Matthias Tarasiewicz

Matthias Tarasiewicz is the director of RIAT in Vienna. He also is board member of the Open Source Hardware Association OSHWA (USA). Matthias currently leads the Laboratory for Future Cryptoeconomics. In the past he has led research projects including Artistic Technology Research at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Making Artistic Technology and AXIOM – Open Hardware Cinema (EU Horizon 2020). His publications include “Forking as cultural practice: Institutional governance after the DAO” (2017), “Cryptocurrencies as Distributed Community Experiments” (2014), “A Brief History of Bitcoin” (2013) and “Coded Cultures: New Creative Practices out of Diversity” (2011). He actively researches in cryptocurrencies and blockchain since 2010 and has a background in computer science, design and systems theory.