[NetBehaviour] Out now! Bad Shibe - A Sci-fi Novella by Rob Myers, illustrated by Lina Theodorou

ruth catlow ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org
Wed May 3 19:12:33 CEST 2017

As a taster for our upcoming exhibition New World Order 
*Furtherfield is proud to announce the publication of Bad Shibe - A 
Sci-fi Novella*
Story by Rob Myers, illustrations by Lina Theodorou, afterword by Ruth 
Bad Shibe - A Sci-fi Novella 


Bad Shibe is a sci-fi novella set in a future society that may or may 
not be based on a descendant of the Dogecoin cryptocurrency, where it’s 
as hot and as dusty as a virtual money mining rig. A trusting young 
shibe called YS questions the basis of their utopia and their place 
within it and feels ... bad.

The story invites us to imagine what kind of society emerges when a 
system designed to verify the transfer of digital assets is combined 
with a world where reputation is based on "followers" and "likes". The 
story deals with the implications of a new wave of fully financialised 
planetary-scale automation and the struggle to discern right from wrong 
when human and machine agency merges.

Print edition offered for sale at £10 or equivalent cryptocurrency amount
(0.01BTC at time of printing but varying wildly)

This special print edition of Bad Shibe is a prequel for the upcoming 
book, Artists Re:Thinking the Blockchain. It is a collaboration between 
Torque and Furtherfield, connecting Furtherfield's Art Data Money 
project with Torque's experimental publishing programme.

Imagined as a future-artefact of a time before the blockchain changed 
the world, and a protocol by which a community of thinkers can transform 
what that future might be, the publication acts as a gathering and 
focusing of contemporary ideas surrounding this still somewhat mythical 

Lina Theodorou's illustrations are also featured in the exhibition New 
World Order 
<http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/exhibition/new-world-order> at 
Furtherfield Gallery 19 May - 25 June 2017 where print copies of the 
book are offered for sale.



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