Surgical Strike – A Glitch And A Result


Rotation Fail

F-117 Nighthawk Model by TheVNPrinter (CC-BY-SA).

Stealth Ring

An old Surgical Strike program reworked for the new system:

Ring 1 Ring 2


codeword blim
  roll 0 36 0
  manouver 0 36 0

// Main orders

load "F-117.stl"
camouflage "MacOS.png"
//roll 0 180 0
manouver 1 0 0
blim 10
Hack Circus

Hack Circus

Run, don’t walk, to get a subscription to the new quarterly art/technology/weirdness journal Hack Circus. It’s like the Fortean Times as published by Make Magazine, or Mondo 2000 by Strange Attractor Journal. Issue 2 is just out and contains articles on the nature of reality, choreography as code & vice versa, and personality mimicking bots on Twitter amongst other things. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Proof Of Existence 2


I have placed the hash of “God” into the Bitcoin Blockchain:

SHA256: ebc3e2e6448f94af7b58e57658336a44d3ff44eafadb54e4c4cd71ba7e607594

Address: 163NUfEg61eJeNiQ9SyN6EDT1ynkzDL2ar

This proves that God exists.

Recent Media Coverage


Hyperallergic featured Tom Burtonwood’s remixes of Urinal in their interview with them. I do need to work out how BY-SA applies here.


Rhizome featured Facecoin in an article on digital currencies and art. They also mentioned “_MON3Y AS AN 3RRROR | MON3Y.US” and “Computers and Capital“, which are the last two shows I’ve reviewed for Furtherfield.


And the Tate gallery featured Exploring Tate Art Open Data 2 in a survey of artistic responses to their collection dataset release.

More Surgical Strike


I’ve fixed more of the outstanding issues in Surgical Strike. And I’ve make an Emacs mode for editing .strike files and executing them.


I’ve also documented the language and taken this opportunity to change a feature of the language that I was never happy with, although I haven’t updated the code examples to reflect this yet.

Surgical Strike Update

I’ve updated the 2008 remake of my 1996 artistic programming language “Surgical Strike” to compile on modern versions of GNU/Linux.

It makes things like this from stealth bombers and old computer company logos:


codeword blim
    manouver 0 18 0
    roll 0 18 0
// Main orders

load "f-117.dxf"
camouflage "MacOS.png"
roll 0 90 0
manouver 0.1 0 0
blim 22