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✨➡️📦➡️🔮 Idiotic Kernels

I gave a talk at XPUB this morning (Experimental Publishing MA @ Piet Zwart Institute).

We discussed and in particular the use of Jupyter Notebooks to develop the project. I argued that they might be used to open up the potential for **idiotic** computing.

Thanks @320x200 & @manetta for having me!

This is the super-vanilla version, but I decided to polish it as a graduation project. Let's go

@cmos4040 step 3. is still super conservative, so yeah, pretty much what's already lying around, TX7, Shlagzwerg, Dark Energy. Step 4. needs some sort of software/hardware portal to step into other realm. Step 4. may also mean moving away from Amiga emu and getting an A1200. All this will need work and time. Right now I try to have at least a decent PoC with Octamed (via emu) + configuring the MCV24 to plug the things here, which in itself is already a bit of work. Just to test the whole idea. I also need a time travel machine to meet my 20yo self and prevent him to sell my fully upgraded S2000.

1-bit graphics "compression" 

Built something kind of goofy this morning: A compressed format for storing 1-bit graphics, inspired by the way the commodore 64 stores video in memory. I call it "Tinytile".

In this approach, an 8x8 tile is divided up into 16 2x2 blocks, where each block can only be one of 2 bitmap combinations.

A tinytile can be represented in 3 bytes. The first byte is divided up in to 2 4-bit nibbles. Lower nibble is pattern 0, upper nibble is pattern 1. The remaining two bits act as an indexed bitarray of the tile.

The following image are a 16x16 tileset of randomly generated tinytiles. Normally, this 128x128 image would take 2048 bytes of data, by tinytile can do it 768 bytes, or 1024 bytes of base64.

@cmos4040 I'm too afraid to step into 4. just yet.
Currently still fighting my way out of 1. 2. and 3. :trebuchet:

@cmos4040 yes :) there's been a slight change of plan with the FORTH midi sequencer idea... Doing a little detour in tracker country now... With maybe views on stuff like (pro tip from @mathr)

Looking for a reading list for the current state of affairs in feminist musicology and also LGBTQ musicology or anything about sexuality and gender and musicology.

Retrouvez-moi tout de suite dans l'émission Hello World de Studio Renegade, on va parler développement #GameBoy avec Pierre Segalen ! 😁️


Interesting article on Netflix's "The Social Dilemma"

I especially found this point valuable:
Propaganda, bullying, and misinformation are actually far bigger and more complicated. The film briefly mentions, for instance, that Facebook-owned WhatsApp has spread misinformation that inspired grotesque lynchings in India. The film doesn’t mention, however, that WhatsApp works almost nothing like Facebook. It’s a highly private, encrypted messaging service with no algorithmic interference, and it’s still fertile ground for false narratives. As Alexis Madrigal notes, condemning the platforms together comes “uncomfortably close to admitting that mobile communications pose fundamental challenges to societies across the world.” There’s a fair case for that, he argues — but a case with much more alarming implications.

Radicalization doesn’t just happen on Facebook and YouTube either. Many of the deadliest far-right killers were apparently incubated on small forums: Christchurch mosque killer Brenton Tarrant on 8chan; Oregon mass shooter Chris Harper-Mercer on 4chan; Tree of Life Synagogue killer Robert Bowers on Gab; and Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik on white supremacist sites including Stormfront, a 23-year-old hate site credited with inspiring scores of murders.

These sites aren’t primarily driven by algorithms or profit motives. Instead, they twist and exploit the open internet’s positive ability to connect like-minded people. When harmful content surfaces on them, it raises complex moderation questions for domain hosts and web infrastructure providers — a separate set of powerful companies that have completely different business models from Facebook.

If, like me, you have been unable to follow in real-time the hearings currently taking place, then visit Craig Murray's blog to catch up and read his thorough and detailed daily summaries. These are not short pieces, but fairly long and complete reports about what is being discussed, presented, and challenged during the sessions, going in details of the anomalies and tactics used by the prosecution.

Currently no mainstream media, even those who present themselves as independent, are covering the hearings in any serious fashion, if at all.

Regardless of what you think of Assange and it is important that what is being discussed there can circulate as much as possible. Many things are being debunked, and overall, the outcome of the hearings for potential US extradition will have dramatic chilling effects on future efforts to publish such documents.

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