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FOM AWARD 2015 – NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES! 

winner 2014

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Renee Verhoeven & David Carr
Sunnyside

Value is currently expressed in money, but does this really reflect what we most value in our society? The most expensive things in the world can be meaningless to some. We imagined a place in which we question if the current monetary system…

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second prize 2014

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Jonathon Keats
Selfie Money

It’s hard times for dollars and pounds. Banknotes are losing out to Square and PayPal. The whole idea of national currencies may become obsolete in the age of bitcoin. The Bank of England is fighting monetary obsolescence by updating the…

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second prize 2014

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David Benque
The Culturists

The Culturists are a community of wealthy individuals who have taken up the culturing of their own cells outside their bodies as a new form of ‘body-building’. They recognise in-vitro cultures as an extension of the self, and push the…

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winner 2013

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Joe Carpita and Craig Stover
Bigshot

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…

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second prize 2013

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Ilona Gaynor
Synecdoche, Hills

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…

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second prize 2013

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Frank Swain
Tommy-knockers

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…

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winner 2012

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Dimitris Stamatis
Ever Present Awareness

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…

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second prize 2012

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Jessica Charlesworth
A Cautionary Tale

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…

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winner 2011

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Nitipak Samsen
The Money Trailer

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,…

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second prize 2011

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ELLIOTT MONTGOMERY
ACCOUNTING FOR THE UNACCOUNTED

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…

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winner 2010

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Gunnar Green
The Spectacle of Paying

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…

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second prize 2010

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Austin Houldsworth
Electric Money

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…

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