MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives 21-22 March 2014

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MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives. Sprouting New Economic Forms in Times of Crisis. International Conference & Alternatives Bazaar.

Coining Alternatives. Sprouting New Economic Forms in Times of Crisis. International Conference & Alternatives Bazaar.

MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives is a two-day international conference on alternative economic forms, currencies and banking systems organized by the Institute of Network Cultures on 21-22 March 2014 at Lab 111 (Arie Biemondstraat 111) in Amsterdam.

The conference brings together top international speakers – researchers, activists, artists, designers and programmers – to critically probe alternative economic models, payment systems, revenue models and local and digital currencies against the backdrop of the ongoing global economic stagnation.

Topics: Bitcoin | Crowdfunding | Mobile Money | Digital Currencies | Local Currencies | Economic Crisis & Activism | Money and Art | Alternative Banking Systems |

Speakers: Saskia Sassen, Bill Maurer, Franco Berardi, Tiziana Terranova, Eduard de Jong, Aaron Koenig, Brian Holmes, Matthew Slater, Lana Swartz, and many more.

What is the future of internet-based currencies like Bitcoin? Can revenue models such as crowdfunding function as structural sources of income? What lessons are to be learned from mobile money payment systems in Africa? Is it possible to imagine a future sustainable network-economy? How should we understand the politics and governance of alternative digital-economic forms?

The MoneyLab Alternatives Bazaar complements the conference. The Bazaar presents organizations and initiatives directly involved with alternative revenue models and local currencies such as Qoin, Noppes, Next Nature & Eco Currency, Timebank CC, Peerby, 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 art performances and workshops.

Session on crowdfunding on Saturday 22 March
Speakers include Inge Ejbye Sorensen (documentary maker for major British broadcasters), Jamie King (filmmaker -'Steal this film'), as well as an INC research presentation - a data visualization toolkit that helps future creatives be better informed about the crowdfunding process and possibilities.

Contact & Info:
Institute of Network Cultures // Patricia de Vries
T: +31 (0)20 595 1883
W: for more information, tickets and updates on the program.