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Further mapping out the current mastodon universe around digital art software

These folks are already here


These folks are hashtagged alot

Those are the hashtags people generally use

Obviously I might be missing some, this is a quick search

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I think I followed all the image generating bots appearing on the federated timeline :fediverse:

Conveniently aggregated here for all those other damaged brains out there that get triggered by random visual stimuli 😂


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Music used to be a fractal thing, produced locally, consumed locally, with infinite variation, from village to village, but quite stable over generations

Nowadays industrialization / consumerism created well organized, delocalized musical genres that have global reach but change regularly (at least a few times for each generation)

Not sure what to make of it. Just a realization that musical space and time swapped roles so to speak

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Hello everyone. Hello bots. I have joined to be in the company of artistic people and to enjoy some free brain stimulus. One day I might be able to reciprocate but my track record is not good. I like too many things. Generative art is a perennial favorite. Modal music to my ears. Developer by day and night. Love all things , and

FOSDEM is kept free as in beer also by the community helping out, please help us by volunteering --

Jack Dorsey talks about open sourcing twitter protocols (in some shape and form to be seen). No mention at all of #activitypub and #fediverse that are already a reality as demonstrated by this toot.

Something is stirring in the depths of the surveillance capitalism swamp...

Hey makers!

We know many people use the extension (gcodetools), which we have improved and updated to python3.

We need testers to check everything is still right!

Please go to, so we can help you get started with testing.

Let's work together to make 1.0 a good release for makers ;)

(please boost to reach other makers, thanks!)

"If we fail to defend the free and open web, we risk a digital dystopia of entrenched inequality and abuse of rights.

We must act now. Join me in backing the Contract for the Web — a global plan of action for the #WebWeWant"

- Tim Berners Lee on his new action plan for the web

@digital2analog I'm not sure how much sense it makes to call it a distraction, since it's not like Google is going to be working on anything else. I realized *during orientation* there that Google's purpose in existing is to build human-level AI and everything else they do is just a means to that end.

So the real threat, as I see it, is the amount of power we've let them accumulate and the risk that they'll be able to use that power to further increase their power until it's too late.

The danger of artificial intelligence lies in it acting as a distraction from the real fundamental problems that humanity is facing, like surveillance, control, climate change, economic collapse, social disorders. The ancient fantasy of creating a thinking machine is just that - a fantasy to distract people from the real problems we collectively

Cognitive dissonance: What a young person experiences when accessing the web via the text only browser

I have this vague idea for a project to support a musician / storyteller with that is generated on the spot, interactively, as a sort of jam

I don't know if it would work. Its a bit like what is done in venues and performances to orchestrate lights, video screens etc but I am thinking something more intimate and visually more elaborate and rich

Maybe control a screen via a laptop and have various handles to guide the evolution of things. Any ideas, pointers how to approach this?

♲ ISPs lied to Congress to spread confusion about encrypted DNS, Mozilla says… by @JBrodkin…

I love all those "why is productivity going down despite all this tech" articles

The fact that everybody in tech is chasing the behavioral surplus of mining personal data and the last time anything had an explicit productivity objective it was the Microsoft Office Suite should speak for itself

but the communities are complicit too. It took decades for to be (barely) usable by no-techies and still far from actually boosting productivity

lots of work to do...

So after staring at billions of personal profiles and behaviors, decided to become the world's banker and launched while decided to become the world's doctor and bought


ok, the random tartan generator using /svgwrite is finally working. Had to learn some feBlend basics which is pretty powerful feature

on to the next bot challenge, the random tree generator :-)

90% of data was created in the last two years. Does this mean that 90% of knowledge has also been created in the last two years?

90% of data was created in the last two years. Does this mean that 90% of knowledge has also been created in the last two years?

Had an overdose of art at the Venice Bienalle. Theme is 'may you live in interesting times', which we certainly do...

A few small notes on CWs and images marked sensitive:

1) Make sure when you CW/mark sensitive, you also describe *why* you're CWing it. People need to know what's under the cut/image blur so they can make an informed decision about viewing it.

2) When deciding whether to mark something as sensitive, try to think: If I viewed this image at work would I get in trouble? Even if your explicitly sexy/lewd artwork has the naughty bits censored, it's still kind to CW/mark it as sensitive.

I am running a open/public wiki with reasonable traffic (given its a rather specialized domain) but having trouble getting people to contribute content. Trying to think of some incentive scheme (apparently recognition is not sufficient), maybe matching potential sponsors to content authors.

Looking at for ideas but it seems its mostly used for software. Anybody can point to something like that in operation? A bit reluctant to go boldly where nobody went before...

Well, this sucks. Linux Journal is no more (again).

Hopefully the website stays around as it has some really good content.

Sorry to see it go. All the best to @kyle and crew.


Did you know anywhere you see a like button on an article or a FB-enabled comment section, you're being tracked by Facebook even if you're not signed in?

Well, our latest Facebook Container Extension update blocks those widgets from tracking you: tweeted by @Firefox

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