@Merristasis I was listening to your radio station while walking around this afternoon. That "You're Welcome" song by Darren Keen is ballistic.
Hmm, didn't do my weekly blog post today but felt it necessary to prioritize some other projects during my writing time. Accomplishments:
1. Wrote out four more bars of a new track in Renoise.
2. Played around with some new techniques in p5.js.
3. Applied for 4 jobs.
Overall not bad. Tomorrow I want to put a bit more energy into Renoise and maybe...erm...go outside.
1. Historical Overviews
'Urbanization Without Cities' by Murray Bookchin
'Worshiping Power' by Peter Gelderloos
'Debt' by David Graeber
'People Without Government' by Harold Barclay
2. Modern Anarchist Thought
'Bullshit Jobs' by David Graeber
🎧 https://invidio.us/watch?v=z6cvmnKTJLA (Preface)
'The Ecology of Freedom' by Murray Bookchin
'Black Anarchism' compiled by Black Rose Anarchist Federation
3. Practical examples
'Organise' by Libcom
'Eco-Defense' by Various
Being underemployed sucks. I haven't felt the side effects of limited cash flow since I was in college 5 or 6 years ago. My biggest illness is a pervasive scheming that keeps me up at night: which jobs to apply for, which things I can monetize, what to do to make me more marketable, etc. When I was working my 9-5 job I was a very different kind of miserable. Not sure which is worse at this point.
At least this feels more honest. I felt I was play acting every day at the office.
I used the cold Sunday to work on the January issue of my link blog "Der Groschen". The site should be online by the end of the month.
Went through the Hydra book today after a long hiatus. I picked up a new techniques & plan to go deeper https://naotohieda.com/blog/hydra-book/
In the last few weeks I have been thinking again and again about whether I should start a Master's degree this year or not. My motivation would be to get to know new people and to use my free time for interesting projects. Actually, I can have that without the study, the study would only give me a kind of structure for it. In the course of the day I found an article that encouraged me to organize my education myself.
I'm taking a course on temporal design & critical time studies this semester and it's really interesting! It's about how social factors affect how we perceive, define & act on time, and how time is political, eg. how colonialism has imposed their time on indigenous cultures.
It's my first discussion-based class, so I'm looking forward to learning a lot!
Here's a sneak peek from the introduction of "Timing Canada: The Shifting Politics of Time in Canadian Literary Culture"
I like this a lot. Whenever I get rejected by smaller companies, I wish I had the oportunity to show them more of who I am before they reject me based off of a PDF.
Ah! I'm feeling so inspired today but I don't work as fast as my mind would like. I need to remain patient. Slow and steady.
Next creative project I'd like to play around with after I get done with some of the by-the-numbers income-oriented stuff I'm doing today: generative fonts/typography. If anyone has cool links pertaining to the topic, feel free to send it my way. :)
This Low Tech Mag piece has me thinking: https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2015/10/can-the-internet-run-on-renewable-energy.html
What form might a non-streaming social media system take?
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He/Him. Queer. Sober.
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