Cryptocracy: The Obfuscation of Power
The Rational Reminder Podcast
In this episode, we talk about the ideological underpinnings of crypto and the role of governance in making cryptocurrencies possible. We discuss the role of states in scaling markets, how states and platform companies differ, the impacts of smart contracts on governance issues, and how control and power are centralized within crypto markets, as well as the social implications of blockchain technology.
PLAMADISO Talk on Cloud Empires
Organized by the Research Group “Digital Economy, Internet Ecosystem & Internet Policy” @ Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society
The Internet was supposed to liberate us from gatekeepers, but instead it produced some of the most powerful gatekeepers in history. In this talk, I draw on my new book Cloud Empires to examine how we got here, analyse some recent policy proposals, and show how “digital burghers” are starting to push back against the online emperors’ power.
Are We Moving Towards a Borderless Labour Market?
Diginomics Research Group
On December 15th, 2021, Prof. Dr. Vili Lehdonvirta from the University of Oxford gave a talk about "Are We Moving Towards a Borderless Labour Market? - National Institutions vs. Digital Platforms for Remote Work" at the Diginomics Brownbag Seminar