Mashines

Edmund Berger: On Art and Revolutionary Transformation in the Age of Blockchain – Part 1

4 Dez , 2018  

…measured against the conditions of the present, communism itself embodies the most alien of all possible futures.

—Edmund Berger

Edmund Berger author of Uncertain Futures: An Assessment of the Conditions of the Present (see my review) has for years done his homework in uncovering the historical traces of the Marxist ...

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Mashines

Towards a Non-Facebook

25 Mai , 2018  

The current Facebook debate is a chance to get your act together and get organized – just a little.

What does it mean to get dis-, re-, co-organized, to the worse, or the better? A further balkanisation, a migration to the cryptoanarchist waste of resources, blockchain-nations as a refresh of ...

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EconoFiction

Decentralized Priviledge_r

17 Feb , 2018  

 One of the key motives of the crypto scene is the recurrent claim that the spread of crypto-currencies and the associated decentralization of the financial sphere will help the world’s poor and underpriviledged.1 The reality, however, is that decentralization is promoted and practiced only if it promises to provide a

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EconoFiction

Decentralized Priviledge_r

13 Feb , 2018  

Eines der zentralen Motive der Crypto-Szene ist die immer wiederkehrende Behauptung, dass mit der Verbreitung von Crypto-Währungen und der damit einhergehenden Dezentralisierung der Finanzsphäre insbesondere den Armen und Entrechteten dieser Welt geholfen werde.1 Die Realität ist jedoch, dass Dezentralisierung nur dort gefordert und praktiziert wird, wo sie eine effizientere Verwertung ...

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Documentation

Financialization as a Medium: Speculative Notes on Post-Blockchain Art

24 Jan , 2018  

With the changing funding paradigm for the arts in neoliberal economies, which is increasingly a prerogative of private institutions and corporations, the relation between art and Finance has acquired growing prominence within art discourses and practices. Beginning in the 1960s when the first large professional investors entered the realm of ...

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EconoFiction

MoneyLab2 – Overcoming the Hype

22 Jan , 2018  

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, ...

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EconoFiction

Forderungen/Demands

28 Jan , 2016  

Demnächst erscheint auf NON ein Interview mit den Autoren.

Der vorliegende Band setzt die mit »Mehr Geld« (Berlin 2008) begonnene Analyse und Prognose zur andauernden Finanz- und Politikkrise fort. Wenn Schulden Forderungen sind, dann müssen die Kredite weiter wachsen, um die Vermögen zu erhalten. Nach Industrie und Konsumenten bleiben Staaten ...

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