Art and Tech: BlockchainBlockchain technology has impacted the current art world in ways only two years ago would have seemed unimaginable. Stakeholders claim that blockchain will broaden the market’s transparency, track provenance, and allow for the tokenization of fractional artwork sales. This one-day course examines the ways in which blockchain is transforming the current art world, providing an overview of blockchain technology, its use in the art sector and discussions with those creating new start-ups attempting to disrupt the traditional marketplace. The course is aimed at those interested in the relationship between art and technology, and in particular how the market is adapting to blockchain and the impact it is having on the art world in unprecedented ways.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• A clearer understanding of blockchain technology
• The presence of blockchain technology in the art world, its current use in the sector and the impact it’s having on today’s market
• The use of blockchain within the art industry compared to its adoption in other industries