A blockchain – originally block chain – is a distributed database that maintains a continuously growing list of ordered records called blocks. Each block contains a timestamp and a link to a previous block. By design, blockchains are inherently resistant to modification of the data — once recorded, the data in a block cannot be altered retroactively. Read more.
In Ghana, blockchain is being used by Benben, a lands services company in Ghana. This session will explore the user of block chain in industries other than in digital currency.
This research workshop brought together faculty and students curious about blockchain technology and the potential of using this technology in creating innovative business solutions.
Idea areas identified for the application of blockchain in Ghana after the research workshop included:
- Public sector – Government contracts and tenders
- Elections – national, institutional
- Music purchase and copyright
- Transportation management
- Counterfeit Food certification – Food and Drugs Board, Ghana
Lead – Carl Yao Agbenyega
Did you know that a majority of the posters made in the D: Lab were created using Adobe Illustrator?
This Friday Youssouf Da Silva, gave simple tutorials on how to use this tool to visualise our creativity.
Adobe Illustrator is one of the world’s most popular professional vector software. Adobe Illustrator can be used in creating icons, sketches, typography among other vector art.
This session exposed students to the world of CGI Animation with two makers from Bloom !nteractive, Mohamed Hanif Abdulai ’15 and Edmund Nsiah, a CGI artist.
In prototyping and product development, it is very useful to 3D model your ideas as a first step to creating your test prototype which could even be a 3D printed model. 3D Modelling with SketchUp Make is a useful skill in visualising product ideas and this was the essence of the session led by Carl Agbenyega.
From the 20th to the 22nd of January, freshman Kevin Kwasi de Youngster led the Global Game Jam 2017 event at Ashesi. The Global Game Jam is an international event and by far the largest, where game enthusiasts come together to develop a game over a weekend. To make things more interesting, participants had to make the game based on a theme that was disclosed at the start of the event. This year’s theme was ‘waves’. The Ashesi team worked on an arcade game, Tagetti. Download and play Tagetti here.
To kick start the Farm Modeling Project, the farm team will be taking a trip to the Ashesi Farm. Come and join us as we explore the future of this project for the semester.
– Ashesi Farm