Walden Note Money

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Abstract

Bread, dosh, dough. Whatever name you give it, our relationship with money is everchanging. With the new 12-sided £1 coin entering circulation, we delve into your wallet to trace the history of currencies, the challenge of counterfeits and attempts to find alternative economies. As cryptocurrencies offer the promise of a world without banks, join us to test what this might mean for what we buy and explore what it takes to design new money.

Walden Note-Money – This musical sculpture invites you to step into the world of Walden Two, a utopian novel by behavioural psychologist B.F. Skinner. Building on Skinner’s ideas, this futuristic musical payment machine emits melodious noises, which denote the destruction of money that occurs during each of its transactions. Come listen to its dissonant chords as it churns out an ever-changing pattern of notes and hums.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventV&A Presents: Quids In - The Paul and Jill Ruddock Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Mar 201731 Mar 2017

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