Hi, I’m Wassim. Here are some updates:
(podcast) we recently recorded the first SalonCast, recapping spring’s Non-Fungible $ALON. Listen via SoundCloud.
(video) Vancouver-based 221a hosted a special streamed conversation for the Blockchains & Cultural Padlocks project on the theme of Patricia Reed’s recent piece ‘The Valuation of Necessity: A Cosmological View of Our Technologies & Culture’. Watch on YouTube.
(video) 0x Salon Interim Research Update ‘The Indifference Engine’, Placemaking Solarpunk @ RC3*
*(not recent but rather pertinent due to other goings on)
Design & Philosophy of Cryptoeconomic Systems @ BlockScience Labs
Technology Editor & Columnist @ MIT Computational Law Report
Director of Research, Parallel Industries
PhD Ultrafast Supramolecular Photophysics from The University of Nottingham
Postgraduate degrees in chemistry, astrophysics and finance
(video) I recently particpated in a panel ‘The Transdisciplinary Art of Token Engineering’. Watch on YouTube
(monograph + video lectures) TokenSpace: A Conceptual Framework for Cryptographic Asset Taxonomies
(articles) Reaching Everyone for In The Mesh
(interview) TokenSpace, Bitcoin & Money
Wassim Alsindi PhD
Wassim is the founder and host of the 0x Salon, conducting experiments in post-disciplinary collective knowledge practices. The 0x Salon provides an informal space for unstructured discussions of unusual topics and collectively authors outputs based on these conversations. A veteran of the blockchain space, Wassim currently works on conceptual design and philosophy of cryptoeconomic systems at BlockScience, in addition to writing and editorial responsibilities for various publications including the MIT Computational Law Report.
Previously, Wassim co-founded and edited the MIT Media Lab's interdisciplinary Cryptoeconomic Systems (CES) journal and chaired the CES'19 and CES'20 conferences on-campus. Prior to MIT, he was an independent researcher formulating novel approaches to the characterisation of cryptographic assets and networks such as the regulatory epistemology project TokenSpace. Wassim has also curated avant-garde arts events, led a creative engineering laboratory and published open-source experimental electronic music. Originally with research specialisations in the physical sciences, Wassim holds a PhD in ultrafast supramolecular photophysics from the University of Nottingham alongside degrees in chemistry, astrophysics and finance.