Sarah Friend is an artist and software engineer specializing in blockchain and the P2P web. She is a participant in the Berlin Program for Artists; a co-curator of Ender Gallery, an artist residency taking place inside the game Minecraft; an alum of the Recurse Center; and an organizer of Our Networks, a conference on all aspects of the distributed web. She has been working in the blockchain industry for over five years, from the perspective of both an artist and a software developer at one of the largest blockchain companies in the world. She is on the advisory board of Circles UBI, an alternative currency that tries to create more equal distributions of wealth. Recently, she has exhibited work at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery in Canada, Kunstverein Hamburg, OÖ Kultur in Linz, Galerie Nagel Draxler in Cologne, suns.works in Zurich, and Floating University in Berlin.
Trust is a felt quality of human relations, ephemeral and changing. Social media is an attempt to extend real sociality and to represent real trust. What is the shape of this data?