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Incongruous Monetary Matters

Houldsworth, Austin (2016) Incongruous Monetary Matters. In: MoneyLab #3 2016, 1st & 2nd December, pakhuis de zwijger, amsterdam.

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Houldsworth, Austin

In a lecture given at MoneyLab 2016 in Amsterdam, Houldsworth took the audience into the world of science fiction in attempt to “develop radically different notion of money”. Diving into dystopian novels, he drew on fictional monetary systems and reintroduced them into the real world in a form of public interventions. For example, In Yevgeny Zamyatin’s sci-fi adventure “We”, a huge collective structure controls access to cities and holds citizens hostages of their public duties. Inhabitants of rogue states appropriate weapons as payment devices similar to Orwell’s “1984”. Can science fiction challenge the collective imagination to alter and transform the imminent abstraction of money in the Cashless Society?

Official Website: http://networkcultures.org/moneylab/about/
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 2 December 2016
Event Location: pakhuis de zwijger, amsterdam
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2017 08:33
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2017 08:33
Item ID: 11518
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/11518

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