The Bristol Pound, mobile and digital money


BristolPoundFeedback Brief summary document of preliminary findings.

WorkshopSummary Brief summary document of a workshop on digital money.

Pantidi, N. and Ferreira, J (2014) What Can HCI do for Local Currencies? Workshop paper at #CHImoney: financial interactions, digital cash, capital exchange and mobile money, as part of ACM CHI ’14.

Ferreira, J. and Perry, M. (2015) Building an Alternative Social Currency: Dematerialising and rematerialising digital money across media. Proc. HCI Korea’15, Dec 10-12, Seoul, South Korea. Lee (Ed.), Hanbit Media, Inc. (download: ACM digital library), 122-131.

Ferreira, J., Perry, M. and Subramanian, S. (2015) Spending Time with Money: fromshared values to social connectivity. Proc. ACM CSCW’15, March 14–18, 2015, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Pantidi, N. Ferreira, J., Balestrini, M., Perry, M., Marshall, P. & McCarthy. J. (2015) Connected Sustainability: connecting sustainability-driven, grass-roots communities through technology. In Extended Abstracts on Communities & Technology, in Limerick, Eire.


Zopa, financial intermediaries and enterprise


McKnight, J.M., Fish, A.R. (2016) Zopa’s lambs: video ads, internet banks, and the financialization of affect. Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization 16 (4), 33-49.

Beyond Surveillance Fridges and Socialized Power Drills: Social Media and the Financialization of Everyday Life. Article by Dr Adam Fish (Lancaster)

Online finance should be the next concern, not spying bins. Article by Drs Adam Fish and John Carter McKnight (Lancaster)

McKnight, J.C. and Fish, A. Becoming Sensible: Peer-to-Peer Lending and the Limits of Financialization. In review at Science, Technology and Human Values.

McKnight, J.C. Peer reviewed conference presentation: Reconfiguring Peer-to-Peer Finance: From Technological Play to ‘Sensible’ Saving. Fourth Annual Cultural Political Economy Workshop, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.

McKnight, J.C. “’Sensible’ Borrowers: Class Narratives and the Manipulation of Affect in the Marketing of Alternative Finance.” Social Media & Affect Research Seminar. University of East London, London, UK.

McKnight, J.C. and Fish, A. Peer reviewed conference presentation: Financialization: Process Innovation in the New Financial Workplace. The Dynamics of Virtual Work: The Transformation of Labour in a Digital Global Economy. University of Hertfordshire, UK.



McKnight, J.C., Ferreira, J., Fish, A. and Perry, M. (2015) Digital financial innovation: design rhetorics, spatiality, and the challenge of creating community. Workshop on Collaboration and Social Computing in Emerging Financial Services, ACM CHI 2015, Vancouver, BC, Canada.


Digital Intermediaries – Synthesis Reports

D1. Putting the ‘digital’ in Digital Intermediaries: the role of technical infrastructure in building business models. Digital Technology Innovation and Financial Business Practices. Project Deliverable 1 (by Drs John Carter McKnight, Jennifer Ferreira, Mark Perry and Adam Fish)

D2. Interpreting infrastructure: Defining user value for digital financial intermediaries. Drawing from Studies of Use – the value, use and interpretation of infrastructure in digital intermediaries to their users. Project Deliverable 2 (by Drs Jennifer Ferreira, John Carter McKnight, Adam Fish and Mark Perry)

D3. Participatory Design of Digital Intermediaries
Analysis of design workshops providing insights into challenges and opportunities for the providers and users of digital financial services (by Drs Jennifer Ferreira, John Carter McKnight, Adam Fish, Mark Perry and Prof. Sriram Subramanian)

D4. Managing Digital Intermediaries: socio-digital analysis of the design of internet-based social, peer-to-peer financial services
Summary findings from the 3DaRoC project. Addresses how digital technical infrastructures are managed and used in the two retail financial products examined.

D5. Digital Intermediary Exchange Toolkit
Synthesis practitioner report. Its purpose is to serve as a ‘toolkit’ to support entrepreneurs, designers, software developers, legislators and regulators working in the area of innovative alternative financial products (by Drs Mark Perry, John Carter McKnight, Jennifer Ferreira and Adam Fish)

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