Blockchain AFTRS seminar

Date: 27 Feb 2020

Time: 2pm-5:30pm

How is blockchain being used in the creative industries, and can it change your life?

The first event in AFTRS’ new professional development seminar series – Short, Sharp and Immediately Useful – will give you all the need-to-know info on blockchain, and how it may help you. This event is co-presented with Screen Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts.

In the first part of this seminar Ellie Rennie and Jason Potts from RMIT will discuss their provocation paper Blockchain and the Creative Industries with Peter Herbert, which brings together current thinking around the use of blockchain technology, concluding that the creative industries would benefit greatly from this new economic infrastructure – possibly more than any other segment of the economy.

In the second part you will hear real-world case studies from companies that are using blockchain, including Irina Albite and Maria Tanjala from Film Chain, Mo Jalloh from Zimrii, Nathan Graves from Soundvault and Judy Grady from Copyright Agency.

Part three, moderated by Sandy George, will be part of a discussion with a panel of industry stakeholders including  Emma Madison from Screenrights, Musician and Researcher Tracey Redhead  and documentary maker Torsten Hoffman as to where it may go in Australia.

Location: AFTRS, Building 130, The  Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW 2021

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Screen Australia

Meet the presenters

Ellie Rennie

Jason Potts

Blockchain and the creative industries

RMIT prepared a provocation paper on potential applications of blockchain technology to the creative industries at the request of the Australia Council for the Arts, Screen Australia and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.

Australia Council CEO Adrian Collette said the report served as a useful provocation which he hoped would prompt greater discussion across the sector. 

'The Australia Council recognises the vital importance of understanding the rapidly evolving environment in which artists are living and working, and the need to ensure viable artist careers into the future,' Collette said. 

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