Season 1 - 2023

Fall of the Berlin Wall (History)

The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 by East Germany as a concrete barrier surrounding West Germany. The Wall was constructed overnight as a surprise to prevent East German citizens from escaping to West Germany. It stood for 28 years and symbolized the political and ideological division between the two Germanys. The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was a historic event that led to the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the end of the Cold War. In the process leading to the Wall’s demolition, the East German government allowed its citizens to travel to other socialist countries. This resulted in thousands of East Germans flocking to countries like Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, and Yugoslavia, and from there, crossing over to West Germany. Under pressure, the East German government announced the removal of the Wall, and on November 9, 1989, thousands of people gathered on both sides of the Wall. After midnight, barriers at the Brandenburg Gate were removed, and people climbed onto the Wall to celebrate. The official demolition of the Wall took place on October 13, 1990, leading to the reunification of Germany. This NFT is designed in memory of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This event is a turning point in world history and represents people’s struggle for freedom and democracy.

Cosmonaut Dog Laika (Science)

Laika was a stray dog living on the streets of Moscow. She was selected by the Soviet Union to be launched into space with the Sputnik 2 satellite. This was considered an important step in human space exploration. Laika was used to study the effects of space travel on living beings. However, this journey was a one-way trip for Laika. She died shortly after in space due to overheating and stress. Laika’s death caused a great reaction and sadness all over the world. Many people and animal rights organizations criticized Laika’s sacrifice. Stamps were printed, statues were erected, and songs were written in memory of Laika. Laika became a hero who gave her life for human curiosity about space. This NFT is an art piece that tells the story of Laika. This NFT is designed to commemorate the memory of Laika, the first living being who went to space and sacrificed for science.

Follow the White Rabbit (Art)

Alice in Wonderland is the most famous work of English writer Lewis Carroll. This book tells the adventures of a little girl who falls into a rabbit hole and enters a fantastic world. The book offers a fun, clever and captivating story for children and adults. The inspiration for Alice in Wonderland came from the three daughters of Henry Liddell, a friend of Carroll. Carroll began telling Alice’s story to the Liddell girls while rowing on the Thames River in 1862. One of the girls, Alice Liddell, asked Carroll to write the story. Carroll fulfilled this request by preparing a handwritten book called Alice’s Adventures Underground. He gave this book as a gift to Alice Liddell. Carroll later expanded and improved his book and created a new version called Alice in Wonderland. He collaborated with famous cartoonist John Tenniel for the illustrations of the book. The book was first published by Macmillan Publishing in 1865. The book received great praise from both critics and readers. The book was considered one of the most important works of English literature. Alice in Wonderland also had a great impact on the art world. The book inspired countless painters, sculptors, musicians, filmmakers and other artists. The characters and scenes of the book were interpreted with different art movements and techniques. The book became a cultural icon. This NFT is one of the artistic reflections of Alice in Wonderland. This NFT is designed to visually express the unique world that Carroll created.

Microsoft 1.0 Released (Technology)

Microsoft 1.0 is a graphical user interface that was released in 1985 as an extension of Microsoft’s first operating system, MS-DOS. Microsoft 1.0 was designed to run on IBM PC and compatible computers. Microsoft 1.0 allows users to control their computers using graphical elements such as windows, menus, icons and command line with a mouse, keyboard or other devices. Microsoft 1.0 is considered the first version of the Windows operating system, but it is very different from today’s Windows versions. Microsoft 1.0 is not a full operating system, but a program that runs on MS-DOS. Microsoft 1.0 does not support multitasking, meaning users cannot run multiple programs at the same time. Microsoft 1.0 is only compatible with monochrome or CGA graphics cards and contains a limited number of applications. Microsoft 1.0 was not very successful when it was launched. Many users and critics criticized Microsoft 1.0’s performance, stability and compatibility. Also, it was claimed that Microsoft 1.0 was a copy of the graphical user interface that Apple used on its Macintosh computer. Microsoft 1.0’s sales were low and Microsoft started working on more advanced versions such as Windows 2.x and Windows 3.x. This NFT is an art piece that tells the historical significance of Microsoft 1.0. This NFT is designed to show the period when Microsoft laid the foundations of the Windows operating system and created a revolution in the computer industry.

Steamboat Willie on TV (Entertainment)

Steamboat Willie is the first sound cartoon of Mickey Mouse, the famous cartoon character created and voiced by Walt Disney. This cartoon was released in theaters in 1928 and achieved great success. This cartoon tells the story of Mickey Mouse’s struggle with Pete, the captain of a steamboat, and his fun with the animals on board. This cartoon also features Mickey Mouse’s girlfriend Minnie Mouse. Steamboat Willie was broadcast on television for the first time in 1931. This broadcast is considered one of the most important events in television history. Because this broadcast contributed to the widespread use of sound and image on television. Also, this broadcast offered a fun and quality content for children and adults, increasing the popularity of television. Steamboat Willie also had a great impact on the entertainment world. This cartoon made Mickey Mouse recognized and loved. Mickey Mouse became Walt Disney’s most successful and beloved character. Mickey Mouse appeared in many cartoons, movies, books, games and toys. Mickey Mouse became the symbol of Walt Disney Company. This NFT is an art piece that reflects the fun atmosphere of Steamboat Willie. This NFT is designed to commemorate the memory of Steamboat Willie, the first sound cartoon of Mickey Mouse.

The Elimination of Violence against Women (Responsibility)

November 25th International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is a day declared by the UN General Assembly resolution in 1999 to raise awareness in society against violence against women. The reason why this day was determined as November 25th is based on an incident that occurred in the Dominican Republic in 1960. In this incident, three female political activists named Mirabal sisters, who fought against dictator Rafael Trujillo, were killed by Trujillo’s men. This murder strengthened the women’s rights movement in Latin America and the world and became a symbol of resistance against violence against women. November 25th International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is celebrated every year by millions of people with various events, campaigns, actions and demonstrations. The aim of this day is to reveal the dimensions, causes and consequences of violence against women, to defend women’s rights and to take concrete steps to prevent violence, to support women who are victims of violence and to ensure justice against perpetrators of violence. This NFT is an art piece that emphasizes the meaning and importance of November 25th International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This NFT is designed to honor all people who stand against violence against women and contribute to women’s freedom and equality struggle.

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