Essay on art crypts and cryptocurrencies in INC’s Moneylab Reader 2

I have a chapter on “The Crypt of Art, the Decryption of Money, the Encrypted Common and
the Problem with Cryptocurrencies” in the Moneylab Reader 2

Alternative Financial Literacy tour, Winter 2018

We at the University of the Phoenix are looking for hosts and supporters in the Midwest and North-East USA for the first of what will hopefully be a series of radical financial literacy tours in January and February of 2018.

Coming of Age in the Financialized Pokéconomy

In recognition of the Pokémon franchise with the release of the augmented reality game Pokémon Go, I thought I’d share “Play: Coming of Age in the Speculative Pokéconomy,” a chapter from my 2014 book Cultures of Financialization: Fictitious Capital in Popular Culture and Everyday Life.

Melbourne and Cambridge

In addition to all sorts of exciting things happening in Halifax with the Radical Imagination Project (such as a Free School radical educational gathering March 5-6 – please propose a workshop), I’m excited to do some travel this term. In mid-February I’ll be in Melbourne, Australia to give a masterclass “Beyond the Financialized Imagination” and a lecture…

Europe 2015, research and speaking

I’m in Europe this fall delivering a few talks and doing research into struggles against austerity. From October through December I’ll be in Germany, Ireland, Greece, Spain, the Netherlands and Portugal. Some of my speaking engagements are lining up now. I’ll post more information as it becomes available over at: There are speaking events lined or lining up in…

Art and Money: Three Aesthetic Strategies in an Age of Financialisation (in Finance and Society)

I’m pleased to announce that my essay “Art and Money: Three Aesthetic Strategies  in an Age of Financialisation” has been published in the inaugural issue of the post-disciplinary journal Finance and Society on the theme “Hard Cash.” You can read and download the article at Abstract Recent decades of financialisation have seen a significant growth…

Regarding the Dam | Watermark review essay

Late last year, I prepared a review essay regarding Edward Burtynksy and Jennifer Baichwal’s film Watermark for Harvard Design Magazine‘s 39th issue “Wet Matter.” Unfortunately, the HDM could only publish and abbreviated version because the issue was packed with a great variety of other fascinating material, all presented in a truly lovely package. Thanks to Pierre Bélanger, Jennifer Sigler and Leah Whitman-Salkin…

Reimagining our collective powers against austerity (BG/ROAR)

From (In German) from Berliner Gazette Part 1 – Part 2 – The following edited text is based on an interview with Max Haiven by the Berliner Gazette on the topic of their annual theme UN|COMMONS. It is published under Creative Commons License. Established in the late 1990s, the Berliner Gazette is an online magazine and…