i've spent the last 6 months mad about nfts. and i guess i finally got mad enough to write it all down. ->
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: https://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 #livecoding
Interview on Esoteric Codes, in which we answer some questions about aesthetics and our philosophy of development, and of life, I guess.
some fun browser-based art-tools coming out lately:
1. https://mutsuacen.com for animated interactive drawings (by Grgrdvrt)
hydra meetup #4 coming soon!
Saturday, February 13th at 18:00 UTC. join us here: https://hydra-meetup-4.glitch.me/
Really excited that Jamie Fenton (http://www.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 👾👾👾
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: https://github.com/langolierz/scanlines-technical-details/blob/master/streaming-setup.md
folks here might be interested in https://scanlines.xyz, a community forum for diy audio and video started recently with a few friends:
"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."
We're streaming Wordhack tonight (actually right now) at twitch.tv/babycastles and first guess is @ojack ! https://withfriends.co/event/7728443/wordhack_online_w_james_ryan_olivia_jack_and_shannon_finnegan
📺 🤓 Open Tech Will Save Us Meetup #9
Nad Chishtie, Product Lead at Element, presents Matrix Spaces: a new vision for room groups in Matrix.
I for one welcome the Discordification of Riot 🙌
I am enjoying winter clothes though! Sweatpants and a jacket and mask and don't have to think about it.