Open Knowledge Edinburgh meet-up #24

location CodeClan | 5:30 PM-8 PM Wednesday 28 June 2017 (BST)

We are grateful to CodeClan for providing us with space for our June 2017 Meet-up.

This meet-up will focus on how new currencies such as Bitcoin are challenging the way we perceive and use money. No longer are banks or governments the mediators of currencies, with the power to divest or invest to dictate the flow of value within society. The technology underlying Bitcoin, namely the blockchain, decentralises money and offers a platform for its creative use.

Bettina Nissen will present a number of inter-related designs and initiatives created within the ESRC-funded After Money project led by Design Informatics which contribute to contemporary debates around the emergence of new forms of value exchange.

Leah Lockhart will report on research by DemSoc on digital tools for participatory budgeting and facilitate a discussion on how these innovations are potentially relevant to the Open Government Scotland National Action Plan.

Open Knowledge Meet-ups are friendly and informal evenings for people to get together to share and argue all areas of openness. Come and join discussions around open knowledge and open data – from politics and philosophy to practicalities of theory and practice. Information about Open Knowledge Scotland and about some of our past meet-ups can be found at


  • Bettina Nissen

    Interaction designer and researcher exploring digital fabrication, souvenir making and data things for audience engagement, at @designinf ormatics.

  • Leah Lockhart

    Coordinator, collaborator, guide. Exploring social good enabled by digital things. Digital Engagement with @DemsocScotland


  • CodeClan

    Full and part-time software development courses in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Let us help you change career or up-skill in 2017 #codeclanlife



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