Category: Crypto

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…
Posted in Art, Crypto, Generative Art, Projects

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

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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“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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Art And The Blockchain

Facecoin is at the "Art and the Blockchain" show at Digital Catapult. Here's Ruth Catlows' article about it - https://www.digitalcatapultcentre.org.uk/art-and-the-blockchain/
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 Ethereum contract that can be instructed to nominate itself as art (or not). Whoever toggles…
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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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