►Michel Bauwens & the Promise of the Blockchain
● Date: Thursday 25 February 2016
● Location: Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
►Primavera de Filippi (FR)
● ‘Blockchain Technology and the Future of Work’ (tele-presentation)
Primavera De Filippi is a permanent researcher at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris. She is faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where she is investigating the concept of “governance-by-design” as it relates to online distributed architectures. Most of her research focuses on the legal challenges raised, and faced by emergent decentralized technologies —such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and other blockchain-based applications —and how these technologies could be used to design new governance models capable of supporting large-scale decentralized collaboration and more participatory decision-making.
FIBER and De Brakke Grond present ‘Michel Bauwens & The Promise of the Blockchain – Future applications of decentralized databases’. This event is part of ‘All Futures Memories’ (De Brakke Grond) and is FIBER’s 12th edition of their Coded Matter(s) event series.
The rise of the infamous cryptocurrency Bitcoin has sparked interest in another revolutionary technology: the blockchain, which has been predicted to greatly alter the world we live in. FIBER and De Brakke Grond Centre for the Arts presents a night of discussions between Flemish cyber-philosopher Michel Bauwens and leading artists, designers, and researchers on the applications and implications of the blockchain.
Camera: Tanja Busking, Kim Idsinga
Edit: Tanja Busking
Music: Vessels — 4AM (Falty DL Remix)
Intro/outro video: Bitcoincloud, installation by Artistic Bokeh, 2012
Made possible with the generous support of Schuberg-Philis, The Art of Impact and the Creative Industries Fund NL