Crypto art is born-digital art tokenized and exchanged using blockchains, typically Ethereum. This triving artistic movement is at the forefront of innovations in art markets which will likely spread to the traditional systems in due course. Check the SuperRare gallery out for some examples.
Considering crypto art, I am primarily interested in understanding and predicting the market using machine learning techniques, from artwork prices (both primary and secondary sales) to the valuation of entire collections. I am also interested in assessing the role of the artwork (or lack thereof) in determining its market value. Finally, I am studying the culture and artistic influences of the crypto art movement using ethnography.
This line of research stems from a close collaboration with my former PhD supervisor Massimo Franceschet.