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London; 14-15 Nov 15; Breaking the Taboo on Money and Financial Markets

http://furtherfield.org/programmes/event/breaking-taboo-money-and-financial-markets

LAB #2 in the Art Data Money series

A weekend workshop, led by Dan Hassan of the Robin Hood Cooperative, focusing on the political/social relevance of Bitcoin, blockchains, and finance.

All participants will be given some Bitcoin.

ADMISSION FEE: £10 for one day or £15 for the weekend*

BOOK HERE (places are limited - bookings on a first come first served basis)

VISITING INFORMATION
The weekend workshop 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”).

It will include hands on activities on covering topics such as blockchains
(actually running them and understanding them) as well as dissecting
financial instruments - such as Robin Hood Cooperative has been doing.

Day 1 – Breaking the Taboo on Money (focus on Bitcoin and blockchain):
11.00 Group introductions
11.30 Bitcoin, blockchains, finance - a series of quick 5 minute 101 introductions
11.30 - 13.00 Using Bitcoins whilst expanding our understanding of why this is so groundbreaking
13.00 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.00 Recap
14.00 - 17.00 (with tea breaks) tbc

Day 2 – Breaking the Taboo on Financial Markets (focus on Robin Hood’s activities on Wall Street):
11.00 Group introductions
11.30
Bitcoin, blockchains, finance - a series of quick 5 minute one-to-one
introductions (+ quick recap from the previous days session).
11.30 - 13.00 Emergent workshop from constellation of interests of those who turn up
13.00 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.00 Recap
14.00 - 17.00 (with tea breaks) tbc

BOOK HERE

Part of Furtherfield’s Art Data Money programme.*

  • If you can’t afford the entry price, get in touch anyway and we can figure something out.
  • All participants will be given some Bitcoin
  • The workshop runs across two days. Both days will be complementary, but
    will also be standalone. there won’t be too much duplication for those
    who attend both, but you won’t be left behind if you only attend one.

Pre-reading / listening: Listen to as much of this talk by Vinay Gupta as you can.

FURTHER INFO
Robin Hood Asset Management Cooperative
is a cooperative owned and run by its members. At the moment we have
over 500 members from 15 different countries and together we manage
assets of about half a million euros. In the two years we have been
active, we have created over 100,000 euros to our members and to our
common pool. We disrupt the ordinary flows of money, share the loot, and
invest the profits in the production and protection of commons.

More info: http://robinhoodcoop.org/

Dan Hassan (UK) is a computer engineer active in autonomous co-operatives over the last decade; in areas of economics (Robin Hood), housing (Radical Routes), migration (No Borders) and labour (Footprint Workers). He tweets as @dan_mi_sun