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Heidi Hinder’s Money No Object

Developed during a Crafts Council and Watershed Craft + Tech residency at the Pervasive Media Studio at Watershed in 2013

Three Craft + Tech residencies took place in 2013 in order to look at how makers could influence and invent the objects and interactions animating the Internet of Things. Heidi Hinder, Chloe Meineck and Patrick Laing, were each selected on the strength of their proposals to embed technologies within a specific project within their practice. 

Money No Object

Alongside sex and war, money is a constant in human history. But the object of money is fast becoming immaterial. Coins, cash and credit cards are arguably obsolete as digital representations of currency replace these physical objects. Yet trading still relies on trust. So how do we trust what we cannot tangibly experience, what we can no longer touch, see, smell or hear? Beyond the financial, Heidi Hinder will playfully question ideas of value and re-imagine the designed object of money, exploring what could happen if beautifully crafted 'coins' could trigger truly invaluable and enriching points of exchange.

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