How I became Leonardo da Vinci on the Blockchain

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Yesterday at the CogX conference, I sat in a room listening to companies pitch their blockchain based startups. Because I hate myself. One in particular caught my attention. On the surface it seems to solve an important economic problem - art forgery and provenance. By putting your artwork on the "BitCoin Blockchain", Verisart will ✨hand… Continue reading →

Deciphering The Iffley Knot

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Nestled in a sleepy corner of a 12th Century church in Iffley, is this delightfully modern sculpture. A large knot carved out of stone and placed upon a plinth. Look carefully and at the top of the base you'll see a series of strange runes hewn into the rock. It was a soggy day -… Continue reading →

ASCII Art in QR Codes

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There are plenty of QR generators which will render the code in ASCII, but I wanted to try something a little different. Is it possible to hide ASCII Art into QR Codes? Errr.... yes... It's pretty damn simple! I was surprised I couldn't find anyone else doing this. (_/) (='.'=) (")_(") Becomes: Which, when scanned,… Continue reading →

Should Wikipedia Have 3D Models of Sculptures?

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I was wandering round The Henry Moore Foundation last Friday - thanks to the delightful wedding of my good friends Mike and Nikki. Looking at the abstract statues and carvings, I was struck not only by their beauty, but by how easy they would be to reproduce with a 3D printer. Ok - ok! I'm… Continue reading →

Review: The Art of the Brick

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While we were in New York City, we went to see Nathan Sawaya's The Art of The Brick. The artist uses Lego as his medium, and the art he produces is breathtaking. The mixture of 2D and 3D is incredible. But there are aspects of the exhibition which left me with questions about the nature… Continue reading →

Tracey Emin, Cambridge University, QR Codes, Statistics and Bit.ly

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I spend yesterday wandering around London and, as is my wont, spotted some QR codes which I think may interest readers of this blog. Tracey Emin The Hayward Gallery are having a Tracey Emin retrospective. At the start of the exhibition is this rather odd QR code. Why odd? Three main reasons. It leads directly… Continue reading →