Politics of Code Talk

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Please join us on Wednesday, April 14th from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. (EST) for a talk by Joerg Blumtritt. Please RSVP here.

Talk Description:

Digital technology is political. It does not only change the playingfield by creating new markets and disrupting the old ones, but is even instrumentalised as a political means. This class will very briefly introduce into the general politics in technological artefacts, and in particular discuss the change in creative labour, authorship, and finally the commodification of art and culture with new financial instruments like NFTs.

1. Technology is political

2. Labour, property, art and the culture industry

3. Blockchain: Distributed financialisation

4. Outlook: Platform cooperativism and other P2P activism