Proof of Faith is interactive experience reflecting on how ideological positions surrounding blockchain technologies are embedded within the practices and conceptions that we commonly identify as religions. It focuses on the mining rig as the new technological altar to which the miner devotes themselves. Screenshot tweet
The mining rig, using four raspberry pis mining on the Monero blockchain, is entirely made of transparent plexiglass to embody the idea that blockchains were created to be transparent technologies and therefore raises the question : does transparency imply that a technology is understandable?
Furthermore, the installation emphasizes the multiplicity of points of views and the propaganda led by so-called “crypto-prophets” surrounding blockchains and cryptos through a data set. The data, curated from the Internet, is exhibited through a matrix of 128 OLED displays. Proof of Faith invites the user to explore the data and observe this altar-like mining rig and put in perspective, in doing so, their own point of view and their trust regarding blockchain technologies.