Short bio: Sarah Friend is an artist and software engineer, with special interest in blockchain and the p2p web. She is a proud Recurse Centre alum, and is one of the organizers of Our Networks, a conference on all aspects of the distributed web in Toronto.

Long bio: Sarah Friend is an artist and software engineer with special interest in blockchain and the p2p web. She was a member of Consensys for over two years and is currently contributing to CirclesUBI, a permissionless democratically-operated universal basic income. When not doing that, she creates games and other interactive experiences. Her practice investigates murky dichotomies - like those between privacy and transparency, centralization and decentralization, and the environment and technology - with playfulness and absurdist humour. She is a proud Recurse Centre alum, and has presented at Radical Networks in Berlin, Microwave Festival in Hong Kong, Ethereal Summit in NYC, Mutek in Montreal, the Fields Institute in Toronto, and Ethereum Devcon 4 in Prague. Recently, she exhibited work at NEoN Festival in Scotland, Moneylab in London, Gray Area Festival in San Francisco, Web3 Summit in Berlin, the Athens Biennale, and the Neurips Creativity Workshop Gallery. She was chosen as one of Canada's 30 under 30 developers in 2018, is one of the organizers of Our Networks, a conference on all aspects of the distributed web in Toronto.

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