Category: Reviews

Critical Coins

(Illustration from:, copyright the artist.) To make the process of art reviews and criticism more transparent and quantifiable, we can use cryptographic asset tokens to represent critical opinion and valences. See here for how:

Work In Progress: Some Art

“Some Art”, html5 canvas and JavaScript animation, 2014. Work in progress.

The People’s Platform

“The People’s Platform” (TPP) is a frustrating read. An anti-techno-utopian critique of the economics and politics of culture on the Internet, it contains much interesting research and some useful ideas but is hamstrung by a year zero activism approach to

Cybersalon January 2013

Legendary London net culture meet up Cybersalon has returned with a new home at The Arts Catalyst. The first event in the new series was appropriately retrospective, being devoted to the history of the digital design scene that has centred

The World’s First Bitcoin Artist

I am now accepting commissions for drawings of bitcoins, paid for with bitcoins. Email me at rob at robmyers dot org to arrange payment and delivery. (Value of materials guaranteed to be less than value of Bitcoin. Media will vary,

New Music

Zola Jesus – Stridulum 2 Cathedralic, filmic, operatic synth-backed (not in the cliched 80s revival sense, but in a more interesting unusual noise sense) modern goth. Already transcending the genre, and in doing so moving it on. There are no

The Sisters Of Mercy – Forum, 9/4/09

Half a lifetime ago I saw the Sisters of Mercy at the NEC in Birmingham. It was the biggest and loudest gig I’ve ever been to, a spectacle that left me unable to hear properly until I got back off

Turning Software Inside Out

A review of FLOSS+Art (the new book I have an essay in): As our familiarity with software deepens, the question of its cultural understanding looms. Here Tony Sampson reviews FLOSS+Art and Software Studies: A Lexicon, two recent books which attempt

Non-Relational Aesthetics

Sometimes, in a free society, we may read things that we not only don’t agree with but that we find personally offensive. For me, Charlie Gere’s “Non-Relational Aesthetics” is that book. It is the most godawful piece of shit ostensiby

From An Ancient Star The bands signed to Ghost Box records are developing the most fully-formed musical mythology in British music since The Fields of the Nephilim (or possibly the JAMMs). With “From An Ancient Star”, Ghost Box band Belbury Poly have continued