Klash of the Titans
KashKlash is a website "envisioning a new world where today’s aging, less useful and even dangerous financial systems are replaced by or mixed with more disruptive innovations and exchanges." The project is opening the conversation on the future of money, sociality, and alternative currencies.
KashKlas offers a public-domain platform to debate and encourage future scenarios for economic and cultural exchange. As stated on their website "You are cordially invited to contribute to KashKlash in any way you like (post, comment, photos, video/audio file, Skype interview, painting, excel spreadsheet).
Initiated by Régine Debatty of we-make-money-not-art, author and hacker Joshua Klein, and LIFTlab co-founder Nicolas Nova along with contributions from noted author, journalist, editor, critic and blogger Bruce Sterling, KashKlash begins the discussion by presenting the following scenario:
"Imagine yourself deprived of all of today’s conventional financial resources. Maybe you’re a refugee or stateless — or maybe it’s the systems themselves that have gone astray. Yet you still have your laptop, the Internet, and a broadband cellphone connection. What would you do to create a new informal economy that would help you get by? What would you live on? E-barter? Rationing? Gadgets? Google juice? Cellphone minutes? Imagine a whole world approaching that condition. Which of today’s major power-players would win and lose, thrive or fail? What strange new roles would tomorrow’s technology fill?"
Financial systems are crumbling, yes. But they are also being hacked, jacked, remixed, re-envisioned, reconnected, revived and reintegrated. Get ahead of the curve, invest in the future of sharing and shaping.
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