Reconnecting the peoples of the African diaspora
Blackchain will imagine a blockchain built to reconnect the peoples of the African diaspora. As a result, participants will consider how a Blackchain could continue the work of liberation and empowerment catalyzed by the Abolitionist, Civil Rights, and Pan African movements.
This session makes a case for Blackchain. Madebo Fatunde provides an analysis of historical models, the present state of technology, and the goals of the chain. He puts forward some transformations necessary to create a thought-space for our experiment. Also considered are some basic design parameters for its narratives.
Focus of Blackchain
Madebo Fatunde puts forward a collaborative design fiction for exploring what blockchain and related technologies might mean for African diasporic futures. This talk will introduce key features of design fictions, and therefore make a case for their efficacy in enabling preferred futures.
Specifically, the proposed fiction asks the question:
“What if we were to relaunch the Pan African movement as a blockchain?”
Presenter Madebo Fatunde
Blackchain from Assoc. of Professional Futurists on Vimeo.