#xCoAx recordings are online. Be sure to check out the keynotes by Špela Petrič - "On The Vegetariat In Times Of Surveillance Societies" - and Yuk Hui - "The Incomputable and the Incalculable"



"[free software is] free as in 'free puppies', not 'free beer'. Adopting open source solutions, like adopting a puppy, involves some time spent on care and feeding."

, found this passage yesterday while reading Trevor Owens's "the theory and craft of digital preservation" and I won't stop thinking about it for a while, probably

I had fun trying to remake tidal from scratch last night. Here's how far I got in two hours, a bit further than I expected: github.com/yaxu/remake/blob/ma
Comparing it a bit with 'real' Tidal, it's looking a lot tidier already, especially that applicative instance..
Stream archive here:

On this subject, lately I've become obsessed with personal libraries and archives, both physical and digital. I don't have a grand thesis yet, but there's something to the role an individual's practice of collecting and curating can lead to a distributed system of stored knowledge, particularly in arenas traditional institutions miss, but even just as a caretaking mentality, library as practice

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Working around shops on 'freedom' day yesterday, seeing 50% of people smiling without masks, it's clear how government policy in England is designed to make us hate each other.

I'm going to try making some part of Tidal tomorrow, to see how far I can get in two hours, and how different the results are: club.tidalcycles.org/t/tidal-t

Started work today on the design for a little Boolean logic gate drum sequencer, inspired by and how much fun I had years ago building physical analog logic gates that could be connected by patch cables. This is just a mock-up drawing, wanted to figure out the look first, but working on it :)

Amazing artists like @neauoire and @yaxu and @ojack have convinced me of the value of building one's own tools by hand, so going to give this a shot

Computer Science towards sustainable permacomputing
"Unrealistic" "People wont want that" "Too many assumptions about the future"

Computer Science which assumes everyone lives in VR in the future
"Visionary" "Futuristic"

I've now made public some initial words and code for Gest, my gesture sequencer!

Project Page:


Git repo:


Woven Code Output and Guide:


Thinking of getting a YMDK wings alice-style split keyboard, with novelkeys cream switches. This would be my first custom keyboard so don't know what I'm doing though really.. Any advice? ymdkey.com/collections/60-64-m

"Chaos: When the present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future." this definition is attributed to Lorenz, but I can't find the reference. Several published books attribute it to his 1963 paper "Deterministic nonperiodic flow" but that paper doesn't even contain the word "chaos" let alone this quote..

(your preview might show the last two tweets but I'm referring to the first two)

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Sorry to bring twitter here but this is a perfect example of fundamentally conflicting beliefs held by racists. The second tweet immediately follows the first one but also directly and clearly contradicts it. Imagine there is a real person between this, holding these deeply conflicting attitudes. This is cognitive dissonance and won't be a happy situation for them, as well as making them look stupid and doing profound harm to others. So why do they do it?

Neokhipukamayoqs Manifesto putting forward Quipu as living technology, standing for the relation between technology and ecology as a matter of survival.
"in these times of climate emergency, it is imperative not only to question the materials used in our practice nor their energy consumption nor their carbon footprint, but their design, symbolism and historicity, so to go beyond the epistemic duality of control vs. liberty .. to start talking about cohesion, assistance, integration and harmony, and to design technology for these characteristics."

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