MoneyLab considers interventions in and experiments with digital economy. MoneyLab is a network of artists, activists, and geeks experimenting with forms of financial democratization.
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 [...]
Contribution in El Salto: NFT, ¿ángel o demonio en el mundo del arte digital?
“El fenómeno de la venta de arte digital a través de la tecnología de las criptodivisas o NFT ha levantado varias polémicas en torno a su impacto ambiental y funcionar como una burbuja especulativa.” Read the article by Genoveva López and Álvaro Lorite here: https://www.elsaltodiario.com/criptomonedas/criptomonedas-nft-angel-demonio-mundo-arte-digital
MoneyLab #11 Discussion on Community Currencies, Social Capital & Basic Income
With VALENTIN Seehausen, JULIO Linares and BLANKA Vay, moderated by INTE Gloerich. Saturday March 27, 2021 11.00am-11:45PM CET (online) Transcribed by Lara Luna Bartley (email@example.com) INTE: (INC, with MoneyLab since 2016): Why are we talking about this? Community currencies and basic income has been Moneylab topics since the beginning. What is relevant now (during the pandemic)? [...]
MoneyLab#11 Chat during NFT/Crypto Art Debate
The Discord chat below ran parallel to the MoneyLab #11 session MONEY TALKS – A Participatory Online Debate on Crypto Art & NFTs on Friday night March 26, 2021. What are NFTs, why do people get excited by them and what are the controversies they spark? Why are they interesting, what possibilities do they open [...]
MoneyLab#11 pitch on on Financialization of the University
Stephen Hastings-King on Financialization of the University For the MoneyLab #11: Disaster Capitalism Friday Session, Community Call-in: Across the Time Zones, March 29, 2021. My partner Kelly Grotke and I are the Pattern Recognition Collective. Kelly specialized in 18-19th c. Germany; myself in post-1945 France, history of the Left. While researching my book on Socialisme [...]
Materials of the String Figures @MoneyLab#11 Workshop
String Figures is a project developed by Ailie Rutherford and Bettina Nissen to allow activist, feminist and creative groups working for social justice to support and strengthen each other’s work through de-centralised open-source networks centred on a principle of mutual care. This mapping process can be used with local and translocal collectives looking to further [...]