Counterspeculations 08: Alchemy and the Gold Underground with Brett Scott 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. Brett Scott, "Alchemy and the Gold Underground." : Gold has perhaps always had a febrile influence on the imagination. And while for some, the age of financialization has allowed conceptions of money and wealth to become abstract and immaterial, for others gold is still king. In this presentation, originally recorded at the London Bullion Market, right accross the lane from the historic London Stock Exchange, Brett Scott meditates on the alchemy of dreams. Scott is an economic explorer, finance hacker, author and journalist whose writing on money and technology has been published in major newpapers and magazines around the world. 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.