Category: Crypto

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

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

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

“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

“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

New World Order

My novella “Bad Shibe” and Lina Theodorou’s amaze illustrations for it are in Furtherfield Gallery’s show “New World Order” from Saturday 20 May – Sunday 25 June 2017. Click here for more details, including the press release and catalogue for the

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