The bitsoil popup tax & hack campaign
> in collaboration with larbitslab
The BitSoil Popup Tax & Hack Campaign is an internet based art work. In essence, the work is a digital campaign that deploys its activity both online and offline. It consists of an interaction between a troupe of happily strolling social media bots on Twitter and an offline interactive installation, geared as a critical tool to restore a fair balance to the digital economy and its tendencies to concentrate wealth in the hands of a few big tech companies.
Central to the project is the bitsoil hypothesis. Data are the new ‘black gold’ of the internet economy and up until now not enough thought has been given to questions regarding the distribution of this wealth that is currently concentrated in the hands of big tech companies such as Facebook and Google.
The project combines online and offline spaces that flow into each other to create the BitREPUBLIC, an environment where bitsoil is redistributed across its citizens, the participants in the campaign. The offline installation consists of a series of block-modules that serve as a data center processing and redistributing bitsoil that was mined by Twitter bots.
© photo credits larbitslab.be / lumin.be