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Masterclass The Art of Financial Hacking by Paolo Cirio and Brett Scott
Fri, Apr 28, 2017, 11:00 AM – Sat, Apr 29, 2017, 5:00 PM CEST
The financial sector – when viewed from afar – can seem like a desolate, cold and brutal mix of relentless money-making, mathematics and Machiavellian mystery. Increasingly though, adventurous artists, hackers and activists are probing the contours of the sector, using it as raw material for fun and subversive financial hacks. Can you build a hedge fund as a way to infiltrate into the inner workings of the sector, or can you design an algorithm that jams the traditional logic of markets? What about going undercover, or using the sector as the setting for interactive theatre?
As part of Economia festival Baltan Laboratories is hosting an extensive two-day masterclass about the art of financial hacking. In this masterclass, acclaimed artist Paolo Cirio and financial explorer Brett Scott will take you on a journey into the dark heart of finance, showcase previous financial art-hacks, and then help you design your own. Come along!
About the masterclass leaders
Paolo Cirio is a conceptual artist who works with legal, economic and semiotic systems of the information society. He investigates social fields impacted by the internet, such as privacy, copyright, democracy and finance. He shows his research and intervention-based works through artifacts, photos, installations, videos, and public art. Paolo Cirio has exhibited his work in museums and institutions around the globe and won numerous prestigious art awards.
Brett Scott is a campaigner and former broker who explores economic systems, experiments with new forms of financial activism, and is involved in the social and environmental finance community in London. Scott is the author of 'The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money' and has written for the Guardian, The Ecologist, The New Internationalist, Naked Capitalism & openDemocracy.
Date: two-day masterclass, April 28 & 29 11:00 – 17:00
Location: Baltan Laboratories
Ticket: €25,00 (regular) / €20,00 (student) including lunch on both days
Please note: a ticket to the masterclass does not grant access to Economia festival. To visit the entire festival, please get your Economia ticket here.