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Capital rely on algorithms to manipulate markets, their effects are everywhere yet is hard to see them immediately, given the scale of time and fabricated complexity in which accumulation and exchange is performed at high frequency scale. The patterns produced by their activity are testimony of the behavior of financial markets, and unlike them, these patterns aren't sacred or untouchable. They can be used to generate other forms of wealth, like music.

Patterns of market crashes caused by high frequency trading were printed on transparency paper, put on a computer screen and drawn into music software. The waveforms transferred were used to create some music patterns and beats compiled in 3 different tracks included in a 10” vinyl record titled Wealth Transfer.

1. 010 Flash Crash
2. 012 The Knightmare
3. 013 The Tweet Crash

"Wealth Transfer" debut June 27th, 2013 at the Dataslöjd Summer Show in Kulturlagret, Gothenburg.

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Critical Debrief TEST

Lauren Gibbons

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