Category: Crypto

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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Bad Shibe – Out Now!

Cover Illustration for "Bad Shibe" by Lina Theodorou. Bad Shibe, Novella, 2017. "Bad Shibe" is the story of a young member of a near-future cryptocurrency-based utopia. YS works in an orchard in the day, goes to school in the evening, and tips everyone like a good shibe. Until one day they start feeling jealous of…
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Bitstrings

A "bit" is a basic unit of information entropy. It's binary, either on or off, present or absent, one or zero. A "string" in computer programming is a sequence of items of a particular length. They may be fixed or variable length. Eight, sixteen, thirty-two and sixty-four bit numbers are fixed length. A text string…
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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…
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nom

  $ ./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 read the bytes to hash from stdin rather than as an argument $ ./nom --rep…
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