Two Worlds in Competition was a workshop supported by Baltan Laboratories in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Participants were prompted to imagine a world where the stock market is controlled by the health of the earth. Moodboarding, character creation and confrontation led to several ideas that critique and speculate on how we manage our economic values today.
One idea, titled SlimeNet, imagined an organic and omniscient network where people exchanged knowledge and messages through slime mould DNA; an organic critique of all of the personal data hazards that come with products like Google and Facebook.
The Rainbow Inquisition mimicked the credit scores that define and limit people’s opportunities in our world today, but for a world where value is determined by your relationship to sustainability and the earth. Citizens must reveal their ‘sustainability’ score to receive any financial benefits.