Ms Jaya Klara Brekke
My research is currently focusing on what matters politically in blockchain technology. By “matters”, I mean literally mattering as in making a material difference (in the sense of Barad). I trace different forms of political mattering across three domains of the technology assemblage, from protocol, with an immanent politics that operates continuously and pre-emptively; to governance and encoding of the protocol, an explicit politics of negotiation and resolution of dissensus; and finally interfaces with other systems and agencies, to account for the contingencies and contexts of what is otherwise too often described as total systems.
I am a PhD candidate in the department. My background is in the fields of design, technology, political economy and art – and I am grateful to have found a theoretical home that gives space lines of thought that cuts across widely disparate fields.
- Philosophy of technology
- Cryptographic geographies
- Non-human agency
- Political economy
- Differentiation as a vector of scale
- Sensitivity to the present in opposition to speculation on futures
- Spatial distribution of visibility and invisibility
Chapter in book
- Brekke, J. K. (Accepted). Disassembling the Truth Machine. In /META. Tracing unknown kno//wns/. de Vega, M. Mazon Gardoqui, V. & Silvestrin, D. ñ (Mexico City & Berlin).
- Brekke, J. K. (2018). Three Postcards from the World of Decentralised Money. In MoneyLab Reader#2: Overcoming the hype. Gloerich, I., Lovink, G. & de Vries, P. Institute of Network Cultures.
- Brekke, J. K. & Haase, E. (2017). Busting blocks and breaking chains. In Artists Re:Thinking the Blockchain. Catlow, R., Garrett, M., Jones, N. & Skinner, S. Liverpool University Press.
- Brekke, J.K., Filippidis, C. & Vradis, A. (2017). Athens and the war on public space: Tracing a city in crisis. Punctum Books.
Other (Digital/Visual Media)
- Brekke, J. K. , Dalakoglou, D. Domoney, R. Filippidis, C. & Vradis, V. (2014). Future Suspended: Athens from Olympic spectacle to the dawn of the authoritarian-financial complex.
- Brekke, J. K. & Bria, F. (2014). Community Requirements and Social Design. FP7 - CAPS project 610349 Decentralised Citizen Engagement Technologies (D-CENT).
- Baronian, L., Brekke, J. K., Bria, F., Lucarelli, S., Sachy, M. & Vercellone, C. (2014). D3.4 Field Research and User Requirements Digital social currency pilots. FP7 - CAPS project 610349 Decentralised Citizen Engagement Technologies (D-CENT).
- Brekke, J. K. & Bria, F. (2013). D-CENT Project Methodology. FP7 - CAPS project 610349 Decentralised Citizen Engagement Technologies (D-CENT).