048 Lana Swartz and the boring technology


We’re in Amsterdam, attending the Moneylab 7 conference and with us is the assistant professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia, Lana Swartz.

The topic of todays episode spans from Facebook’s Libra failure to the way technologies create new problems in a society while offering techno-solutions to social problems.

We also talk about the dangers of boring technology and the problems of interpreting the social impact of it in a hyped-up world.

Citizen D advice:

  • Stay boring

More information:

  • Libra: Could Facebook’s new currency be stopped in its tracks? – article
  • Criticism Surrounds Facebook’s Proposed Jump Into Cryptocurrency – podcast
  • The future of money-like things – article
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