What is Distributed Creativity?

November 21, 2018 / 3-5pm / Digital Catapult


Standard Ticket Free

In his important forthcoming book, Marcus O’Dair leads the way in defining what blockchain and distributed ledger technologies will mean for the creative sector. Looking beyond the hype surrounding Initial Coin Offerings and speculation over the volatility of cryptocurrencies, a huge transformation is occurring in the way we operate businesses of all kinds and in how we capture and share value in an online world. Marcus’s work is a thoughtful, well-researched and balanced assessment of the notion of ‘distributed creativity’ and its implications for policymakers as well as for one of Britain’s most important economic sectors. Marcus will be launching the book, speaking about and debating his findings with a panel of experts at this afternoon event.

Tickets unavailable.


The agenda has not been confirmed for this event.

Tickets unavailable.


    Marcus O’Dair

    Marcus O’Dair is a senior lecturer at Middlesex University in London. He is also a journalist, broadcaster, biographer and musician. He is the convenor of the Blockchain for Creative Industries research cluster at Middlesex and was lead author of the cluster’s 2016 Music on the Blockchain report, and a 2017 white paper about on rights management for the Blockchain Research Institute. As researcher in residence at Digital Catapult, he is writing a book for Palgrave on the impact of blockchain technology on the creative industries.

    Read more.

    Helen Disney

    Helen Disney is the CEO and Founder of Unblocked Events and Chair of the Committee for Governance, Policy and Public Good at the British Blockchain Association.

    Read more.

Tickets unavailable.


"Your healthcare event was brilliant. Glad to see that London still leads the way in terms of international innovation."

Matthew Gardiner - Catch London

"I was most impressed by the quality of speakers and delegates. We are at the challenging phase of moving from theory to practice for many of the potential users of blockchain. Your events are certainly helping to bridge the gap!"

Conference delegate at Healthcare Unblocked

"One of the best conferences ever with a level of relevant and real-world examples that are not always found"

Conference Speaker, Healthcare Unblocked

"Healthcare Unblocked was the first healthtech event we’ve attended that truly covered new ground, spoke in line with the sector, and exhibited extremely well-informed speakers and audience."

Imogen Bunyard - Co-Founder, Qadre

"I had the pleasure of meeting Helen Disney last year when she organised what I would have said was the premier event in Blockchain."

Genevieve Leveille - Founder, 0tentic8

"Very interesting and a proper glimpse into the not-too-distant future. The talks felt particularly relevant to my area of work so I'll be investigating further."

MS Society

"The most succinct explanation of what Blockchain could do for our sector to date"


"World-class events"

Founder - Braxxis Partners

"A really great and informative session with a lot of impressive speakers!"

Big Innovation Centre


We are always delighted to hear from you about Blockchain events, information and news – whether you are a newcomer or an expert, get in touch and let us know your comments and questions.