The 'capacity' to be one’s own person - define reasons and motives.

Autonomy of people is key, to ensure a society that is progressive and independent. The curators at SEED present autonomy as an emerging practice for artists, musicians, creators and innovators of today. Steps and knowledge which positively impacts our culture and index of freedom. Central to this motivation -  is a transition to autonomous states and economies. While doing so, we move away from the previous paradigms of an hyper-competitive market and an exploitation based economy.

UNDERSTANDING AUTONOMY : INDIVIDUALS AND COLLECTIVES

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"Put most simply, to be autonomous is to govern oneself, to be directed by considerations, desires, conditions, and characteristics that are not simply imposed externally upon one, but are part of what can somehow be considered one’s authentic self..." Stanford University Encyclopedia

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Challenges most visible in the NFT market are of uncertainty - in terms of value and sustainability.  The emerging markets and proliferation of NFT using Blockchain has created a windfall  and 'gold rush' globally. The technology promises vast opportunities yet not without the risks and instability involved.

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From conception to public availability, technology must be in the service of the people and communities who use it and are impacted by it. Example - Freedom from mass surveillance, data gathering, social media tracking and fake news. Information technology without transparency is anti democratic.

NEW ORIENTATION AND NON MAINSTREAM MOVEMENTS

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