Future of Money Transfer Research (Remittances and People)



The intricacies of money transfer–the currency of familial obligation and connection. How might money transfer technology better reflect the sender’s intention, as well as the recipient’s use or misuse? What if a video documentation of the sender was as sort of currency itself?

In this video Awa describes how she egularly sends money to her home in Nigeria, and often this money funds special occasions and ceremonies. She herself has also paid for videographers to film these ceremonies in nigeria, and we spent time watching these tapes at her house.

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Future of Money Transfer Research (Remittances and People)

The intricacies of money transfer--the currency of familial obligation and connection. How might money transfer technology better reflect the sender's intention, as well as the recipient's use or misuse? What if a video documentation of the sender was as sort of currency itself?



In this video Awa describes how she egularly sends money to her home in Nigeria, and often this money funds special occasions and ceremonies. She herself has also paid for videographers to film these ceremonies in nigeria, and we spent time watching these tapes at her house.