Inte Gloerich is a PhD researcher in the Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University and the Institute of Network Cultures at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. In her PhD project, she explores sociotechnical imaginaries around blockchain technology. She has written about cryptocurrency memes and their embrace of uncertainty, the coloniality present in blockchain’s truth imaginary, and prefigurative DAO practices. More broadly, her work is concerned with emerging technologies and their relation to themes such as technological mysticism, the performativity of imaginaries, and the history and politics of knowledge production. She co-edited MoneyLab Reader 2: Overcoming the Hype (with Geert Lovink and Patricia de Vries, 2018) and State Machines: Reflections and Actions at the Edge of Digital Citizenship (with Yiannis Colakides and Marc Garrett, 2019) and organised several conferences addressing the crossroads between digital economy, technology, culture, and politics. She collaborated with the research and publishing platform Amateur Cities in conceptualising the Feminist Finance Zine (2020) and writing the Feminist Finance Syllabus (2020).
Role in ARTeCHÓ
Building on her work as part of the core team behind the MoneyLab project at the Institute of Network Cultures, Inte aims to continue critical engagement with technology that sits at the intersection between theory, art, activism, and development at ARTeCHÓ. A red thread through Inte’s work is the balance between critical analysis of the sociopolitical implications of emerging technologies and the exploration of their prefigurative or expressive potential. What futures are imagined around particular technologies and how do power relations and cultural dynamics shift in those futures? Are there ways to appropriate technologies for countercultural prefiguration that breaks through the crisis of imagination in contemporary capitalism? As a mentor in the ARTeCHÓ fellowship, Inte is curious to reflect on questions like these together with the artistic fellows.