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After Money

If you change the representation of value, does it change the values that you can represent?

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AfterMoney

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Block Exchange

Explore the future of value beyond money in a dynamic workshop activity, run by you! Design Informatics and Design In Action has created a workshop toolkit for anyone interested in exploring the rapidly developing area of Blockchain and DLTs

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Blockchain City

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Blockchain Technology and International Development workshop

Oxchain workshop on Blockchain and The Global South

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Chain Re:Action

A knowledge exchange day discussing feminist thinking and community economies with blockchain technologies

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Chatty Factories

Our vision for the manufacturing factory of the future is to embrace the rapid growth of Internet-connected products via embedded sensors producing massive volumes of data, and transform these traditionally discrete activities into one seamless process that is capable of real-time continuous product refinement.

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Chatty factory research press releases

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Crypto-Knitting

Crypto-Knitting is a new collaboration with artist Ailie Rutherford to develop a feminist Cryptocurrency proposal in the contexts of Govanhill and Easterhouse in Glasgow

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DAOWO Summit UK

DAOWO (Distributed Autonomous Organisations With Others) Summit UK facilitates cross-sector engagement with leading researchers and key artworld actors to discuss the current state of play and opportunities available for working with blockchain technologies in the arts.

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Data Pipe Dreams: Glimpses of a Near Future

Glimpses of a Near Future

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Geocoin Workshop

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GeoPact

Huge benefits in transportation can be gained if Intelligent Transportation Systems such as automated vehicles are enabled to communicate between each other, and their surrounding infrastructure in ways that are simple, reliable, and widely acceptable for human operators. At the same time, it is imperative that the security and privacy of such communications are considered. This project will demonstrate the potential of distributed ledgers such as blockchain as a method of securing the integrity of such systems.

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HCI for Blockchain

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IoT in the Home: Writing and Acting the Future of Autonomous Energy Devices

Focus group

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Modern Human Presents Pizza Block

Pizza Block workshop with Decentralized Design Meet-up

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Moneylab

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One Day Workshop on Blockchain, Trust and Global Challenges

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OxChain

Ox-Chain is a major research project between the Universities of Edinburgh, Northumbria and Lancaster, and research partners Oxfam, Zero Waste Scotland, Volunteer Scotland and WHALE Arts, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. It brings together experts in digital design, cryptography, business and international development. Through collaborative research, we will design a Blockchain for Oxfam to better support the circulation and re-circulation of valuable items within its business model – hence ‘Ox-Chain’.

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Oxchain – Blockchain & the Global South symposium round up

Round up of the day's activities at the Blockchain and the Global South conference

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Oxchain Workbooks

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Research Seminar: Jonathan Rankin, Design Informatics

Jonathan Rankin from Design Informatics will talk about designing for speculative future visions.

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Smart Energy Wales: Consumer of the Future

Smart Energy GB is the campaign for a smarter Britain. It’s our task to help everyone in Great Britain understand smart meters, the national rollout and how to use their new meters to be cleaner and greener with their energy use.

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Smart Transactions in Public Spaces

From communicating with loved ones to organising our finances, IoT technology enables us to perform an increasingly wide range of tasks on the move, and in a variety of public spaces.

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Story blocks

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