Value and Art In a Tokenized World

Mar 14, 2019

3:30pm – 4:30pm CT

Thanks to blockchain technology, any asset can now be tokenized—from art to royalties to stocks to portfolios. The implications for art are profound and go beyond merely authentication of digital works or tracking provenance. When large or small groups of people can own a piece of an artist’s work, it can fundamentally reconfigure the relationship between artist and audience: what does it mean for both art and artists that the audience can now become owners? Does ownership subvert or enhance the role of the enthusiastic fan or patron? It is worth wondering whether these ways of creating value lead only to increased commercialization of art, or else to a larger pie where more artists can get funded to create more art.



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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Kat Mustatea

Artist & Technologist

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
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Secondary Entry:
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Format:

Panel

Type:

Session

Track:

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Level:

Intermediate