We’re planning a project at Blivande that ties into both Trust in Play and Sci-Fi Economics Lab. It’s a game we’re calling “Avantgrid: Joul de vivre” and we turned in an application for funding for it today. You can read up about it if you google translate this page, but it’s basically an idea to make a solarpunk larp/festival to which you could only get a ticket by trading in stored energy or the potential of generating energy at the event. Furthermore, the history of movement of the electrons must be accounted for and follow rules set up by the participants. This process culminates in a 4-day festival and role playing game where only the gathered energy can be spent. We’re hoping to build a little solar punk town where this would be played out.
To guide your imagination, we’re thinking that the rules could for example discourage spending loads of money on a fancy factory bought wind turbine, and encourage something more DIY and upcycled. We might also want to reward ingenuity and aesthetics. It should also be accessible through an “easy” way out to gain entry - there will be bikes powering generators on which you can spend 8 hours in total in the weeks running up to the event.
To be clear, this is not an Edgeryders event, but we will be involving the community and the Sci-Fi Economics lab is explicitly mentioned in the application as a network we want to involve. We will know in a few months if this gets funded!