MoneyLab Reader 2. Overcoming the Hype


MoneyLab is a network of artists, activists, and geeks experimenting with forms of financial democratization. Entering the 10th year of the global financial crisis, it still remains a difficult yet crucial task to distinguish old wine from its fancy new bottles. The MoneyLab network questions persistent beliefs, from Calvinist austerity, growth, and up-scaling, to trustless, automated decision making and (anarcho-)capitalist dreams of cybercurrencies and blockchained solutionism. We consider experiments with digital coops, internet-based payment and network-based revenue models as spaces of political imagination, with an equally important aesthetic program. In this second MoneyLab Reader the network delves into topics like the financialization of art; love as a binary proposition on the blockchain; the crowdfunding of livelihood; the cashless society; financial surveillance of the poor; universal basic income as the real McCoy or a real sham; the cooperative answer to Airbnb and Uber; the history of your financial dashboard; and, Hollywood’s narration of the financial crisis. Fintech rushes through our veins, causing a whirlwind of critical concepts, ideas and imaginaries. Welcome to the eye of the storm.
Preferred Citation
Gloerich, Inte; Lovink, Geert; de Vries, Patrick(Hg.): MoneyLab Reader 2. Overcoming the Hype. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures 2018. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/19277.
 title = {MoneyLab Reader 2. Overcoming the Hype},
 year = 2018,
 doi = "\url{http://dx.doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/19277}",
 editor = {Gloerich, Inte and Lovink, Geert and de Vries, Patrick},
 volume = 11,
 address = {Amsterdam},
 series = {INC Readers},
 publisher = {Institute of Network Cultures},
 isbn = {978-94-92302-19-9},
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