FINDING THE FUTURE IN UNEXPECTED PLACES
The New Design Cables NDCAB0009: Transmitted 24 March 2021
2021 has begun with a frenzy of speculation over new, globe-spanning platforms that promise economic liberation for creatives. Much like the previous generation of tech — itself capitalising on the 2008 Global Financial Crisis — it's hard not to see this new wave of blockchain and health tech as a shock doctrine for a new decade. As we begin a slow, uncertain road to recovery, we instead should look beyond speculation and the hype of tech unicorns. Within Capitalism itself are unexplored hyper-local economic systems that, with research and support, offer opportunities to rebuild and sustain communities. Crucially, many of these models already exist. Although poorly understood, their resilience over the last 12 months are testimony to their allure. Perhaps they offer tangible alternatives to an unequal recovery implemented at an international scale.
CADE DIEHM @ PRIV8 MARCH 24
4:05pm PDT/7:05 pm EDT/11:05 pm GMT/UTC
Today at Orchid's PRIV8 panel session, Privacy and the Pandemic: Solutions Against Surveillance, Cade will present provocations of finding privacy and resilience in unexpected places and what platform/protocol makers can learn from localised systems of community online, alongside presentations and discussion by Micha Benoliel and Jen Zhu. The event is moderated by Ryan Selkis.
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