48 hours | After Money

Bitcoin Marriage

17th & 18th November 2017, 10am-5pm. FREE
Alt-w LAB, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

The fast pace and shifting developments of cryptocurrencies and their underlying technologies have been hailed as the next revolution that will change the world. More critical views however often foreground accessibility issues, security risks, technical limitations and environmental concerns.

These ongoing contradicting debates and positions raise significant questions not only about new forms of currency but the economic, social and political constructs that surround them.

The works in this exhibition challenge current norms of value representation in society and culture. They each investigate different perspectives of how financial technologies may influence our lives, questioning how new algorithmic and computational processes may influence the daily practices of value exchange and commodification.

After Money is an ESRC-funded research project led by Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. The exhibition also features three associated artworks by Max Dovey, Dominic Smith and Pip Thornton.


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Bitcoin Marriage