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One of the most important roles for artists and creators of software today is to imagine and promote forms of cultural practice outside of corporate enclosure.

In case anyone is wondering: Open Collective has amazing people behind it. So honored to be part of the team

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there's a new grid thing on the market which heavily promotes monome compatibility: in effect, freely tapping into our huge pool of resources and culture by implementing a simple protocol we open-sourced from the start.

something is deeply broken with peoples' perception of open-source. it's not an infinite commons. it's not an externality.

it's a community and an ethos. if you're exploiting someone elses' work for profit, you're helping destroy an optimistic vision of humanity.

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@metkis are you sure god created mushrooms and not the other way around?

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the contents of your daily life (excerpt) 

"What are we speeding towards? Are we saving time? Saving it up for what? [...] How are you affected by a non-stop assault of symbolic communication — audio, visual, print, billboard, video, radio, robotic voices — as you wander through a forest of signs? What are they urging upon you? Do you ever need solitude, quiet, contemplation? Do you remember it? Thinking on your own, rather than reacting to stimuli? Is it hard to look away?

- anonymous

every project begins with a walk in the woods 

"everything you encounter becomes part of you
you become part everything you encounter
we gather and are gathered

"the materials you collect
they follow you
daunt you
tease you
weigh you down
support you
and you follow them"

- from Hannah Perner-Wilson, every project begins with a walk in the woods (2019) []

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: Hi! I spend a lot of time thinking about alternative (modern; legal; hybrid; non-hierarchical; cooperative; empowered; equitable; sustainable; collaborative; impermanent; impactful) organizational structures through which folks can make the world a better place.

I also make music, write on my blog, play with video art, and play games with friends.

Nice to meet you! 👋


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.