Counterspeculations 07: The Fear Index with Carla Ibled by UCL Urban Laboratory published on 2018-08-24T12:05:07Z Welcome to the Counterspeculations audiotour, a sonic guide to the nuances of financialization hidden in plain sight in the City of London, produced by the UCL Urban Laboratory and the ReImagining Value Action Lab. Carla Ibled, "The Fear Index" : While once upon a time we might have imagined that investing and finance was about securing future wealth, today the biggest firms have found methods to profit from chaos and uncertainty. In this recording you'll hear Carla Ibled explain the inner workings of the VIX, the so-called Volatility Index. It was originally recorded outside the offices of Black Rock, the world's largest asset manager. Ibled is a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London. This and all the episodes of the Counterspeculations audio tour were originally recorded at a day-long workshop and walking tour in April of 2018 organized by Dr. Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou of University College London and Dr. Max Haiven of Lakehead University, Canada. More information can be found at www.ucl.ac.uk/urbanlab.