Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 35, 10178 Berlin
➠ Friday, 3 February 2023 at 17:00
➠ Presentation of the new issue of PostScriptUM: Structures of Belonging by Martin Zeilinger
· Martin Zeilinger in conversation with Penny Raffery
· introduction by Felix Stalder
So far, many of the things we build on and with blockchains have presented themselves as new types of property enclosures. From cryptocurrencies to NFTs, decentralised ledger technology seems mostly dominated by the asset logic of financialisation. But the landscape of blockchain-enabled digital culture is fantastically diverse and can encode much more than a desire for wealth and ownership. In this new issue of @email@example.com's PostScriptUM pamphlet series, media theory and digital art researcher Martin Zeilinger explores what might become possible – for artists, activists or community organisers – when we reimagine blockchains not as property-oriented infrastructure, but as structures of belonging. Doing so may allow us to develop conceptual frameworks that better account for (dis)continuities between hyper-capitalist tech innovations and their radical alternatives. Decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs) offer the perfect starting point for thinking about how to mix on- and off-chain technologies in structures of belonging that push beyond fintech legacies and emphasise collaboration, co-ownership and sharing.
This paper was commissioned by @firstname.lastname@example.org to expand on Martin's talk given at the From COMMONS to NFTs conference in Ljubljana last November.
From COMMONS to NFTs followed the essay series of the same name (initiated by Shu Lea Cheang, Felix Stalder and Ewen Chardronnet) published online in Makery in 2022 and collected in a book by @email@example.com.
Printed copies of the essay, the book From COMMONS to NFTs and other recent publications by @firstname.lastname@example.org will be available during the event at /rosa.
The event is co-organized by @email@example.com and @netzkunst /rosa.