Rob Myers


Member Since May 4, 2003


Rob Myers is an artist and hacker based in the UK.

I have been creating images of the contemporary social and cultural environment through programming, design software and visual remixing since the early 1990s. My work is influenced by popular culture and high art in equal measures. My interest in remixing and sampling has led to my involvement in the Free Culture movement. I have been involved in the public consultation regarding the Creative Commons 2.0 and CC-UK licenses. All my visual art is available under a Creative Commons license.

My interest in programming has led to my involvement with the Free Software movement. I developed the Macintosh version of the Gwydion Dylan programming language compiler. All my software is available under the GNU GPL.
A wonderful project but using Maya and Unity rather than e.g. Blender and WebGL or Ogre (or OpenSim, or…) then releasing the artwork as a video rather than as ...
1 year, 10 months ago on The Commenter: A Lament

"I still feel a twinge of regret over the decline of commenting culture on good ol'" ...
I'm biased obviously but there's some good stuff in here, thanks. ;-)

I reviewed _MON3Y AS AN 3RRROR here -

And I then reviewed my ...
2 years, 3 months ago on Art Criticism in the Age of Yelp

"Book and film reviews have been reduced to individual data points on aggregator web sites as print journalism collapses. It’s only a ...
2 years, 3 months ago on Video of Post Net Aesthetics is Now Online


From: Heather Corcoran
Sent: 03 June 2013 18:28
To: Sabine Unamun
Subject: Re: Rhizome GftA app

Great ok will do - sorry one ...
2 years, 9 months ago on Breaking the Ice

"Netart doesn't make sense in ten-year-old list serve terms, or veteran websites still clinging on to their 227 page archives. It makes sense now and only now"

Did IQs drop ...
2 years, 9 months ago on #7on7HTC: Liveblog Part II

For those of you who want to 3D print a balloon dog, here's one I made earlier. I say "made"… -
I held of on reading this until I (finally…) finished my own review of Decode.

Some of the works were out of order when I visited as well. ;-)

I think ...
The MIT AI Lab pizza command meets Rirkrit Tiravanija .
6 years, 7 months ago on Blackness for Sale (2001) - Keith Obadike

The question of how to get more discussion on the boards is, in my opinion, the wrong one. If Rhizome is serious about wanting discussion, re-instate raw as a mailing ...
Now I really I wish I could get to see that show.

I don't think the topics are meant to be Canadian, I think it's the responses. And they are ...
7 years, 3 months ago on Live and Media Arts Takes a Hit in London

There were a couple of great threads about this on CRUMB -

I wish Rhizome had a mailing list for that ...
7 years, 4 months ago on Free Play

A pro-commons game under a NonCommercial license?

7 years, 6 months ago on A Feast for Your Eyezz

newer work seems to be largely about running around and exploring those environments, then generating responses.

In a way that JODI's 404 wasn't? ;-)
7 years, 9 months ago on Video of Futures of the Internet Panel

Good post. No comments allowed though, so…

I moved off Mac a while ago and now use Ubuntu GNU/Linux. The software is more than good enough to do what ...
7 years, 9 months ago on Video of Futures of the Internet Panel

This web interface is killing the conversation for starters. It's soooo much effort to log in just to respond to an email.
7 years, 10 months ago on Brush-off

I am not "nit picking".

The scale is unimportant. Pop blows things up, that was 1/3 of Warhol's toolbox. Nesbitt's imagery and apparent technique were my point of reference ...
7 years, 10 months ago on Brush-off

"Relational Aesthetics" argues that the techniques of traditional media are required to give critical distance when depicting digital content. Julian Opie's "Imagine…" series achieved this in the early 1990s. It's ...
7 years, 10 months ago on The Rematerialization of Art

Selling new media art may not seem radical to Rhizomers. But in the broader artworld "there are new media artists who are actually selling" is a point well worth making ...