inspiration for new types of money towards a better possible world

Spreeblüte – a currency for Berlin

Could money be freely available like wild flowers blossoming along the river? How can a community create their own independent medium of exchange? Sexy but poor Despite its vibrant art scene and famous tourist...

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...

Inspiration Feed 05.14

Inventing currencies, concentration of wealth in Brazil, transformational sharing, behavioural economics & more… links selection – 14.may.15

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...

Inspiration Feed 04.15

Attentional commons, community currencies, quantitative easing for the people & more… links selection  – 15.apr.15

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...

Inspiration Feed 03.11

Basic income experiments, divesting from fossil fuel, wealth of the commons & more… links selection  – 11.mar.15

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...

mcd magazine launch at the Transmediale

The English version of the “We Grow Money, We Eat Money, We Shit Money” special issue will be launched this January 31st, 1:30 PM at the HKW cafe stage in Berlin. The event is free and open...

Artists as Bankers, Currency as Art

Alternative currencies can be developed as emergency responses to an economic crisis and lack of enough “official” currency, or as proactive initiatives to foster local and underserved economies, but can also be created as...

Currency Lab game is out

The first version of our board game is now available for download at Gumroad! It’s a print-yourself file that includes the board, the rules, the challenge and strategy cards, plus a special Fact Book with examples...

Inspiration Feed 01.15

local currencies, bullshit jobs, collaborative funding, debating the sharing economy, revolution paradigms & more… links selection  – 15.jan.15

Changer l’argent

“Change the Money” is the theme for mcd magazine’s new special issue and it includes the article “Artists as Bankers, Currency as Art“, which you can read in English here at Coinspiration. The printed...

The 100 Euro Dinner

A performance by Richard Pettifer, Sonja Hornung and Carrie McIlwain The idea for “the Dinner” performance came up when a relative from Australia gave the artists 100 euro as a gift. The instructions said it should be...

Inspiration Feed 01.08

currency design, solar energy, giving directly, cuban coops & more… links selection  – 08.jan.15

Thank you beta testers!

One round took two hours!  The first test play of the game exceeded our expectations in many ways. We got some very useful suggestions for optional rules and tweaks that will make the game more interesting. The next step...

Inspiration Feed 01.01

computer simulated currencies, participatory budgeting, statement cryptocurrencies & more… links selection  – 01.jan.15