For MOBGEN:Lab, with creative technologists Charles Fried and Tom Power, we decided to reject the capital logic of bitcoin bubbles, and created an experiment with blockchain that addresses the collective care of our natural resources, starting with a financially autonomous mint plant.
We rig a desktop mint plant to an office-only cryptocurrency so that the value of the currency is tied to the health of the plant. You can give the plant water, or take some leaves for your mint tea. Either action will be logged in the blockchain ledger, and have an effect on the value of the currency. The idea is to make the plant autonomously tied to the micro-economy, with no need for an owner, and to incentivize our collective care and conscious harvesting of it through financial devices.
Blockchain Mint Plant was created by MOBGEN:Lab, an innovation lab at MOBGEN, part of Accenture Interactive.Director: Sebastian Veldman Concept and Design: Monique Grimord Creative Technology: Charles Fried and Tom Power