MoneyLab considers interventions in and experiments with digital economy. MoneyLab is a network of artists, activists, and geeks experimenting with forms of financial democratization.
Feminist Finance Zine – Reading Room 1: Smash the patriarchy!
Amateur Cities and the Institute of Network Cultures are launching the Feminist Finance Zine: Embracing Radical Care. It is a collaborative work focusing on economic alternatives and inclusive financial futuring. The zine aims to inspire local networks of care and democratic infrastructures of money. Join our Twitter-based Reading Rooms. Each event will be an hour-long [...]
Link list on bitcoin & blockchain, libra and other MoneyLab issues (part 8)
(For the record, this is an ancient link list, from the pre-coronavirus days, remember? /GL) Virtual Non-Con Conference, April 3-5, 2020 https://noncon.org/ Is it Copernicus—exploring the decentralization of money and power https://isitcopernicus.art/ Blockdam—a decentralized autonomous experiment (from Amsterdam) https://blockdam.nl/ Comic book: Tristan Roulot et Djibril Morissette-Phan Crytpomonnaie, le futur de l’Argent (via Patrice) http://www.egeablog.net/index.php?post/2019/07/26/Cryptomonnaie-%28Morissette-et-Roulot%29 Theory [...]
MoneyLab #8 postponed due to Coronavirus
We are sorry to announce the postponement of MoneyLab#8 to a date to be defined for reasons of force majeure (coronavirus). In fact the National Security Council of the Republic of Slovenia has banned meeting in closed spaces for more than 100 people.We have invested a lot of work in organizing this event. Pre-registration for [...]
MoneyLab #8 program now online
MoneyLab #8: Minting a Fair Society These are dark times for the economy, as offshore finance wreaks havoc in the very fabric of cities and communities, and crypto-companies find their own tax havens. But the economy is not only in the hands of faceless corporations and cryptocurrency speculators. MoneyLab explores the imaginaries of artists, researchers, [...]
Call for Papers: Deleuze & Guattari and the Economy (Rotterdam, May 14, 2020)
Call for Papers: Deleuze & Guattari and the Economy Thursday, 14th of May 2020 in Rotterdam @ https://www.eur.nl/en/esphil/ ‘What do Deleuze and Guattari have to say about economics and the economy? After the last financial crisis — and in expectation of the next — issues concerning financialisation, mounting debts, fluctuating markets, and inequality remain as [...]
By: Ailie Rutherford & Bettina Nissen Crypto-Knitting-Circles has been a year-long project by visual artist Ailie Rutherford and designer Bettina Nissen exploring potential applications of new and emerging technologies within feminist and community currency. Inspired by a shared interest in feminist economics and the potential for emerging tech to disrupt established power structures, this work [...]
MoneyLab #8: Minting a Fair Society
Initially planned as an IRL conference at Kino Šiška in Ljubljana, MoneyLab #8 has been reformulated as a series of weekly streaming events to be held every Monday at 5 PM CET at aksioma.org/moneylab8 11 May 2020 Critical Finance Strategies, Three Months into the Corona Crisis Brett Scott, Geert Lovink 18 May 2020 Beyond Solutionism [...]
ML#7: Payments and the Platforms: Monetization of the Social
Session 3 Lana Swarts argues that if national currency represents liberal democracy, and Bitcoin represents some combination of techno-libertarianism and anarcho-capitalism, then Libra represents Silicon Valley feudalism. Andrea Fumagalli historicizes the liberalization of the issuance of money all the way up to today’s attempts to financialize sentiments, and Valeria Ferrari discusses what remains of the dream of peer-to-peer, decentralized platforms [...]
ML#7: Critical Research Methods on Cryptocurrencies and other Blockchains.
A Workshop by Balazs Bodo and Alexandra Giannopoulou. A visualization of ERC20 token transfers on the Ethereum blockchain by Peter Ruppel and Friedhelm Victor, May 2019. (tokengallery.net) The workshop‚ Critical Research Methods on Cryptocurrencies and other Blockchains‘, was aimed to identify the methodological needs for research on blockchain technologies, and outline the difficulties researchers face [...]
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 [...]