1 Up Fever
Experimental Documentary, 13m 20s
The 1 Up Fever imagines a Berlin district in which residents use a smartphone app to win Bitcoins that can be used instead of money at local businesses. The mockumentary was posted online, garnering wishful participants around the world. The fraud eventually revealed a problematic consideration: most of the Internet’s users treat their online activities as a game when, in fact, their information and interactions are turned into huge earnings for search engines and social networks.