[NetBehaviour] Clickmine by Sarah Friend - blockchain art co-commission
ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org
Fri Nov 3 16:35:09 CET 2017
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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