It’s 2063 in the Displaced City. Nokuna is a protected region that operates on a gift economy model. The universal Bitcoin currency has had its signal blocked and is useless within Nokuna’s boundaries. Helping others and supporting the city infrastructure – painting smart interface walls, watering the urban garden and removing digital waste – will determine the length of a person’s stay, as well as the products and services that they can enjoy in Nokuna. Smart walls hold a crowd-sourced digital catalogue of tasks that must be downloaded and completed to grant a person more time and enjoyment in Nokuna. When you stop contributing to Nokuna’s gift economy, you are ‘turned off’ and the system escorts you to the exit.
Andreas Streinzer, Anthropologist
Caitlin Cockerton, Design Researcher
Joatan Preis Dutra, Media Designer
Louise Jensen, Interaction Designer
Carlos J. Gómez de Llarena, atelier leader / Damir Prizmic, atelier coordinator