|Lana Swartz, IMTFI Director Bill Maurer, and Taylor Nelms at MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives|
The Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion was well-represented at the MoneyLab: Coining Alternatives conference, organized by the Institute of Network Cultures March 21-22 in Amsterdam. Bill Maurer (Director of IMTFI and Dean of Social Sciences at UCI), Taylor Nelms (PhD candidate in Anthropology and Research Assistant at IMTFI), IMTFI research fellow Erin Taylor (Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Lisbon), and friends of IMTFI Gawain Lynch and Lana Swartz all gave presentations. Maurer and Swartz presented on emerging payment systems, while Taylor, Lynch, and Nelms reviewed developments in the world of mobile money, including research conducted by IMTFI research grantees. (See the full program for the conference here.)
Those presentations can be viewed online through the Institute for Network Cultures.
- Mobile money and the social good of financial globalization (about Erin's paper)
- MoneyLab: Questioning the monetization of everything (about the first panel of the conference, including Maurer's presentation)
- MoneyLab: Is mobile money an alternative? (a summary of the mobile money panel)
- MoneyLab: Is money the issue? (about the conference as a whole)
Be sure to visit the MoneyLab website for future developments!