Erik Bordeleau, (PhD, Université de Montréal) is professor of philosophy at GCAS College Dublin. He is the author of two books, Foucault anonymat (Le Quartanier, 2012, Spirale Eva-Legrand 2013 award) and Comment sauver le commun du communisme? (Le Quartanier, 2014), both recently translated to Spanish. He has also published numerous book chapters and academic articles across different disciplines and areas of study, among which: A Redemptive Deleuze? Choked Passages and the Politics of Contraction (Deleuze Studies Journal, 2014); Bruno Latour and the Miraculous Present of Enunciation (“Breaking the Spell: Contemporary Realism Under Discussion”, Mimesis, 2015); (Dis)enchanted Taiwanese Cinema, Shizoanalytic Belief and the Actuality of Animism (“Speculative Art Histories”, Edimburgh University Press and Witte de With, 2017); Initiating Life: Giorgio Agamben and the Political Use of Intimacy (The Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 2017); Immediation, Bergson and the Problem of Personality (“Immediations: Art, Media, Event”, OHP, forthcoming). He has also recently co-edited a collective book on the Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Nocturnal Fabulations Ecology, Vitality and Opacity in the Cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, OHP Press, 2017), and another one on the work of Peter Sloterdijk (Aux limites de l’empire : mesures de Sloterdijk Editions Dehors, forthcoming).
Preamble in the shape of an offering
The power of finance in our hands doesn’t need to be just about raising funds or making money. It can be an invitation to risk and speculate together to open up new possibilities and modes of coming together.
For most of us, finance is a predatory and extractive practice that takes more than it gives. But what if at the heart of finance we found a logic of active offering? A ritual offering gesture — the creation of a time interval in the derivative form of a gift — that both opens up and holds open new economic spaces?
For we are always already at stake with each other, partnered all the way down. Inhabitants of the world, earthlings and earthbounds, creatures of all kinds, human and non-human, we are entangled in series of interlaced trails and creative feedback loops, holding open life for one another. In the economic spaces to come — the world we want — everyone holds pieces of each other’s life, socially and financially. We are entre-preneurs and entre-donneurs — inter-holders and inter-givers — networked together to collectively distribute the risks and opportunities of living.
1. Texts from Economic Space Agency (ECSA)
- What is Cryptoeconomy? https://medium.com/econaut/what-is-a-crypto-economy-155bdbc4ab1d
- On Intensive Self-Issuance (published in MoneyLab reader #2, 2018)
- We Don't Know Yet What a Token Can Do (https://medium.com/economic-spacing/we-dont-know-yet-what-a-token-can-do-1d76671303ed )
2. Complementary texts and videos
1. Hito Steyerl, Liquidity Inc. (2015) (30 min. vidéo)
2. Jonathan Beller: The Fourth Determination https://www.e-flux.com/journal/85/156818/the-fourth-determination/
3. Benjamin Rosenbaum, The Guy Who Worked for Money https://www.shareable.net/blog/the-guy-who-worked-for-money
4. Hito Steyerl, If You Don't Have Bread, Eat Art!: Contemporary Art and Derivative Fascisms https://www.e-flux.com/journal/76/69732/if-you-don-t-have-bread-eat-art-contemporary-art-and-derivative-fascisms/