„Useless is useful“ Zhuang Zhi
The Cheesecoin is a narrative device to address exchange systems connected to lactic fermentation. Cheesecoin is not a cryptocurrency and does not require any wallet or blockchain, given the environmental cost, sheer superfluity and scam nature of many cryptobased economies. It circulates like stories and images do: from mouth to mouth, like a kiss, from screen to heart or oblivion.
Cheesecoin models a gift economy that mimics neighborhood and p2p exchange systems in which things are given away to create a complex web of relations. It is neither a product nor a currency but results from digital abundance. Cheesecoin highlights the plenitude and multiplicity of digital proliferation.
Instead of being a means of payment cheesecoin maps an „internet of stink“ that arises when fungi, moulds and bacteria communicate with one another via smell. The result is partly cheese.
Technology is thus controlled by natural and social processes – not the other way around.
The creation of cheesecoin is monitored on a gift stick that inverts the function of a traditional tally stick recording debt. Around 500 cheesecoins are around, and you have been lucky enough to find one, congratulations!
Here is what to do with it:
Please upload a photo of it here (www.inland.org/cheesecoin) and we will let you know further details.
If you have found a unique original cheesecoin; pls consider sharing it on this platform by uploading a photo of it.
By doing so you will help to contribute to animating the animal spirit printed on your cheesecoin. They will start moving and coming to life if everyone shares their copy. While you can keep your cheesecoin copy; it s animal spirit can only come to life if it is put back into the commons and shared with a wider constituency.