The Big Third and the Blockchain – A Comic Essay
Can blockchain technology be a solution to create new forms of engagement and trust in our society? Or does it embody a familiar, elitist dogma beneath its surface?
What narratives and institutions help us live and survive well as a society – and is blockchain one of them?
During the past weeks, I had an exciting exchange on this topic with “Law and Culture”-researcher Katrin Becker. Starting from the insights of the French thinker Pierre Legendre, we discussed fundamental questions – and their connection to blockchain technology.
Voilá the resulting comic essay “The Big Third and the Blockchain”.
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Here are some exciting articles by Katrin Becker on this subject:
- “Divine protocols, Bitcoin disciples and shadowy rulers: On the religious preoccupations and ideological entanglements of blockchain technology”, in: Jahrbuch für Technikphilosophie, Nomos-Verlag 2022, p. 177-194
- “Blockchain matters – lex cryptographica and the displacement of legal symbolics and imaginaries”, Respondents: Jean Lassègue & Pierre Musso, Law & Critique, 2022
- Katrin Becker on Lex Cryptographia, interview by Evgeny Morozov on The Crypto Syllabus, December 2021
- “Franz Kafka in Dialogue with Pierre Legendre – Legal Experience or Window on Chaos”, in: Legal Theory 47 (2016), p. 1-15