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Documentary-making in UK: between broadcasters funding and online revenue models
Inge Ejbye Sørensen has worked for more than a decade as an award winning documentary-maker for the major 4 TV broadcasters in the UK (BBC, Channel 4, Five and STV). This creative industry is also her research area as an academic. She is currently at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research (University of Glasgow, UK), where [...]
New York Times: ‘Three years of Kickstarter’ – a start in researching crowdfunding dynamics
Creative and community projects turn to crowdfunding as a promising model of financing. The hype around this movement is generated by success stories of projects raising hundreds of thousands of euros, as well as the growing number of crowdfunding platforms on a local and international level. Nevertheless, building a successful campaign can be as challenging [...]
Out now – Disrupting Business: art and activism in times of financial crisis
The book represents the 5th and latest release of the DATA Browser series and tackles the interconnections between art, activism and the business concept of disruptive innovation. With a backdrop of the crisis of financial capitalism, austerity cuts in the cultural sphere, the idea is to focus on potential art strategies in relation to a [...]
Crowdfunding: Redistributing Wealth or Monetizing Social Relations?
Renee Ridgway is an Amsterdam-based artist, freelance curator and writer. She recently published an incisive article on crowdfunding that goes under two different titles. In Data Browser 05: Disrupting Business, it takes disguise as the question of “Crowdfunding – monetizing the crowd?”. Given that 75% of that crowd statistically consists of one’s personal social network, things [...]
MoneyLab at transmediale festival, Berlin
MoneyLab traveled at the transmediale Festival, Berlin. Coming soon with a full conference of its own on March 21-22, Amsterdam!
The Social Coin that tracks and measures good actions
It seems like the “pay it forward” idea just got monetized by the new currency development entitled Social Coin. It goes even further than that – the coin is encoded, which makes it easy to track and visualize how far it has travelled in the process of good-doing. Social Coin is the initiative of a [...]
Sneak preview of MoneyLab for 1st year students
In a short break from organizing the MoneyLab conference (that’s up next month!)… … we’re introducing new students to crowdfunding! This presentation was held for the 1st year students in Communication, Multimedia and Design at the University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam. They are currently studying research methods and applying them to the topic of alternative [...]
Have YOU used crowdfunding? We need your input!
We are looking for people / collectives that have used crowdfunding to finance their projects, initiatives, businesses etc. Are you one? Then kindly give us your valuable input by filling out this survey: https://qtrial.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_23lxjoHHmnEWn09 The survey takes 10-15 minutes, has 14 questions and is anonymous. It is not relevant whether the crowdfunding campaign was successful or [...]
‘The Lobby’ – crowdfunding platform to democratize politics
Crowdfunding is typically employed to raise money for products, services or arts/culture initiatives. Digital designer Nick Meehan takes a new direction with it. His recent project ‘The Lobby’ is about using the crowdfunding model for democratizing politics and the process of lobbying. This idea raises quick interest and further inquiries, which is why I proposed [...]
Critical Finance in Amsterdam, August 13-15 2014
Call for papers The sixth Critical Finance Studies conference will be hosted by the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), and held at the University of Amsterdam from August 13–15, 2014. This year we are again looking for contributions to our ongoing collaborative research project that seeks to engage finance in critically creative ways. Although [...]