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Geert Lovink on Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:07:21 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime-ann> MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives--Amsterdam/March 21-22


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PRESS RELEASE
Amsterdam
17 February 2014

MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives – International Conference & Alternatives Bazaar
21-22 March 2014
 {AT}  Lab 111 (Arie Biemondstraat 111, Amsterdam).
 
Topics: Bitcoin | Crowdfunding | Mobile Money | Digital Currencies | Local Currencies | Alternative Banking Systems | Economic Crisis & Activism | Money and Art
 
Speakers: Saskia Sassen, Bill Maurer, Franco Berardi, Tiziana Terranova, Eduard de Jong, Aaron Koenig, Brian Holmes, Matthew Slater, Lana Swartz and more.
 
MoneyLab is a two-day international conference organized by the Institute of Network Cultures on 21-22 March 2014, at Lab 111 (Arie Biemondstraat 111, Amsterdam).
 
What is the future of internet-based currencies like Bitcoin? Can revenue models such as crowdfunding function only as additional sources of income? What lessons are to be learned from mobile money payment systems in Africa? Is it possible to imagine a sustainable network-economy? How should we understand the politics and governance of alternative digital-economic forms? And, what can be done now?
 
The conference brings bringing together top international speakers - researchers, activists, artists, designers and programmers - to critically probe alternative economic models, payment systems, revenue models and currencies against the backdrop of the ongoing global economic stagnation.

The conference is complemented by the MoneyLab Alternatives Bazaar. The Bazaar presents organizations and initiatives directly involved with alternative revenue models and currencies such as Qoin, Noppes, STRO, Next Nature & Eco Currency, Timebank CC, and a Bitcoin ATM. The Alternatives Bazaar provides a platform to network, exchange ideas and get involved and is open throughout the 22nd of March.
 
Further activities at the event include video projections, art performances, a hackathon and workshops. For more information, tickets and updates on the program:
 www.networkcultures.org/moneylab
 
Tickets are € 30,- (regular) and € 15,- (student discount) per day.
 
MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives is an initiative of the Institute of Network Cultures and Hogeschool van Amsterdam, with the support of CREATE-IT and Amsterdam Creative Industries - Centre of Expertise.
 
For further information or inquiries:
Institute of Network Cultures
Patricia de Vries: patricia {AT} networkcultures.org // tel: +31 (0)20 595 1883
http://networkcultures.org/moneylab/
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