Category: Projects

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.

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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

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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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“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

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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

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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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Bad Shibe – Out Now!

Cover Illustration for “Bad Shibe” by Lina Theodorou. Bad Shibe, Novella, 2017. “Bad Shibe” is the story of a young member of a near-future cryptocurrency-based utopia. YS works in an orchard in the day, goes to school in the evening,

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Geneses

A poem consisting of the genesis block hashes from the hundred cryptocurrencies with the highest market capitalization on January the Second, 2016 encoded as BIP-0039 mnemonics. It begins: abandon abandon abandon ability output crowd ice area thumb clown sibling charge

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Simple Blockchain Art Diagram

Simple Blockchain Art Diagram, 2016, digital media. After MTAA ca. 1997. Very obviously adapted from MTAA’s “Simple Net Art Diagram“. Proofs of existence stored in Bitcoin block 422422 and 422423. More details on the project page.

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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

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