The 1Up Fever

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MOTHERBOARD, VICE https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/super-mario-meets-bitcoin-in-silvia-dal-dossos-1-up-fever
L’OEIL DU LINKS, CANAL+ http://www.canalplus.fr/c-infos-documentaires/c-ms-l-oeil-de-links/cid963055-1up-fever.html
CO.ESIST, FAST COMPANY http://www.fastcoexist.com/3015875/could-earning-money-one-day-resemble-a-real-life-video-game
THE UNSTITUTE http://theunstitute.org/Projection.Room.html
KORBEN http://korben.info/la-fievre-du-1up.html

In the city of Berlin everyone is going crazy for a new smartphone app. Anyone with a smartphone can play a sort of Super Mario Bros arcade game in Augmented Reality and has a chance to win Bitcoins just by playing. One coin corresponds to 0.01 Bitcoins. The citizens’ habits are tainted by the game. Coins are hidden all over the city, you can spot them by scanning the local area with your device, but often they are not easy to grab. People started to leave their jobs in order to collect Coins in the streets. All over the city people are jumping and running around with their smartphones, trying to grab as many virtual coins as they can, while the App developers’ identity remains covered.

By talking about a new imaginary smart phone app, in which the whole city of Berlin is allegedly involved, acknowledged bloggers, hackers, game developers, financial experts are being interviewed about the future of Bitcoins, the relationship between the governments and the cryptographic currencies and more in general, about the relationships between internet users, their own rights and their privacy.
Part of the work is dedicated to the Bitcoinkiez, a small Berlin district where local owners started to sell their products in Bitcoins through the Bitcoin Wallet App. This neighborhood holds a world record: no other one in the world is so densely populated with commercial activities that accept the Bitcoin as a valid currency.

Music by:
Trouble Mind Cabin Crew – Songs For The Animals – “Herons”
Trouble Mind Cabin Crew – Songs For The Animals – “Ants”
Digi G’alessio – 1994 – “Gorgonzola Marittimo”
Trouble Mind Cabin Crew – Songs For The Animals – “Toads”
Niccolò Presenti “Mario Arcade RMX”

http://digigalessio.bandcamp.com/
http://bedroomresearch.bandcamp.com/album/songs-for-the-animals

The movie was shot in Berlin. Thanks to re:publica, c-base, Party Bag, Room 77 and the all bitcoinkiez.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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The 1Up Fever

This was an independent production,

For donations:

BTC 33whP84CEc1DygooTQ69mS3mzNHKi3JC2c

ETH 0xAc16988c4fBAd19BAbE775db59C71154F60b4266

BAT 0x2e0EfA5Ec59c54cac15d06BE273a1DFDdA1d5004



press:

MOTHERBOARD, VICE https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/super-mario-meets-bitcoin-in-silvia-dal-dossos-1-up-fever

L’OEIL DU LINKS, CANAL+ http://www.canalplus.fr/c-infos-documentaires/c-ms-l-oeil-de-links/cid963055-1up-fever.html

CO.ESIST, FAST COMPANY http://www.fastcoexist.com/3015875/could-earning-money-one-day-resemble-a-real-life-video-game

THE UNSTITUTE http://theunstitute.org/Projection.Room.html

KORBEN http://korben.info/la-fievre-du-1up.html



In the city of Berlin everyone is going crazy for a new smartphone app. Anyone with a smartphone can play a sort of Super Mario Bros arcade game in Augmented Reality and has a chance to win Bitcoins just by playing. One coin corresponds to 0.01 Bitcoins. The citizens’ habits are tainted by the game. Coins are hidden all over the city, you can spot them by scanning the local area with your device, but often they are not easy to grab. People started to leave their jobs in order to collect Coins in the streets. All over the city people are jumping and running around with their smartphones, trying to grab as many virtual coins as they can, while the App developers' identity remains covered.



By talking about a new imaginary smart phone app, in which the whole city of Berlin is allegedly involved, acknowledged bloggers, hackers, game developers, financial experts are being interviewed about the future of Bitcoins, the relationship between the governments and the cryptographic currencies and more in general, about the relationships between internet users, their own rights and their privacy.

Part of the work is dedicated to the Bitcoinkiez, a small Berlin district where local owners started to sell their products in Bitcoins through the Bitcoin Wallet App. This neighborhood holds a world record: no other one in the world is so densely populated with commercial activities that accept the Bitcoin as a valid currency.



Music by:

Trouble Mind Cabin Crew - Songs For The Animals - "Herons"

Trouble Mind Cabin Crew - Songs For The Animals - "Ants"

Digi G'alessio - 1994 - "Gorgonzola Marittimo"

Trouble Mind Cabin Crew - Songs For The Animals - "Toads"

Niccolò Presenti "Mario Arcade RMX"



http://digigalessio.bandcamp.com/

http://bedroomresearch.bandcamp.com/album/songs-for-the-animals



The movie was shot in Berlin. Thanks to re:publica, c-base, Party Bag, Room 77 and the all bitcoinkiez.



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.