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Joanie Lemercier worked to reduce his studio's energy consumption by about 10% each year. Then he tried CryptoArt. "It turns out my release of 6 CryptoArt works consumed in 10 seconds more electricity than the entire studio over the past 2 years."

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"At its worst, trading art on the blockchain is a libertarian pyramid scheme built on hype and a near-total disregard for the inevitable losers of the game, whether that's atmospheric CO2 levels or whoever is left holding an overpriced cryptographic token pointing to a digital object that doesn't physically exist."

Anyone have any recommendations on software for playing around with game theory matrices?

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#TIL Internet Archive's new service: Internet Archive Scholar. Search 25 million research articles preserved in the Internet Archive.

Someone posted a short conversation they'd overheard in the language I've been studying, and I was able to translate it all in my head using a mix of knowledge and contextual inference. So that's an ego boost.

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"It is typical of a 'nonmigratory, closed-border world,' Shah writes, that most people assume lemmings on the move are seeking death when they are actually seeking new lives."

Just FYI, Game Theory isn't really a theory, and games make up only a subset of the behaviors it analyzes. It should be called Strategy Modeling, or some such.

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Yeah, the Straffin book is much more systematic in his exposition, and doesn't feel like boosterism. Sticking with this one for now.

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FWIW, I don't recommend Binmore's Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction.

Switching now to Straffin's Game Theory and Strategy as an introductory text. Will update later with thoughts.

NFTs (as I understand them) could be seen as a higher stage in the reductive transformation of art into "content." Non-fungible, sure, but the locus of value in the NFT is also non-tangible, non-sensible, non-aesthetic. All of the qualities that make the thing art wind up being incidental to the token.

They're merging support for the ActivityPub Note format into writefreely.

Mushroom at the End of the World uses a typographic convention I've never seen before: Bolding the first letter of romanized Japanese family names.

Anyone seen that elsewhere? What's the rationale behind the practice?


  entry is a URL,

    memento mori

If a Mastodon instance has a friendly sounding url, it probably is.

Did some looking around in the Mastodon instance at, but to be honest, it's a little disconcerting that so many of the users have MCU characters as their names/avis.

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Also playing on repeat in , Roland Kirk's The Inflated Tear, which I only found out about by watching Judas and the Black Messiah. Check out this technique (YouTube link):

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Still early, I know, but this is already a strong contender for my favorite electronic release of the year.

"Everyone carries a history of contamination; purity is not an option." —Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

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