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Creation Date

Winter 2017


Undergraduate student. Year of graduation: 2021. Major: Experimental and Foundation Studies. Class: Design. Faculty: Martie Holmer. Photographed by Mariah Bennett, MDes Interior Architecture, 2018.

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Wood, paper, and metal hinges

Student Narrative

An immensely overlooked aspect of bitcoin, the energy consumption that goes into mining bitcoin accounts for 0.13% of all the world's electricity. If bitcoin's energy consumption keeps increasing at the rate at which it is right now, by February 2021, bitcoin will use all of the worlds energy. This piece illustrates the basics of bitcoin and how it works and looks at its effects on global warming and energy consumption. Hopefully the book can inform more people about this relatively unknown problem that's growing at an astronomical rate in tandem with the value of bitcoin.


artists' books, bitcoin, energy consumption, global warming


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