self-promo, design & disillusion
On the 2nd of April I'll present some more D&D work in progress at the Paris College of Art. This time I'm gonna focus - surprise, surprise - on the complexities of design panism, aka "everything is design" and "everyone is a designer". More info here: https://www.paris.edu/introducing-the-3rd-edition-of-about-design/
We will absorb the works of electronic music composer Maryanne Amacher, including her proposition for a media opera entitled Intelligent Life. Existing only as a storyboard, Intelligent Life was an "opera consisting of nine one-hour-long episodes designed for television broadcast with in-home FM simulcast. As of yet, it has not been taped, recorded, or broadcast."
We will then use the work and research of artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan to reconsider the politics of listening. We want to consider developments of surveillance and machine listening, in combination with Amacher's imaginatory potential for how artificial intelligence could transform our sensorial ability to connect to the world around us.
[ image shows a sketch found inside the storyboard of the media opera, including an ear with a wavy line going through it and musical notes on the side. A hand pressing buttons on a television, a landscape image with lines beaming out of it, and a square with an arrow and lots of wavey lines being directed at two circles. ]
Date: Sunday, 28th March 2021
Time: 11:00am-13:00pm CET
NOTE: This reading session will be held in English.
We'll be performing the dataset of the Enron emails together.
@manetta and I have been working on a small online module about #bots as digital #infrapunctures for @cc_utrecht, where the latter is a term that draws attention to stress points in infrastructures and stimulates thinking about how to intervene. We welcome feedback and thoughts on it, it is a work that will continue in different ways.
The new Webbed Briefs video is available for your viewing pleasure.
Is your school forcing you to use Zoom, Skype, or other proprietary videoconferencing software to learn or teach? We want to help you stand up for your rights! Sign and share our petition, and tell us about your school: https://u.fsf.org/34d
Oh shit this looks cool - a chiptune tracker / musical livecoding environment written in Scheme, using MAME for soundchip emulation https://bintracker.org/
I think I'm going to spend more time here this year. Some things I released lately:
1. A video on progressive enhancement: https://briefs.video/videos/is-progressive-enhancement-dead-yet/
2. A punk/blues/rockabilly/sludge record: https://deathgarage.bandcamp.com/album/death-garage-1
So if you've enjoyed the things we've done at #varia, either in-person or remotely please help us with your vote:
http://popunie.nl/awards2020/ (it is the yellow section midway down that says 'Beste Podium')
In case you didn't see it, I released a little demo of Gloam, the procedural spooky-cute village generator I've been working on, for all the people who've expressed interest in poking at it: https://miredly.itch.io/gloam
Happy October! (boosts welcome)
Ban Facial Recognition Europe!
The 'Decentralization Off The Shelf' project by SimplySecure is hosting a free workshop for #developers and #designers of #decentralized applications about useful design and interaction patterns for the specific UI & UX problems of #decentralized and #federated software. Perhaps interesting for #activitypub #xmpp #ssb devs?
Digital circuit simulator recommendation?
I'm a big fan of Logisim, but it's getting a bit long in the tooth, and it's slow if you want to do larger-scale stuff. I've tried using a couple others, but they tend to be targeted at electrical engineers and have a lot more features, in particular support for analog circuits, so they have a much steeper learning curve.
Does anyone know of a simulator that can simulate relatively large digital circuits and that one can get started fairly quickly on?
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