Month: January 2014

Facecoin In More Detail

Facecoin is Bitcoin with a different Proof Of Work system. I'll try to explain what this means here but I also recommend the following articles about Bitcoin and its protocol: http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2013/04/economist-explains-how-does-bitcoin-work http://www.michaelnielsen.org/ddi/how-the-bitcoin-protocol-actually-works/ Proof of Work Whenever a computer in the bitcoin network wants to record transactions, it must perform a simple but unguessable and time-consuming…
Posted in Art, Art Computing, Generative Art, Projects

Facecoin

Facecoin, 2014, HTML5 and JavaScript. http://robmyers.org/facecoin/ Click here to run a visualization in your web browser. Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin use a "proof of work" system to prevent abuse. Artworks are proofs of aesthetic work. Facecoin uses machine pareidolia as its proof of work. This is implemented by applying CCV’s JavaScript face detection algorithm to…
Posted in Art, Art Computing, Generative Art, Politics, Projects, Satire

Working on Facecoin

Facecoin is an aesthetics-based cryptocurrency. It uses a face recognition algorithm on the output of its cryptographic hashing represented as a bitmap as its proof of work. Animated demo to follow.
Posted in Art, Art Computing, Generative Art, Projects, Satire

Exploring Art Data: My _MON3Y AS AN 3RRROR | MON3Y.US Review

Reviewing almost 70 artworks quickly and in depth is a challenge. With _MON3Y AS AN 3RRROR | MON3Y.US, I chose the approach of describing each artwork's notable features and then pulling out themes and commonalities at the end. Halfway through I realised that by changing each description into a standard format, I could write code…
Posted in Art Computing, Art History, Art Open Data, Free Software, Projects

Work In Progress: Tate Collection Data Movements

Here's a sneak peek at one of the visualizations from my analysis of the Tate Collection data. It's a graph of Movements linked by their artists: More to come soon...
Posted in Art History, Art Open Data, Projects