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Andrew deWaard: The Cultural Capital Project: Radical Monetization of the Music Industry

  • Andrew deWaard (UCLA): $2,000 for “The Cultural Capital Project: Radical Monetization of the Music Industry”

Cultural Capital is a collaborative research project that explores the historical antecedents, theoretical trajectories, legal ramifications and technical components involved in the creation of a non-profit patronage system and social network uniting musical artists and fans.  The software harvest user-generated data of listening and sharing habits, and then utilizes an algorithm to allocate equitable compensation via distributed micropayment.

http://andrewdewaard.com/

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