Dr Jason Allen: Abracadabra! Law, Language, and Agency in Virtual Worlds

In this talk, Jason Allen explores the agentive nature of "smart contracts" used to structure the relations between persons involved in a collective undertaking, i.e. in constituting a "body" capable of collective action without (human) organs.

Jason thus seeks to frame, and jurisprudentially ground, the study of decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs) as a new form of collective undertaking by reference to the an-thropology of magic, speech act theory, social ontology and the history of the corporation.

Dr. Jason Allen, LLM: HU Berlin GBZ UTAS Faculty of Law, UNSW Faculty of Law CCAF

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