Wednesday, November 11, 2015


A conversation with the polymath Niklas Damiris on the history and meaning of money.


 

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Niklas Damiris is a natural philosopher, trained in biophysics, who has of late taken a turn toward social theory to investigate money's role in organizing human existence.

He is adjunct professor at the University of Lugano in Switzerland, and a visiting scholar at Stanford, where he recently gave a course on the philosophy of money.

He is the author of The Genesis of Economic Value: Money as a Quantum Phenomenon, forthcoming from Semiotext(e) MIT, 2016.

He is also currently consulting for an R&D (Research & Development) outfit in Silicon Valley, working with other physicsts on "Quantum Social Science," an emerging field that goes beyond Behavioral Economics and Social Media Analysis.