Babylonian Linear B tablet from the Mycenaean palace of Pylos, approximately 1450BC. This piece contains information on the distribution of bovine, pig and deer hides to shoe and saddle-makers. Most of the earliest records of writing are accountancy. Source

Featuring Pinar Yoldas and Monika Bielskyte. The world’s leading economic powers struggle with an ecological crisis, a global pandemic and social and racial inequality. In reaction to this situation, in recent years we saw several alternative economic models, including: the Universal Basic Income, the Occupy movement, the Green New Deal and micro-economies in towns and cities. Which other alternatives might emerge? How can we reconcile economy and ecology? What role can art and technology play in this? Which tools and strategies do we need to develop to better understand and reorient human and economic processes

This programme is for anyone who finds it easier to imagine the end of the world than a panel in a spreadsheet. During Conditional Values, a spreadsheet is the starting point for unorthodox presentations on alternative economic models for a sustainable future.

Recording of the panel.



Computing the Real (Talk 2022) – Haunted Machines at Talk To Me (Talk 2021) - Conditional Values (Panel 2020)What if Our World is Their Heaven? (Workshop 2020)Designing an Ecological Alexa (Workshop 2019) –  Histories and Myths of the 21st Century Home (Panel 2019)Deep Fakes or Rendering the Truth, IMPAKT (Panel 2018) – Deep Fakes or Rendering The Truth, Ars Electronica  (Panel 2018) – IMPAKT 2017: Haunted Machines and Wicked Problems (Curation 2017)The Hermetic Machine (Talk 2017)Accursed Creator (Panel 2017) Bot Like Me (Talk 2017) – Alchemy (Project 2016) Uninvited Guests (Talk 2016)It Came Through The Seams! (Talk 2016) – Scrycasts 1.0 (Project 2015-17) Haunted Machines (Festival 2015)Haunted Machines (Talk 2014)