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04.16.15 Bucky Turco

An art bot and the random items it bought from the deep web with its weekly $100 bitcoin allowance was returned to art collective !Mediengruppe Bitnik after being taken into police custody months ago, sans its stash of 10 Twitter-branded ecstasy pills. Those were destroyed. Swiss authorities initially seized the entire exhibit from the gallery […]

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01.16.15 Rhett Jones

For the past three months, an art exhibition in Switzerland has been displaying random items that were bought on the Darknet by an automated bot; most controversially, one of the items was a bag of ecstasy. According to the artist’s collective behind the piece, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, the artwork was seized by authorities under confusing circumstances on […]

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