►Michel Bauwens & the Promise of the Blockchain
● Date: Thursday 25 February 2016
● Location: Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
►Michel Bauwens (BE)
● 'Progressive Post-Capitalist Uses of the Blockchain'
Michel Bauwens, theoretician, activist, and public speaker, is one of the pioneers of the peer-to-peer movement. He is founder and director of the P2P Foundation and works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer productions, governance, and property. His work lays the conceptual foundations of a production system that would serve as an alternative to industrial capitalism.
In 2014, Bauwens was research director of the floksociety.org which produced the first integrated Commons Transition Plan for the government of Ecuador, in order to create policies for a ‘social knowledge economy’. In January 2015 CommonsTransition.org was launched. Commons Transition builds on the work of the FLOK Society and features newly revised and updated, non-region specific versions of these policy documents.
FIBER and De Brakke Grond present ‘Michel Bauwens & The Promise of the Blockchain – Future applications of decentralized databases’. This event is part of ‘All Futures Memories’ (De Brakke Grond) and is FIBER’s 12th edition of their Coded Matter(s) event series.
The rise of the infamous cryptocurrency Bitcoin has sparked interest in another revolutionary technology: the blockchain, which has been predicted to greatly alter the world we live in. FIBER and De Brakke Grond Centre for the Arts presents a night of discussions between Flemish cyber-philosopher Michel Bauwens and leading artists, designers, and researchers on the applications and implications of the blockchain.
Camera: Tanja Busking, Kim Idsinga
Edit: Tanja Busking
Music: Vessels - 4AM (Falty DL Remix)
Intro/outro video: Bitcoincloud, installation by Artistic Bokeh, 2012
Made possible with the generous support of Schuberg-Philis, The Art of Impact and the Creative Industries Fund NL