we had a precious plastics installation session at the hackerspace todayβ€”and a small workshop making things from used plastic!
#lodis

'The website's visual language was informed by pared-back early websites but was chosen to be energy efficiency as opposed to following graphic design trends.'

Hi everybody! I'm a Icelandic eurofrog lurker recently graduated from art theory, writing my BA thesis about time perception in the contemporary using mainly the writings of Mark Fisher, with interest in pursuing a MA in new media next year. Been mostly active on discord and twitter for the last few months and looking forward to trying Mastodon for the first time.
thx for invite @kurbitur

indoor gardening advice wanted 

@wendy @plants what are ceramic carrots? I don't really like the look of drip type systems with many tubes

indoor gardening advice wanted 

@iamegg i have read about the wicker systems as well. Its an option if I can figure out a way it doesn't look ugly ;)

indoor gardening advice wanted 

I'm planning my on a small south-facing glassed balcony, essentially a greenhouse. It will likely get a dry and arid climate during summer so I'm looking at low maintenance irrigation techniques. Anyone have experience with buried clay pots or ollas?

(image from Gardening With Less Water by David Bainbridge)

boosts appreciated

@plants

@aadil try the rubber band and the best fitting screw driver. Worst case look for a stripped screw extractors (you'll have to replace the screw),

// thanks for letting me join post.lurk!

Hi there β€” I’m Jonathan, I like exploring conviviality, transition, time, and community through my practice within visual and computational media, tool-making, and life-living in general.

I reflect on, think about, and nurture things dear to me on resevoir.net

Hi Lurk, are you following the Cryptoart/NFT debate?

I would like to find and read any kind of critique of the cryptoart system. I've been following the discussion on environmental impact, but I'm also interested in other angles -- e.g. if the power consumption problem is solved, would cryptoart be ok?

Some threads that I haven't seen developed, probably because I'm not reading the right people:

- NFTs as strange simulacra of the questionable capitalist art market
- yet another instance of "disruption" of traditional systems that will "empower" the people by "cutting out the middlemen", we've seen this
- billionaires hyping up this new system along with their bullish stance on cryptocurrency (Musk & Tesla)
- artists becoming hype-ridden sales megaphones (see the twitter feed of most artists in NFT)
- reduction of digital art to easily digestible, visually attractive formats

I'd love to know what you have to say and point out any ongoing critiques about this interesting issue? (yeah you, if you're reading this you're included)

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 Β£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

oscillating cuts – i wrote a small bash script that produces snippets by β€˜swinging’ over an image on the x-axis and reassembles them to a mosaic https://www.nervousdata.com/wiese/swingcut.html

@emma @maya hey I'm one of the designers of solar ltm.

The server went offline yesterday indeed but we maintained the URL structure between the solar version of the site and the regular one. Just remove the 'solar' from the URL:

lowtechmagazine.com/2020/01/ho

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