MoneyLab #5: Matters of Currency
University at Buffalo, New York
27–28 April 2018
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Call for Contributions: The MoneyLab Reader #2
MONEYLAB The MoneyLab project was launched late 2013 to consider sprouting, alternative digital economics, radical experiments with crypto-currencies, payment systems and revenue models against the backdrop of the ongoing global economic decline. Since then, we’ve organized 3 international symposia, published a Reader and created a crowdfunding toolkit for the arts. Previous contributors to the MoneyLab [...]
Analogy: Between Captchas and Clickworkers
Analogy is an Amsterdam-based consultancy platform applying the strategies of industry leaders to independent publishing. Their aim is remarkably simple, and admirably straightforward in its presentation: “to adopt the strategy of the winner” One of several projects operating out of the PublishingLab (part of the Amsterdam Creative Industries Network), Analogy successfully provide a set of [...]
A Creeping Convergence: Observations on OneCoin and Steemit
On the surface, both OneCoin and Steemit are platforms that promise a lot and deliver very little. Deeper analysis of the differences between the two, however, begins to reveal novel aspects of the communities contributing to these platforms, and grants an insight into the power-dynamics of groups engaging with cryptocurrencies and the first fully-realized “social [...]
A Computational Commons: Solidarity Through Automation?
“In our age, capital is emerging as a form of computation. What about the common?” Matteo Pasquinelli – Capital Thinks Too Political action in the age of algorithmic management doesn’t mean resisting automation – it means working intelligently with it to create a partially automated commons. Investment management firm Bridgewater Associates have tightened the grip [...]
Rising up with the living and the dead at the University of the Phoenix convocation
“On the evening of December 1, 2016 the living (not-yet-dead) participants of the Institute for Network Cultures’ Moneylab III and their guests were invited to a very special event: the first convocation celebration hosted by the University of the Phoenix, the top-ranked nomadic for-prophet business school dedicated to training the dead and the not-yet-dead to rise [...]
The End of Crowdfunding… For now.
The crowdfunding campaign takes a holiday break! We have raised 1.729 Euro for our MoneyLab Reader #2 and we think we deserve a holiday. While we sit back and enjoy the fireworks, donations will remain possible until the 15th of January 2017. As we have mentioned before, the cultural sector is ripe for “optimization”, at [...]
Towards Collective Subjectivity
Interview with Alex Foti and Trebor Scholz by Cristina Ampatzidou and Ania Molenda Amateur Cities for Moneylab #3 Failing Better We spoke to Alex Foti and Trebor Scholz during Moneylab #3 – Failing Better? in two separate conversations, addressing a set of the same questions from two different perspectives. The final format of this interview [...]
Play and Imagination Against Debt
Interview with Cassie Thornton and Steyn Bergs by Cristina Ampatzidou and Ania Molenda Amateur Cities for Moneylab #3 Failing Better We spoke to Steyn Bergs and Cassie Thornton during Moneylab #3 – Failing Better? in two separate conversations, addressing a set of the same questions from two different perspectives. The final format of this interview [...]
Moneylab Reader #2: Approaching our crowdfunding goals
The first-ever MoneyLab Crowdfunding Campaign is still going strong! We’re getting closer to our goal, but we still need your support to make it happen – printing the MoneyLab Reader #2 so it can travel the world. For the first time, we ask you to help us fund this new project. Through it, we wish to [...]
Bordspel Money Maker legt het geldsysteem uit
Utrecht 16 december 2016 Stichting Ons Geld en Firebrush Studios lanceren Money Maker – het spel waar jij geld maakt. In het kort: Monopoly 2.0, bedoeld voor bankiers en alle andere mensen van 11 jaar en ouder. Op 10 december 2016 is Money Maker gelanceerd in een nieuwsbrief van Stichting Ons Geld. In vier dagen [...]