Hello OAC members,I just joined the site and am really astonished of how interesting the discussions are - I am in this way really looking forward to getting involved in some of them!However, I do…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Johannes Lenhard Aug 21, 2012.
I was fascinated by a talk that Bill Maurer gave about his latest research with regulators and practitioners in the payment industry. First of all, his 'opening up' of the black box of (electronic) payment is worth mentioning. Payment is not merely the 'reading of the debit/credit card', but several 'stops' (such as the payment device, the 'switch' deciding whether it is debit or credit etc) accompany the transfer along the 'rail'. All of those stakeholders have…Continue
Posted on February 4, 2013 at 1:52pm — 7 Comments
i haven't been around for quite a time. Settling in Cambridge was more work than expected - but I was actually writing in the last couple of weeks. Thanks to all of you - especially John and Keith - for the feedback on my begging-piece. A couple of ideas have now been distilled in this blog post on Sandy Ross's blog:…Continue
Posted on November 2, 2012 at 11:26am — 2 Comments
In my recent 'fieldwork' I stumbled upon a couple of incidences where it occurred to me that actually the agency of things plays a crucial role. Just as Woody Allen expressed in the conference for his latest movie 'To Rome with Love' cities for example often have agency themselves.
In my personal example it is the importance of cups, dogs, signs or possibly crouches for the beggar. They 'mark' him as a beggar and signify his neediness. Without those 'signs' he is hardly recognizable…Continue
Posted on August 21, 2012 at 12:09pm — 9 Comments