Category: Art

About “Is Art”

This is the text for the current showing of "Is Art". "Is Art", 2016/2017, Ethereum DApp, Rob Myers. Late 1960s Conceptual Art and mid 1990s net.art are useful inspiration for thinking about the blockchain and smart contracts. These art movements stood in critical tension with the systems of communication, law and commerce of their eras.…
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“Bad Shibe” at New World Order

Lina Theodorou's installation at Furtherfield's "New World Order" featuring their wonderful illustrations for my story "Bad Shibe". You can buy the print version of Bad Shibe, featuring those illustrations, at the show or online via PayPal or with Bitcoin. Via Furtherfield - https://twitter.com/furtherfield/status/865569017515438084
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“Is Art” at Ethereal

"Is Art" in the FOAM space at Ethereal summit in New York. You can manipulate it using the MacBook and watch its state update via the blockchain on the tablet next to it. From show curator the awesome Sam Hart (thanks Sam!) - https://twitter.com/hxrts/status/866447265229156353
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New World Order

My novella "Bad Shibe" and Lina Theodorou's amaze illustrations for it are in Furtherfield Gallery's show "New World Order" from Saturday 20 May - Sunday 25 June 2017. Click here for more details, including the press release and catalogue for the show. As well as Bad Shibe, I have an essay in the book "Artists Re:thinking…
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Geneses

A poem consisting of the genesis block hashes from the hundred cryptocurrencies with the highest market capitalization on January the Second, 2016 encoded as BIP-0039 mnemonics. It begins: abandon abandon abandon ability output crowd ice area thumb clown sibling charge youth range ribbon stairs plug argue provide toddler gaze edit meadow update Details on how…
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Simple Blockchain Art Diagram

Simple Blockchain Art Diagram, 2016, digital media. After MTAA ca. 1997. Very obviously adapted from MTAA's "Simple Net Art Diagram". Proofs of existence stored in Bitcoin block 422422 and 422423. More details on the project page.
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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 different visual applications of the palette and the use of the GUI to vote for…
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 the window displaying the canvas). You can download the interface code here, it's in the…
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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 formations. A & L saw these problems as matters to be articulated by work, rather…
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“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 really only one bit of information. You can run the user interface locally in a…
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