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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 [...]