I exhibited an updated version of my ‘Bitcoin Radiator’ concept as a design fiction installation at the Creativity & Cognition Conference earlier this year. This was an exploration in a multi-modal design fiction using a number of different media. The work comprised of an installation of the Bitcoin radiator itself (which heats a household radiator using the waste heat created from mining Bitcoins, thus producing crypto-currency-subsidised domestic heating), along with some fictional promotional materials from the ministry of crypto finance.
There are various parts to this project… first of all it might be worth looking at the short design fiction film that was the earliest incarnation of this work. It kind of ‘sets the scene’ for the design fiction’s story world. You can also access the abstract that accompanied the installation here. Finally you can take a look at the ‘Ministry for Cryptographic Finance’ promotional materials below.