Increasingly we are seeing more examples of craft and technology that embraces more natural gestures. Money no object by Heidi Hinder does just that. Her project questions prevailing concepts of value, and playfully explores alternative economic ideas; considering for example, a new significance for material and physical currencies in an increasingly immaterial world, where smart payment transactions are imperceptible, but human emotions, creativity and culture, remain something that money can’t buy. ‘Money No Object’ has re-imagined the designed object of money, exploring what could happen if financial transactions offered a different kind of value proposition, and in a new creative economy, could trigger invaluable and enriching points of exchange. So money no object emplys high fives, hugs, handshakes and even tap dancing to engage in finacial transactions. All this was made possible through a Craft + Technology award research residency and support from the Crafts Council and Bristol’s Watershed Media Centre for three months.