Features

XXVI.2 March - April 2019
Page: 60
Digital Citation

Making the blockchain civic


Authors:
Chris Elsden, Inte Gloerich, Anne Spaa, John Vines, Martijn de Waal

To what extent can the application of blockchain technologies be employed toward civic empowerment, organizing local civic and circular economies, reinstating trust in civic institutions, or, perhaps, creating entirely new types of institutions? Insights In May 2018, researchers from the Amsterdam University of Applied Science's Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries, Northumbria University's interdisciplinary NorTH Lab, and local—Amsterdam-based—professional partners gathered for a speculative design charrette to explore the opportunities and challenges of designing for futures of civic good with blockchain technologies. This design charrette was intended to broaden these discussions and introduce a value-driven perspective to debates…




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