Burak Arikan on Thu, 30 Nov 2006 04:57:38 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> a stock market in life

Hi everybody,

I've recently created a system called "a stock market in life". I belive
that it can contribute to the discussions on immaterial labor, collective
creativity, social software, and techno-cultural production.


"a stock market in life" is a market that uses the value generated by the
immaterial labor of visitors at different urban spaces in Oklahoma City,
Boston, Munich, and Istanbul. These spaces will be connected with each other
via a streaming video server for the duration of the Upgrade! A Day in Life
event. For each location, sensors mounted in the entrance register how many
people are in the room at any one time and send this information to the
Stock Market central server. The number of visitors define the fair value
for each place. Each location has 100 shares and the shares gain or lose
value depending on the speculations in the market and the number of people
in the local rooms.

You can contribute to the value either by just visiting the physical
locations or by trading in the online stock market. The market is open now,
you can sell and buy shares using the money you will have when you register.

Thank you,

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