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So, let's do . Not sure how it will evolve, I'll probably try slightly different styles every week.

tenpo sike sin li kama. ijo ike pi tenpo pini li awen.

A new year arrives. Bad things from the past remain.

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So, I've decided to release the mini mix I recorded for VEMOM 10 on Bandcamp. It's been nearly 7 years since the last time I released something there, it was about time I guess...

This is a couple of tracks I'm still working on, made with the OP-Z, full of clunky live effects because I'm still quite new at this workflow. But it's been fun to make :)

lectronice.bandcamp.com/album/

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The more I play non-violent games with no combat system, the more abhorrent I find games with combat systems. Don't get me wrong, both as a player and a designer, I love combat systems.

But the insane proportion of gameplay tied to violence, conflict and exploitation, and the fact it's seen as normal or even desirable in video games culture, make me feel increasingly bad. Is capitalism fun?

What about complex systems to explore empathy, ecological awareness, philosophy, utopia?

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I've felt the sudden urge to set up a small forum for the Merveilles folks (or anyone interested in it) who'd like a more organized place than Mastodon to discuss and learn the language together. Disclaimer: I'm a total beginner.

Feel free to join and suggest anything (and to boost if you like the idea)

tokipona.lectronice.com

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Hi, I’m a French game designer/writer working mainly in the serious game/edutainment industry.

On my free time, I develop my own video games and tools, compose electronic music, make pixel/voxel art, build keyboards, grow hops and brew beer.

Computers ate my soul.

I think one of the hardest things in
is putting words in the "right" order, knowing what looks like the right order for you can make little sense to someone else, since it's heavily subjective and context-dependent.

I mean, compound words are just consensual constructs. Some are obvious, but sometimes swapping words around implies subtle differences and really depends on the way you perceive the thing you're referring to.

Turns out there's an Estas Tonne short movie made after his Internal Flight album, with stunning pictures and spoken words. This is an awesome trip.

Yes, this guy is definitely a shaman. (also yes, I'm absolutely obsessed with him at the moment.)

youtu.be/kHuY62rbHho

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I've been listening to this Estas Tonne one-hour long track all week long, all day long, on repeat. I still can't figure out what it triggers inside me. It feels a bit like if something I don't see was talking to some part of me I don't know. I guess it's going to spin for one more week.

estastonne.bandcamp.com/album/

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ko walo lon ma kasi mi li suno e tomo insa mi.

The snow in my garden illuminates the inside of my house.

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This is the neighbors’ roof, but when I look at it long enough, it opens a dimensional rift to the artificial mountains of a distant alien world.

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Did a little "photoshoot" today to with all the loose lightbulbs in the house to put together the summary video tomorrow :)

After five days, I'm now pretty sure why this workout program is called "Ironborn". It's because it gets you reborn into a massive, helpless lump of iron that can't move nor do anything but try to remember the fleeting human form it once had.

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pandemic mention, probable shitpost 

Plot twist: people with social disabilities/anxieties who tend to enjoy being alone and don't socialize often are actually the next step in human evolution, naturally adapted to social distancing in order to survive pandemics.

I've been practicing daily keyboard lessons with Melodics for two weeks now, while continuing finger drumming in parallel. I'd tend to think it's absolute torture and that the standard musical keyboard layout is the worst thing ever designed after the qwerty typing keyboard. I'm kind of enjoying it nonetheless, but for me it's waaaay harder than finger drumming, even if it's closely related.

20 minutes of 8 kg dumbbells workout is honestly less painful than 20 minutes of keyboard practice.

It just occurred to me that since the person I live with 100% of the time is myself, I should treat myself with the same respect I show to others, and maybe even a little more.

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Listening to Estas Tonne. His music triggers deep emotions within me that I'm not sure how to describe. Oceans of warm melancholia, maybe.

youtube.com/watch?v=WGTxqhSN8b

Disco Elysium spoilers 

@TQ In Disco Elysium, did you find the Phasmid?

Here's the quick and dirty kalimba track I started to work on yesterday. It's just me playing live, a bit of reverb, a basic OP-Z beat with random variations, and a few EQ/compression tweaks.

Both the kalimba and the beat were recorded straight with an iPad mic, so it's noisy. Perhaps I'll do a proper recording for the next versions, but I like the ultra fast workflow and the low-fi + reverb vibe (or maybe I'm just lazy.)

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So, let's do . Not sure how it will evolve, I'll probably try slightly different styles every week.

tenpo sike sin li kama. ijo ike pi tenpo pini li awen.

A new year arrives. Bad things from the past remain.

Today is the first day of the Ironborn workout program I’ll be following for the next 30 days. The name makes me chuckle but since it involves me lifting things twice heavier than what I’m used to, I probably won’t laugh for long.

I did absolutely nothing of interest this week and felt bad about it. I didn't work on any of my projects, and my mind wandered in dark places.

Two hours ago, I recorded a live kalimba loop, added a hint of reverb, then a slow evolving beat I did in five minutes on the OP-Z. I'm listening to the two loops, synced but with slightly different lengths, since one hour or so.

All of a sudden, the universe is infinitely beautiful, and I'm happy to be part of it.

This morning, my workout was weird. The program I’m following regularly includes alternating biceps curls, with dumbbells, until muscle failure. Usually, I manage to carry on for 4-5 minutes with 4 kg dumbbells.

Today, I repeated curls for nearly 25 minutes, and I stopped because it was freaking me out, not because I couldn’t continue. My arms just kept working. I felt light fatigue, but never reached the point where I couldn’t lift anymore. I did nothing unusual, how is that even possible?

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While it is a fair amount of preaching to the choir out here in the wilds of internet frontier, I have to recommend 'The Social Dilemma'.

thesocialdilemma.com/

I just watched it for the first time tonight despite having explored this paranoid stuff for a few years.

A good watch despite not being a lot of new info to me, and it seems especially useful as an easily digestible primer to recommend to 'normal' people.

Just finished The Red Strings Club. The last choice you can make is such an agonizing moment, I don't think I've ever seen a dialogue menu this powerful in a video game.

Definitely the best game I've played in 2020. Funny how such a low budget, short cyberpunk game can prove so much more meaningful than a behemoth like Cyberpunk 2077.

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