Executive Director // Experience Strategist, Seed Vault, Ltd
Nathan Shedroff is executive director of Seed Vault Ltd, a platform for building a bot economy on the blockchain, developing ways to ensure user privacy, create a thriving bot industry, and enable people to profit from their quality work— within a non-profit context. Nathan founded and chaired the ground-breaking Design MBA program at California College of the Arts. He is a pioneer in experience design, interaction design and info design, and teaches about meaning, innovation, business value, and science fiction interfaces. His books include: Experience Design 1.1, Making Meaning, Design is the Problem, Design Strategy in Action, Make It So, and the new Blindspot. He holds an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School and a BS in Industrial Design from Art Center College of Design. He co-founded vivid studios, which helped establish and validate the field of information architecture, training a generation of designers in the newly emerging web industry.
This talk proposes a method to govern an Open Source approach to building computer interfaces. Seed Vault developers can take the open bot framework and construct their own avatar or bot and offer it to the wider community. Others can license that bot for their own use and receive SEED tokens in exchange – utility tokens that power the Seed Vault micro-economy. Seed Vault intends to decentralize AI, putting bots in the hands of more developers, companies and ultimately individual users.