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Wednesday, May 18 • 11:45am - 12:00pm
Plantoid & DAOs : Blockchain-based Life Forms

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Artist & researcher Primavera De Filippi has created a new species. It’s called Plantoid, and it’s difficult to describe in a single sentence. At first glance, it appears to be a mechanical sculpture, but taking a closer look it reveals itsself more as a mechanical creature.
Primavera tells the story of the Plantoid as a “distributed autonomous organisation” or DAO, which is a quasi-legal entity that exists as executable code on the blockchain. Every Plantoid implements its own DAO, allowing it to interact with the real world.

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Primavera de Filippi

CNRS / Harvard / Backfeed
Primavera De Filippi is a postdoctoral researcher at the CERSA / CNRS / Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas). She is currently a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where she is investigating the legal challenges of “governance-by-design” in online distibuted architectures, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum etc. She is also a co-founder and Chief Alchemist at Backfeed, a... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 11:45am - 12:00pm

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