Permanent revolution in Lewe

Thomas Paine’s adoptive town Thomas Paine, who is credited with helping to spark the French and American revolutions, is burning a hole in my pocket. Instead of the Queen’s face on British banknotes, I have Th...
Icarus, une mine de bitcoin.

Silicon Money and the Commons

  The value of virtual transactions rose from $819 billion in 2001 to a quadrillion dollars today. This exponential growth can be compared to the success of bitcoin. A good example of the potential of soc...

Olga Kisseleva

Money distorts our perception of the world Olga Kisseleva was born in the ex-Soviet Union, grew up during the effervescence of the perestroika and lives in Paris in the age of globalization. In her video and...

Critical Internet Economies

A Personal Chronology With resource sharing becoming a necessity, the currencies in which this is happening are now on the radar of a growing number of geeks, artists and activists. Let’s talk about the aest...

Albertine Meunier

Keep it moving, there’s everything to see and nothing to sell With her ironic pieces, French artist Albertine Meunier forces us to see things from a different angle, introducing a grain of sand into the well-o...

Bureau d’études

A currency should be affected by the environment in which it lives Bureau d'études is a French artist duo formed in the late 1990s by Léonore Bonaccini and Xavier Fourt best known for their creative mapping ...

Art rewrites the history of money

The artist’s currency has no use for archaic monetary systems, financial deregulation or distorted construction value. It’s a new form of political subversion, as proven by initiatives in South America that are...

The Afro

Hope for Africa Since 2002, Mansour Ciss Kanakassy from Senegal and Baruch Gottlieb from Canada have been nurturing a concrete artistic utopia: the Afro, a unique currency for the African continent. Material...

Money doesn’t smell

In 1993, a trendy neighborhood of newly reunited ex-East Berlin gave rise to Knochen Bank and its currency, the knochengeld (“bone money”). The highly mediatized artistic experiment lasted only seven weeks, but...

Bitcoin

The end of the Taboo on Money Jaromil’s lengthy thesis on bitcoin is a technoetic inquiry that “takes into consideration the biopolitical dynamics that govern the bitcoin community as well specific characteris...