Feraltrade.org is the electronic track of an embodied praxis. It's an
artistic gesture that crosses physical and electronic networks.
Feraltrade.org, through the commerce of selected goods creates a
virtuous circuit between different spaces. It also creates an economic
network, a network of exchange, which is the most important background
on which artistic, social and cultural realities can develop. Practices
alternatives to what we already know need a fertile soil to grow and
feraltrade.org is a well-constructed example of what a living background
can be. Feraltrade.org gives shape to a vision and it's, at the same
time, deeply rooted in reality, for all this reasons I think that it
deserves this year the netarts.org prize.
Therealcost.com is a firefox plugin that everyone should install on
his/her own computer. It makes you aware of which are the "real costs"
of your travels by airplane. It shows you home much CO2 is going to be
released by your reservation with flight companies. It's a perfect
example of a practice that should be brought back to everyday life as
we often do a lot of things online without really understanding which
are the consequences of our choices in the real world.