my bio translates to "come, let's sit in the shade / this shade does not belong to anyone" from the inimitable ziad rahbani
I wrote a shader that draws a Windows 3.1 window and dithers whatever is underneath that window. Basically, I'm back to my usual bullshit. https://www.shadertoy.com/view/7sfXRr
on that site i still call it a "modular game engine" but really its a set of design patterns for playful systems. the actual software components i made can be pretty easily reproduced and they're are not as important as the ideas behind them, i've come to think.
its the story of palmyrene queen zenobia briefly reconquering the middle east away from rome only to lose everything at the end. it plays with notions of resistance against the west and obsessive self-destructive ambition.
a few times a year i rewatch this the 2007 Zenobia musical. i saw it in person at the time, and they've never released a video of it, but someone on youtube used the official cast recording and whatever images and footage she could find to cobble together the closest thing we have. its v cheesy and over the top, but it gets me every time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua-m2nu2CP0
it does one thing beyond the minimal set up, forgive me: it adjusts the coordinate system such that 0,0 is the center of the window, not the top left, which is generally what i want when i am sketching.
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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.