Printemps Numérique #intersections VOL.9: Blockchain, from Promises to Applications
Last November, Printemps Numérique (Digital Spring) held the 9th edition of their #intersections event at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. This event promotes digital transformation issues and connects digital creatives with other industries. In this edition, Printemps Numérique focused entirely on Blockchain technology, its potential and the challenges for applications.
Since many visitors have not heard about Blockchain technology before, the event introduced the public to the subject through two presentations. These presentations served as the starting point for a subsequent panel discussion. Throughout the event, visitors were invited to browse through and network in the so-called Experience Zone.
Blockchain Experience Zone
The Printemps Numérique Experience Zone is a networking area which approaches a subject playfully such as through art. This edition’s Experience Zone featured two virtual reality projects, an interactive installation by artist Mailis Gomes Rodrigues and some of my crypto art.
My new visualization, entitled Metronomes of Decentralization, was the main piece within my display. This visualization uses live data from the Ethereum and Bitcoin to create endlessly moving clouds. I published an article about this piece recently, which you can find here.
Overall, Printemps Numérique was well organized, well visited and well received. It was great to meet and chat with people who notice and understand the underlying Blockchain references in my work. The engaging discussions with visitors without prior Blockchain experience affirmed me in the development of my current body of work, which uses art to make this sophisticated technology accessible.
Lastly, having been the only crypto artist at the event, I got interviewed by David Nathan from the French edition of CryptoNews.com. Stay tuned for a transcript of his interview on my blog.