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bequa ░ cybernetician striving for better systems. into anarchism and noise music. creates digitally.

Here is my 4k gfx entry to solskogen 2020!

"Enamel Pin"

based on an actual enamel pin I bought for my bag

web dev discourse 

since absolutely everything really /really/ wants to be js only, maybe what we need are middle systems that fetch from the bad website, execute the scripts, and then serve normal, decent webpages

"In college and in my early twenties, music forums and blogs run by individual critics proliferated. [..] it was through them that I heard new music, formed my tastes, and learned how to listen [..] the blogs [..] were surrounded by an even larger network of mp3 blogs, sites that simply made albums available for download, so that I could listen to everything I was reading about.

When people talk about the lost promise of the internet, I think about this little music blogger ecosystem. "

what's the requisite variety for a social network?

@somnius i received your letter today. thank you so much, it's beautiful! 🖤

@eel @eel ooone more render for the end of the night. I mixed it all a bit better and managed to make the lead stand out some more thanks to my best friend, Mr. Compressor

Lovecraftian vegetation

(or something-Jeff Vandermeer's Annihilation-something-something...)

mention of free experimental music 

It's the first day of 50/90, so I released an album? Maybe I'm not doing this right.

This one is electronic and instrumental, so I'm using my "Mr. Beany's Electric Bidet" band to release it. Like all my stuff, it is pay-if-you-want and CC-BY.

I used procedural song generation fed in to Arcade (by Output), so the result is different than anything I've done before.

Second WIP, a set of isometric modular blocks and graphics for games. Building in .

Figured out how to handle modular system organisation well in Inkscape, get a bit of control over the swatches system, prevent performance bottoming out, and handle editable flat to iso shape conversions.

Finally happy with the direction of the colour and style. Need to build out more decorative tiles, shadows, and reflective effects. Maybe also some lights.

prehistoric food 

Lentils have been found in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sites around the Mediterranean, in places like Greece, Syria, and Palestine, dating back up to 13000 years.

The plant itself is indigenous to central and western Asia, and is one of the first plants domesticated by humans.

Lentil soup is a long time favourite among ancient peoples. Aristophanes in Ancient Greece described it as the "sweetest of delicacies".

For more than a year, I've been researching subjective moderation systems as part of my Master's thesis. What I ended up with is TrustNet, a system for representing, and interacting with, computational trust.

In the linked article, I summarize my research, link to the academic article I wrote, the code I produced, and the 30 minute Master's thesis presentation I held at the end of May.

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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.