MoneyLab considers interventions in and experiments with digital economy. MoneyLab is a network of artists, activists, and geeks experimenting with forms of financial democratization.
ALEXANDRA – short film by Anna Brynskov
A design fiction on a humanoid blockchain system that controls friendships, based on the work balance in the household. The film is made to be a critical conversation opener about our digital future. How do we design this kind of system in a ‘good’ way in terms of politics? Is consensus a sustainable model of [...]
Premiere Petrol Dollars for a Different Engine, De Balie, Amsterdam, 14 december 2019
Petrol Dollars for a Different Engine is an intimate coming of age story about the creative and activistic millennial Eline Hesse and her father John, a retired Shell manager. When she receives a substantial investment portfolio from him with shares in Shell and McDonalds, she sets herself the task to reinvest her shares as sustainably [...]
ML#7: Financial Hacking: From Dark Web Smokescreens to White-Collar Crime
Session 2 Josephine Wolff provides an account of the larger history and development of cybercrime business models, from the theft of payment card data to identity fraud and ransomware. Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn discusses the perils and possibilities of bringing cryptocurrencies into official regulatory remit. Thomas Bollen will zoom in on Tether, a stable coin that might just be the biggest [...]
ML#7: ‘Serving the Shrimps’ in DAO’s and Blockchain Through Cryptofeminism
Session 4 This session aims to open your mind. Andy Morales Coto tickles your imaginative bones by offering visual prompts to help us redesign the world’s economic future. Ruth Catlow explores the spaces of convergence between the Commons and P2P movements along with the world of cooperatives and the Social and Solidarity Economy. Denise Thwaites offers a feminist analysis of DAO [...]
ML#7: The Artennae of Finance: What’s on the Radar?
Art was the protagonist of this fifth session of MoneyLab #7 offering new and exciting perspectives for the potential futures for our digitized world. Presentations and bios are here. First, Stephanie Rothenberg explored the not-so-subtle links between environmental issues, transnational finance and alternative forms of digital economy. The interdisciplinary artist Stephanie Rothenberg started her presentation [...]
ML#7: How Will The Tooth Fairy Pay You On Planet Cashless?
Outside of Finance Workshop: “How Will The Tooth Fairy Pay You On Planet Cashless?” by Ruth Catlow and Martin Zeilinger. In addition to a series of interesting speakers and Q&A’s, MoneyLab #7 Outside of Finance gave visitors the opportunity to attend workshops and further explore issues related to global finance, payment systems and the social [...]
ML#7: New Horizons and Counter Narratives
Session 1 Speakers: Micky Lee, Brett Scott, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Reijer Pieter Hendrikse Moderator: Geert Lovink Presentations and bios here. —— MoneyLab #7 kicked off with a session of fireworks. Micky Lee, Brett Scott, Ana Teixeira Pinto, and Reijer Pieter Hendrikse delivered four spectacularly specialized yet wildly varying talks to the crowd in Tolhuistuin. As [...]
ML#7: The Great Offshore: VFA
This workshop by RYBN was based on the understanding, similar to Rijer Pieter Hendrikse’s, of offshore as a global structure. What is the relation between offshore and culture? The Great Offshore Methodology The workshop is based on the simple methodology of The Great Offshore, designed for the rybn.org-platform. During every trip abroad, RYBN gathers a [...]
Cryptorave-an interview with Omsk Social Club + !Mediengruppe Bitnik by Maisa Imamović
Filter mainstream, which eventually applies to monetized human experiences, calls for the imagination to design new narratives for being together. Some commodified experiences wear out faster than others, and some expand to become their different (perhaps better?) version. Clubbing too, is a part of experience economy, where feelings of boredom started to emerge (when exactly? [...]
Come to the closing night of MoneyLab; Pumpin’ and Dumpin’ on November 15th !
When? 15 November 2019 Where? Mike’s Badhuisthatre, Amsterdam What time? 20:00pm – 01:00am Why? To let loose, say goodbye, and dance.