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Chump Change: Decrypting Bitcoin & Blockchain

Can you dig it?

Artists and academics are jumping on the blockchain bandwagon and talking up the potential for cryptocurrency and distributed ledgers to mitigate austerity capitalism. Attractive as techno-monetary fixes may seem they come at a dangerous ideological cost, argues Andrew Osborne reviewing David Golumbia’s The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism

 

FIRE IN A BUBBLE

Cover story

Two new books appearing in the aftermath of the (ongoing) Grenfell tragedy attempt to take stock of the UK 'housing crisis':  Anna Minton's Big Capital and Josh Ryan-Collins, Toby Lloyd and Laure Macfarlane's, Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing. Danny Hayward argues that, despite the insights into housing policy and struggles here, the new discourse of 'crisis' in both cases functions to prevent the drawing of socially necessary conclusions 

 

Designing Politics: God of Money

Illustration from God of Money

Visually retold for the contemporary reader, Karl Marx's famous words on money are particularly apt for the world we live in.

 

A presentation by Gita Wolf at Anagram Books, Saturday 8pm October 21st, Berlin. Hosted by Mute magazine http://linkme2.net/ws

Anagram Books, Lausitzer Str. 35, 10999 Berlin.

A Lesson in Media

Highlighting what really matters

A report from the demonstration(s) in Hackney last night in response to the police murder of Rashan Charles 

 

OTHERFIELD

CREATIVE NON-FICTON FILM FESTIVAL

 

Southwark Notes cuts through due process, the wait for 'findings', after the Grenfell Tower diasster to give words to what we know already anyway...

From Southwark Notes Blog: https://southwarknotes.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/th...

Look at Hazards, Look at Losses

Look at Hazards, Look at Losses cover

Authors: Group for Conceptual Politics (GCP), Danny Hayward, Anthony Iles, Lisa Jeschke, Benjamin Noys, Eirik Steinhoff and Marina Vishmidt

Paperback ISBN: 978-86-88567-21-3

eBook ISBN: 978-86-88567-22-0

Tools of the Trade: The History of British Restraints

What form of technology is the police? Rees A offers a forensic analysis of the tools of jurisprudence and policing

 

yu cyaant awsk Clinton McCurbin

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an yu cyaant awsk Joy Gardner

bout her sufficaeshan

yu cyannt awsk Colin Roach

if im really shoot imself

an yu cyaant awsk Vincent Graham

Automate This! Delivering Resistance in the Gig Economy

In the workplace automation and technology have tipped the balance of power greatly in favour of capital but, as Jamie Woodcock explains, workers are contesting this situation, logging out and calling the shots

 

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