I write code to craft devices that generate visuals and music, mostly by using openFrameworks, cheap computer things and duct tape.
I also craft alphabeths and practice asemic writing.
you can find most of my things on my website: http://npisanti.com/
also for reference: a picture of a coffee and me
This zine by @npisanti with nothing but weird black and white vaguely humanoid shapes looks like the skeleton of a cool campaign.
this morning i finished "A Short Hike"
it's lovely, and the soundtrack has a nice studio ghibli feel in some sections
8 Channels patchbay in Noton.
last week, i finished a new game -
Shell Song is an audio & hypertext piece about voices, bodies, corporate software packages, transness, and surveillance but maybe mostly about coming face to face with a ghost of your body already present in a dataset, and the knowledge that this ghost may yet come to outlive you
The Replay Foundation, my employer, announced their liquidation today. This means no more Pinburgh. It also means I'm Officially out of a job for the forseeable, so if y'all wouldn't mind boosting a link to my other source of income Improbable Island, that'd be just super.
It's a silly online game and it doesn't pay as much as fixing pinball machines but heck it's what I've got right now, and this winter's probably gonna be a hairy one.
The Philippines have been experiencing more frequent and severe damage from #typhoon storms at what can accurately be described as an ¨accelerating¨ rate.
People were getting sick of rebuilding only to have their work downed by the next storm.
So, in 2014, some of them decided to rethink/DECOLONIZE how housing and shelters are done, based on successful models in the US and Malawi. Rebuilding amid unpredictable storms was often futile, so they rethought their community around an #Earthship model, adapted as a Windship.
This fascinating documentary (2015) interviews Earthship architect Mike Reynolds, and several young and old folks building self-sustainable biotecture projects that can be climate-specific for a region. https://amzn.to/3pFQnrm
¨The building is earth-bermed and the vaulted concrete roof allows wind to pass over but not lift up the structure.¨
Quite a bit of climate chaos since 2015, and no signs of it letting up, eh?
Living with the daily realities on a planet in retaliation mode means adapting outside of the ¨law¨ and government; these static things are inflexible and unresponsive to dynamic systems. They CANNOT keep pace with the realities of a dynamic and reactive planet.
Indeed, the worst parts of the #Ecostead project have been these inflexible things. Really enjoyed hearing about how Reynolds has successfully worked around outdated and inefficient government systems. (HINT: is easier to do outside of the US than in!)
We are not going to run out of trash or refuge material. Hurricanes, tornadoes, typhoons and landslides all decompose weak systems. Smart societies rebuild more intelligently.
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.