What is Distributed Creativity?

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

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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.

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Speakers

    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.

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    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.

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