The 1904 game of Monopoly was intended to show how landlords accumulate wealth and impoverish society, but today's version normalises competitive land grabbing and rentier behaviour. Francesca Baglietto interviews Neil Farnan about Utopoly - a 'hack' of Monopoly that engages people's imagination and ideas for a better society.
This exhibition presented by Furtherfield shows us life with blockchain technologies: a self-owning forest with ideas of expansion, a self-replicating android flower, a tale of lost innocence, a DIY money making rig, a Hippocratic Oath for software developers, a five minute marriage contract.
Featuring Jaya Klara Brekke, Pete Gomes, Rob Myers, Primavera De Filippi of O’Khaos, Terra0, Lina Theodorou and xfx (aka Ami Clarke).
As demonstrated by the works in the NEW WORLD ORDER exhibition at Furtherfield Gallery, blockchain technologies and cultures display a remarkable capacity to embody the interests of diametrically opposed political ideologies. Manpowertop looks more widely at the subject of Silicon Valley companies and how their promotional media envisions "the future" of their technology's role in society.
A Live Action Role Play adventure for the Blockchain-curious of all tribes including: hackers, lawyers, activists, artists, financiers, designers, venture capitalists, developers, marketeers. MoneyLab #3 Failing Better.
Nicole Sansone reviews Brout and Marion’s artworks featured in the ‘The Human Face of Cryptoeconomies’ exhibition, and talks with them about their work and ideas around value and objects—or more precisely, how objects are inscribed (and sometimes not) into an idea of what is valuable.
The blockchain grants the author the exclusive right to reproduce, publish, and sell the content and its intellectual property. How does the art scene react to these new technological developments? To find out more, Annette Doms asks Alain Servais (collector), Wolf Lieser (gallerist) and Aram Bartholl (artist.)
The Anarcho-Capitalist future utopia of post-Bitcoin Crypto 2.0 systems meet the historical organizational forms of Socialism. Rob Myers brings the trustless code of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations into contrast with the very human activity of Workers' Councils.
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