Directed by Tere Vadén, PhD and Petra Paulic.

 

Life in industrialised societies is often described by a situation of monoeconomy -- all values and valuations are reduced to one, the dollar, the euro, the yuan, and so on. Only a high-priesthood of financial elite has the keys to the operating system of the economy. However, things are quickly changing. Open and peer-to-peer forms of production are creating new expectations for collaboration. New subjectivities expect new types of economic relations. Production of value happens in horizontal networks, even if it is monetised by vertical companies. Bitcoin has broken the taboo on money creation, and blockchain technologies promise further decentralised tools of governance. The economic world that was created during the age of paper (contracts on paper, stock certificates, passports) is challenged by a natively digital economic world. This program explores the emerging possibilities of crypto-economics, where blockchains are not just a new technology, but one tool for reconfiguring production, modes of value, governance and co-operation.

 

 

Modules

Here is the course outline:

1. Seminar 1: Economy at the time of its digital Re-designability

There are several converging drivers pushing a change in how economic relations are organised. Changes in social interaction, production of value, collaboration and forms of organisation are creating new subjectivities in search for empowering economic forms. At the same time, distributed and decentralised technologies are facilitating horizontal and autonomous software and platforms. It is rapidly becoming possible to collectively design and implement new forms of economic interaction. Bitcoin maximalism, platform co-operativism, blockchain nations, self-sovereign identity and so on are all different parts of this as-yet-unknown elephant that can be called crypto-economy, and that is explored in the seminar from the point of view of its conditions of existence.

Economy at the time of its digital Re-designability

2. Seminar 1: Lecture 2 of 3

This is the 2nd Lecture of Seminar 1 by Tere Vadén.

Seminar 1 - Lecture 2 of 3

3. Seminar 1: Lecture 3 of 3

Seminar 1 Lecture 3 of 3 with Special guest lecturer, Dick Bryan, PhD.

Seminar 1 - Lecture 3 of 3

4. Seminar 2: Lecture 1 - Blockchains; the technology, the sociology, the politics

Lecture 1 of 3 Aug 18, Saturday 1 PM New York Time

Seminar 2, Lecture 1: Blockchains; the technology, the sociology, the politics Sat 18 Aug
Lecture notes
Recording Seminar 2 Lecture 1 Aug 18, 2018 Prof. Tere Vadén
Audio Recording Only: Seminar 2 Lecture 1 Prof. Tere Vadén

5. Seminar 2 Lecture 2 of 3 "The valuable and the vulnerable: elements for a cosmo-financial proposal"

Erik Bordeleau, PhD Lecture Live Saturday 1 September 1 PM New York Time

Seminar 2 Lecture 2 of 3
Erik Bordeleau's Sep 29, 2018 Lecture

6. Seminar 2 Lecture 3 of 3

Sunday September 9 1 PM New York Time Live

Seminar 2 Lecture 3 of 3
Recorded Lecture

7. Seminar 3 Blockchain ecosystems and experiments

This seminar contains updated and current research materials that helps support the participant in our Certificate Program.

Seminar 3 Blockchain ecosystems and experiments

8. Seminar 3 Materials 2 Folder

Materials Folder

Research Materials # 2 Folder

9. Project

To complete the certificate program you must complete a "Project".

Program Project