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The day after Bot Club: Legal Bots, a group of maximally 25 coders, designers, artists and thinkers will follow up on the questions addressed in the Bot Club with a practice based approach to speculating on the possibilities of smart contracts.

10:00 – 17:30

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Register by sending a mail to Klaas Kuitenbrouwer with a brief motivation. Registration is free, lunch will be provided. If you register for this Critical Making session, you’ll have a free ticket to the Bot Club the evening before. Artists, designers, theoreticians and hackers are encouraged to participate, alone or in a small group. Coding experience not necessary but certainly helpful.




Max Hampshire of terra0 will introduce participants to the basics of distributed autonomous organisation (DAO) and of smart contracts. Those inclined to coding, will be introduced to Solidity, the javascript-like code language used to write smart contracts. In small groups participants will develop speculative, critical ideas for prototypes of smart contract applications.

Jaya Klara Brekke is a UK based artist who does a PhD research into the politics of blockchain applications. She will give an introduction to the political construction of the Ethereum smart contract.

Input from a critical making perspective will be delivered by Anja Groten of Hackers & Designers  and Shailoh Phillips of Studio Babel, both researchers in the Critical Making research project.

Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, R&D Department
Adriaan Odendaal