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hello, i just moved to this server today so i think a new intro is in order...

my name is paloma, and i am a visual and sonic artist working in electronic media, exploring many different methods over time, including analog signals, digital & code based systems. i'm interested in complexity, chaos, patterns found in nature, feedback systems.

i hope to use this account to share things i'm working on and thoughts as i go, and i also love to see what others are up to!

finally updated my website with some info about the recent Phase Space show!
palomakop.tv/2022-05-07

just trying to be a human being, sometimes on the internet, but mostly not.

more handpan noodlings.
not sure how to explain it but i feel like i finally found 'my instrument' :)
i love playing synths but it feels important to me to have an acoustic instrument to build a close rapport with, i have dabbled in many but never felt quite at home.
we have some random instruments around the house that we use for sampling but i never felt so connected to any of them that i wanted to play them every day.

photos of me and a video feedback entity from my collaborative a/v performance with @andrei_jay and our friend irfan who isn't on fedi.
we had a fun and transportive show at phase space this past weekend. we ended up having it indoors, which we have never done before but luckily the basement turned out to be big enough and it worked out. i am still so tired though, and am taking my time to gather and edit the documentation. i will try to post a video or sound recording soon...

my practice setup in the basement, with handpan and modular, for our NEW DELUSION set for a show we are having at our house tomorrow. if it keeps raining we might have to have the show in the basement too, but if the weather clears up we will have it in the garage. 🤞

i have attained decent confidence in typing on my split keyboard with the dvorak layout and blank keycaps, which i use at my desktop computer daily. i also wanted to be able to use a similar layout with my portable computers, so i created this layout for the "preonic" ortholinear keyboard that i've been using with my raspberry pi. i figured labeled keycaps would be helpful since i will be using this one less often, and it turns out they look pretty nice too.

i updated my now page (which i do about once a month): palomakop.tv/now
i don't keep an archive of past versions or anything, but it's interesting to see which things appear or disappear each month, and which things stay the same.

our first big harvest of mushrooms that we grew in our house. we are making home made pasta to go with them for dinner 🍄✨

a small recording of my handpan. i am waiting for a stand that i ordered in the mail, to hold it up while i play, it's a bit too big to hold easily on my lap.

we are beginning to get some growth on our mushroom blocks! blue oyster and shiitake.

finally received my custom built handpan a few days ago! it is really fun to play (and i am going to play it at a show next week along with a contact mic and granular processing with my modular synth).
beyond that, it looks really nice. like a hand-hammered cosmic turtle shell.

self-e w/ eye contact 

i shaved off my hairs!
feels fresh. 🌱

today i finally got a customized controller set up for one of my video devices: r_e_c_u_r by @cyberboy666 (github.com/cyberboy666/r_e_c_u)
it's made from a 5x5 key mechanical macro pad running QMK firmware.
before this, i'd been using a full sized computer keyboard turned sideways. this is so much more compact!
i need to write up more details on the scanlines.xyz forum soon.

i am learning to type on a new dvorak keyboard layout on a new split keyboard with no labels on the keys -- which seems sort of diabolical since it takes forever to do anything on my computer now, and i have several time sensitive projects ongoing. but, i know it's the only way i will learn it, i had to put my previous keyboard (a non programmable querty board that also has blank keycaps) away in a drawer.

From Computer Graphics and Art - Vol. 1, 2 May, 1976

> The magazine of interdisciplinary computer graphics for professional graphics people and computer artists.

http://dada.compart-bremen.de/item/publication/371

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