Category: Art

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…
Posted in Art, Ethereum, Projects

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…
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 really only one bit of information. You can run the user interface locally in a…
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“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 Ethereum contract that can be instructed to nominate itself as art (or not). Whoever toggles…
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Urinal At Cabaret Voltaire

(Image via http://www.3d-model.ch/3d-druck-dada/ ) Cabaret Voltaire hosted an event to celebrate the centenary of Dada led by McKenzie Wark. It featuring 3D printing including the Urinal: http://www.makery.info/en/2016/02/05/hacktion-dada-data/ Afterwards a print of the Urinal showed up in the gift shop: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207412269439235
Posted in 3D Printing, Art, Free Culture, Projects, Shows

Artworld Ethereum with Truffle & Meteor

I've started moving my Ethereum projects to Truffle (Pudding) and Meteor, getting ready to deploy them to the live network. https://gitlab.com/robmyers/artworld-ethereum
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Artworks And Curation On The Blockchain

Artworks and curation can both take place on or be represented on the blockchain. Artworks can be stored directly as data on the Bitcoin blockchain or represented by various proxy schemes. Curation of digital artworks for exhibition online or in the gallery can be organized and effected on the Bitcoin blockchain using these representations. For…
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