Artists Re:Thinking the Blockchain

Artists Re:Thinking the Blockchain

Date: 
01.02.2018 19:30
Festival edition: 
2018
Format: 
Panel
Location: 
Café Stage

The blockchain is widely heralded as the new internet—another dimension in an ever faster, ever more powerful interlocking of ideas, actions, and values. This landmark publication by the curatorial and publishing platform Torque and the art and social change organization Furtherfield brings together a diverse array of artists and researchers engaged with blockchain technology, unpacking, critiquing, and marking its arrival in the cultural landscape. The blockchain’s first and most notorious instantiation is Bitcoin, a highly volatile currency with an equally ambiguous value and cryptic future. Join editors and contributors of the publication for talks and discussions, to explore cryptocurrencies, alternate blockchain applications, and the launch of a free electronic version of the book.

Following the discussion, attendees are invited to buy and barter for the print edition in a live, radically inflationary situation, echoing the current state of cryptocurrencies, to explore a future in which we may increasingly use multiple modes of currency and exchange.

Presented in cooperation with Torque.

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