Month: December 2014

Easier Dogecode

I've added a Dogecode runner that uses dogepartychain.info's API rather than requiring a local dogepartyd instance to be running. You can get the runner as part of the Dogecode source code here: https://github.com/robmyers/dogecode And you use it like this: dcrunw DFibwNZvuJaHM9bD6x1WA63urkHiE4tWzF which will fetch the program encoded as Dogeparty tokens at the specified address (DFib...)…
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Dogecode

dcrun -u rpcuser -w rpcpassword DCvDS9g9VUZ94MSLbWi4zWRtxHrXeEctZ3 Hello World! Cryptographic asset tokens can represent all kinds of things. Including computer programs. Introducing...: Dogecode (There are several other projects called Dogecode. This isn't them). Dogecode takes computer programs in the Brainfuck programming language (chosen for simplicity of encoding): ++++++++[>++++[>++>+++>+++>+<<<<-]>+>+>->>+[<]<-]>>.>---.+++++++..+++.>>.<-.<.+++.------.--------.>>+.>++. and translates them into a csv file of…
Posted in Aesthetics, Art, Crypto, Projects, Satire

Blockchain Aesthetics 2

Visualizing Bitcoin blockchain transactions - click on each image to run in your browser. Each hash as instructions for a turtle graphics pen: Life games with each hash as the starting board state: A Chernoff Face of each hash: Cellular automata with each hash as the initial row: Quadratic curves with the bytes of each…
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Essay Corpse – Accelerate Aesthetics

(This essay wouldn't gel and I abandoned it. "XXXX..." means "do more here in the next writing or edit pass." Do get "Speculative Aesthetics" and "Class Wargames", they are both wonderful books.) Urbanomic's "Speculative Aesthetics" is a freshly mined block of well-contextualised ideas, including some insightful discussion of Accelerationism's relationship to aesthetics. That relationship is…
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MYSOUL

I have placed my soul on the blockchain, representing it as a cryptographic asset token. The MYSOUL token is on the Dogecoin blockchain as a Dogeparty asset: http://dogepartychain.info/asset/MYSOUL I've divided it up into 100 units. This is more efficient that having a single token to represent the soul and transferring it to a single owner,…
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