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MoneyLab Reader 2: Overcoming the Hype

Author
edited by Inte Gloerich, Geert Lovink and Patricia de Vries
Publisher / Label
Institute for Network Cultures
Country
The Netherlands
Language
English
Publication year
2018
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
280
ISBN
9789492302199

Index

CONTENTS

Inte Gloerich, Geert Lovink, and Patricia de Vries
Overcoming the Blockchain and Cybercurrency Hype:
Introduction to MoneyLab Reader 2                                           7

UPDATING DIGITAL ECONOMY
Patricia Reed
Optimist Realism: Finance and the Politicization of Anticipation           14
Nina Power
Necro-Capitalism and Counter-Images                                        23
Nathaniel Tkacz and Pablo R. Velasco
Experience Money                                                           31

BLOCKCHAIN CRITICISM
Robert Herian
Blockchain and the Distributed Reproduction of Capitalist Class Power      43
Jaya Klara Brekke
Postcards from the World of Decentralized Money: A Story in Three Parts    52
Max Dovey
Love on the Block                                                          64

PERFORMING FUTURE FINANCE
Martin Zeilinger
Contemporary Art Between Algomysticism and Fintech Activism                74
Laura Lotti
Financialization as a Medium: Speculative Notes on Post-Blockchain Art     87
Emily Rosamond
It Sees (Notes Toward a Cultural History of Financial Vision)             101
David Hollanders
The Reception of the Financial Crisis in Hollywood Movies                 115
Max Haiven
The Crypt of Art, the Decryption of Money, the Encrypted Common and
the Problem with Cryptocurrencies                                         121

CRITIQUES OF THE GRAND SCHEMES
Rachel O’Dwyer
Things that Transact: How the Internet of Things is Transforming Payments 138
Brett Scott
Cash in the Era of the Digital Payments Panopticon                        146
Tripta Chandola
The Demons of Demonetization: Devaluing ‘Trust’ as a Currency In Informal
Economies, An Ethnographic Account                                        159
Silvio Lorusso
First as Arts, Then as Tragedy — Two Cents on Personal Crowdfunding and
Creative Entrepreneurialism                                               172
Nathalie Maréchal
The Data Paradox: How the War on Poverty Became a War on the Poor         185

ALTERNATIVES IN FINANCIAL IMAGINATION
Trebor Scholz
How to Coop the Digital Economy                                           197
Dmytri Kleiner
Universal Basic Income is a Neoliberal Plot to Make you Poorer            215
Patrice Riemens
Precarity is the Present, Universal Basic Income the Future               221
Economic Space Agency
On Intensive Self-Issuance: Economic Space Agency and the Space Platform  232
General Intellect
Commonfare or the Welfare of the Commonwealth                             243

APPENDICES
Eduard de Jong, Geert Lovink, and Patrice Riemens
10 Bitcoin Myths                                                          252
Platform Coops                                                            257 
MoneyLab Conferences                                                      274
Author Biographies                                                        277