ELI GOTHILL: #PUNKMONEY: EXPLORING POST-MONETARY ALTERNATIVES

CTRL ALT Currency Panel

Where: Paccar Theatre

When: 15:00 Р17:00

Networks are evolving new forms of currency, designed to optimally allocate time, trust, attention as well as physical resources and labour, which can be described as ‘post-monetary.’ Social symbols including likes, retweets, reputation points and ratings are enabling the allocation of value through peer-to-peer networks without money. In this context, this talk will explore #PunkMoney, an experimental Twitter-based protocol for promising and thanking. Such experiments can shed light on how we might expect money to evolve in a networked environment, how they can contribute to the expansion of non-market sphere, and what the limitations of ‘old money’ crypto currencies might be.