seeking additional references for monday's class
looking at artists/games/pop culture instances where humans pretend to be, or perform as, bots or AI. i've got a pretty good list (lauren mccarthy, cigarette boy, sebastian schmieg, horse_ebooks, the mechanical turk, spy party, watch dogs 2, the general thing of tech companies hiring remote workers to drive/run stuff) but this feels like a way bigger phenomenon than that and i'm struggling to come up with many more examples
an essay i published in logic magazine's play issue last winter is now online. its on playing a profoundly broken but ultimately meaningful game of rune factory 3:
i've been hosting my bots and webtoys off a server in my home, but now that i'm back on a city grid that doesn't offer green power the ecological underpinnings of that choice feel pretty moot. do y'all have hosting services that you use that are a) not vicious tech giants b) actually do the work of reducing and offsetting power usage? seeking recommendations
Friends, I've just released a small tabletop heist and decoration game where you play as a family of tiny borrowers in a big human house.
Its played in a physical home, with the real objects that are there, and (though its got a cute vibe) pokes at issues of collection, preciousness, and resources- and how those lines split differently for different people.
Go on borrowing missions! Build your nest! Don't get caught!
Junk Nest City is pay what you want over on itch ~
Here is a long thread on keeping moss as a houseplant that I pulled off my twitter, wrapped up as a blog post - so now you can read about practical moss gardening without having to visit that website :>
its free rpg day, so i've made my collaborative worldbuilding game The Ground Itself pwyw on itch till midnight!
Apparently, The North Face recently defaced Wikipedia as part of an advertising campaign, further proving that having brands on the web is totally fun and very good
i've just updated Mushy (my NN generated isometric tilepack) with downloads for each tile broken up individually, as opposed to in a big spritesheet. these also have fully transparent backgrounds which should make things easier! its still free. update here -->
Hey so capitalism and fixing things and robot hoovers!
A fun thing about being a fixy sort of person is the stuff that rich people throw away or sell super-cheap. Rich people don't bother fixing things, they just throw the thing away and buy a new one, and half the time the thing is very easily repaired!
Which brings us to Roombas! They're great. They're for rich people. I've got two, and I'm a LONG way off being rich!
500 series Roombas are very cheap on Craigslist. Let's look inside one!
@nx @abundance this got me interested so I wrote a little 404 scraper https://gist.github.com/eelfroth/ba44f36be1e3ab405653af4a28297559
here is a new project that i've been poking at slowly for a few years now -->
6 generative screensavers, free on itch
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