Bloemenveiling, 2019

website; smart contracts; GAN generated video; AI bots

An online auction conducted simultaneously across thousands of nodes in the Ethereum network where humans and bots compete to win AI-generated tulip videos. Echoing the auctions that sprung up throughout taverns in 17th century Holland at the height of Tulip Mania, the piece interrogates the way technology drives human desire and economic dynamics by creating artificial scarcity.