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9 October 2015, Friday
18:30-20:00 @Akbank Sanat

Brett Scott
Mapping the Frontiers of High Finance: Creative Approaches to Exposing the Invisible World of Money

*8 October 2015, Thursday 12:30-14:00 – Lunch Talk@Bilgi University

#economics, finance, economic anthropology, sociology, art & design, computer science

The financial sector is notoriously opaque and alienating to many people. It is cloaked in different forms of invisibility – either through secrecy and concealment, or through complexity, jargon and obscurity – and we often struggle to conceptualise how it works and how money moves. Making the invisible world of global finance visible is a highly important task and there are a range of exciting projects attempting to do just that. In this talk, I will explore different approaches to unveiling the financial sector, from open data mapping and photography to computer games and digital art installation pieces. We’ll look at new attempts at visualisation and sonification, and consider how money might be accurately represented in an era of digital payment via offshore tax havens. I will also touch on some of my experiences in financial anthropology, an approach to experiencing the deeply human world of otherwise faceless financial institutions. We conclude with an open discussion of potential new creative ideas for mapping high finance, where participants can bring in their own ideas and expertise

Talk will be in English.

BrettScottBrett Scott is a journalist, campaigner and former derivatives broker. He is the author of The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking

the Future of Money (Pluto Press: 2013). He works on financial reform, alternative currencies, P2P economic systems, corporate transparency and economic advocacy campaigns with a wide variety of NGOs, artists and student groups, including Action Aid, OpenOil, and MoveYourMoney UK. He has written for publications like The Guardian, New Scientist, Wired Magazine and CNN.com, and provides commentary on financial reform and cryptocurrencies on media channels such as BBC and Arte. He also helps facilitate a course on power and design at the University of the Arts London, and facilitates workshops on alternative finance with The London School of Financial Arts.

He is a fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab, and an advisory board member of the Brixton Pound community currency. Check out his blog atwww.suitpossum.blogspot.com and his Twitter at @suitpossum

Website: www.suitpossum.blogspot.com

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PROGRAM

9 October 2015, Friday
18:30-20:00 @Akbank Sanat
Brett Scott
Mapping the Frontiers of High Finance: Creative Approaches to Exposing the Invisible World of Money

*8 October 2015, Thursday 12:30-14:00 – Lunch Talk@Bilgi University

26 December 2015, Saturday
15:30 – 18:00 @Akbank Sanat
Ganaele Langlois
Semiocapitalism and the Care of the Self

*25 December 2015, Friday 12:30-14:00 – Lunch Talk@Bilgi University

15:30 – 18:00 @Akbank Sanat
Greg Elmer
The Social Media Account as Interface: Platform, Infrastructure & Financial Value

*25 December 2015, Friday 12:30-14:00 – Lunch Talk@Bilgi University

23 January 2016, Saturday
16:30 – 18:00 @Akbank Sanat 
Jussi Parikka
Secure from Contagion: On Computer Viruses and the Emergence of Network Security

*22 January 2016, Friday 12:30-14:00 – Lunch Talk@Bilgi University

27 February 2016, Saturday
16:30-18:00 @ Akbank Sanat
Pasi Valiaho
Contagious Images / Neoliberal Brains

*26 February 2016, Friday 12:30-14:00 – Lunch Talk@ITU

29 March 2016, Tuesday
18:30-20:00 @Akbank Sanat 
Dmytri Kleiner 
Telekommunisten Miscommunication Technologies

*28 March 2016, Monday 12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch Talk@ITU

26 April 2016, Tuesday
18:30-20:00 @Akbank Sanat
Salvatore Iaconesi, Oriana Persico
Data and the City: moving from surveillance and control to the Ubiquitous Commons 

*25 April 2016, Friday 12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch Talk@ITU

28 May 2016, Saturday
16:30 – 18:00 @ Akbank Sanat
Paul Vanouse
Experimenting with Authority: Using DNA as an Artistic Medium

* 27 May 2016, Friday 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Talk@ITU

30 June 2016, Thursday
18:30 – 20:00 @ Akbank Sanat

Burak Arıkan
Creative and Critical Use of Big Data