Thank you to all who submitted ideas to this years competition
What happens at the convergence of Anonymous Routing, Crypto-Anarchy and Crowd Funding? In 2013, the individual is capable of wielding more power than ever before. The proliferation of anonymous, web based technologies will enable this yield exponentially, creating the potential for…View project.
second prize 2013
Financial crime is becoming extensively more abstract. Today we see breaches of privacy and theft using highly auspicious varieties of Malware: from phishing scams, data skimming to DNA hacking and insider trading, which due to obvious progress will only get increasingly…View project.
second prize 2013
Hello, my name is Frank Swain and I’m here from UNITY, a charity established in 1984 to defend rights of workers in Britain. We work to tackle exploitation, secure fair pay, and provide legal counsel and support services to those in need. I’m…View project.
As we near the technological stage when our money will no longer be represented as physical entities but rather but electronic bits of information. How might we perceive the existence of our financial transactions? How would we know if someone…View project.
second prize 2012
A cautionary tale exploring the intersection between emotional impact of spending money and evidence of that emotional impact. How could you enforce an emotional connection with financial transactions that would act as a new credit scoring system? What evidence would…View project.
Have you ever wondered where the money in your pocket had come from? Who was the previous owner? Who was the owner before that? Might it be a famous celebrity?… TRAIL$ imagines the development of a new monetary payment system,…View project.
second prize 2011
Often, the most culturally meaningful transactions happen in very curious, messy, and wonderful ways. How might these moments of monetary culture be preserved in the future, as more of our transactions drift toward intangible electronic events? These paper maquettes are…View project.
With e-money, money becomes intangible. The »spectacle of paying« illustrates the idea of visible gestures as a means of transferring and exchanging money face to face. The initial idea was to create a stringent system of specific gestures — each…View project.
second prize 2010
Similar to gold, electric money unlike electronic money has value without the need for cryptographic technologies. The law of conservation of energy states: Energy can be neither created nor destroyed. However, energy can change forms, and energy can flow from…View project.