FTSE

Bold Tendencies, London
30 May - 21 September 2019





FTSE (Farsight Stock Exchange) is a multimedia installation that imagines the architecture of decentralised financial services in an emerging age of smart cities. Set in a future London, the project revolves around Farsight Corporation: a fictional Anglo-Chinese technology company who acquire the Bold Tendencies car park site and repurpose the building for their inaugural real-estate bid.

Visualised through a fully interactive video game, Farsight propose FTSE, a prototype FinTech accelerator, housed within a pound (£) shaped skyscraper that soars a thousand feet into the air. Constructed on top of the existing car park, the tower contains algorithmic trading floors, FinTech incubators, server farms, penthouse lounges and smart-tech art galleries. Installed at the entrance to Bold Tendencies, visitors are invited to explore for themselves the digital world of Farsight Stock Exchange.

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Installation Views


Photo: Damian Griffiths

Credits

Concept, Architecture and Programming
Lawrence Lek

Additional Architectural Design
Finbarr Fallon

Virtual World
Robin Simpson

Music
Seth Scott

Interaction Design
Robert Prouse

Thanks to
Hannah Barry, Diana Córdoba Barrios , Charlie Mills, Tom Kelly, Marianna Turri



Related Projects

FTSE is part of a wider Sinofuturist fictional universe where the AI conglomerate Farsight Corporation develops art and entertainment. They also appear in:
︎︎︎ the CGI film Geomancer (2017)
︎︎︎ the site-specific VR installation Play Station (2017).
︎︎︎ the video game series 2065 (2018-ongoing).


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