MoneyLab considers interventions in and experiments with digital economy. MoneyLab is a network of artists, activists, and geeks experimenting with forms of financial democratization.
Gregory Sholette on NFT Fever: Is it Time for a Great Refusal 2.0?
A quote from Gregory Sholette’s essay: “I cannot help but recall here the not-too-distant wave of ‘art-flipping’, whereby the rapid and repeated reselling of a single canvas by a relatively unknown painter catapults prices several hundred percent over its initial value. Art flipping has made some emerging artists into overnight sensations. And just as suddenly, [...]
Link list on NTFs, crypto art, blockchain and other MoneyLab issues (part 12)
Doug Henwood @ The Gravel Institute: The Truth about Bitcoin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AAUrMuMPlo&t=9s David Golumbia: Cryptocurrency Is Garbage. So Is Blockchain. https://davidgolumbia.medium.com/cryptocurrency-is-garbage-so-is-blockchain-3e80078e77fe Universities Are Flunking Blockchain Tech by Quinn Dupont https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2021/10/06/universities-are-flunking-blockchain-tech/ Michael Gummelt: Ethereum Services are Centralized https://michaelgummelt.medium.com/?p=f43c0a19a400 ArtBasel 2021 Conversations | NFTs in the Art World: Beyond the Hype https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD6_har3g-M&list=PLaQumXw0FTLcK01aFHlAQYtXvnXKnR3z3&t=119s Hamburg Curator Bettina Steinbrügge on NTFs [...]
Machine Dreams #1 | Cryptoeconomics and the Decolonization of Money
Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 19.30 Uhr, diffrakt | centre for theoretical periphery Conversation with Jonathan Beller | Max Grünberg While for most critical observers cryptoeconomic protocols are but forms of rightwing extremism, theoreticians like Jonathan Beller raise the question whether this technology might be salvageable – or indeed emergent – to be put to use [...]
Program of White Papers on Dissent: A Public Program on the Politics & Poetics of Blockchain October 22-24, 2021, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (NL) More information on the program plus background texts can be found here: www.whitepapersondissent.xyz White Papers on Dissent is a discursive programme dedicated to the investigation of blockchain as a tool for [...]
Exhibition: PROOF OF STAKE-Technological Claims (Hamburg)
4.9-14.11 2021, Kunstverein Hamburg (Germany) Some pictures of the exhibition, taken during the opening weekend: (intro to the guided tour) (Sarah Friend with her new work) With: ROBERT ALICE, MEL CHIN, JOSHUA CITARELLA, SIMON DENNY, FANG DI, STEPHANIE DINKINS, DISNOVATION, SARAH FRIEND, ISA GENZKEN, HOLLY HERNDON/MAT DRYHURST, FEMKE HERREGRAVEN, MIKE KELLEY, JOSH KLINE, PAUL KOLLING, [...]
Jackson Palmer: Cryptocurrency is an Inherently Right-Wing, Hyper-Capitalistic Technology
Jackson Palmer’s Concluding Twitter Thread on the Dark Sides of Crypto Currency, July 14, 2021 I am often asked if I will “return to cryptocurrency” or begin regularly sharing my thoughts on the topic again. My answer is a wholehearted “no”, but to avoid repeating myself I figure it might be worthwhile briefly explaining why [...]
Program of MoneyLab #12 Wellington: Viral Tokenization
On 4 and 5 June, 2021 Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington will host the 12th edition of the international MoneyLab conference series in collaboration with the Institute of Network Cultures (Amsterdam, NL) and the MoneyLab community. Look for latest updates on the special event website: http://moneylab-wellington.nz/ MoneyLab is an international multi-disciplinary network of artists, designers, programmers, researchers and journalists. [...]
Emanuele Braga/Macao: The Dream of Income
THE DREAM OF INCOME AND THE NIGHTMARE OF THE END OF WORK Income without conditions, mythological animals, platforms and privatized planets By Emanuele Braga/Macao Armed with spray cans we’ve been writing on banners in the squares the word INCOME! It has been at least a decade that we have declined and deepened in various directions [...]
Op zoek naar de Robin Hoods van de crypto-kunst – een gesprek met Inte Gloerich
“Inte Gloerich probeert in het kader van haar PHD als onderzoeker voorbij de hype van crypto-kunst te kijken. Ze schrijft momenteel aan een proefschrift waarbinnen meerdere toekomstscenario’s van blockchain aan bod komen, waaronder ook het zo gehypete nieuwe digitale verzamelobject, de NFT.” Lees het volledige interview op de site van Metropolis M.
Link list on NTFs, crypto art, blockchain and other MoneyLab issues (part 11)
Jonathan Zittrain & Will Marks: Enjoy Complexity-What Critics Don’t Understand About NFTs https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/04/nfts-show-value-owning-unownable/618525/ Dror Polen: NFTs and the Future of Work https://www.drorpoleg.com/nfts-and-the-future-of-work/ “Thousands of store owners who had taken out loans and invested hopes and money in the industry’s future lost their shirts, drowning in unsold inventory; nine out of ten comics stores collapsed by [...]