5 October / 7pm - 9pm / The Box / FREE, booking required
Join us for the launch of the A Moeda project, an experiment in which we will attempt to send digital coins on a journey around the world using cutting edge technology.
A MOEDA presents a model where humans are vehicles for coins, and coins are vehicles for humans.
How do we imagine sharing everyday life with semi-autonomous machines? How much autonomy are we prepared to let objects have?
Through two workshops in Berlin and Liverpool, the project developed two new digital coin editions with distinct identities to join a Lisbon edition and be set on the task of a round-world trip. At FACT, we will be launching a FREE app which attendees can download and be the first to start the coins on their journey.
After the launch it will be up to the public to send coins on their journeys - you can get involved by telling your friends to download the app, and then swap digital coins through your mobile device. Through swaps these coins will travel around the globe, hoping to finally return to their place of origin.