Blockchains Interoperability

In this paper, authors “discuss a design philosophy for interoperable blockchain systems, using the design philosophy of the Internet architecture as the basis to identify key design principles. Several interoperability challenges are discussed in the context of cross-domain transactions”  (“Towards a Design Philosophy for Interoperable Blockchain Systems” by Thomas Hardjono, Alexander Lipton, Alex “Sandy” Pentland, MIT Connection Science, 2018; image and link to paper >>

Philtech and Design Thinking

L’analisi filosofica sempre più necessaria a supporto del lavoro del design e business thinking. Cosa sono e cosa divengono le “cose” con la rivoluzione tecnologica in atto? Il design thinking alle prese con la filosofia degli oggetti per riuscire a dare senso agli artefatti digitali, smart e connessi e alle relazioni esperienziali e sociali innescate. La prospettiva di Redstrom e Wiltse nel loro ultimo saggio “Changing Things” appena pubblicato e in lettura

Bits to Bitcoin (2018)

“Software, processes, computations—these are some of the conventional terms for the most important “stuff” in this domain. Regardless of the words we use, the software has an intriguing dual nature. On one hand, software is something real that can affect the world directly; on the other hand, in some ways software is just the shadows cast by computational engines as they run. As other writers have observed, programming is more like the casting of magic spells than like writing literature or building machines. The effects of programs can take place without the participation of a reader, in contrast to the nature of literature; but the material of a program is more like the words of a novelist than like the physical materials of other engineering disciplines” (Mark Stuart Day, Bits to Bitcoin, MIT Press 2018)