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15/02/2020 (update)

Bitsoil Popup Tax & Hack Campaign

BitSoil Popup Tax & Hack Campaign’ engages with one of the most pressing problems of the digital economy, the inequalities involved in the mining of user data by tech companies for profit – Christiane Paul about bitsoil.tax/campaign.

While using free Internet services, we generate data that big corporations use to earn a lot of money. More than 2.5 trillion bytes of data are generated daily. Every click, every Tweet, every post generates data that can be sold.

‘BitSoil Popup Tax & Hack Campaign’ proposes a new way of distributing Internet wealth by introducing the BitSoil currency. Twitter bots invite users to join the campaign by launching their own bots which will send digital postcards to either a CEO of one of the ten biggest tech firms or to the head of state of a country of choice. Through these interactions, new BitSoil value is created – printed receipts allow us to follow this process on-site.

The campaign is on tour across the world. After Brussels, Leuven, Linz, Wuhan, Berlin, Seoul, Peking ‘BitSoil Popup Tax & Hack Campaign’ hits ground in two world’s most famous cities: Shanghai in China and New York in USA.

bitsoil.tax/campaign


@ Gluon Brussels

28/11/2018Enter the BitRepublic

Gluon Art & Tech Hub Brussels

17/05/2018 – 27/05/2018

Since we started this campaign BTS 24.275400 has been redistributed

123 people signed-up!

© photo credits lumin.be / larbitslab.be


@ OK Center Linz

29/11/2018CyberArts 2018 – Ars Electronica

Linz, Austria

06/09/2018 – 16/09/2018

BTS 1342.562400 redistributed earnings on the data produced by people

375 people signed-up!

© photo credits larbitslab.be


@ Big House Wuhan

01/12/2018BITREPUBLIC

Big House Contemporary Art Center

Wuhan / China

27/10/2018 – 20/12/2018

BTS 2656.789200 redistributed earnings on the data produced by people

524 people signed-up!

© photo credits larbitslab.be


@ Drive Berlin

01/12/2018ERROR – The Art of Imperfection

Drive Volkswagen Group / Berlin

16/11/2018 – 28/02/2019

BTS 4093.912500 redistributed earnings on the data produced by people

806 people signed-up!

© photo credits larbitslab.be


@ SongEun ArtSpace Seoul

06/04/2019Brussels in SongEun: Imagining Cities Beyond Technology 2.0

SongEun ArtSpace / Seoul

25/03/2019 – 08/06/2019

BTS 79584.02702 redistributed earnings on the data produced by people

905 people signed-up!

© photo credits: larbitslab.be


@ Hyundai Motorstudio Art District 798 Beijing

17/07/2019Lying Sophia and Mocking Alexa – An Exhibition on AI and Art

Hyundai Motorstudio Art District 798 / Beijing

12/07/2019 – 21/10/2019

BTS 160207.14497 redistributed earnings on the data produced by people

1073 people signed-up!

© photo credits: larbitslab.be


@ McaM Shanghai

12/11/2019Mind the Deep: Artificial Intelligence and Artistic Creation

Ming Contemporary Art Museum (McaM) / Shanghai

06/11/2019 – 09/02/2020

BTS 215637.18282 redistributed earnings on the data produced by people

1109 people signed-up!

© photo credits: larbitslab.be


@ Kellen Gallery New York

15/02/2020The Question of Intelligence – AI and the Future of Humanity

Kellen Gallery – The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center / New York

07/02/2020 – 08/04/2020

BTS 254018.29136 redistributed earnings on the data produced by people

Untill now 1205 people signed-up!

© photo credits: larbitslab.be