Category: Ethereum

Lottery Symbol

“Lottery Symbol”,2017, DApp. A graphical symbol on the blockchain, chosen via a simple lottery (using the blockchain itself as a source of entropy). This is a piece in a series of works that pair methods of allocation with aesthetic properties.

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Art Is 2.0

“Art Is”, 2014/2017, DApp. People have argued about the definition of art for millennia. We finally have the techonomic means to settle this argument. In “Art Is”, people can use the Ethereum network to pay to define art at a

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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