The End of Authenticity

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The End of Authenticity

A discussion about art and technology, with Felix Salmon and Izabella Kaminska

Toynbee Hall, London, Wednesday 24th September 2014

We do hope you can join us for this talk next Wednesday evening, where we'll once again be taking over Toynbee Hall near Aldgate East, this time for a discussion of 3D printing, digital art and Bitcoin. If you could make an atom-perfect copy of a masterpiece, would there still be any value in the original? A glass of wine is included as before. Tickets are £5 and available from Eventbrite here ( .

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Hope to see you there!
Duncan Brown, publisher of The Browser

The End of Authenticity

What happens to notions of originality and uniqueness in artworks, as the advance of 3D printing brings us closer to an era of perfect replication? Will scarcity lose its salience? What has been the experience to date in digital art, where perfect reproduction is already possible? Does the blockchain technology used for Bitcoin provide a model for authenticating digital products?

To discuss these questions The Browser is proud to bring together two of our favourite writers, Felix Salmon and Izabella Kaminska, brilliant and unconventional thinkers fascinated by the interaction of finance, technology and culture. The discussion will last about an hour, followed by a free glass of wine (or two, or even three if you catch us at the right moment). Knowledge is pleasure.

With Felix Salmon ( (Fusion, ex-Reuters) and Izabella Kaminska ( (FT Alphaville)

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