Max Cooper’s PVNP Drops in Lyon

For a limited time only, 3 AR digital art pieces from Max Cooper’s PVNP collection with Jessica In will be claimable at Nuits sonores festival in Lyon, France. This is a unique and exclusive opportunity to get your hands on one of these coveted pieces before the collection even goes to auction. 

Friends in Lyon can use the map below to find and claim these exclusive pieces for themselves. Once found, tweet an image or video of the piece to @IllustSpace and @maxcoopermax to redeem.

About PVNP:

Illust Space presents audio-visual artist Max Cooper’s latest project PVNP, an augmented reality visualization of Cooper’s ongoing study of the aesthetics of knowledge creation in collaboration with coder and architect Jessica In. The sculptures are built by spatially mapping the inner workings of the algorithmic processes we rely on every day to restrict and direct the knowledge of our personal data via the RSA algorithm. 

Built on the famous unsolved problem of P v NP, the RSA algorithm is a cornerstone of secure communications, global banking, cryptocurrency, and NFT technology. If solved, P v NP could open the door for hackers to access and manipulate our most secure and personal data, making what was once unknown known. Max Cooper and Jessica In’s public sculptures aim to reveal the inner workings of the encryption and decryption of the algorithm, mapping the mathematical process to a spatial form so that we can see why and how the system works.

PVNP provides technical insight as well as an artistic appreciation of the beauty of a system so central to our lives but never before seen. Beyond the aesthetics of cryptography, the PVNP project is about the wider epistemological question of what we can and cannot know and the aesthetics of the pursuit of knowledge itself.

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