Have just put in an application to run a hands-on lab there:
I sent a message through to the furtherfield twitter asking if the labs
have been finallised. They suggested I contact you.
I am a computer engineer with Robin Hood Coop (amongst other things:
http://danielsan.dyne.org). I am a friend of Brett Scott (I happened to
build the London School of Financial Arts site) and Tiziana Terranova
(we work on Robin Hood Coop together amongst other things).
I’d like to propose a lab called “Breaking the Taboo on Money and
Financial Markets”. It would be very complimentary between Bretts
workshops and Lab #4.
This will take a historical look at the political / social relevance of
Bitcoin (“Breaking the Taboo on Money”) by looking at the history of
technical and social inventions the came before it. I’ll then futurecast
what this could mean for the future of p2p finance (blockchains, new
social architectures and peer owned platforms with a mix of synthetic
finance, peer-owned-banks) and place Robin Hood Coop within this future
(“Breaking the Taboo of Financial Markets”).
The workshop will be quite hands on and we’ll cover topics such as
blockchains (actually running them and understanding them) as well as
dissecting financial instruments - such as we have been doing with Robin
If you’d like a reference on my workshop style both Tiziana and Brett
have been to a couple of workshops I have run. I place an emphasis on
participation and am quite responsive to the composition of
people/interests/experience within the room.
Let me know if this sounds potentially interesting! I am based in
London, so am flexible(ish) with when the lab might be.