Ruth Catlow is an artist and curator working with emancipatory network cultures, practices, and poetics. She is codirector of Furtherfield, cofounded with Marc Garrett in 1996, an artist-led organization for labs, debates, and exhibitions around critical questions in arts, technology, and society. Furtherfield’s "Art Data Money" program seeks to develop new economies and a commons for arts in the network age, and to cultivate diversity in the blockchain development space. Exhibitions include The Human Face of Cryptocurrencies (2015) & NEW WORLD ORDER (2017) now touring internationally via the State Machines European collaboration. Catlow made the short film The Blockchain—Change Everything For Ever (2016) with Pete Gomes. She co-edited Artists Re:Thinking the Blockchain with Torque Editions & Liverpool University Press (2017), commissioned the blockchain-based artwork Clickmine by Sarah Friend and devised the ongoing "DAOWO" workshop series with Ben Vickers (Serpentine Galleries) and in collaboration with Goethe-Institut London (2017– 2018). Catlow was named in a list of 100 women co-creating the P2P society by the Foundation for P2P Alternatives.
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