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!ABGESAGT! "The Politics of Digital Money: How Are Artists Going to Make a Living?"

Geert Lovink, Medientheoretiker, Niederland
In this presentation I will look into internet revenue models for the arts in the light of the development of crypto-currencies such as bitcoin, the related technology of the blockchain and more conventional methods such as crowdfunding. Finally, there is a real possibility to get rid of the Economy of the Free. How will artists be paid for their content? In this period of rapid transition, the very definition of (digital) money is up for graps. What role will artists play in this process, taken into consideration that they are directly effected? Will we be able to redistribute income and stop the extraction economy of the platforms?


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