Capitalism Works For Me – Interactive, crowdfunded Sculpture-Tour

Steve Lambert hat sich per Kickstarter eine interaktive Skulptur finanzieren lassen, mit der er jetzt bis zu den Präsidentschaftswahlen durch die USA reist. Updates dazu gibt's auf der Kickstarter-Seite und auf Lamberts Website. Sehr schönes Projekt! Hier das Video aus der Kickstarter-Kampagne:

I’m excited that this piece takes on what for most Americans is a taboo, or even nonexistent subject: whether global, hegemonic capitalism actually works for most people. But whew, talking about that is boring! And telling people what to think is worse! This sign gets passers by to participate in deceptively simple vote (True/ False) which only pretends to offer resolution. Every aspect of the interaction draws them in to more complex questions and conversations, leading to new thoughts and ideas about a better world!

For 50 years it has been unacceptable, politically, in the United States to ask what is basically a straightforward question. We have a particular economic system, it’s called capitalism. We have every right as a society to ask of that system, is it working? Is it working for us? Do the benefits and the costs balance themselves out in a way that says, do we want to keep this system? Or that says, we want to change this system? Or that says, we ought to look at an alternative system. We’ve been afraid to ask that question. We’ve been afraid to have public debates—that’s the legacy of the cold war. We can’t afford anymore to not do that. We have to raise the question.