Posts Tagged: moneylab
A Creeping Convergence: Observations on OneCoin and Steemit
On the surface, both OneCoin and Steemit are platforms that promise a lot and deliver very little. Deeper analysis of the differences between the two, however, begins to reveal novel aspects of the communities contributing to these platforms, and grants an insight into the power-dynamics of groups engaging with cryptocurrencies and the first fully-realized “social [...]
Rising up with the living and the dead at the University of the Phoenix convocation
“On the evening of December 1, 2016 the living (not-yet-dead) participants of the Institute for Network Cultures’ Moneylab III and their guests were invited to a very special event: the first convocation celebration hosted by the University of the Phoenix, the top-ranked nomadic for-prophet business school dedicated to training the dead and the not-yet-dead to rise [...]
The Price of Surveillance
Interview with Emily Rosamond and Arthur Röing Baer by Cristina Ampatzidou and Ania Molenda Amateur Cities for Moneylab #3 Failing Better CA: Could you introduce yourselves – what do you do and what are your main interests? ER: I’m Emily Rosamond. I’m an artist, writer and lecturer of Fine Art Theory at the Arts University [...]
All MoneyLab Photos Now Online
A selection of the best pictures from MoneyLab #3 Failing Better (all photo’s can be found here).
Tickets MoneyLab #3: Failing Better now available
Tickets are now available HERE. Regular: € 30 per day incl. lunch / € 60 passe-partout incl. lunch Students: 50% discount, incl lunch Tickets for individual panels will be sold separately from September. MoneyLab #3 Failing Better Date: 1 – 2 December 2016 Conference: Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam (NL) Cabaret: TBD, Amsterdam Afterparty: Roest Bar, [...]
Jerome Roos writes reflections on MoneyLab: ‘In each other we trust, coining alternatives to capitalism’
With panel discussions on “the monetization of everything”, “dismantling global finance”, “beyond Bitcoin”, “a critique of crowdfunding” and “designing alternatives”, the organizers of the conference set the tone right: in a world dominated by finance, a thoroughly indebted world in which money has effectively assumed the function of a universal signifier under which all aspects [...]
Tiziana Terranova – Virtual Money and the Currency of the Commons
Tiziana Terranova began her presentation by mentioning she does not work on money and she has no specific expertise on this, other than working as a new media researcher for a long time. Therefore, she started making her argument on the virtualization of money through technology, and questioning the monetization of labour and social media. [...]
Venture Capital for the Alternative Innovations in the Money Space?
Optimistic Necrocapitalism Lana Swartz stepped into the money field in 2011, at an event sponsored by parties involved with a “traditional alternative economic practice” debating the future of money and how to better organize it. While participants were organizations working with alternative currency, sharing economies and such, all speakers were start-ups or marketing gurus from [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]