A growing number of inquiries are being made worldwide into the deeper roots of the financial crisis, as well as the the implications of technological developments in financial mechanisms for both the creative industry and society at large.
This is the case with the New Industries Conference: Money and Debt in the Post-Industrial World , a four-day event (January 16-19 2014) organized by the HMKV (Hartware MedienKunstVerein) in Dortmund, Germany.
The conference proposes an examination of the origins and historic build-ups of our current crisis-prone system, the process and consequences of de-industrialization, as well as a charting and critique of technological novelties the likes of Bitcoins or the automated trade based on algorithms.
Intertwined with discussion sessions are exhibition tours and performances, as the conference itself is part of the larger New Industries Festival (which runs until 26th of January this year). The audience can thus participate in the Science Slam or the Utopia Exchange Stock (a trade game developed by artist collective Invisible Playgrounds) and engage with financial mechanisms in an interactive way.
More details on the event page.