Category: Ethereum

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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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 if you need more or fewer colours? The only guarantee about them is that they…
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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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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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“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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Ethereum: Truffle + Meteor

Meteor is the recommended development framework for Ethereum dApps. Truffle is Consensys' development ¬†system for Ethereum dApps. We cannot currently add a Meteor build phase to Truffle, but we can integrate them easily enough with a script. Install Meteor, Truffle and testrpc: curl https://install.meteor.com/ | sh sudo npm install -g truffle sudo npm install -g…
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Ethereum – Art Market

Here is a contract that allows you to register as the owner of a digital artwork contained in a particular file (identified by its cryptographic hash value) at a particular URL. The use of a URL is inspired by the excellent Monegraph, which launched shortly after I started working on Ethereum contracts for art. Monegraph…
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