MoneyLab considers interventions in and experiments with digital economy. MoneyLab is a network of artists, activists, and geeks experimenting with forms of financial democratization.
The eighth MoneyLab marks the first-ever in a post-socialist country. It aims to illuminate our living in a platform society of diminishing cash from economic, political, psychological, social, technical and artistic perspectives. Besides immersing in the politics of digital money, it will express the potential for the development of currencies that can be held accountable [...]
ML#7: Payments and the Platforms: Monetization of the Social
Session 3 Lana Swarts argues that if national currency represents liberal democracy, and Bitcoin represents some combination of techno-libertarianism and anarcho-capitalism, then Libra represents Silicon Valley feudalism. Andrea Fumagalli historicizes the liberalization of the issuance of money all the way up to today’s attempts to financialize sentiments, and Valeria Ferrari discusses what remains of the dream of peer-to-peer, decentralized platforms [...]
ML#7: Critical Research Methods on Cryptocurrencies and other Blockchains.
A Workshop by Balazs Bodo and Alexandra Giannopoulou. A visualization of ERC20 token transfers on the Ethereum blockchain by Peter Ruppel and Friedhelm Victor, May 2019. (tokengallery.net) The workshop‚ Critical Research Methods on Cryptocurrencies and other Blockchains‘, was aimed to identify the methodological needs for research on blockchain technologies, and outline the difficulties researchers face [...]
ALEXANDRA – short film by Anna Brynskov
A design fiction on a humanoid blockchain system that controls friendships, based on the work balance in the household. The film is made to be a critical conversation opener about our digital future. How do we design this kind of system in a ‘good’ way in terms of politics? Is consensus a sustainable model of [...]
Premiere Petrol Dollars for a Different Engine, De Balie, Amsterdam, 14 december 2019
Petrol Dollars for a Different Engine is an intimate coming of age story about the creative and activistic millennial Eline Hesse and her father John, a retired Shell manager. When she receives a substantial investment portfolio from him with shares in Shell and McDonalds, she sets herself the task to reinvest her shares as sustainably [...]
ML#7: Financial Hacking: From Dark Web Smokescreens to White-Collar Crime
Session 2 Josephine Wolff provides an account of the larger history and development of cybercrime business models, from the theft of payment card data to identity fraud and ransomware. Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn discusses the perils and possibilities of bringing cryptocurrencies into official regulatory remit. Thomas Bollen will zoom in on Tether, a stable coin that might just be the biggest [...]
ML#7: ‘Serving the Shrimps’ in DAO’s and Blockchain Through Cryptofeminism
Session 4 This session aims to open your mind. Andy Morales Coto tickles your imaginative bones by offering visual prompts to help us redesign the world’s economic future. Ruth Catlow explores the spaces of convergence between the Commons and P2P movements along with the world of cooperatives and the Social and Solidarity Economy. Denise Thwaites offers a feminist analysis of DAO [...]
ML#7: The Artennae of Finance: What’s on the Radar?
Art was the protagonist of this fifth session of MoneyLab #7 offering new and exciting perspectives for the potential futures for our digitized world. Presentations and bios are here. First, Stephanie Rothenberg explored the not-so-subtle links between environmental issues, transnational finance and alternative forms of digital economy. The interdisciplinary artist Stephanie Rothenberg started her presentation [...]
ML#7: How Will The Tooth Fairy Pay You On Planet Cashless?
Outside of Finance Workshop: “How Will The Tooth Fairy Pay You On Planet Cashless?” by Ruth Catlow and Martin Zeilinger. In addition to a series of interesting speakers and Q&A’s, MoneyLab #7 Outside of Finance gave visitors the opportunity to attend workshops and further explore issues related to global finance, payment systems and the social [...]
ML#7: New Horizons and Counter Narratives
Session 1 Speakers: Micky Lee, Brett Scott, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Reijer Pieter Hendrikse Moderator: Geert Lovink Presentations and bios here. —— MoneyLab #7 kicked off with a session of fireworks. Micky Lee, Brett Scott, Ana Teixeira Pinto, and Reijer Pieter Hendrikse delivered four spectacularly specialized yet wildly varying talks to the crowd in Tolhuistuin. As [...]