The Baking Sheet - Issue #187

This Week in the Tezos Ecosystem

Tezos Triumphs: Oxford 2 passes, Agoria's art fusion at Musée d'Orsay, X World Games joins the ecosystem, and DAL is coming.

Great news for the Tezos community! The Oxford 2 proposal has officially passed as the 15th protocol upgrade, showcasing a strong commitment from the bakers with an impressive 70% participation. This achievement reflects the collective effort of the community to drive Tezos toward continued innovation.

As we enter the adoption period, it's a crucial time for implementing the new changes brought by Oxford 2. For those keen on understanding the specifics of Tezos governance and the new features added, Tezos Agora is the perfect place to start. What’s next? As we unpack timelocks and upgraded smart rollups, one thing is certain: the development teams are hard at work on Proposal P.

Musée d'Orsay's Latest Exhibit: Agoria's {Orsay Code} Melds Art with Tech

Get ready, art and Tezos enthusiasts! The Musée d'Orsay is embarking on an exciting venture with its upcoming showcase, {Orsay Code}, featuring the innovative work of artist Agoria. From 13 February to 10 March 2024, visitors can experience a unique combination of digital art, insightful discussions, and an exclusive DJ set, all part of a collaboration with the Tezos Foundation.

Agoria: A Fusion of Art and Science

Agoria, a prominent figure in both the Web3 digital art scene and the electronic music world, is blending the realms of art and science. Sébastien Devaud, aka Agoria, uses algorithms, AI, and data from nature to create immersive art that lives in both physical and virtual spaces. His collaboration with scientists leads to thought-provoking pieces that bridge art, music, and the natural world.

Agoria's pieces, developed on the Tezos blockchain, are the highlights of the exhibition. "Σ Lumina" invites audience participation and experimentation, while his interpretation of Courbet's "The Painter's Studio" marries art with scientific thought, showcasing the harmony of digital and physical artistry.

The Palette of Details: What You Need to Know

Here's a snapshot of what to expect from the {Orsay Code} exhibit:

- Exhibition Dates: 13 February to 10 March 2024.

- Featured Artist: Sébastien Devaud, known as Agoria.

- Art Meets Science: Agoria's works integrate algorithms, AI, and natural data.

- Web3 Influence: A fresh look at the 19th-century art collection through the lens of modern digital technology.

- Key Exhibits: "Σ Lumina" and an innovative take on Gustave Courbet's "The Painter's Studio."

- Musical Tribute: Agoria's special track and live DJ set at the museum.

- Collaboration: A year-long partnership with the Tezos Foundation.

- Venue: Musée d'Orsay, a center for artistic and technological exploration.

Beyond the visual arts, Agoria will present a musical piece dedicated to the Musée d'Orsay. This composition will be previewed on 13 February, culminating in a live DJ set in the museum's nave on 23 February.

Agoria's Vision

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Agoria seeks to create a seamless connection between tangible and digital art forms, making the digital experience as vivid as traditional brush strokes. His work at the Musée d'Orsay encourages viewers to perceive art in a novel way, where history and present-day creativity coexist and enrich each other.

In summary, the Musée d'Orsay's {Orsay Code} exhibition, led by Agoria, promises to be a not-to-be-missed event. It presents an opportunity to witness the seamless integration of historic art with modern technology, offering a new perspective on artistic expression in the digital age. If you're keen to explore the evolving landscape of art, this exhibition is a must-visit.

Key Dates

  • February 13, 2024: The event begins, featuring the premiere of Agoria’s musical tribute to the Musée d’Orsay.

  • February 22, 2024: A conference at the Musée d’Orsay, where Agoria and the scientific collaborators will discuss the union of digital art and science.

  • February 23, 2024: Agoria’s DJ set performance in the museum’s nave, celebrating the fusion of electronic music with the museum’s heritage.

  • March 10, 2024: The closing of the {Le code d’Orsay} event.

Guests at the {Orsay Code} exhibition will have the unique opportunity to acquire their own digital artwork, thanks to the collaboration with fx(hash) and Feral File, both powered by Tezos. This exciting feature elevates the interactive experience, enabling visitors to take a part in the digital art journey home with them.

AMA with Arthur Breitman

📅 Date & Time: Monday, January 29th at 18:00 UTC

Join us for an insightful session with Tezos Co-Founder Arthur Breitman in our monthly AMA (Ask Me Anything). This is your chance to engage directly and get answers to your burning questions about Tezos.

 Set Your Reminder Here: Join the AMA

📢 Have Questions? Submit them using the hashtag #TezosAMA on X

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with the co-founder of Tezos as he answers questions from the Tezos community.

This Week in the Tezos Ecosystem

X World Games Joins Forces with TZAPAC

Exciting times are ahead for Web3 gaming, as X World Games announces its partnership with TZAPAC, for the purpose to support games being built on Tezos. This collaboration signifies a major step in enhancing the gaming ecosystem on Tezos as X World Games has over 1 million registered users on their platform.

X World Games: Pioneering the Web3 Gaming Space

X World Games stands at the forefront of the Web3 gaming arena, recognized as the first cross-play and cross-game platform. It harnesses cutting-edge technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, to drive user engagement and elevate its service offerings.

Core Components of X World Games

X World Games thrives on four key pillars:

  • X Swap: A Dex and Pool platform that integrates DeFi and LSDfi mechanisms like NFT staking and token lending, enhanced by AI to introduce intricate financial models for improved efficiency.

  • X Marketplace: This dynamic NFT trading platform employs AI algorithms for optimized user-asset pairing, ensuring a seamless and personalized trading experience.

  • X Social: A dedicated blockchain Dapp connecting Web3 gamers.

  • X Games: A hub of enjoyable Web3 games, offering a diverse gaming experience.

These elements work in harmony to fortify X World Games' mission of creating an interoperable, scalable, and equitable Web3 gaming ecosystem. The platform facilitates easy blockchain integration for game publishers and offers an engaging, user-friendly experience for players.

We look forward to seeing X World Games' partnership with TZAPAC and its impact on the Tezos gaming ecosystem as it promises to bring a new level of innovation, scalability, and community engagement.

This Week in Tezos Development

Nomadic Labs has launched the Data-Availability Layer (DAL) on Tezos’ Weeklynet, inviting bakers and rollup operators to participate in testing this new "rollup booster".

Key Points to Note:

  • DAL Functionality: The DAL operates as a permissionless peer-to-peer network alongside Layer 1, allowing rollup transaction data (Layer 2) to be published outside of Layer 1 blocks. Layer 1 bakers monitor and attest to data availability on the DAL.

  • Testing on Weeklynet: The DAL is expected to go live on Mainnet in 2024, with current testing on Weeklynet to prepare for this transition.

  • Rollout Plan: The introduction of the DAL on Mainnet will be phased, initially without baker incentives and with optional participation, later integrating baker incentives as a core part of the baker role.

  • Community Involvement: Feedback from bakers and rollup operators is crucial to ensure a robust and efficient DAL network. Testers can share their experiences and suggestions on Tezos Agora.

Resources for Getting Started:

The Future of Tezos with DAL:

The DAL is envisioned as a cornerstone for Tezos’ future, supporting innovations like Etherlink and Tezos 2.0. This development is a testament to Tezos’ commitment to technological advancement and community-driven innovation. By participating in the testing and providing feedback, the Tezos community plays a pivotal role in shaping this new chapter of the blockchain’s evolution.

For more detailed insights and to become a part of this journey, explore the resources provided and contribute to the discussions on Tezos Agora.

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