A monetary system designed within the cultural context of B.F. Skinner Walden Two. The project imagines a payment system that challenges the established monetary function of ‘a store of value.’ Creating a new method of exchange that encourages people to actively destroy their money during a transaction. The process positively reinforces this behaviour through the creation of music, produced from the burning money within the transaction machine.
Walden coinage is made from potassium nitrate and sugar to produce smoke. The musical notes that are created are linked to the denomination of the money.
Walden-note Money is part of a 3 year research project, which focuses on the development of a new design methodology called counter-fictional design.
Interview about the project: