Author: Rob Myers

Blockchain Aesthetics: Dogecoin and Ethereum

Two new sets of visualizations to complement the Bitcoin ones: Dogecoin and Ethereum. You can get them via git, or view them on the Show section of this site.

Slides From My “Artists Re:thinking the Blockchain” Talk at DCTRL

On 6th December 2017 I spoke about the “Artists Re:thinking the Blockchain” book at DCTRL in Vancouver. I was up after the Cryptokitties team, so there was no pressure… I’m grateful to the audience for their insightful questions and discussion,

Secrets of the Shibes

YS and Teacher, Lina Theodorou. “Bad Shibe” was a response to the question of what an anarcho-capitalist cryptocurrency-based society might look like, a world with the Internet but no government, with money and property but no robber-barons. Its immediate literary

DEMODAY

DEMODAY, 2017, CounterParty Tokens. DEMODAY is the first art show-specific crypto token. It has been created for the show “Demo Day” at Kunstraum LLC, Brooklyn, from September 24 – October 28 2017. See here for details https://www.kunstraumllc.com/single-post/2017/09/13/DEMO-DAY

Beg, Steal & Borrow

“Beg, Steal & Borrow – Artists Against Originality”, Robert Shore, 2017, ISBN 9781780679464 Buy here – http://www.laurenceking.com/en/beg-steal-and-borrow-artists-against-originality/ Robert Shore’s excellent new book about artistic originality and appropriation art contains an installation image of my “Shareable Readymades” (models by Chris Webber

Trusted Third Party Hardware

From the point of view of the Bitcoin white paper, trusted platform modules, programmable secure elements, and secure enclaves are all examples of the presence of trusted third parties. They are “Treacherous Computing” hardware that someone other than you ultimately

Artists Re:Thinking The Blockchain

“Artists Re:thinking the Blockchain” Edited by Ruth Catlow, Marc Garret, Nathan Jones & Sam Skinner, 2017, ISBN 9780993248757. Furtherfield and Torque have compiled an excellent range of writing and imagery about blockchain network technology’s role in the arts and vice

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.

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

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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