On this subject, lately I've become obsessed with personal libraries and archives, both physical and digital. I don't have a grand thesis yet, but there's something to the role an individual's practice of collecting and curating can lead to a distributed system of stored knowledge, particularly in arenas traditional institutions miss, but even just as a caretaking mentality, library as practice

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An underrated feature of physical books is how through used bookstores, estate sales, etc., they flirt with being a form of temporally resilient communal resource.

I have a couple books that are in their fifth century of life. They are not expensive or rare, just sets of words that have had 400+ years of people using them, kept in good shape and passed from caretaker to caretaker ("owner" isn't the right word in this case. I am caretaking for it. We are all librarians)

Started work today on the design for a little Boolean logic gate drum sequencer, inspired by and how much fun I had years ago building physical analog logic gates that could be connected by patch cables. This is just a mock-up drawing, wanted to figure out the look first, but working on it :)

Amazing artists like @neauoire and @yaxu and @ojack have convinced me of the value of building one's own tools by hand, so going to give this a shot

I've been really hating the experience of twitter/instagram and traditional for-profit social media of late. Need to learn more about Mastodon in case any of the few people who follow around here want to give me some primers / wisdom

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