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DAOWO Summit UK
The 2019 Blockchain & Art Knowledge Sharing Summit
Bringing together the worlds of art and blockchain the DAOWO Summit UK lays the foundations for a global transnational network.
Focused on establishing greater cooperation between the arts and blockchain industry, leading researchers and key artworld actors discuss the current state of play. Discussions focus on potential cultural and social impacts, technical affordances and opportunities for developing new blockchain technologies for fairer, more dynamic and connected cultural ecologies and economies. Two UK events are planned as a precursor to a DAOWO World Tour and Summit that seeks to forge a transnational network of arts and blockchain cooperation.
The Summit is organised with Furtherfield and New Media Scotland and is a free event open to anyone interested in the field, places are limited so please sign up via Eventbrite http://daowo.eventbrite.com
- State of the Arts: Blockchain’s Impact in 2019 and Beyond| Ruth Catlow and Ben Vickers on developments from critical practice to the business of arts and the blockchain. Followed by discussion hosted by Clive Gilman
- Make / Do / Block | Panel discussion with 5 creative practitioners whose work allows us to experience the otherwise abstract technology of blockchain. Hosted by Prof Chris Speed and Mark Daniels.
- What value does the blockchain bring to collecting art? | Ruth Catlow in conversation with Marianne Magnin, London Director of Arteïa
1.30 Welcome and Scene Setting
State of the Arts: Blockchain’s Impact in 2019 and Beyond | Ruth Catlow and Ben Vickers present a comprehensive overview of developments from critical artistic practices and emergent blockchain business models in the arts. DAOWO Arts and Blockchain pdf download (Catlow & Vickers 2019)
Followed by a discussion hosted by Clive Gillman, Creative Scotland
Make / Do / Block | Panel discussion with 5 creative practitioners whose work allows us to experience the otherwise abstract technology of blockchain. Hosted by Prof Chris Speed and Mark Daniels with panellists:
- Pip Thornton – The Value of Words in an Age of Linguistic Capitalism
- Bettina Nissen & Ailie Rutherford – Designing feminist cryptocurrency for Govanhill
- Evan Morgan – GeoPact
- Jonathan Rankin – OxChain, Pizza Block
- Larissa Pschetz – Karma Kettles
Although the term ‘blockchain’ has trickled downstream into the public domain, the principles behind the technology remain mysterious to many. Embodied within physical assemblages or social interventions that mine, hash and seal the evidence of human practices, creatives have provided important ‘coordinates’ in the form of artworks that help us to unpick the implications of the technology and the extent to which it re-configures power structures. This panel brings together a variety of creative practitioners who have made forays into designing and making artefacts and activities that allow us to experience the otherwise abstract technology of blockchain.
What Value Does The Blockchain Bring To Collecting Art? | Ruth Catlow in conversation with Marianne Magnin, Arteïa UK Managing Director.
4.45 Wrap up, takeaways and final discussion | Ben Vickers to lead into drinks
5.00 – 6.00 Drinks
Location: Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Ruth Catlow, Furtherfield and DECAL
Mark Daniels, New Media Scotland
Clive Gillman, Creative Scotland
Marianne Magnin, Arteïa
Prof Chris Speed, Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Ben Vickers, Serpentine Galleries
Through two UK summits, the DAOWO programme is forging a transnational network of arts and blockchain cooperation between cross-sector stakeholders, ensuring new ecologies for the arts can emerge and thrive.
DAOWO Summit UK is a DECAL initiative – co-produced by Furtherfield and Serpentine Galleries in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut London. This event is realised in partnership with the Department of Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh and New Media Scotland.
The event is sponsored by OxChain which is a major EPSRC research project which explores how Blockchain technologies can be used to reshape value in the context of international development and the work of Oxfam, involving the Universities of Edinburgh, Northumbria and Lancaster. http://oxchain.uk
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB