One thing that stood out to me was Imma Mwanja's emphasis on the importance of free software in mapping projects to enable participation of people in postcolonial areas. This is an article that she recommended:
"The use of proprietary products creates a vicious cycle whereby charitable and public development funds are effectively channeled to proprietary software companies […], entrenching the Western monopoly on well-paid jobs in Africa."
Does anyone have experience with sending OSC messages from #SuperCollider (and/or TidalCycles) to a (localhost) website or p5.js sketch?
Woke up thinking about this collage zine I made a couple years ago and handed out at SPX. You can download it for free here:
On working with archives
An interview with writer Saidiya Hartman
data center cable management
indoor gardening advice wanted
I'm planning my #gardening on a small south-facing glassed balcony, essentially a greenhouse. It will likely get a dry and arid climate during summer so I'm looking at #lowtech low maintenance irrigation techniques. Anyone have experience with buried clay pots or ollas?
(image from Gardening With Less Water by David Bainbridge)
Today I announced a new mentoring programme for Black artists in the West Midlands (UK) who want to explore the creative potential of live coding. Details are here: https://algo-afro-futures.lurk.org/
In short four participants will get mentoring in all things live coding from me and @yaxu over four sessions and will be given a fee of £100 per session attended.
I know my reach on the fediverse is small so if you know anyone who could benefit from this please pass it on to them #livecoding
The playlist for the first (and future) alpaca sessions, top work from @okachiho @kindohm @MamadyDiarra https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKzJbXgLfe4Jd9H14gupd72pGivczhpMS
"Understanding is beyond GPT-3’s reach because understanding cannot occur in an isolated computation or behavior, no matter how clever. Understanding is not an act but a labor. Labor is entirely irrelevant to a computational model that has no history or trajectory in the world. GPT-3 endlessly simulates meaning anew from a pool of data untethered to its previous efforts."
Anthony is packed with alternates for most letters that are pseudo-randomly picked when you write some text.
Anthony is free and open-source. Download, use, modify, share.
oscillating cuts – i wrote a small bash script that produces snippets by ‘swinging’ over an image on the x-axis and reassembles them to a mosaic https://www.nervousdata.com/wiese/swingcut.html
How many roads and highways have been deconstructed, how much de-roading has been performed to date?
📄 Jane Holtz Kay, Overheated Car Culture, 1999 https://www.vtpi.org/depave.htm
“The tragic loss of community and of future or present land use cannot be reckoned. The price of car-bred infrastructure subsidized to take us to the sprawling edges, in turn, demanding more pricey energy-squandering infrastructure of electricity, cable or sewage lines at the end of the road. Compute the price of 4000 ‘dead’ malls and countless Main Streets, languishing in the wake of the highway-based exodus.”
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