Emma Webster 2014
Hawaii I, II, III, IV
Ink, pencil and acrylic on paper
24 × 18 in
Can invisible information have a defined visual aesthetic?
I wrote a blog post about Bitcoin’s crappy aesthetic, and how it’s time to bring some top-notch artists and creatives into the picture to launch the new poetics of the crypto-digital. READ»
While most people have heard of Bitcoin at this point, many of them would never consider using it – they think it’s a bubble, used by drug dealers, on the verge of becoming illegal, or too confusing for non-techies. This is the story the media has told, and this is the problem. Like coding, I believe that Bitcoin is one of those things that you really can’t fully appreciate or understand until you get your hands dirty with it, at least at its most basic level – until then, it’s a foreign concept. For most people I’ve talked to, their conception of BTC is situated in the realm of the impossible, still just a symbol of an unknowable concept.
The lack of rich visual representation is contributing to Bitcoin’s image problem. It is like trying to represent a river with the water droplet emoji. It means nothing.
This post includes references to such things as CompuServe, Alec Soth, the Simpsons, emojis, a Caribbean island, and more. Read it.
Dom Sebastian - Holographic Melt Series, 2012THANK GOD SOMEONE POSTED THESE AS A PHOTOSETSOURCED TO THE ACTUAL DIGITAL ARTIST/CREATOR. Uuuuughhh, we all know what glitch-holographic-iridescent pictures are. But whooooo made those pictures EVERYONE REBLOGS? Get it together people. This is the struggle.
^^^ word up
Awesome little film about the treatment of texting + computer screens in film, and how it has evolved.