There is something new in the NFT world. Aurar, a German company founded by Nico Owsianowski and Cheua-Hei Chan is developing VZNZ. In the words of its creators, it aims to “combine Augmented Reality, Geopositioning, and Smart Contracts to create an immersive distribution and interaction channel for NFTs and AR-enhanced live events.” In layman’s terms, it should enable whoever has the app to not only create, but also find, visualize, and possibly acquire pieces of virtual art that would be disseminated around the world.
If you’re familiar with the show, The Peripheral, that’s what comes to mind when looking at the visuals of VZNZ and what we can anticipate of the experience. Or, at least that’s my view on it. Virtual art will be available at landmarks or special places and times such as concerts and exhibitions.
It sounds like Pokemon GO, but instead of collecting Pokemon, you’re collecting digital art via AR. Beyond that, users can supposedly add some NFTs to a “collection” that they would own, but the mechanics of that has yet to be clarified. Maybe it will be similar to what happens when you add NFTS to video games.
You can collect any type of NFT anywhere in the world just like this (it was in Berlin) pic.twitter.com/U11grIXD1w
— VZNZ by aurar (@VZNZbyaurar) December 21, 2022
What can we expect
The company motto is “Experience, Immersiveness, Interaction”. But unlike Pokémon GO whose content is provided by its developer, the art for VZNZ will not come from Aurar. Instead, the company is looking for creators to feed the app its art and events. Therefore, the success of the app relies on how well it does with users. It’s a bit like an ouroboros; if creators are not interested, then there will be no content. Consequently, people will not be interested in the app. In addition, the question of NFT’s security when it comes to their ownership has been recently raised.
So how interesting can VZNZ be? I guess the proof of the pudding will be in the eating. At the moment, the app is only available for iOS users. While it does seem like it should be working for Android users, the link to download it is currently unavailable.
Photo credits: The feature image is symbolic and has been taken by Harvey Law.