‘BitSoil Popup Tax & Hack Campaign’ awarded with the Golden Nica

Thanks to all! The BitSoil Popup Tax & Hack Campaign has won the Golden Nica in the Interactive Art+ category of the 2018 Prix Ars Electronica. The selection this year included a Japanese project by Kohei Ogawa, Itsuki Doi, Takashi Ikegami and Hiroshi Ishiguro and an American entry by Mary Flanagan, both of whom received an honorable mention.

Ars Electronica is an internationally platform for digital art and media culture. Since 1987, Ars Electronica has awarded the Prix Ars Electronica once a year. 3.046 entries from 85 countries were submitted this year, divided into different categories.

BitSoil Popup Tax & Hack Campaign represents an unique approach to current economic concepts as bitcoin and data mining. “LarBitsSisters’ project has been developed as the sum of a process of interdisciplinary scientific research, philosophical reflection, and artistic practices”, emphasizes the jury in his comment. In doing so, “artificial intelligence and tax collector bots are at the service of a global system of economic and social welfare.”