Daniel G. Andújar, Crypto-Leviathan

Sunday, October 17, 2021, 2-5 p.m.
Registration requested at: zentraleremove-this@remove-thiswkv-stuttgart.de
Free of charge
Language: English

This practical and theoretical workshop will focus on the mechanics, functioning and effects of cryptocurrencies. The starting point is the extremely physical character of those machines that are needed to mine immaterial cryptocurrencies.

"The machinery of the digitization process of all aspects of our reality continues to work, metadata, microdata, algorithms. A past world has been radically transformed, where the banknote becomes code, the economy digital, software eats the world, mathematics calls for social order, security questions reality, the mechanical is an algorithm, the hacker is the new modern artist. A new economic order that vindicates human experience as a free raw material for hidden business practices of extraction, prediction, and sale. A dishonest mutation of capitalism marked by concentrations of wealth, knowledge, and power unprecedented in the history of mankind. A parasitic economic logic in which the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new global architecture of behavior modification. As we trade on the condition of our freedom, as our fears push us towards our comfortable new social bubble, a kind of crypto-Leviathan, of enormous power, continues to develop. 'No one is so daring to wake him up.'"(Daniel G. Andújar)

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