HETEROSIS is a collection of dynamic NFTs that combine genetic algorithms with blockchain technology to facilitate the hybridization of mutable digital flowers. Heterosis is an unprecedented flower hybridization experience in which participants can cultivate their own bespoke animated flower.
Collectors are invited to become breeders or collaborative artists creating increasingly exotic and elaborate blooms, either for their own pleasure or as means towards predicting future value and stimulating speculation.
Created by Mat Collishaw in collaboration with Danil Krivoruchko, produced by Snark.art and EL-GABAL on the OG.art platform.
Each token functions as a seed embedded with its own algorithm or genetic code. Flower hybridisation occurs when the genetic code of a collector’s flower is combined with the genes of another. From this union an updated hybrid blossoms, adopting attributes from both parent flowers. In addition to the visible characteristics of each parent flower the new blossom may also inherit invisible recessive genes or “hidden traits” which contribute to the flower’s rarity.
THE CENTRALIZED SPACE: THE GREENHOUSE
All flowers will be visible in the Greenhouse zone, a recreation of London’s National Gallery as it may look if abandoned and overgrown with vegetation.
The Greenhouse is an immersive, social, and persistent digital environment where collectors can adopt an avatar, meet with others and chat while perusing all Heterosis flowers in their current iteration. A single flower can be selected and its properties and value ascertained in Open Sea Marketplace.
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