|organizer:||Denisa Kera, rainbof|
workshop language: CZ/EN
WORKSHOP ON PROTOTYPING BLOCKCHAIN FUTURES & GOVERNANCE BY ALGORITHMS
We will use a fairytale with code to explore issues of algo-governance and automation by prototyping smart contracts on the open-source blockchain platform Hyperledger Fabric and Composer. Prototypes will serve as probes into issues of bias, justice, code and law. We will experiment with various ways to bring regulations and code together and discuss on what level to include regulation in emergent infrastructure?
The workshop is useful for learning the basics of blockchain service design and for discussing governance of emerging technology, The theory part will cover the concepts of permissioned x permissionless, open and closed blockchain and DLTs (distributed/decentralized ledger technologies), and policy issues involved in automation (relation between computer codes, regulations & contracts).
The prototyping part will be friendly to complete beginners: we will use templates of Hyperledger Fabric/Composer smart contracts (chaincode) that are readable in English to push some extreme scenarios of data governance (evil smart contracts) and then deliberate to what degree we can regulate code (or with code). We will use also Node RED framework to connect the blockchain services with satellite data and IoTs or other open APIs.
The story is about an imaginary Lithopia smart village where people use satellite data to trigger blockchain transactions https://github.com/anonette/lithopia Participants or citizens use templates of smart contracts to create their own version of dystopia or utopia. To become Lithopian, please bring your laptop, no need to install anything or know how to code.