MoneyLab #6 (Siegen) videos, blog posts, and photos

All videos, blog posts, and photos of MoneyLab #6: Infrastructures of Money are now online:

The abstracts for the talks are here.
The videos of all the talks are here and linked below.
The photos of the conference are here.
The blog posts are linked below.

Download the program here: MoneyLab #6 Flyer

7 March 2019

9.30 a.m.: Doors open & registration.

Anthropology of Money
blog post

Moderation: Geert Lovink

  • Erhard Schüttpelz: For the Love of Money: A Braudelian Perspective (video)
  • Anna Echterhölter: New Governmental Money: From Rationing Cupons to Refugee Credit (video)
  • Jens Schröter: Society after Money: A Project (video)
  • Akseli Virtanen (Economic Space Agency): The Politics and Economics of Crypto-Enabled Infrastructures for the New Economy (video)

Opening of “The Attention Fair” by Julia Janssen at 12:30, room US-A 234 (blog post)

Aesthetics of Financial Flows
blog post

Moderation: Patricia de Vries

  • RYBN.ORG: Speculative Algorithmic Trading (video)
  • Chris Anderson, Angeles Briones, Michele Mauri: Fog of Finance? Visualising Offshore and the Aesthetics of Uncertainty (video)
  • Vienne Chan, Giulia dal Maso: Inspirations from the Periphery: A Speculative Counter-Approach to Carry-trade Activity (video)
  • C-2: Ownership Experiment – Partial Art Auction (blog post | video)

Finance, Automation and Surveillance
blog post

Moderation: Sebastian Gießmann

  • Josh Lauer: On the Datafication of Money: How the Payment Card Became a Technology of Consumer Surveillance (video)
  • Rachel O’Dwyer: Cashing Out and Keeping Account: A Politics of Transactional Dataveillance (video)
  • Q&A part 1 video
  • Armin Beverungen: Cognition, Calculation and Collectivity in Algorithmic Capitalism (video)
  • Karin Knorr-Cetina: Posthuman Financial Markets: The Rise of Algorithms in Finance (video)
  • Q&A part 2 video

8 March 2019

Blockchains Beyond Fintech
blog post

Moderation: Ronja Trischler

  • Emanuele Braga: Infrastructures For Future Ecosystems (video)
  • Martín Nadal, César Andaluz: Critical Mining: Blockchain and Bitcoin in Contemporary Art (video)
  • Oliver Leistert: Object-oriented Scarcity as a Technology of Governmentality (lecture text | video)
  • Sarah Friend, Saraswathi Subbaraman (Circles): CirclesUBI: Towards a Community-owned Basic Income (video)


  • Economic Space Agency: The Feel of the Infrastructure: Engineering New Economic Spaces.
  • Martín Nadal & César Escudero Andaluz: BitCoin of Things (BoT). Theory and practice Workshop.
    • Room: Unteres Schloß, US-A 134
  • Rachel O’Dwyer: Forgotten, Failed, Fictional: Research Methods for Fintech. (blog post)
    • Room: Unteres Schloß, US-A 234

Monetizing the Social – Socialising Money
blog post

Moderation: Carolin Gerlitz

  • Nate Tkacz: Designerly Banking and The Securitization of Experience (video)
  • Tom McDonald, Li Dan: “Pulling sheep’s wool”: Digital Money, Online Thriftiness and Organizational Misbehaviour in a Chinese Factory (video)
  • Johannes Paßmann: Mundane Valuation: Co-Creating Objects, Subjects and Media in Social Media (video)
  • Crystal Abidin: Influencers and the Commodification of Everyday Life: Brief Histories from Blogshops, Instagram, and tumblr (video)