We were delighted to host Primavera De Filippi, January Resident at GAZELL.iO, for a talk at Gazelli Art House, London. The Art of Mancy: Breathing Life into Technology with Plantoids, Animals, and Other Blockchain-based Lifeformscoveredhow new technologies, like blockchain and AI, are enabling artists to create not just simple art pieces but art pieces that are coming into "life", albeit with a different definition of life than what we use for organic life. Life as the ability to be autonomous (operationally or decisionally), self-sustainable, and be able to evolve and reproduce.
Primavera De Filippi is a legal scholar, internet activist and artist, whose work focuses on the blockchain, peer production communities and copyright law. She is permanent researcher at the CNRS and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. She is author of the book Blockchain and the Law published by Harvard University Press. As an activist, she is part of Creative Commons, the Open Knowledge Foundation and the P2P Foundation, among others.