Further mapping out the current mastodon universe around #opensource 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
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
Hello everyone. Hello bots. I have joined mastodon.art 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 #opensource, #linux and #fediverse
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We need testers to check everything is still right!
Please go to https://chat.inkscape.org/channel/inkscape_extensions, 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.
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@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 face.https://hackernoon.com/ai-is-a-distraction-interview-with-harry-halpin-ceo-of-nym-e1433x3v?source=rss
The entire Universe in one png (from the wikipedia orders of magnitude entry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders_of_magnitude_(length) )
Cognitive dissonance: What a young person experiences when accessing the web via the #Lynx text only browser
I have this vague idea for a project to support a musician / storyteller with #generativeart 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?
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
lots of work to do...
ok, the random tartan generator using #python/svgwrite is finally working. Had to learn some #svg feBlend basics which is pretty powerful feature https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/SVG/Element/feBlend
on to the next bot challenge, the random tree generator :-)
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 #opencollective for ideas but it seems its mostly used for #opensource software. Anybody can point to something like that in operation? A bit reluctant to go boldly where nobody went before...
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