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LACE: Understanding Blockchains through Kinetic Sculpture

ICAT Day 2020

ORGANIZATION

CS, SOVA, ICAT, ICTAS

EXHIBITORS

Sam Blanchard, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, School of Visual Arts Virginia Tech
Kirk Cameron, College of Engineering, Computer Science

WHAT HAPPENS HERE?

Blockchains. Though we hear them mentioned frequently in the media, few people outside of the computing field grasp the intricate and varied methods by which these systems operate. The hype and volatility surrounding their use in cryptocurrencies has led to a public perception that blockchains and their proliferation are potentially dangerous technologies. With LACE we can demystify this technology by translating data movement through a living sculpture that physically represents blockchain computation as it propagates throughout a decentralized and distributed network.

WHAT WAS THE PROCESS?

The ongoing development of the LACE project is thoroughly documented on our project Website www.laceproject.org.