MoneyLab considers interventions in and experiments with digital economy. MoneyLab is a network of artists, activists, and geeks experimenting with forms of financial democratization.
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 [...]
Sign up for a crowdfunding workshop at the MoneyLab event on Friday the 21st of March!
Are you interested in crowdfunding and want to learn more about it so that you can apply the knowledge to your project? Then sign up for a crowdfunding workshop at the MoneyLab conference! Karim Maarek from teach2fish will be teaching you how to create a crowdfunding project and ultimately how to pitch it. Workshops are [...]
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 [...]
Join us for a party right after the conference ends, on the 22nd of March! We’ll be at De Nieuwe Anita, for the Amsterdam BeatClub event. Come to see a live band playing, The Sonic Mondays! Facebook event
International Women’s day on Indiegogo
The 8th of March is the International Women’s day and a national holiday in 35 countries, dating as far back as 1911. Indiegogo decided to celebrate it between March 3-8, by contributing $1 for every $25 raised for every campaign that empowers girls and women. Eligible campaigns can be for individuals as well as non-profit, [...]
Introducing MoneyLab speakers: Dette Glashouwer
Dette Glashouwer was one of the founders and directors of the Dutch theater trio Suver Nuver. After 21 years of collaboration, the theatre company came to an end and so did Dette’s job. At the time the financial crisis broke out and peakoil came closer, Dette Glashouwer lost her income. She traveled to America, Norway, Istanbul, she [...]
MoneyLab News: Conference Program & Tickets online!
Dear MoneyLab followers, You can now have a look at the full conference program, which includes: • Sessions descriptions, speakers’ presentations (including details of the theater performance). The 6 topics of the conference are: Monetization of Everything // Dismantling Global Finance // Critical Art Practices // Mobile Money // Bitcoin and Beyond // Critique of [...]