-NFT?

Gene Roddenberry is a well-known legendary television screenwriter and film producer. He signed the first Star Trek contract, as television series, with Lucille Ball’s Desilu Productions on May 18, 1965. 

Eco-NFT is a sci-fi and biotechnology representation. According to the developers, “It replicates and grows with the duplication of the organism’s cells.” As of now, the bacteria cells are dormant. 

“As long as the bacteria remain living, the cell can double at a rate that will create over a billion copies of the Eco-NFT overnight,” the press release also stated.

Even if there could be billions of replicas, the Eco-NFT is titled “El Primero”. In Spanish, it means “the first”. 

The project is created and stored on organic material. But, the developers pledge net-zero emissions though it is uncategorized as carbon-negative. 

Who are the creators of the Eco-NFT?

Roddenberry Entertainment has partnered with biotech innovators Agustin Fernandez and Dr. Paul Predki for the Eco-NFT, built on the Solana blockchain of Solana Labs and Metaplex Studios. 

Fernandez is the chief executive of Rational Vaccines. Besides, he is an Emmy Award-winning writer, director, and producer. Predki is the man behind the encoding of the NFT’s digital data into a DNA sequence. 

“Storing information in DNA represents a whole new category of possibility when it comes to data archiving,” Fernandez explained. 

“It provides sustainable, environmentally-friendly storage with exponentially larger capacities than anything the market currently has to offer, as evidenced by the billions of copies of our Eco-NFT in such a small amount of bacteria.”

Roddenberry Entertainment COO Trevor Roth pointed out, “Going where no one has gone before is part of Roddenberry Entertainment’s DNA. To be able to responsibly do so, in such a unique fashion, during the year of Gene’s Centennial celebration, is beyond exciting.” 

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