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i have been lurking here for several months but am officially attempting to migrate -

hi! i'm brent. i'm an artist and programmer in nyc trying to make "punk software."

i'm a tech fellow at eyebeam, an art + technology nonprofit, where i spend most of my time working on weird digital art spaces and helping @shibacomputer out with anti-surveillance work.

i am into open-source, shitposting, walking simulators, dungeons and dragons, and DIY hardware & software. this seems like a nice place and i am happy to be here! i am new to the concept of a "friendly" online space but i am eager to see what it's like and meet some folks.

even my hubris is not so great as to think i'm gonna start rolling my own shaders on a regular basis, but hopeful that i can learn enough to actually understand what shaders are doing and modify them to fit my needs.

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found out yesterday that chumbawamba (of tubthumper fame) released an entire album of english protest songs dating back to the 1300s, and... it kinda fuckin goes?

yewtu.be/watch?v=zGh8J2HEnfM

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The new NDC report is now available in open access!
MEMORY IN UNCERTAINTY: Web preservation in the polycrisis

How do we save the past in a violent present for an uncertain future?
In cooperation with the Webrecorder project and through a grant from the Filecoin Foundation, New Design Congress examines the state of today's practice and its relationship to the world. This major report evaluates the current state of web preservation and the broader and contexts of web archiving tools and practice. Informed by 3 years of broader NDC , threat modelling with the Webrecorder team, and qualitative interviews with preservation practitioners, this report details key threats, challenges and opportunities for developers, funders and policymakers working to support this vital field.

members.newdesigncongress.org/

when and why did digital artists get so into mycelium? is there some deleuze piece i need to read?

i'm getting very tired of seeing references to mushrooms shoehorned into everything i read but i'm willing to be convinced that they're good

last night i couldn't fall asleep because i kept thinking about the servers that will keep running after we are all gone

ok who the hell is using their epic games account for SSO

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From now on this is my official explanation of the #fediverse:

ok so we've clearly all read Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49. Remember W.A.S.T.E.? the network of trash cans run by societal dropouts? and somehow they manage to deliver letters from trash can to trash can? that's fediverse

from my semi-daily sketching: finally set up scene queueing in so i can make game-style stuff without eating all my browser memory.

naturally i am using this incredibly powerful 3D tool to mimic the functionality of a twine game

i have been lurking here for several months but am officially attempting to migrate -

hi! i'm brent. i'm an artist and programmer in nyc trying to make "punk software."

i'm a tech fellow at eyebeam, an art + technology nonprofit, where i spend most of my time working on weird digital art spaces and helping @shibacomputer out with anti-surveillance work.

i am into open-source, shitposting, walking simulators, dungeons and dragons, and DIY hardware & software. this seems like a nice place and i am happy to be here! i am new to the concept of a "friendly" online space but i am eager to see what it's like and meet some folks.

can i get some tips on who to follow? currently trying desperately to get banned from twitter so i figure i should actually start hanging out here

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A fediverse community for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.

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