Coilgram — A creative history of blockchains

How does this work?

Coilgram first converts the hexadecimal hash into a binary string and then uses this string of bits to determine the shape and color of the coils, hence to generate a unique artwork encoding the hash. Essentially, it uses the hash binary string as a generator of pseudo-random numbers to set the parameters of the artwork.

A generative master

Coilgram is inspired and dedicated to Matt Pearson, who first tought me the beauty of generative art. Thanks, a lot!

A programming language is, after all, just another language. And a language can be spoken in many different ways, with a variety of accents or inflections. (…) But if a language isn’t capable of poetry, it has clearly lost its relevance on the human side of the equation. Matt Pearson

Bitcoin Genesis Block, SuperRare, 2018
Ethereum Genesis Block, SuperRare, 2018
Bitcoin Cash Split Block, SuperRare, 2018
Ethereum Classic Split Block, KnownOrigin, 2018
Litecoin Genesis Block, SuperRare, 2018
Zcash Genesis Block, SuperRare, 2019
Dash Genesis Block, SuperRare, 2020
Bitcoin halving — Block #630,000, SuperRare, 2020
Ethereum’s London Hard Fork, SuperRare, 2021
Tezos Genesis Block, hic et nunc, 2021



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