Posts By: minha
Peer.do – A Laboratory for Co-funded Action
Jamie King’s presented “Peer.do – a laboratory for co-funded action” that aims to support movements of all shapes and size, for “Kickstarter can’t fund a protest”. King is better known as a filmmaker who created and released the film “Steal This Film” on BitTorrent in 2007 with the League of Noble Peers. The film interviewed [...]
Peer to Peer or Mine to Mine? – A Critique of Crowdfunding
Inge Ejbye Sørensen is a researcher in digital economy and culture at University of Glasgow and also a documentary filmmaker herself. She has a particular interest in how crowdfunding changes the landscape of documentary film production and distribution in the U.K. She began her presentation “Peer to Peer or Mine to Mine? – A Critique [...]
Overcoming the Legitimacy Crisis of Money with Bitcoin?
Beat Weber’s presentation, “Overcoming the Legitimacy Crisis of Money with Bitcoin?” illustrated concerns over whether or not Bitcoin could support functioning economies. Weber’s succinct answer was: Bitcoin can never become legitimate, for it is “unstable by design”. For example, when the number of new users of Bitcoin increase, the value of Bitcoin increases. The value [...]