March 4, 2015
Finn Brunton, Assistant Professor, Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU
Bill Maurer, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and professor of anthropology, UC Irvine
Quinn DuPont, Doctoral Candidate, Information Science, University of Toronto
The emergence of cryptographic currencies has opened questions
regarding society’s most fundamental technology of exchange: money.
Bitcoin and other cryptographic currencies have triggered waves of
speculation, payment startups, and even criminal ventures such as
drug trafficking and theft. Adding a critical perspective to these events,
this afternoon symposium situates cryptographic currencies within
debates in media studies and the social sciences.