MoneyLab considers interventions in and experiments with digital economy. MoneyLab is a network of artists, activists, and geeks experimenting with forms of financial democratization.
MoneyLab #7: Outside of Finance
The Institute of Network Cultures is proud to announce the return of MoneyLab to Amsterdam: two days filled with presentations, workshops, performances and discussions by and with artists, academics, activists, geeks, and students about pressing financial issues. What is the status of our experiments with alternative finance in the age of Brexit, Trump, and the rise of right-wing nationalism? Can we move beyond the critique of libertarian start-ups and their male preoccupations? What is the role today of artists and designers in this expanding financial ecology? Are platforms becoming the new banks? What are the counter-designs of digital transactions? How do we relate to the emerging regulatory regimes that want to “civilize” fintech? Can we speak of a gentrification of payments, as Brett Scott indicated?
The user experience of privacy in incumbents and digital banks
MoneyLab #6 (Siegen) videos, blog posts, and photos
All videos, blog posts, and photos of MoneyLab #6: Infrastructures of Money are now online: The abstracts for the talks are here. The videos of all the talks are here and linked below. The photos of the conference are here. The blog posts are linked below. Download the program here: MoneyLab #6 Flyer 7 March [...]
Looking for a MoneyLab intern
The Institute of Network Cultures is looking for an intern with production and research skills for the organisation of MoneyLab #7: Feminist Finance and overall project management support of the MoneyLab project.
Online and traditional banking apps analyzed (Dutch)
Link list on bitcoin & blockchain, demonitization and other MoneyLab issues (part 6)
Adam Hayes: The Socio-Technological Lives of Bitcoin https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0263276419826218?journalCode=tcsa Bitwise: “As part of 226 slides presented to the SEC on our ETF filing, we did a first-of-its-kind analysis of *order book data* from all 81 exchanges reporting >$1M in BTC volume on CMC. TLDR: 95% of reported volume is fake but LOTS of good new Apple [...]
The Art of Financial Hacking – EU Edition
By: Emma Kraak This article is a report on the Art of Financial Hacking workshop that took place in Brussels in April 2018. In this extensive four-day workshop, Paolo Cirio, Brett Scott and Luce Goutelle took participants on a journey into the dark heart of finance, showcased previous investigations and interventions into the financial sector, [...]
Blog Report MoneyLab #6: An Experiment in Partial Ownership
By: Mohammed Alsharif (frontend developer at Neufund), Niels Poensgen (music producer and programmer), Marlene Ronstedt (writer and media artist), Ahmed Alsharif (programmer and researcher at TU Berlin), Moana Holenstein (music producer and media artist) Traditionally ownership is the state or fact of exclusive rights and control over property, which may be an object, land, real [...]
Blog Report MoneyLab #6: Forgotten, Failed, Fictional: Research Methods for Fintech
By Tatjana Seitz They might not know it just yet, but that Lab will be a real thing at next year’s MoneyLab#7. Those who have not heard the delightful news: MoneyLab#7 is coming home and will take place in November this year in Amsterdam. So much for the spoilers, but how did we get there? [...]
Blog Report MoneyLab #6: Blockchains Beyond Fintech
By André Sekulla The panel ‘Blockchains Beyond Fintech’ was moderated by Ronja Trischler. As an introduction, she gave a short insight into the topic and her own research. In addition to the application of the cryptocurrency, there are already other exciting and interesting areas in which blockchain technology is gaining attention. For example, for plagiarism [...]