This activity is inspired by Larva Labs’ CryptoPunks. CryptoPunks are pixel art images that are generated algorithmically. The goal of this activity is for students to explore pixel art by using Google Sheets and conditional formatting to manually create their own «PixelPunk» Self-Portrait.

Essential Questions:

  • Where and how is pixel art used in everyday life?
  • What type of art does pixel art remind students of?
  • What is Art?

NFT Artists:

Sarah Zucker

Picasso Punks — digital art project

Matt Kane

Chris Torres

Learn More About / Discuss:

CryptoPunks

What Are CryptoPunk NFTs?

Cryptocoins

Bitcoin

Ethereum

What NFTs Mean For Contemporary Art?

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