Programme (2020)

Exploring Blockchain in the Cultural Sector

Keynote Speaker (1:15 pm – 2:15 pm): Marcus O’Dair, University of Arts, London
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Session 1: Governance & Economies (09:15 am- 10:45 am)

Distributed Decision-Making Systems Prototyped by Artists Aude Launey, Orleans School of Art & Design
Abundant Story Economies: Using distributed ledger technologies to re-imagine community-based heritage workDenise Thwaiters, University of Canberra,
Baden Pailthorpe, ANU School of Art & Design, Canberra
Trickle Down, A New Vertical SovereigntyHelen Knowles, Artist
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Session 2: Tokens (11:00 am – 12:30 pm)

Tokenisation and Blockchain Tech: A case for independent film finance? Patrice Poujol, Founder & CEO of Lumiere Project
Tokens of Connection: Exploring Authenticity and Aura in CryptocollectiblesFrances Liddell, University of Manchester
Aura & TransvestmentPablo Somonte Ruano, University of the Arts, Bremen
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Session 3: Provenance (2:30 pm- 4:00 pm)

Provenance on the blockchain: Might the art market be placing too much trust in decentralized information systems?Gareth Fletcher, Sotheby’s Institute of Art
ARCHANGEL: Trusted archives of digital public recordsMark Bell, The National Archives, UK
Creating Cultural Value through Provenance: The weaver’s perspective of a blockchain experimentSimone Wesner, Birkbeck, University of London
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Session 4: Creative Industries (4:15 pm – 5:45 pm)

Cryptokitties and the New Ludic Economy: How blockchain introduces ownership in digital gamingAlesja Serada, University of Vaasa,
Tanja Sihvonen, University of Vaasa,
Tuomas Harviainen, Tampere University
Collaborative Approaches for Creative and Media IndustriesManuel Badel, Badel Media
Digital Media Art on the BlockchainRouslan Ovtcharoff, Blockchain Global Entertainment Alliance
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