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hello! i'm nicola, and i make stuff by combining various A/V media and code at nonmateria.com

i like upcycled tech, asemic writing and weird fantasy/scifi

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As much as I want everyone (and myself) to have a large airy studio … don’t stop small bedroom productions, sideboard publishing and kitchen table labels (music & clothing). And window sill galleries.

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Two villagers cross the longest-known living-root bridge on a misty morning. The bridge is over 160 feet long and hangs over a 230-foot-deep river valley.

npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/

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Help! I fell into MSX rabbit hole and can't get out :glenda:

I still can't get over the fact that we embraced the boring beige boxes for our computing needs over the industrial design that was happening with the MSX platform. Even the cheaper models had STYLE that still looks sleek today.

It's a shame the platform never really took off much outside of Japan.

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Cave Noire is still one of the best minimalistic rogue-likes ever made.

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playing the game where i try to find weird cool stuff on archive.org and today i won. heres a cool document that's p much an scp, when the cia was apparently trying to explore mars with psychokinesis archive.org/details/CIA-RDP96-

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Best activity of the day is to select the skins that will accompany my interview with Jordan Eldredge, the creator of Webamp* and the #Winamp Skin Museum**. The interview will published in a few months on Italian magazine Progetto Grafico.

*webamp.org/
** skins.webamp.org/

#design #interface #software

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The Movement MCS Percussion Computer was a very rare British-made drum machine produced approximately between 1981 (MKI) and 1983 (MKII).
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movement

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These signs are all around Todmorden, I like them because they're not a command, just a reminder, and they're not that toxic positivity you find a lot of in unhealthy workplaces.

I've also been thinking about how a lot of the toxicity in open source might be due to the 'double empathy' problem, compounded by text being the primary communication medium, and exacerbated further by autistics have no filter: we speak directly in any situation.

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In 2008, I tried to make a game that was far too ambitious. So naturally I abandoned it. While cleaning up some notebooks, I found some old notes and decided to draw one of the places described: "The cathedral of the strange".

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Drew some Easter eggs for my daughter S.
She cut out one with the face.

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Here is what I'm currently working on, a sequencer for the GBA inspired by the Digitone.

The long term goal will be to implement a custom FM synth using the direct sound channels.

I'm aiming to submit this project to the GBA jam currently in progress at itch.io

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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.