Projects per year
By creating a digital economy specifically around the content of online texts, our chapter and the FinBook platform aims to challenge the reader to consider how their personal values align them with individual articles, and how these become contested as they perform different value judgements about the financial performance of each chapter and the book as a whole. At the same time, by introducing ‘autonomous’ trading bots, we also explore the different ‘network’ affordances that differ between paper based books that’s scarcity is developed through analogue form, and digital forms of books whose uniqueness is reached through encryption. We thereby speak to wider questions about the conditions of an aggressive market in which algorithms subject cultural and intellectual items – books – to economic parameters, and the increasing ubiquity of data bots as actors in our social, political, economic and cultural lives. We understand that our marketization of literature may be an uncomfortable juxtaposition against the conventionally-imagined way a book is created, enjoyed and shared: it is intended to be.
|Title of host publication||Artists Re: Thinking The Blockchain|
|Editors||Marc Garrett, Nathan Jones, Ruth Catlow, Sam Skinner|
|Publisher||Liverpool University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Nov 2017|
1/09/16 → 28/02/20
After Money: If you change the representation of value, does it change the values that you can represent?
Speed, C. & Oberlander, J.
1/01/16 → 15/05/18