Media Arts and Design | Blockchain Conference 2020 (May 2-3, 2020 @ Drexel University – 100 % online):
Drexel University’s Department of Digital Media, supported by the Education Arcade @ MIT, the LIVE LAB @ Texas A&M, the Department for Arts and Cultural Sciences @ Donau-Universität Krems and the Conceptualising Blockchain group @ University of Vaasa is organising a conference & anthology on the usage of Blockchain technologies in the fields of Media Arts and Design. The conference will be hosted online (due to COVID-19) by the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University in Philadelphia on the weekend of May 2-3, 2020.
Register as participant: https://drexel.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wyOsJKq6QHmQ0u_jht-z6w
Schedule: TimeSchedule V 1.6 – 020520 – Drexel Conference (PDF; date: 02.05.2020)
Questions? please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
|GMT -5||GMT -4||GMT +2||GMT +3||Speaker||Topic|
|SATURDAY MAY 2nd|
|06:30||07:30||13:30||14:30||LOGIN TO ZOOM|
|07:00||08:00||14:00||15:00||Michael Wagner||Welcome Words|
|07:10||08:10||14:10||15:10||Nicholas Jushchyshyn||Introduction of Drexel Media Program|
|07:20||08:20||14:20||15:20||Scot Osterweil||Introduction of the MIT Education Arcade|
|07:30||08:30||14:30||15:30||André Thomas||Introduction of the Texas A&M Live Lab|
|07:40||08:40||14:40||15:40||Alesja Serada||Introduction of the Conceptualising Blockchain group at Vaasa University|
|07:50||08:50||14:50||15:50||Christine Rigler & Natalie Denk||Introduction of the Department for Arts and Cultural Sciences at Donau Universität Krems|
|08:00||09:00||15:00||16:00||Alexander Pfeiffer||A short explanation about blockchain technologies to non-experts.|
|08:30||09:30||15:30||16:30||Invited talk: Joshua Ellul||Introducing the specifics of Ethereum to non-blockchain-experts|
|09:00||10:00||16:00||17:00||Invited talk: Lior Yaffe||NXT/Ardor: What the pure PoS pioneers can offer to the media & arts community.|
|10:30 – 10:45 (GMT – 4) BREAK|
|SELECTED SPEAKERS FOLLOWING THE SUBMISSION PROCESS|
|09:45||10:45||16:45||17:45||Selected Keynote I: Julia Staudach||The Logbook Token, a diary on Blockchain|
|10:20||11:20||17:20||18:20||Corrado Andriani Jr.||Ardor.Rocks: Social Network made different.
Introducing: The Conference Blo(ck)g of Abstracts
|Fight Against Counterfeinting in Media and Arts|
|11:00||12:00||18:00||19:00||Selected Keynote II: Nemanja Avramovic||Introducing Cryptic Legends – a Hero-Manager on Blockchain|
|11:35||12:35||18:35||19:35||Ernst Gebetsroither||Hot City: Gamification as a means of generating data for energy-oriented neighbourhood planning|
|11:55||12:55||18:55||19:55||Thomas Staudacher||Strategic opportunities and risks of blockchain technologies in the gambling industry|
|12:15||13:15||19:15||20:15||End of the first day|
|SUNDAY MAY 3rd|
|06:30||07:30||13:30||14:30||LOGIN TO ZOOM|
|07:00||08:00||14:00||15:00||Ana Santiso||Introducing the first game of Tarasca DAO: “Mythical creatures of the world”|
|07:20||08:20||14:20||15:20||Alexander Pfeiffer||Blockchain and the gaming industry: an overview|
|07:40||08:40||14:40||15:40||Selected Keynote III: Lloyd Donelan, Nick Muniz and Michael Black||Gallery-Defender: Serious Game & Assessment on Blockchain|
|08:15||09:15||15:15||16:15||Jürgen Hobarth||Collection Games 2020: How Major Sports Leagues bet on Non-Fungible Tokens|
|08:35||09:35||15:35||16:35||Thomas Wernbacher||Why (open) blockchains will win in the end: Findings on the success of networks in the fields of sociology, psychology, arts & biology.|
|08:55||09:55||15:55||16:55||Selected Keynote IV: Andreas Humpel||Crypto Wiener Most Leiwande Collectibles|
|09:30||10:30||16:30||17:30||Bernhard Nessler||On the project AbstractBlocks|
|10:50 – 11:00 (GMT – 4) BREAK|
|SPECIAL TRACK HOSTED BY THE CONCEPTUALISING BLOCKCHAIN GROUP AT VAASA UNIVERSITY|
|10:00||11:00||17:00||18:00||Daniel Kraft||Scalable and Fully Decentralised Blockchain Games|
|10:30||11:30||17:30||18:30||Tuomas J. Harviainen||Blockchain games: Implications beyond User Adoption|
|11:00||12:00||18:00||19:00||Oliver J. Scholten||Gambling and Crypto-Games: Mechanics and Definitions|
|11:30||12:30||18:30||19:30||Alesja Serada||The Fair Game and the Fair Price on a Peer to Peer Market|
|12:00||13:00||19:00||20:00||Michael Wagner, Alexander Pfeiffer, Alesja Serada, André Thomas & Natalie Denk||Closing Words|
|12:10||13:10||19:10||20:10||Debriefing of the origanization committee and speakers who want to actively participate in the discussion.|
In order to deal with the current situation of the corona virus spread as rationally as possible, the origination committee has decided to offer a hybrid format of the conference and thus allow e-presentations as well as e-attendance at the conference. As there will be no workshops on day 2, as originally planned, we would like to extend the Call for Participation until 03.14.2020. and in this way offer additional e-presentations on the 2nd conference day.
Alexander Pfeiffer, in his function as PostDoc Fellow at the CMS/w Department, initiated the following conference together with Prof. Michael Wagner from Drexel University and Prof. André Thomas from TAMU. Alexander is pleased to announce the call for participation here:
Media Arts and Design | Blockchain Conference 2020 (May 2-3, 2020 @ Drexel University)
Call for participation
Drexel University’s Department of Digital Media, supported by The Education Arcade @ MIT and the LIVE LAB @ Texas A&M, is organising a conference & anthology on the usage of Blockchain technologies in the fields of Media Arts and Design. The conference will be hosted by the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University in Philadelphia on the weekend of May 2-3, 2020.
Scientists, scene experts and specialists from academia and industry are cordially invited to submit proposals for delivering a talk or workshop with the option to contribute a chapter to the
Suggested topics include:
- Blockchain in Digital Games: “Games Industry & Blockchain”, “Blockchain & Serious Games”, “Blockchain & E-Sports”, “Collectible Games”, “Gamification in Blockchain Systems”
- Blockchain in Interactive Digital Media: “Social Media & Blockchain”, “Attention Economy”, “Self-Sovereign Identity”
- Blockchain in VR & Immersive Media: “Hybrid Economies” – connecting virtual items to tangible assets, “Immersive Blockchain Education”, “Blockchain & VR/AR Hardware Development”
- Blockchain in Media Arts and Design: Applications of Blockchain technologies in all areas of Media Arts and Design.
- Miscellaneous: All topics that have not yet been mentioned but are a proper fit for the conference.
Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 71-1A10F | Tel: 215.895.2386 | Fax: 215.895.4917
- Please send a proposal of max. 3000 characters, an abstract of 350 characters, and your profile to email@example.com by March 14, 2020. Please specify the intended
format (20 min talk, 60min workshop) and whether you plan to contribute a scientific text to the anthology. Please note that there will be no remuneration for the proposals, the delivered talks or the final book-chapter after acceptance.
- After the submission deadline the conference-chairs and reviewers will make decisions about the acceptance of the proposals by March 31, 2020. The selection process will be a
group review by the chairs of the conference and selected experts according to the panel topics.
- The top four submissions will be selected as keynote speakers of the conference.
- If your abstract is accepted and you decided to contribute for the anthology, you will be asked to submit your final article by June 30, 2020. The anthology is intended to be published at the end of 2020.
As Blockchain technology is still perceived to be at its infancy we aim to create an anthology that is understandable and readable for non technical professionals. The final articles are intended for the transfer of knowledge to the interested public, not especially for research purposes. Use language that is easy to understand and avoid abbreviations. Please keep texts as short as possible, but as long as necessary.
You are welcome to add screenshots or graphics. Make sure that gender identities are adequately represented in language. Prepare secured knowledge and discuss controversial positions if
necessary. Please do not write advertising texts for a product. Further instructions for authors and a detailed template will follow.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We wish you every success and look forward to your contribution!