An artistic tribute to the Cypherpunks movement
30 years after the publication of A Cypherpunk's Manifesto it is time to honour the protagonists of the Cypherpunks movement.
We want to give credit for their foundational work in creating a free society and decentralized economy with a focus on the essential values of privacy, freedom of speech, and freedom to transfer private information via anonymous transaction systems and cryptography.
In a global Cypherpunk initiative the core ideas will be reinvigorated and artistically disseminated in a contemporary way.
- The tribute is primarily in the form of an art project that blends classical art, digital art and blockchain technology and artistically focuses on 12 cypherpunks and their famous work.
- The renownded Artist Oskar Stocker created 12 portrait paintings of the most influential Original Cypherpunks in traditional mixed media technique on Fabriano (180x150cm each)
- Based on these artworks Otto Tasnadi & CYI"R created Digital Artifacts (Morphing Videos) expressing artistically how the ideas and work of the Cypherpunks protect our Personal Freedom & Privacy from a dystopian future of mass surveillance and censorship in a digital world.
The goal is to communicate the mood of a turning point in time based on the core values of the Cypherpunk initiative to as many people as possible through art.
Cornerstones of the Project
Tribute EventOn October 20th & 21st, 2023, 30 years after the first historical meeting of the Cypherpunks, selected protagonists of the Cypherpunks movement were honored and essential thoughts on the three core topics have been discussed during an exclusive Tribute Event during the Plan B Forum at the Convention Center in Lugano.
Cypherpunk Art PremiereAt the Tribute Event, the 12 original Cypherpunk portraits & their corresponding digital artifacts have been presented alongside the artists and three Original Cypherpunks. All artworks were showcased online as well.
InitiativeThe Tribute and the Art Premiere are the starting point for a contemporary Cypherpunk initiative that carries the core ideas of the original Manifesto into the digital and public space. Supporters nominate the Cypherpunks of today and advocate for an inclusive, open, decentralized system where their privacy and identity is secure and where they can create and transfer private information in decentralized markets without intermediaries or censors.
Concept and Core Team
Entrepreneur, Investor; Author of the Original concept
Artist, Painter of the 12 Cypherpunk Original Portraits
Creative director, Product designer, Digital Artist
Business Development Specialist, Impact Seeker