MoneyLab considers interventions in and experiments with digital economy. MoneyLab is a network of artists, activists, and geeks experimenting with forms of financial democratization.
ML#7: Payments and the Platforms: Monetization of the Social
Session 3 MoneyLab#7 Introduction by Nathanial Tkacz First, the moderator, Nathaniel Tkacz, introduced the topic of this session: Payment Platforms. For most of the major online companies, the platform business model was introduced after the companies started their operations. Nowadays, other sorts of industries have platform aspirations as well. These platforms are complex forms of [...]
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
**Balasz Bodo is the moderator of this session, and according to him it is going to be an interesting one.** Balasz briefly introduces the speakers of this session and they are: Josephine Wolff, Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn, and Thomas Bollen, in that order. Josephine Wolff Josephine is an assistant professor of cyber-security policy at The Fletcher School, [...]
ML#7: ‘Serving the Shrimps’ in DAO’s and Blockchain Through Cryptofeminism
Source: Natural History Museum During the Institute of Network Cultures’ seventh Moneylab -which happened to be my first- a room filled with students, researchers, and professionals enjoyed numerous talks and workshops, intended to critically reflect on and change the future of money and technology. Friday morning, we started this mission with four experts, each from [...]
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. 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 by framing the issue in [...]
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
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 if this wasn’t enough, all four speakers crammed the absolute maximum of facts, models, narratives, jokes, and analyses into the fifteen [...]
ML#7: The Great Offshore: VFA
This workshop by RYBN was based on the understanding, similar to Rijer Pieter Hendrikse’s, of offshore as a global structure. What is the relation between offshore and culture? The Great Offshore Methodology The workshop is based on the simple methodology of The Great Offshore, designed for the rybn.org-platform. During every trip abroad, RYBN gathers a [...]