Artists, critics and entrepreneurs gather to discuss the cultural implications of distributed databases in the sold-out ‘Blockchain Horizons’ discussion at New Museum on October 22.
Organized by Rhizome Artistic Director Michael Connor and conceived by Lars Holdhus, ‘Blockchain Horizons’ takes on the social and cultural repercussions of these databases, understood to be secure and transparent by virtue of peer-to-peer communities that cryptographically validate each entry, in various fields, including publishing, licensing and distribution.
Participating in the discussion are Nora Khan, DeForrest Brown, and The Actual School with a work-in-progress online project titled ‘Futures Along the Blockchain’; artist, entrepreneur and founder of Monegraph, Kevin McCoy; PWR presenting a decentralised platform for publication and distribution of digital texts; and researcher and curator Rachel O’Dwyer.
See the event page for details. **