This exhibition presented by Furtherfield shows us life with blockchain technologies: a self-owning forest with ideas of expansion, a self-replicating android flower, a tale of lost innocence, a DIY money making rig, a Hippocratic Oath for software developers, a five minute marriage contract.
Featuring Jaya Klara Brekke, Pete Gomes, Rob Myers, Primavera De Filippi of O’Khaos, Terra0, Lina Theodorou and xfx (aka Ami Clarke).
Banks, governments, credit card companies and fintech evangelists all want us to believe a cashless future is inevitable and good. But this isn't a frictionless utopia says Brett Scott, and it's time to fight back.
Nicole Sansone reviews Brout and Marion’s artworks featured in the ‘The Human Face of Cryptoeconomies’ exhibition, and talks with them about their work and ideas around value and objects—or more precisely, how objects are inscribed (and sometimes not) into an idea of what is valuable.
The blockchain grants the author the exclusive right to reproduce, publish, and sell the content and its intellectual property. How does the art scene react to these new technological developments? To find out more, Annette Doms asks Alain Servais (collector), Wolf Lieser (gallerist) and Aram Bartholl (artist.)
The Anarcho-Capitalist future utopia of post-Bitcoin Crypto 2.0 systems meet the historical organizational forms of Socialism. Rob Myers brings the trustless code of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations into contrast with the very human activity of Workers' Councils.
The Human Face of Cryptoeconomies steps beyond dry, incomprehensible analysis of finance structures and data control to present artworks that reveal how we might produce, exchange and value things differently together in the age of the blockchain.
Even if digital art is still in its infancy, it flourishes while essentially remaining unevaluated and the public approaches it with a degree of curiosity. New art forms in the immaterial digital domain demand a general rethink in terms of their conservation, presentation and acquisition.
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