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I have an iMac G4 that i haven't used in years, so i decided to ask Merveilles Town if you have any ideas how can i reuse it?

The specs:
iMac G4/800 17-Inch (Flat Panel) features an 800 MHz PowerPC 7445 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and a 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 256 MB of RAM (PC133 SDRAM), an 80.0 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive (5400 RPM), a tray-loading "SuperDrive", and NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM (AGP 2X support).

"Years of remodelling the welfare state, the rise of technology, and the growing power of neoliberal government apparatuses have established a society of the precarious. In this new reality, productivity is no longer just a matter of labour, but affects the formation of the self, blurring the division between personal and professional lives."

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I'm curious to know if Merveilles users listen to podcasts. Which ones you recommend and which topics they address.

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Hey Merveilles, do you know of any 3d artists who make low-fi, low-poly, rough around the edges, unpolished, preferably non abstract art?

Is anyone familiar with this numbering system? It was invented in the 13th century by Cistercian monks.
Which meant that any number from 1 to 9999 could be written using a single symbol.

My taste for Generative Art is growing and so one of my goals is to learn Processing. Even if my strong point is not programming because I only have some notions of Html and CSS.

Finished reading Automation and the Future

"Aaron Benanav uncovers the structural economic trends that will shape our working lives far into the future. What social movements, he asks, are required to propel us into post-scarcity, if technological innovation alone can’t deliver it? In response to calls for a universal basic income that would maintain a growing army of redundant workers, he offers a counter-proposal."

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Hi there, Merveilles! My name is Eden (They / She) and I'm an artist exploring complex feelings with simple shapes.

If you'd like to see more of my work, you can do so at

I'm excited to be a part of this instance! 💞

Trying Dotgrid for the first time and I ended up creating my avatar.
It's so fun to use!

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tbh i really do miss when technology was superficially bad by accident rather than now where it's deeply morally bad on purpose

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Dear web developers and admins,
please stop embedding Google's hideous #ReCaptcha into your websites. Its algorithm is faulty, forcing regular users to click dozens or even hundreds of fire hydrants, bicycles, or traffic lights each day. It puts a 'suspicious activity' flag on users who won't obey to Google's business model - such as people who don't sign into Chrome, use anonymity VPNs, or use browser extensions to suppress common tracking mechanisms. Enough is enough. Stop it.

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Great article !

A cool citation :

Imagine a flashy spaceship lands in your backyard. The door opens and you are invited to investigate everything to see what you can learn. The technology is clearly millions of years beyond what we can make.

This is biology.

–Bert Hubert, “Our Amazing Immune System”


Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.