MoneyLab: Art, Culture and Financial Activism.
Saturday 20 January 2018. Tickets Available on Eventbrite.
MoneyLab Reader #2: We reached 20% of our goal with €1049 collected
About two weeks after the launch of our crowdfunding campaign, we are happy to announce that we reached 20% of our goal with €1049 collected! The first INC crowdfunding campaign was launched almost two weeks ago. Its aim is to raise €5000 before December 22 in order to support the printing costs of the next MoneyLab Reader. Part of [...]
The Price of Surveillance
Interview with Emily Rosamond and Arthur Röing Baer by Cristina Ampatzidou and Ania Molenda Amateur Cities for Moneylab #3 Failing Better CA: Could you introduce yourselves – what do you do and what are your main interests? ER: I’m Emily Rosamond. I’m an artist, writer and lecturer of Fine Art Theory at the Arts University [...]
MoneyLab#3 Failing Better: Introduction by Geert Lovink
On December 1 & 2, MoneyLab#3 Failing Better assessed the ambition of financial provocations that have ignited to establish a terrain of social and political reform, from decentralized networks to state governments. The rift we find ourselves in goes much further than ‘the banks’ and financial retaliation can be considered more than attempts to fail [...]
Prevailing Over Money
By Joana Chicau The workshop Prevailing Over Money, by Dmytri Kleiner and Baruch Gottlieb, was dedicated to rethinking the overall concept of “money”. Participants first examined the presuppositions related to the topic before discussing the question: “To which extent money is working and to which extent is it not?” Participants wrote down their ideas, read them [...]
All MoneyLab Photos Now Online
A selection of the best pictures from MoneyLab #3 Failing Better (all photo’s can be found here).
Governance in the Age of Blockchains and Digital Currencies
By Joost Mellink The workshop Governance in the Age of Blockchains and Digital Currencies was a session organized by the Bitcoin Wednesday, a monthly conference on digital currency in the Netherlands. Founder of Bitcoin Wednesday and board member of the Dutch Bitcoin Foundation Richard Kohl opened the session by stressing the importance of critically questioning [...]
Universal Basic Income: For One and for All?
Tori Abernathy introduced the session by asking a few questions to the audience. “Are you able to say “no” when you need to? Have you ever profited of unpaid reproduced labor or underpaid productive labor by others?” Many people raised their hands. MoneyLab #3: Tori Abernathy. Universal Basic Income from network cultures on Vimeo. Studies [...]
Role Play Your Way to Budgetary Blockchain Bliss
By Pablo Velasco Ruth Catlow (artist and curator) and Ben Vickers (curator, writer, and technologist), brought the LARPing tradition to MoneyLab in this special workshop ‘Role PLay Your Way to Budgetary Blockchain Bliss’. Unsuspecting participants were assigned characters – generic roles that frequent the business cycle of start up tech companies trying to make the next [...]
Flexonomix District Currency Game
By Matthias Nothnagel The Flexonomix District Currency Game, an experimental workshop presented by Jens Martignoni, Panayotis Antoniadis and Ileana Apostol (nethood) allowed the participants to engage in a simulation aimed at testing the relations between micro-scale democracy and alternative currencies in the context of cooperative housing. With more than 5,000 different local-exchange and trading systems worldwide [...]
Big Pocket is Watching You
By Anastasia Kubrak Before introducing the speakers, Nathaniel Tkacz – professor of Warwick University- outlined three points currently shaping the discourse on monetary surveillance: financial data, payment interfaces and platform sovereignty. Financial data, or what Tkacz called “ the perverse rise of surveillance as a service”, is actively re-entering our daily payments and financial transactions. [...]