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NFT’S, Art & Tech: Art Basel Miami

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Art Basel Miami celebrated the cutting-edge combination of fashion and technology on December 1st, 2022. Witnessing the incredible potential of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and how they're changing the fashion game is a whirlwind of experiences and emotions.

At Art Basel, art and technology come together spectacularly. Attendees can explore breakthrough art and technology through interactive displays, installations, and performances. From virtual reality experiences to 3D-printed sculptures, Art Basel provides a platform for art and technology to mix and mingle in ways that are both innovative and inspiring. Attendees can also experience installations and...

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