Month: February 2014

Glitcherature In Emacs 2

glitcherature-mode for Emacs has been updated to add new functions for applying multiple commands to words, sentences and paragraphs, randomly or in order. There are also new commands to sort characters, to copy structure from one text another and to

Proof of Existence

I have placed the hash of my genome into the Bitcoin Blockchain: SHA256:bada4cf5328394f733cd278c33509e79b839cc0b0838658503b116d6ca9ca14b Address:1KXH7jSTwLi9FLo6MpNUPnHGvEETfuaKhz This proves my existence.

Exploring Tate Art Open Data 0

Why visualise the Tate’s collection dataset? The Tate is the UK’s largest art institution. The free and open release of Tate’s collection data shows just how far open data has come in the last decade, and makes a major resource

Glitcherature in Emacs

Glitcherature is glitch literature, glitch aesthetics applied to text. “Kathy Acker uploaded by Bryce Lynch“, as I said of Orphan Drift’s novel “Cyberpositive“. I’ve converted my earlier glitcherature Python code experiments to a mode for the powerful and easily hackable

Exploring Tate Art Open Data 2

This is the second in a series of posts examining Tate’s excellent collection dataset. You can read the first part here.The R and R Markdown code for this series is available at . As before, let’s get started by

Crypto Sigils

A cryptographic hash function is a piece of computer code that take a piece of data and produce a (hopefully) unique short string representing it. This string will in no way resemble the input data, and you will not be

Exploring Tate Art Open Data 1

This is the first in a series of posts examining Tate's excellent collection dataset available at . I've processed that dataset using code for Mongo DB and Node.js available at . The R and R Markdown code for


Making music with datagloves in the 1980s: Making music with datagloves in the 2010s: I’m interested in applications of VR gloves to visual art making. There’s examples of this for 3D modelling, e.g.: but I’m more

Bluetooth Throwies

LED throwies are light grafitti Improvised Aesthetic Devices: They cost around a dollar each to make. Bluetooth 4 beacons cost a lot more and don’t transmit much information. But good-old-fashioned Bluetooth devices transmit at least a human readable name.