Blockchains & Cryptocurrencies

Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Blockchains & Cryptocurrencies

Fall 2020

Taught By: Koray Caliskan

Section: A

CRN: 9299

Credits: 3

Cryptocurrencies and blockchains are disrupting economies with an unprecedented force. In this seminar course, students will be introduced to the latest developments in digitally designed economies.  We will also examine the emergence and development of transdisciplinary research on blockchains with a specific focus on blockchain organization, development, types, and how they work and fail. Together we will explore the design elements of blockchain economic universes like their devices, competencies, networks, discourses, scientific performativity, human and non-human agents, and collective and individual actors. The course will draw on sociologically-oriented lectures with speculative thinking and critical discussion, individual research and writing, and collaborative project in a mini-studio setting. The students will apply their strategic insights into designing and building their cryptocurrency blockchain. No prior studio or computing knowledge is necessary.

Open to: All university graduate students; undergraduate juniors and seniors.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:50pm 12/1/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/14/2020