Author: Rob Myers

Using The Palette

The “Democratic Palette” contract provides 12 colours to use. What happens if griefers set the palette to 12 colours that are almost exactly the same? What happens if you need colours with more or less contrast or hue difference? What

Posted in Aesthetics, Ethereum, Projects

Democratic Palette

Democratic Palette, 2016, Ethereum Contract and HTML/JavaScript/CSS. A palette of twelve colours that anyone can set on the Ethereum blockchain. Every vote for every colour is tracked and the top twelve make up the palette. The images above show various

Posted in Aesthetics, Art, Crypto, Ethereum, Projects

Blank Canvas

Blank Canvas, 2016, Ethereum Contract and HTML/JavaScript/CSS. A blank canvas that anyone can set the colour of on the Ethereum blockchain. The images above show use of the GUI to change the colour (the GUI appears if you click in

Posted in Art, Ethereum, Projects

Oculus Rift CV1 Support in OpenHMD

OpenHMD has added support for the Oculus Rift Consumer version 1 (CV1) in the dev-oculus-cv1 branch. It tracks the headset and turns the video and sound on. Above is a blurry image taken on my phone showing openglexample running on-screen

Posted in Virtual Reality


  $ ./nom –help Usage: nom [OPTIONS] Defaults to using 32 bytes of entropy. -rep string hash representation – hex, base58, bip39 or proquint (default “hex”) -seed string read the bytes to hash as the parameter of this argument -stdin

Posted in Crypto, Projects

Left Universal Basic Income

The Universal Basic Income proposed by the Left is different from that proposed by the Right. Rather than replacing the welfare state it is a supplement to it. As Srnicek & Williams note in “Inventing The Future”, 2015 (p.297): The

Posted in Accelerationism, Politics

Problems to be Isolated, Described and Discussed

A & L developed slowly and untidily around a consensus that there were historical and objective problems which could be isolated and described, and thus discussed. This is what distinguished and distinguishes A & L from other artists or artistic

Posted in Art, Art History, Notebook

“Hot Cold” on Homestead

Here’s “Hot Cold” live on the Ethereum “Homestead” network. “Hot Cold” calls back to Art & Language’s 1960s Conceptual Art involving abstract aesthetic properties. It looks (and is implemented to be) twice as complex as “Is Art“, but it’s still

Posted in Art, Crypto, Ethereum, Projects, Uncategorized

Art And The Blockchain

Facecoin is at the “Art and the Blockchain” show at Digital Catapult. Here’s Ruth Catlows’ article about it –

Posted in Crypto, Projects, Shows

“Is Art” On Homestead

Ethereum has been live for several months now and has progressed to the point where the network has been declared stable. So I’m deploying my contract artworks to the Ethereum blockchain. First up is “Is Art“. “Is Art” is an

Posted in Art, Crypto, Ethereum, Projects, Uncategorized