Jamie Allen, #rocks (2014). Multi-channel sound installation. Installation view at Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin.
ECONOMIC FAIRNESS IN THE DIGITAL ERA AND THE NEW AESTHETICS OF INTERNET ACTIVISM
This panel will discuss and reflect upon the new technological tools for intervention in the flows of capital and the different aesthetic strategies that are used to raise awareness of the question of economic fairness. The recent disclosures of tax evasion and corruption in the Panama Papers and the collusion of politician and high finance exacerbate further tension between the public perceptions of fairness and the practices of the banking industry, a tension that has been rising ever since the financial meltdown of September 2008. In response to the opacity of the flows of money and the concentration of the control of the monetary system in the hands of a few banks and government, activists and hackers have developed a mixture of strategies of uncovering through leaks, hacks, and by building alterative structures of circulation like the block chain and the wiki.
Chair: Stacy Miller, Parsons School of Design, The New School
Jamie Allen, Artist/Researcher
Matthia Tarasiewiez, Curator, Researcher, and Technology Theorist
Georgios Papadopoulos, Economist
Time: 02/15/2017: 10:30AM–12:00PM
Location: Gibson Suite, 2nd Floor (Media Lounge)
This Media Lounge program is free and open thanks to the support of the NEA and SAC.
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