Presented by Filecoin Foundation

Documenting and Authenticating History on Web3

Mar 15, 2022

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Web3 tools can capture, authenticate, and store our most sensitive digital records, including testimony and documentation about human rights violations, war crimes. The Starling Lab — a project of Stanford and USC, led by Jonathan Dotan — uses Web3 tools to preserve 55,000 video testimonies of genocide survivors. In his new exhibition opening next month at Moscow’s V-A-C museum, artist Christopher Kulendran Thomas responds to the censorship of the Tamil diaspora following the violent end of the Sri Lankan Civil War, imagining a world beyond nation states empowered by a new internet – one built and owned by its users. Dotan and Thomas join civil liberties pioneer Marta Belcher to discuss how we value information, and how to preserve an authenticated record of our collective history.

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photo of Marta Belcher
Marta Belcher

Protocol Labs

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Jonathan Dotan

The Starling Labs

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Christopher Thomas

Christopher Thomas

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