[spectre] Tickets available for Moneylab #3
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*MoneyLab #3 Failing Better *
Date: 1 - 2 December 2016
Conference: Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam (NL)
Cabaret: TBD, Amsterdam
Afterparty: Roest Bar, Amsterdam
The aim of MoneyLab is to research, map and probe (alternative) strategies
of redistribution and intervention in digital economy. It starts with the
conviction that after the great Bank Robbery of 2008, we can no longer only
criticize financial capitalism but need to foster alternatives.
On Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December, Moneylab#3 will bring together a
cacophony of artistic and economic experimentation that offer strategies
for the 99%. A two-day symposium of talks, workshops, performances and
parties that tackle the assumption that there is anything too big to fail.
Universal Basic Income, Feminist Economics, Decentralized Democracy, Smart
Contracts, DAOs, Networked Publishing, P2P Distribution, Digital Licenses,
Music Revenue Models, Platform Cooperativism, Crowdfunding, Commons
After Bitcoin forked, and remains in tatters, it is now blockchain
technology that ignites visions of de-regulated and decentralized
organization, while it is simultaneously being sanitized by commercial
banks. Meanwhile the sharing and “service” economy lost its innocuous
veneer and streaming services have failed and continue to fold the music
industry. Despite the mutation of crowdfunding into crowd-equity and
platform co-operatives, artists and designers continue to struggle to
financially support themselves. All the while the financial mediators of
the previous centuries continue to drag themselves onward into global debt.
We are failing better, nonetheless. Workers’ unions are on the rise and
numerous collectives are working together to collectively insure their own
wellbeing and build alternative models of social governance. The
aspirations of grassroots organizations such as Diem25, that promise to
liberate social democracy from the stronghold of global finance, are
gaining momentum across Europe. People’s parties such as Podemos and 15M
even neared an electoral majority. This momentum has thrust radical
economic alternatives into the central stage and some governments in Europe
have begun experimenting with progressive policies such as a living working
wage and a universal basic income.
Moneylab#3 will assess the ambition of financial provocations that have
ignited and dispersed from grass-roots movements to people’s political
parties to establish a terrain of social and political reform, from
de-centralized networks to state governments. The rift we find ourselves in
stems much further than 'the banks.' Moneylab#3 will examine how financial
retaliation has led to political reformation and asks whether the ambitious
advancements in finance and governance can be considered attempts to fail
*Confirmed speakers *
Tori Abernathy, Dušan Barok, Steyn Bergs, Alex Foti, Max Haiven, Lars
Holdhus, Austin Houldsworth, Bindu de Knock, Simona Levi, Jeroen Van Loon,
Silvio Lorusso, Renzo Martens, Dan Mihaltianu, Emily Rosamond, Trebor Scholz
, Brett Scott, Cassie Thornton & Henry Warwick.
Baltan Laboraties <http://baltanlaboratories.org/>, Feminist Economics
Department <http://feministeconomicsdepartment.com/>, Fine Art Financ€
Gallery <http://furtherfield.org/gallery>, PublishingLab
<http://www.publishinglab.nl/> & University of the Phoenix.
*Practical information* networkcultures.org/moneylab
Tickets: € 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 is an initiative of the Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam
University of Applied Sciences, CREATE-IT, Amsterdam Center of Expertise,
and the Amsterdam Creative Industries Network.
Please circulate this announcement and share logo banner on your website /
social media channels (http://networkcultures.org/moneylab/program-3/media/)
Secret Post Office at Wilderness Festival
<https://www.wildernessfestival.com/> | 4 - 7 August 2016
Secret Post Office at End of the Road Festival
<http://endoftheroadfestival.com/> | 2 - 4 September 2016
A Hipster Bar at Ars Electronica Festival <http://www.aec.at/> | 8 - 12
Forget Network - a monthly radio show on Itunes
MoneyLab <http://networkcultures.org/moneylab/> | 1 & 2 Dec 2016 | Pakhuis
de Zwijger, Amsterdam
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