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Proof of Consensus

Mario Romera

"Proof of Consensus!" © Mario Romera, Installation, 2020

Decision-making, Collaborative, Machine Learning, Social, Politics

POC (Proof of Consensus) is a web application meant to facilitate decision making processes within groups. It offers the space and time to rethink how consensus mechanisms work. Within this art project, participants will find a combination of technologies such as Peer to Peer (P2P) protocols, Natural Language Processing (NLP) and distributed computing algorithms (Scuttlebutt, pseudo-PAXOS) joint with data visualization techniques (Text vectorization), design thinking (reverse engineering companies strategies) and methodologies from social movements. Proof of consensus is a “stalker” into the world of politics, technology, art and society. Following the echoes of social movements, it digs into machine strategies and techniques, researching new ecosystems in which humans can learn to understand each other and form consensus.  

Mario Romera  
Mario Romera’s research focuses on the exploration of new ways of developing participatory art experiences. With a background in visual arts, his works are based on individual or collective practices from everyday situations, mixing life with art as much as possible. His projects aim to improve life through art, by stimulating a conscious critique of the ‘normality’ we live in. This happens by linking living concepts with the social values of community, economics and politics and exploring new ways to build possible alternatives for them. Currently studying in the Interface Cultures Master program, he researches new ways of interfering in art and life by customizing already existing interfaces and creating new ones.

Interface Cultures Exhibition - Ars Electronica Festival 2020

"Proof of Consensus!" © Mario Romera, Installation, 2020

Installation, Local Area Network, Distributed, Application, 2020
Interface Cultures