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Poetics of Leadership

Between thoughts on where humanity is heading and how could we possibly lead and guide its course, we played a short round of the Currency Lab game. There were no group introductions, but I...

Currency examples past and present

Get the little fact book featuring 14 real world alternative currencies, several of which inspired the challenges in the Currency Lab board game. How did they solve those challenges? Many of their strategies were...

Mini game at Methods for Reclaiming Economy

The publication from Economia: a festival about the economy without the economists is out and it includes a printed version of the Currency Lab. The game was tweaked to fit a limited number of...

Mini version of Currency Lab

The Economia Festival is publishing a magazine and it will feature a simplified (but not at all less fun) version of the board game. Despite its small size, almost all challenges and strategies fit in....

Designing Speculation, Creation and Gift

The workshop participants at Economia Festival helped define some “magic numbers” in the Warhols currency design, in this way influencing the three economies (Speculation, Creation and Gift) programmed into this experimental digital money. One...

Trading Floor Game

The Money & Society MOOC gathered a group of participants IRL and, among other things, we ran around the room trading playing cards for other cards and – most important – for candy. It...

Subversive Economies at Nuvem

(abaixo versão em português) The rural station for art & technology nuvem.tk gathered this December a group to exchange “proposals, ideas, elucubrations – practical or theoretical, fictional or in progress – aiming to subvert...

Community Value at Supermarkt Berlin

This two-day event featured round tables, presentations and discussions about money and community. It was part of the series “Art, Money & Self Organization in Digital Capitalism” The participants included representatives from several community...

Visit to the Art Reserve Bank Mint

I got to visit the place where the art coins are brought to life with the help of a huge vintage manual metal press. As manager of the Berlin branch and enthusiast of the...

Zeit ist nicht Geld – Parallel Crossings

It was an inspiring night presenting Charles Eisenstein’s Sacred Economics video, the Spreeblüte local Berlin currency and neighborhood activity group Polly & Bob for the Parallel Crossings festival meeting, along with the CurrencyLab game....

Currency Workshop in Brazil

(abaixo versão em português) Vila Flores is an independent cultural center plus creative space in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and they are developing their own currency, the “Tigrão”. It is named after the neighbor’s dog...

Solikon Workshop

We played the CurrencyLab game at the Congress on Solidarity Economy and Transformation in Berlin this week. The discussions were great, we had many critical thinkers and we didn’t reach consensus in any of...

Transition Day & “Währungslabor”

For the meeting of Transition Town Berlin & Brandenburg last May, we tried for the first time playing the CurrencyLab game entirely in German language. An official translation is in the plans, but for...

Warhols experimental art currency

The “Warhols” are inspired by the iconic statement that in an ever-faster-paced world, anyone will have 15 minutes of fleeting fame. At the same time, in a society with increased surveillance and growing levels...

Video of Talk&Play presentation and Q&A

Thanks to the great folks from BerlinGameScene.com, the video of my presentation of the CurrencyLab board game is online. The Q&A afterwards was fun. Some keywords: #Wörgl and #chickens. Also #kisses and #bitcoin. Luckily...

3D Printed Game Pieces & BerlinGameScene

Besides the PDF for the board game and pieces, we are planning to provide also a 3D file for CurrencyLab players to be able to print their own game pieces. The first prototypes for...

New Education for a New Economy Conference

The dclass conference offered their tickets for purchase with either Euros or a special currency of “Karma”. All but 20 of the tickets were bought with Karma, which could take many forms – from...

Playing Currency Lab at Transmediale 2015

After the presentation of mcd magazine‘s special “Change Money!” issue, we gathered some people to play test the board game. It was really nice to see everybody engaged, and we got some ideas already...