Capitalist Reparations invites website visitors to mine cryptocurrency on their office computer during working hours as an attempt to generate reparations for the unfair compensation capitalism provides in exchange for labor.
The worker bears capitalism’s oppressive weight while corporations and ‘the few’ enjoy the profits.
British economist John Maynard Keynes in his 1930 essay, Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren, predicted a future met with prosperity and a 3 hour work day that could come following the age of industrialization and using machines to increase wealth and decreasing the need for manual labor.
Unfortunately, capitalism is a bitch and since your labor is not tied to your worth. Almost 90 years since Keynes essay, you work about the same hours on average but with proportionally less pay coupled with a higher cost of living.
Reparations are in order.
So, as you toil under this capitalist regime, you can use the CPU (central processing unit) of your work computer to create cryptocurrency – this is mining.
When you mine at work, the electricity and wifi to generate the crypto is at the expense of your employer.
Click ‘start mining’ and the process begins… Simply open the page at work and continue with your day as normal. The value you create will be donated to charitable organizations supporting those most adversely affected by the practice of capitalism, namely women and people of color.
(Images from a previous exhibition. Because the medium is "decentralized performance art and a web page I am open to many different display options)