The work speculates on the changing nature of the data economy in light of the ecological and social crisis. The piece presents a cryptomining platform with GPU units hacked to recover waste heat and fuel little electric cars, whilst crypto-currency is being mined. The car, once status symbol of modernity, acts here as a visionary trigger. Ideas about modernity are shattered and technological challenges are approached in a playful and provocative manner.
The Crypto Miner Car brings a car that moves towards a new, contemporary and disruptive form of mobility. Within the critical discourse on climate change, CO2 emissions and global warming, this work explores how the computational process and massive computing power involved in the mining process of cryptocurrencies can be deployed in the urban and social fabric, within the context of climate change.