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. #introduction
thx for invite @kurbitur
indoor gardening advice wanted
I'm planning my #gardening 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 #lowtech low maintenance irrigation techniques. Anyone have experience with buried clay pots or ollas?
(image from Gardening With Less Water by David Bainbridge)
#introduction // thanks for letting me join post.lurk!
Hi there — 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: 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
oscillating cuts – i wrote a small bash script that produces snippets by ‘swinging’ over an image on the x-axis and reassembles them to a mosaic https://www.nervousdata.com/wiese/swingcut.html
Tried using @maya's dithering method and it looks nice when used on gifs https://maya.land/monologues/2021/02/15/css-dither.html
The original gif https://www.hellocatfood.com/gif-pack-1/
dither in the browser with the power of CSS: https://maya.land/monologues/2021/02/15/css-dither.html
In the book '1493' by Charles C. Mann it is argued that the 'little ice age', a period of exessively cold winters and summers during the 14th to 19th centuries which caused massive famines etc in the northern hemisphere, was partly of human origin. While it probably had multiple interacting causes, the extreme depopulation of the Americas, which came as a consequence of the Colombian Exchange and later colonization of the americas was apparently an accelerant. These events lead to a rewilding and reforestation which sequestered atmospheric carbon on such a scale that the co2 in the atmosphere sank. This created a global cooling, the reverse of global warming happening now.
Seeking CMS Advice
I'm currently looking at trying to some smaller orgs off of the disposable php-cms treadmill. You know the story – some designer+nerd friend sets up some PHP #CMS with a dozen plugins and a fancy theme. Two years later the whole thing breaks and is impossible to upgrade. 3 years after that you just have to take it and the 300 posts it had down because somebody keeps trying to use it to send spam. It can be pretty sad.
Static sites have their foibles but for a small org they are very attractive in that they should mostly work for a decade or two and can even be tweaked by hand if you need to, even if the generating software rots to bits.
But I don't want to teach everyone git + Markdown + special tags etc.
So, I've been looking at some GUI front-ends for stuff like Hugo and other static site generators. Does anyone have experience with this kind of situation and setup?
What's the best umbrella term for tech that aims at a lower environmental impact (hardware, software and network traffic) and respects privacy?
@calcifer posted about this in December, resulting in an interesting thread. Now I'm writing about it and could use some help deciding on a single term :)
Hello Fediverse! I’ve moved my account and am happy to join post.lurk.org :)
so time for a re- #introduction i guess:
Hi, i’m Martin. I enjoy going on vague journeys through nature, cities, cyberspaces and everywhere in between. Along the way I collect all sorts of lost footage, fragments, broken images, scraps of content… and then reassemble them somehow into new scenarios. To have my own publishing space I maintain a small handwritten website with a messy backyard, guarded by a pixel cat, here: http://fragmentscenario.com. I’m easily fascinated by all space-universe-related things, cybernetic failures, the expanding fediverse and all kinds of printed-matter.
post.lurk was down because the disk was full (again) @320x200 brought it back up 🙏
#introduction Hello! I'm a 34-year-old mestizx #queer from Borrado territory aka Monterrey, #Mexico, but have been based in the East Midlands in the #UK for over a decade. Writer and performer, into vocal loops. Interdisciplinary, intersectional, international. Living with #ADHD #dyslexia
I find it absolutely amazing how transparently companies like Lyft and Uber are using a cheap workforce without even basic employee rights in order to subsidize a loss-making business model that will attract enough investors for them to put all their money into driverless cars that will put the workforce out of jobs. That bill passing in California that locks in the non-employee status of these drivers is still one of the things on this earth that makes me most angry.
Along with a colleague, @dzulli , I'm conducting a survey of Mastodon developers, admins, and users. If you would, please take our survey:
We're focusing on "freedom of expression."
For more info on the survey, see
So, after one year of read-write time about computers I thought of having a Mastodon première of The User Condition, a looong text on computer agency and behavior. Here's the link, enjoy:
Of course I'm profoundly grateful for the help that I received from all of you people here (check acknowledgements at the bottom).
Needless to say, I welcome feedback, criticism, bug/misspells reports and whatever else comes to mind :)
I do projects on/with/about computers, networks, infrastructures. he/him
Welcome to post.lurk.org, an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.