Enter the Machine

A digital file portraiture studio on blockchain

Begun by artist Eric Corriel in 2016, Enter The Machine provides a new way of seeing our digital files, one that does justice to their uniqueness, the diversity of the data they contain, and the complexity by which they are structured.

In 2023 the artist opened “Enter The Machine: Portrait Studio” on the Ethereum blockchain to further explore the realm of digital file portraiture by connecting with people around the world and creating portraits of their digital files.


Commission Portrait

Please note that while the project is in alpha, the artist is only accepting commissions on a limited basis.

  1. Choose a file from your hard drive that has personal significance for you
  2. Schedule a 15 minute Zoom call with the artist to discuss the commission
  3. Pay (currently .05Ξ) and receive a placeholder NFT
  4. Wait 5–7 days while your file portrait gets created
  5. When complete, your placeholder NFT will be replaced with your file portrait