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: 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

Interview on Esoteric Codes, in which we answer some questions about aesthetics and our philosophy of development, and of life, I guess.

https://esoteric.codes/blog/100-rabbits

2. apotome isartum.net/ generative music environment for exploring microtonal tuning systems
(by Khyam Allami x Counterpoint )

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some fun browser-based art-tools coming out lately:

1. mutsuacen.com for animated interactive drawings (by Grgrdvrt)

hydra meetup #4 coming soon!
Saturday, February 13th at 18:00 UTC. join us here: hydra-meetup-4.glitch.me/

Really excited that Jamie Fenton (fentonia.com/bio/) will be giving a talk tomorrow as part of CTM Festival hacklab. 👾👾👾

"Jamie Fenton is a pioneering video game engineer and multimedia expert, who was also an active member of the Chicago electronic visualization scene of the 1970s and 1980s.
Fenton was lead software engineer on the Bally Astrocade home game system and helped add features to make this platform useful for visual & audio artists. Along with Marc Canter and Mark Pierce, she founded the multimedia tools company MacroMind and wrote their first music and animation programs for the Apple Macintosh. MacroMind later moved to San Francisco and changed its name to MacroMedia. Jamie then did educational research and distributed computing research, continuing to develop audio and video software. Now semi-retired, Jamie added some code to Olivia Jack's Hydra project, creating a tool that can randomly mutate Hydra sketches."

18:00 CET // open to all 👾👾👾

ctm-festival.de/festival-2021/

hydra was down yesterday because the server ran out of disk space space. it turns out the logs from the node process on pm2 were taking up 20gb. I guess by default pm2 just keeps logging until all of the disk space is used up.

I am trying out p2p media loader to play in the browser: github.com/Novage/p2p-media-lo

Amazed that it works without any extra configuration. I know that the player uses webtorrent under the hood, but want to understand more about how the chucking/seeding is happening.

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Trying out self-hosted live streaming powered by webtorrent.
So far I have set up an nginx-rtmp server that serves an hls stream. I mostly followed tim's guide here: github.com/langolierz/scanline

folks here might be interested in scanlines.xyz, a community forum for diy audio and video started recently with a few friends:

scanlines.xyz/t/welcome-to-sca

"this forum was created as a friendly place to discuss diy video and audio projects, electronic-based art, and related interests. it is hosted on our own servers running discourse, rocket.chat, and peertube, and is intended as a refuge from large corporate social media sites. as a community run space, we hope to facilitate sharing of information and encouragement among newcomers and old schoolers alike."

📺 🤓 Open Tech Will Save Us Meetup #9
Nad Chishtie, Product Lead at Element, presents Matrix Spaces: a new vision for room groups in Matrix.

youtu.be/yNs-Rg5tL8I?t=3719

I for one welcome the Discordification of Riot 🙌

Is there anything similar to Mozilla Hubs, but in 2D?
i.e. a configurable / customizable multi-user gathering place

“Access Without” is a small collection of digital concrete poetry I made with Hydra (by @ojack). Each poem is an individual frame of screencasts. https://nervousdata.com/access-without.html

I understand cryptoart as much as I understand art market capitalism. Which is not at all!

I am enjoying winter clothes though! Sweatpants and a jacket and mask and don't have to think about it.

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