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jarotsim, a playground for the discovery, exploration and livecoding of turing machines, is now available for download!

hope you enjoy it! <3

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here's the complete video of our <(a)live computing dance> on algorave 10th anniversary!

in case you are curious, it includes the glitches we had as well :)

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norpet is a digital pet with hand-powered logic.

its board (or non-electronic digital screen) consists in a grid of logical operations, one per cell, that you have to follow to bring your pet across its different states of life.

norpet is a proof-of-concept of that we developed for the Virtual Pet Jam 2022.

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we are happy to announce that 'introduction to uxn programming' is now published as an in , and formats!

originally available online as the tutorial, this is a carefully revised version for you to have it offline and available anytime:

introduction to uxn programming is a beginner's, slow-paced and comprehensive guide of the uxntal programming language and the varvara computer.
written and illustrated by @sejo
foreword by @neauoire

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Hello #uxn fans, I have just updated uxngba [1] and uxn-linuxfb [2] to the current UXN core and mailing list changes. Please let me know if you encounter any issues.


Just discovered uxntal and started this tutorial by @sejo. This seems really interesting and will probably take up a lot of my time until I start my new job!

There's now a #permacomputing IRC channel on the Libera.Chat network.

Our host is Lee, our audio engineer is Max, and our designer is Caleb.

We have episodes on topics such as art and activism, toolbuilding, speculative futures, language design, digital commons, performance tools, livecoding, alternative networks and much more. We also do mini episode interviews with creators of art tools.

All episodes can be listened to on our website, via RSS Feed, and found on all podcast platforms.

We have full transcripts of every episode and links to resources.

rejection, but it's okay 

our proposal to perform the rite of computing on MOCO'22 was not accepted this time!

we basically reused our extended abstract from MOCO'19, where it got accepted but we couldn't attend.

the thing is that this time they were giving a higher word count limit, and i didn't use it: they were expecting a more detailed description of the performance, including if we were envisioning it as something happening online or in-person. 😅

the reviews were super thoughtful and we are grateful for them! we are glad to see the main ideas we wanted to convey did come through.

in any case, this is alright! the rejection kind of aligns with our current plans, and also we know that there will be more opportunities for this, for sure! 😁

in case you are curious, this is basically the extended abstract that we sent:

I'm enjoying how this discussion about dance and drumming notation got entangled with discussion about post-authorship and fascism

by buying the ebook, you help to support our explorations of joyful and human-scale computing!

however, you can also read these updates on our website and capsule :)

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we just released version 1.0.3 of our introduction to programming book!

in this update we finally included a description and examples of the screen auto byte: an advanced feature of the screen device that makes it easier to draw multiple sprites with fewer instructions. we use it for the pong example on day 6!

we also updated the description of the file devices, and implemented some minor corrections.

hope you enjoy it!

‼️ Después de tanto tiempo, ya casi ha llegado el día: ¡por fin mañana vuelven las JASYP (#JASYP2022)!

Nos vemos a las 11 en el Carmen de la Victoria:



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About symbolism: Many symbols that represent "sustainable technology" get it wrong by putting technology at the bottom and growing organic things out of it (like a leaf growing out of a gear, or grass growing out of a circuit board). I wanted the symbol of permacomputing to get it right, with the living biosphere as the basis that makes things like computer technology possible. I also wanted to include roots, because roots represent something that is deep and important despite being invisible, and something that may take a long time to develop properly.

An algorithmic representation of a natural object may be easily interpreted as "living things growing out of technology", the connotation I wish to avoid. I therefore consider it important that the symbol states it clearly that technology is not supposed to be the basis.
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At Alphanumeric Translations we enjoy working on content about self-hosting, free open source, intersectional feminism, autonomy, cyberactivism, mediactivism, community, permacomputing, low-tech, copy-left, anti-capitalism and self-determination.

We have translated (to Spanish):

introduction to uxn programming (2022), by compudanzas

Permacomputing Update 2021, by Viznut

Maximalism and Virtualism, by Viznut

Branch Magazine: Issue #1 - Fall 2020

Board Game: The Transition Year

If you are interested in working on a project please feel free to contact us by direct message, e-mail [ ] or XMPP [ ].

You can read more information on our website as well as on Gemini.

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En Traducciones Alfanumérico disfrutamos trabajar en contenido sobre auto-alojamiento, código abierto libre, feminismo interseccional, autonomía, ciberactivismo, mediactivismo, mancomunación, permacomputación, baja-tecnología, izquierdo de copia, anticapitalismo y libre determinación.

Hemos traducido (al español):

introducción a programación uxn (2022), por compudanzas

Actualización de Permacómputo 2021, por Viznut

Maximalismo y Virtualismo, por Viznut

Revista Branch: Edición #1 - Otoño 2020

Juego de Mesa: El Año de Transición

Si te interesa que trabajemos en algún proyecto no dudes en contactarnos por mensaje directo, correo-e [ ] o XMPP [ ].

Puedes lees más información en nuestra página web como también en Gémini.

Job Search 

To whom it may concern:

I've been out of formal work for months and am really in need of monetary income. I would settle for a one-time or temporary thing.

Do you need to do something tedious and extensive? Maybe some Spanish-English or English-Spanish translation? A text review, or maybe html/css code review? Some simple CMS work? Entering data into a database? Doing an analysis on a community, or a second opinion on how to run a community event?

I'm willing to do any of those and some other related things. Write me a DM and we'll talk about it calmly. :blobcat_ow:

OK to boost.

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Búsqueda laboral 

A quien pueda interesar:

Llevo meses sin trabajo formal y realmente estoy necesitando un ingreso monetario. Me conformo con algo de una sola vez o temporero.

¿Necesitas hacer algo tedioso y extenso? ¿Tal vez alguna traducción español-ingles o ingles-español? ¿Una revisión de texto, o quizás de código html/css? ¿Algún trabajo simple con un SMC? ¿Introducir datos a una base de datos? ¿Hacer un análisis sobre alguna comunidad, o una segunda opinión en cómo llevar a cabo un evento comunitario?

Me dispongo a hacer cualquiera de esas cosas y aquellas relacionadas. Escríbeme en privado y lo hablamos con calma. :blobcat_owo:

Pueden boostear este toot.

Yesterday evening I carefully went to day 1 - 3 of the compudanzas tutorials again and I'm such a hasty reader at times. There is way more in the tutorial than I grasped at first. So a lot of knots have opened now. I have the feeling that I don't only know why I have to do things certain whys, but also how they fundamentally work.

I know kind of see the process in front of me. For example how a byte translates into 8 bits and those again tell the environment (the vm, the chip) how to set the flow of energy in order to compute this or that way.

But… then I dreamed of having to physically move around byte blocks that manifested in the shape of headsized crates. Talking about human-scale computation 😅

Another overview of the salvage/frugal/#permacomputing movement(s). Incidentally, "digital degrowth" was also something I wrote in the description of my Countercomplex blog sometime around 2010.…
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We are an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.

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