training a quick neural network to predict where to add poetic line breaks in text, based on a large corpus of public domain poetry and taking into account phonetics and semantics. the goal is to be able to enjamb prose passages in a somewhat principled way—after just a handful of epochs, here's what it does to a passage on hyacinths from wikipedia:
Sound, Image and Interaction Design Symposium (SIIDS) 2020 Call for Participation (paper and art tracks):
Funchal, Madeira (Portugal), September 4, 2020
Possibility of online participation
Deadline for submissions: June 26, 2020
For further details access https://siids.arditi.pt/submissions/.
Seems relevant to some stuff we talk about around here: https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=The+Decline+of+Computers+as+a+General+Purpose+Technology&btnG=
More fractals in the daily today:
I enjoyed https://malleable.systems/blog/2020/04/01/the-most-successful-malleable-system-in-history/ "A satisfactory solution to the division of responsibility question remains to be found, which is in my opinion an important obstacle on the way to malleable systems for everyone. A good solution is likely to contain technical measures, such as sandboxes for constraining execution, or content-addressed storage to replace mutable file systems. But it will also have to contain social measures for establishing trust in software components."
Feeling very stimulated and wondering if last thread (https://merveilles.town/@s_ol/104016278284439336) warrants some community organizing.
I am considering to start a newsletter on the topic, should there be enough interest to warrant that. If you would like to receive a sporadic newsletter on the topic, please send an email to:
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I need help finding a white paper that I had seen a few weeks ago (it was older than that) but forgot to download. It's about a graphical live-coding tool where, rather than constantly evaluating code and rendering the result, you could also tweak the result with a photoshop-like tool and it would attempt to update your code to output that image. Anybody know what I'm talking about?
I am currently working on HEAVY WIZARDRY - a tabletop rolepleying game about digital direct action and activism in a dystopian world. You play as virtual reality hackers hindering corporations to better your community.
The game is a thinly veiled critique of late stage capitalism, with an antidesign and an arcane 80s/early 90s computing aesthetic.
I hope to have it done and printed as a #zine in May.
if agency is the ability to interrupt automatized behavior, then rewiring the computer means acquiring agency in a computer system
Hey it's my second daily
I'm a programmer interested in using computers creatively. I make things both visual and audio. To that end, I'm serious about tooling, and I'm always looking for ways to make my tools feel more like an extension of my mind. Other things that interest me are:
- Cellular automata and the nature of time
- Design Patterns (and really everything Christopher Alexander has ever done)
- Distributed systems and how they reflect the basic challenges of reality
- Sustainability/human-powered transit
Just watch the order ascend into chaos http://g.recordit.co/jYcwLcjmN9.gif
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.