[NetBehaviour] Clickmine by Sarah Friend - blockchain art co-commission

ruth catlow ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org
Fri Nov 3 16:35:09 CET 2017

Dear All,

More grist to the recent blockchain conversation mill!

Clickmine by Sarah Friend (Canada)

We are pleased to announce this new co-commission by NEoN and Futherfield

Selected from an open call circulated as part of Furtherfield’s ongoing 
investigations into the politics of the blockchain, smart contracts, and 
cryptocurrency systems and NEoN’s programme using ‘media archaeology’ to 
uncover and reconsider the obsolete, persistent, and hidden material 
cultures of the technological age. The online work will be available 
soon and a free to play version will be exhibited at the upcoming NEoN 
festival in Dundee <http://www.northeastofnorth.com/festival-programme/>

Clickmine is a hyperinflationary ERC-20 token that is minted by a 
clicking game. Clicking games, like cookie clicker and cow clicker, are 
the reductio ad absurdum of a ‘game’ (brutalist with a sense of humour). 
The cryptocurrency ecosystem, (particularly the Ethereum network), has 
been overrun by the phenomena of token sales or International Coin 
Offerings (ICOs). The fervor to purchase ERC-20 tokens (a meta currency 
that exists on top of Ethereum itself) has
reached such an intensity that it stalls the processing time of the 
network. This has already prompted the creation of satirical coins 
UselessToken and Ponzicoin. Clickmine moves similar mechanics onto the 
blockchain, in a hypercapitalist frenzy that makes the generation of 
useless wealth via clicking more literal than ever before.

Read more here http://www.furtherfield.org/events/clickmine-s-friend/

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