Camp 2011 - Version 1.4

Chaos Communication Camp 2011
Project Flow Control

Day Day 2 - 2011-08-11
Room Baikonur
Start time 22:30
Duration 01:00
ID 4450
Event type Lecture
Track Society
Language used for presentation English

Imagine the Future of Money

Economic transformations, hacker culture and why we should be so lucky

What comes after capitalism? We will give an overview on the development of complementary and alternative monetary systems: Which ones are there to stay, how they influence social development, how they can be improved and why hackers should really care.

DYNDY is an effort to inform and empower communities with concepts and tools to overcome scarcity. Since the beginning of 2010 it unfolds as an academic research conducted in cooperation with experts from various fields: economists, philosophers and hackers. Its outcomes are visible as publications which, still being grounded in scholarly written theory, aim at divulgation of innovative concepts and at interaction with existing and future implementations of monetary systems.

Quoting Bernard Lietaer: “We can’t imagine to enter the Information Age without changing the fundamental and most used communication tool: Money”. At the CCC camp 2011 we intend to follow this call and break the foremost taboo of our time which is, indeed, money.

With our research we intend to establish a theoretical and practical framework for further development of this ancient media, which is widely used around the world and can finally benefit from the innovative drive that hackers have given so far to networking technologies.

After about 2 years of research, in this lecture we intend to present in detail our findings, mostly answering impelling questions as: How financiarization is leading to the dissolution of the capitalist market and which values will naturally arise afterwards, what is the meaning of General Sentiment and how affect converges in the information economy, what peer 2 peer cryptographic currencies mean to the global markets and what we can still develop to benefit and share wealth among all those who are using money around the World.

The language used will be both technical and theoretical, still no particular knowledge is needed, but pure interest on the subject and inclination to follow an interdisciplinary discourse between humanities and science.