The story of SHELL is a post-labor, post-fiat society where everyone is a data miner and crypto-validator, living in a shell--Shell01--a global housing project owned by shell corporations of indeterminate provenance. The internet is cut into a cartesian grid of speculative financial assets; housing, physical spaces and goods are all controlled by anonymous entities. The interior of a shell is blending domestic space with the machinic, hardware space of mining rigs; LED screens replace windows; virtual objects are mingling with physical ones. The unit is a Corbusier’s machine for living, with a twist. Ghosts and shells are the same.