Mad Dog Jones and
VR46 Metaverse join forces for AEROPRISM
The first collaboration between the artist and Mooney VR46 Racing Team on the occasion of Misano Grand Prix 2022.
The project will include four unique physical and digital pieces.
The perfect corner finding joy in the calmness of a quiet street
Lost & found
You can’t get answers until you find your true self lost in the moment
Far beyond midnight the perfect moment awaits as time itself stops
The warm smell of rain flickering reality the future’s on pause
Art meeting Motorsport
From the union between these two worlds the AEROPRISM project is born: a triumphant tribute to Motorsport designed by Ontario-based artist Michah Dowbak, aka Mad Dog Jones, for Mooney VR46 Racing Team, the team owned by Valentino Rossi, the legendary 9-Time Grand Prix motorcycle racing World Champion.
In the beautiful setting of Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”, on September 4th, AEROPRISM will bring the riders of Mooney-VR46 Racing Team and motorbikes competition to another level, exploring the relationship between speed and light and blurring the boundaries between real and digital world.
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Dowbak’s previous works include a race-winning 2021 Silverstone helmet for 7-Time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and race liveries for the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team for the 2022 F1 Miami GP. While working with top teams in Motorsport, Dowbak has also had a profound and groundbreaking role in NFTs. Selling his Replicator artwork for $4.1M at auction as well as his ‘Crash + Burn’ drop in 2021, Dowbak has proven to be an innovator. With the dynamic use of smart contracts and mechanics, he has shown the true potential of art in the digital realm.
VR46 is a group of companies owned by Valentino Rossi and created to manage different projects in Motorsport across the board: VR46 Racing Team, founded to support emerging riders from Moto3 to MotoGP, and already world champion in 2018 with Francesco Bagnaia; VR46 Riders Academy, an innovative project to provide professional and sport-related support to young Italian riders throughout their career; VR46 Racing Apparel, a sport merchandising project inspired by Valentino Rossi’s revolutionary vision.
VR46 Metaverse is a company dedicated to developing the VR46 brand in the metaverses, in gaming universe and in the NFTs (non-fungible tokens) environment. The mission of VR46 Metaverse is creating unique Web3 contents, dedicated to Valentino Rossi and VR46 universe, for the fans of the 9-times World Champion and the motorsport enthusiasts all around the world.
What is an NFT?
NFT stands for ‘Non-fungible token’. It is something unique that can’t be replaced with something else. For example, you can trade a cryptocurrency for another cryptocurrency, whereas a work of art is unique and therefore non-fungible.
An NFT is a digital asset that represents real-world objects such as artwork, music, games, and collections of any kind.
What is a crypto wallet?
A crypto wallet is a secure place where your private key is stored. Think of it as your privately owned address on the internet. NFTs are stored on the decentralized blockchain, and your private key acts as your address from which to send and receive NFTs and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether.
How do I create a wallet?
Go to MetaMask.io and click the “Download” button. You’ll be redirected to the relevant store to download the MetaMask extension if you’re using a browser or the MetaMask app if you’re using your phone or tablet.
Open Google Chrome, Firefox or Brave on your computer and install the MetaMask browser extension.
Or download and install the MetaMask App for iPhone or Android.
Open the app and select “Create Wallet”.
Create a username and password. Important: Make sure you safely record your Secret Recovery Phrase and store it somewhere secret and safe, as this is the only way to recover your wallet if you lose your device, or ever need to install it on another computer.