Department of Informatics


Distributed Creativity, blockchain technology and the creative economy

Monday 27 April 16:00 until 17:00
Sussex Humanities Lab, SILVERSTONE SB211, Arts Road, Falmer, BN1 9RG
Speaker: Marcus O'Dair
Part of the series: SHL SEMINAR SERIES SPRING 2020

Marcus O'Dair (UAL)

Distributed Creativity - block chain and the creative economy. Blockchain technology may first have emerged with bitcoin but its significance extends far beyond the financial sector: its impact on the creative economy, for instance, is potentially transformative. Since adoption has not been quite as fast as some predicted, blockchain currently languishes deep in the trough of disillusionment. Yet the hype, especially that related to token sales and cryptocurrency speculation, was always misguided: the value of blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies was never directly related to speculative investments in cryptocurrencies and tokens. The current disappointment is equally misguided: blockchain technology could still usher in a whole new techno-economic paradigm. 


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