Inte Gloerich

Critical media & technology researcher and cultural organizer.

PhD student working on socio-technical imaginaries in blockchain culture at Utrecht University.
Researcher at the Institute of Network Cultures at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
Lecturer at the Media & Information BA and the New Media & Digital Culture MA at the University of Amsterdam.

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Email: interact [at] integloerich [dot] nl
Twitter: @InteGloerich

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Major themes across my work

Technology culture

I investigate the imaginaries around technology by analysing the discourse in start-up culture, the arts, and popular expressions such as memes. I am interested in understanding the kind of world views and power dynamics these imaginaries perform. What problems are highlighted, and what elements are left out of view through new technologized renderings of the world? Right now, blockchain culture is the central focus of my PhD project.

Money and finance

Money and finance have only recently started to garner more attention in media studies and design research. How can financial technology be thought of as a form of media, and how does it shape what is knowable about the world? Money is often overlooked as a designed object. I reflect critically on what money does and explore what other kinds of money could be possible.

Intersectional feminist and critical theory

In my analysis of technology culture, money, and finance, I use critical concepts from intersectional feminist and media theory that expose power structures and ideological framings. As part of the Feminist Economies Collective, I explore the possibilities of using feminist economic theory as a guiding light to think about economic alternatives and exploring possible future ways of living together.

Some things I did and wrote

Keywords: socio-technical imaginaries, technology culture, performativity, feminist economics, media studies, cultural analysis.



>Do your own research! On truth, volatility, and speculation in a memetic crypto imaginary Media Imaginaries, International Symposium, Lund University, Sweden (16 March 2023)


>Studying blockchain imaginaries Debates in Economic and Organizational Sociology PhD seminar series, Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Universidade de Lisboa
>Truth and blockchain imaginaries Social Studies of Fintech seminar, Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Universidade de Lisboa
>Minor blockchains? Toward a Minor Tech publication launch, Transmediale, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
>Care as a Cyberfeminist Practice Cyberfeminism Index (Book Launch Mindy Seu), Perdu, Amsterdam
>Minor blockchains? Toward a Minor Tech publication launch, Transmediale, Akademie der Künste, Berlin


>Performing the speculative present: crypto memes on survival in radical uncertainty Performing Global Crises Conference, University of Otago
>Ownership and desire Aksioma, Institute for Contemporary Art Ljubljana
>Designing money and the future École Supérieure d'Art et de Design Orleans
>Spelers in het NFT speelveld Oddstream
>Feminist Finance Zine Zine ASSEMBLE
>NFT Cultures Studium Generale Tilburg University
>NFTs Beyond (?) Financialisation Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities
>A crypto climate imaginary. A critical analysis The sixth Global Conference on Economic Geography
>How to make sure NFTs become (more) valuable for the arts? NFT Speaker Series, iMAL / Art Brussels
>The promises of NFTs Math Expressionism, Creative Coding Utrecht
>NFT Mania Tegenlicht Meetup, Bibliotheek Neude
>NFT Mania Tegenlicht Meetup, Pakhuis de Zwijger


>Mysticism, utopianism, and the theoretical in blockchain imaginaries Foundations: Token, 17th Venice Architecture Biennale Italian Virtual Pavilion
>What the F are NFTs VISUAL+, Carlow Arts Festival
>Feminist Finance Zine & Syllabus ARIAS Ecologies of Care
>Feminist Finance Zine & Syllabus MoneyLab Berlin: Disaster Capitalism
>The uses of disorder in the blockchain city Rights to the Blockchain City
>NFTs: Non-Fungible Tokens Co-host IMPAKT TV (with Michelle Franke)
>Community Currencies, Social Capitalism & Basic Income Moderation MoneyLab Berlin: Disaster Capitalism
>Values in the blockchain city Panelist Rights to the Blockchain City


>Alternatives for the unbanked: lessons learned from payment kiosks DIS2020: More than human centered design, Designing Futures of Money and Fintech (with Gabriele Ferri)
>Blockchain: Radicalising the social imagination Panel moderation for MoneyLab #8: Minting a Fair Society


>State Machines – three lessons ARIAS Platform Imaginaries, Spui25
>D.R.E.A.M. #3 Rate Me Raum
>Offshore Laboratory FIBER + RYBN, Waag


>Activist and artistic strategies in digital economie and online networks KABK
>Autonomous Fabric: #1 Transactions WdKA
>Creative visions for blockchain and digital economy Spui25
>Inventing the Future of Shipping. Fully autonomous modular container transport Moderation for TodaysArt Festival



>Performing ecologies of care Performance Research. Special Issue: On Care (with Valentina Curandi, Ania Molenda, Maaike Muntinga, Natalia Sanchez Querubin, Nienke Scholz, Marloeke van der Vlught)
>Building prosperity through repair Baltan Laboratories & Arts Initiative Tokyo (with Ania Molenda)


>Blockchains Otherwise Toward a Minor Tech: A Peer-reviewed Newspaper. 13(1) 2023


>Speculate – or else! Blockchain memes on survival in radical uncertainty Critical Meme Reader #2: Memetic Tacticality
>Designing new financial transactions: Theories, case studies, methods, practices and futures Theme track editorial Design Research Society (with Chris Elsden and Bettina Nissen)
>In search of ineffable NFTs NXS#6: Phygital Fashioning


>Canvas design dilemmas digital platforms for resource communities AUAS Civic Interaction Design (with Martijn de Waal, Dolinde van Beek, Nazli Cila, Gabriele Ferri, Inte Gloerich, Tara Karpinski, Angela Mackey, Karel Millenaar, and Wouter Meys)
>The underdistanced and the undernetworked & Three things about our workshop Hackers & Designers: Network Imaginaries (with Gabriele Ferri)
>A conversation between Anab Jain and Marta Peirano, as recorded and retold in a small colony of ants Institute of Network Cultures (with Gabriele Ferri)


>The city as a licence. Implications of blockchains and distributed ledgers for urban governance Frontiers in Sustainable Cities (with Martijn de Waal, Gabriele Ferri, Nazli Cila, Tara Karpinski)
>The blockchain and the commons. Dilemmas in the design of local platforms CHI'20 (with Nazli Cila, Gabriele Ferri, Martijn de Waal, Tara Karpinski)
>Take root among the stars. If Octavia Butler wrote design fiction Interactions (with Gabriele Ferri)
>Feminist Finance Syllabus Edited with Ania Molenda)
>The future is plural Radical care. Embracing feminist finance


>Making the blockchain civic Interactions (with Chris Elsden, Anne Spaa, John Vines, Martijn de Waal)
>Rising above our silos State Machines: Reflections and Actions at the Edge of Digital Citizenship, Finance, and Art (with Yiannis Colakides and Marc Garrett)
>State Machines: Reflections and Actions at the Edge of Digital Citizenship, Finance, and Art Edited with Yiannis Colakides and Marc Garrett
>Flying Money: Investigating Illicit Financial Flows Edited with Judith Hart, Geert Lovingk, Caroline Nevejan, Ilse Verkerk


>Overcoming the blockchain and cybercurrency hype MoneyLab Reader #2: Overcoming the Hype (with Geert Lovink, Patricia de Vries)
>MoneyLab Reader #2: Overcoming the Hype Edited with Geert Lovink, Patricia de Vries



>The Magic City: Of technorationalism and spiritual futures Graduate seminar series, Utrecht University (with Michiel de Lange, Nanna Verhoeff, Imar de Vries, Sigrid Merx, and Rosa Wevers)
>"En wat bouw je dan?" Makersmeeting: Beeldenstorm #2 Workshop for Over 't IJ (as Feminist Economies Collective, with Ania Molenda and Rachel Walker-Konno)
>Designing new financial transactions. Theories, case studies, methods, practices and futures Theme track at Design Research Society (with Chris Elsden and Bettina Nissen)


>The city as a licence. Design, rights and civics in a blockchain society Workshop for Media Architecture Biennale (with Martijn de Waal, Gabriele Ferri, John vines, Chris Elsden)
>Rights to the Blockchain City Hybrid event series (with Martijn de Waal, Gabriele Ferri, John vines, Chris Elsden, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer)


>The underdistanced Workshop for Hackers & Designers Summer Academy (with Gabriele Ferri)
>Designing futures of money and fintech Workshop for DIS2020 (with Chris Elsden, Tom Feltwell, Belén Barros Pena, Bettina Nissen, Chris Speed)
>MoneyLab #8: Minting a Fair Society Hybrid conference (with Aksioma)
>Radical Care: Embracing Feminist Finance Zine Launch events (with Ania Molenda and Cristina Ampatzidou)


>Peak Shaving Time Workshop for We Make the City (with Tara Karpinski, Gabriele Ferri, Martijn de Waal, Nazli Cila, and Wouter Meys)
>MoneyLab #7: Outside of Finance Conference (with Geert Lovink and Patricia de Vries)
>High Internet Weirdness Symposium (with Geert Lovink, Marc Tuters, Daniel de Zeeuw)


>Benefits & horrors of blockchain for the DIY society We Love Public Space (with Minouche Besters)
>Making the blockchain civic Workshop (with Martijn de Waal, Chris Elsden, John Vines)
>New imaginaries for crypto design Exhibition for NeMe
>Flying Money: Investigating Illicit Financial Flows in the City Conference (with Judith Hart, Geert Lovink, Caroline Nevejan, and Verkerk Ilse)


>Karakters en maskers. Gezichten van het online zelf Spui25
>Fear and Loathing of the Online Self Conference at Roma Tre & John Cabot Universities (with Geert Lovink, Teresa Numerico, Peter Sarram, Donatella Della Ratta)


>MoneyLab #3: Failing Better Conference (with Geert Lovink, Patricia de Vries, Max Dovey)