THE ARTENNAE OF FINANCE: WHAT’S ON THE RADAR?
Under the sand beds of the Channel, its waters risked by migrants in an attempt to enter the UK, lies the fastest microwave submarine cable-network that connects the exchange markets of Frankfurt and London. Alexandre Laumonier details the use of the same geographical and infrastructural space by financial traders and migrants. Stephanie Rothenberg maps the explicit links between the environmental crisis, big money, and alternative forms of digital economies. Eric Barry Drasin introduces the distributed art object, a technological and legal stack that gives rise to an emergent concept of digital art forms of ephemeral property. Antonia Hernández dicusses the power politics of tokens on sexcam platforms and money-activated teledildonics. And Aude Launay talks about the various ways in which the distribution of decision-making is imagined by artists.
Speakers: Antonia Hernández, Alexandre Laumonier, Eric Barry Drasin, Aude Launay, Stephanie Rothenberg
Moderator: Patricia de Vries