Red Hot Research: Blockchain - Opportunities & Applications

4:00-5:00pm CST Friday, March 5, 2021 Online
Hosted in partnership with the Integrated Arts Research Initiative at the Spencer Museum of Art and the KU Blockchain Institute

Red Hot Research brings together researchers from all disciplines. The format of these sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha, which features short, slide-based talks that introduce audiences to a topic. This session features five student researchers speaking for six minutes each about their interest in Blockchain Research. Through this session, we hope to build a conversation across disciplines that explores blockchain technology and its potential, while building a network across interested researchers at KU.

In 2022-2023, the Spencer Museum of Art's Integrated Arts Research Initiative (IARI) will devote its inquiry to the exploration of blockchain and its uses in contemporary art production.

Audience members are encouraged to connect with the speakers (and each other) during breaks. We hope that through these sessions, graduate students will have an opportunity for cross-disciplinary discourse that will in turn give new perspectives on their work and provide a forum for future work in their chosen research fields.

In conjunction with this event, the Spencer Museum of Art has curated a temporary exhibition of artwork in the Brosseau Center for Learning, in conversation with ideas of blockchain. The works originate from across the globe and range from 2334 BCE to 2012. This exhibition will be on view February 20-March 15. Link to schedule a museum visit.


Edmond Cheung, Business Analytics / KU Blockchain Institute, Technology, Research, Student Organization, Introduction to Blockchain, Education, Student Involvement
Rhett Phillips, Mechanical Engineering / KU Blockchain Institute/SELF Fellow, Blockchain in Decentralized Energy
Syed Abumusab, Philosophy, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Financial industry, Fiat currencies
Fernando Machado-Stredel, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology / KU Biodiversity Institute, Biodiversity Informatics, Museums, Scientific Collections, Taxonomy
Kati Ballentine, Business Marketing & French / KU Blockchain Institute, Use Cases with Blockchain, Supply Chain Uses, Voting, Marketing


Clint Hurshman, Philosophy of Science / IARI 2020-2021 Graduate Research Fellow

Link to register on Zoom.

Of interest to:
Faculty, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Red Hot Research, Student Event