MoneyLab is a network of artists, activists, and geeks experimenting with forms of financial democratization.
Announcement: Balanced Economy-Gift Economy/Lend Economy/Buy-Economy by Herman Gels
Established powers such as governments, financial services and institutions are yet to take serious lessons from the 2008 global financial crisis. Like a moat, large financial buffers were created to safeguard the existing financial order and their established ways (mores). Only marginal, but not fundamental adjustments have been made. But this path of accepted financial [...]
videos from MoneyLab LDN now online
All Images from MoneyLab: Art, Culture & Financial Activism can be viewed at our Flickr Playing to Lose: Gameplay in Art and Finance Artists are increasingly adopting game design as a methodology to interrogate and subvert complex financial and political systems. From simulations of fictional companies to live action role-play games, a diverse range [...]
The Blockchain as a Modulator of Existence
By: Oliver Leistert The advent of the blockchain as a protocological internet layer for values corresponds to a continuing monetization pressure and ongoing expansion of identification strategies. Notwithstanding these trajectories, behind this prospected killer application resides first of all a sovereign chronological regime that has the capacities to proof and modulate the existence, identity and [...]
MoneyLab Artistic Residency Call
INC is proud to be one of the projects to be included in the Vertigo Starts Artistic Residency Program Call by Ulysses Platform Network of 2018. See the full list of projects here. On the Vertigo Starts Program Call: The call builds on the STARTS initiative (Innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology, and the [...]
Artists Re:Thinking the Blockchain
The Institute of Network Cultures is part of the EU-funded State Machines project, which investigates new relationships between states, citizens and the stateless made possible by emerging technologies. One of our partners in this project, the London-based gallery Furtherfield, published an impressive exploration of blockchain technology, not from the point of view of the newest [...]
Link list on bitcoin & blockchain, demonitization and other MoneyLab issues (part 2)
Part 1 of this link list can be found here: http://networkcultures.org/moneylab/2017/10/11/link-list-on-bitcoin-blockchain-demonitization-and-other-moneylab-issues/ Miners are not your friends https://blog.keep.network/miners-arent-your-friends-cde9b6e0e9ac Decentralization in Bitcoin and Ethereum http://hackingdistributed.com/2018/01/15/decentralization-bitcoin-ethereum/ Code Solutionism of Steve Johnson in NYT https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/magazine/beyond-the-bitcoin-bubble.html Vincent Haupert on hacking TAN apps for Smart Phones https://media.ccc.de/v/34c3-8805-die_fabelhafte_welt_des_mobilebankings#t=149 Karen Levy: The Social Workings of Contract http://hackingdistributed.com/2018/01/17/what-contracts-are-and-arenot/ Is the Bitcoin Bubble the New [...]
OUT NOW: MoneyLab Reader 2: Overcoming the Hype
Order or download your free copy of the MoneyLab Reader 2: Overcoming the Hype About the book: MoneyLab is a network of artists, activists, and geeks experimenting with forms of financial democratization. Entering the 10th year of the global financial crisis, it still remains a difficult yet crucial task to distinguish old wine from its [...]
Never Mind the Bitcoin?
By Patrice Riemens, Eduard de Jong, and Geert Lovink We wrote about (and against) the crankiness that is called Bitcoin back in 2015, at a stage when everybody was gawking at its sudden rise in ‘value’ from $250 to something like $400 – up from $5-15 not tah much earlier (1) OK, if “a week [...]
MoneyLab#4 Program announced!
MoneyLab: Art, Culture and Financial Activism 10.00-18.00 Saturday 20 January 2018 River Rooms, New Wing Somerset House, London Full day £15.00/ £12.00 conc Buy tickets here A day-long programme of workshops, discussions and artistic experimentation exploring the relationship between financial technologies, artistic practice and contemporary culture. MoneyLab is a programme of critical research and artistic [...]
Save the Date: MoneyLab in London on 20 January 2018
A day-long programme of workshops, discussions and experimentation exploring the relationship between financial technologies, artistic practice and contemporary culture. Brett Scott (The Heretic’s Guide To Global Finance), Ruth Catlow (Furtherfield), Geert Lovink (Institute of Network Cultures), Demystification Commitee plus more TBA. MoneyLab is a programme of critical research exploring the connections between contemporary art, financial [...]