The Australia Council for the Arts and RMIT have come together to develop a new piece of research, Developments in Web3 for the Creative Industries. The research examines how creative practitioners are using the tools and platforms of Web3, and aims to equip the creative sector with the information they need to decide how or whether they would like to engage with these technologies.
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Along with the release of the research paper, we invited the arts sector and the broader creative community to discuss how, where and why creative practitioners are using blockchain technologies.
The event included a conversation with report authors Professor Ellie Rennie, Dr Indigo Holcombe-James, and Alana Kushnir, as well as a panel discussion with new media artist Michelle Brown, creative technologist and entrepreneur Sean Gardner, architect and academic Jan van Schaik, and multidisciplinary artist Serwah Attafuah.
The Developments in Web3 for the Creative Industries report covers a wide variety of technologies being built upon and using the philosophical frameworks of blockchain and web3 technologies. It includes research on the use of NFTs with regards to intellectual property and for restitution and repatriation. The report also touches on the growing infrastructure around the metaverse and its connection to gaming.