I'm looking for something like a MUD (as in Multi-User Dungeon — see below), but with an emphasis on environment exploration or puzzle solving.
Something like Myst Online: URU Live, but text. Any recommendations? Does such a thing even exist?
A very relevant article by one of my favourite contemporary writers, Audrey Watters. She always proposes a critique that is lucid, grounded and undestandable.
This piece is about wellness tech.
> "Technology of wellness" is similar (and even adjacent) to ed-tech in many ways: the hype, the wild promises, the obsession with data and quantification, a penchant for behaviorism, some fairly questionable politics, an embrace of techno- and pseudoscience.
Went for a short bike trip today, to the nearby "Vallette di Ostellato". Lovely day, despite the fact that it's still quite winter-y over here.
Along the way, we met a great many birds spending their winter over here, some pretty moss, and a pale, muted colour palette.
The place apparently is very busy during the warmer season, but visiting this at a "weird" time of the year made it even more unique. It's always worth it to explore our surroundings :3
I was trying to find your article "about the no-JS mindset", because I wanted to link it on the forum (and save it for my future use).
Do you still have it somewhere? I really liked it!
Spent a bit of time rewriting this Wikipedia page. Still not perfect, but this story is _so_ amazing I had to do it!
Been away from Merveilles/Mastodon for a while... Ciao all, again! :D
I really miss the folks and the types of discussion that we have here, but at the same time I'm a bit put off by the "social media"-y vibe. I think I feel the need for something more private, slower, and more thoughtful.
What could describe what I'm looking for? A forum? Does anyone know interesting communities of this type? Would folks be interested in starting a forum?
These days, I'm thinking about how I could create a space for my students to share their learnings, ideally also across years... Will definitely keep your work in mind!
I think the main question I have right now is how can people be eased into adopting a knowledge organisation process of some sort...
Still, the Agora is very inspirational. Thanks!
With all the Assembly craze going 'round Merveilles lately, maybe folks would appreciate some top-notch games about assembly programming?
I highly recommend Human Resource Machine and 7 Billion Humans by Tomorrow Corporation.
7 Billion Humans is about parallel programming, which is quite challenging and very rewarding to solve efficiently!
Tomorrow Corporation is one of my favourite indie studios - I owe to them my (re)discovery of indie games back in '08.
Re-release of the Big Big Train's Underfall Yard today on Bandcamp \o/
So far it's really cool, but I'm not loving it as much as my favourites (English Electric and Folklore).
Anyone else into BBT?
Also, wait, licenses for programming computers?! Dodged a bullet there.
Recommended by pixelheresy on the Merveilles IRC, I'm reading through the "Mondo 2000" zines. Beyond brilliant!
Archived here: https://anarchivism.org/w/Mondo_2000
Some excerpts in the pictures.
With all the talk about pitas recently, felt it was high time to try making some :3
Results in an hour-ish :D
A Wood Heart is #1 popular on itch :)
A Wood Heart is currently the most popular physical game on itch.
It's silly because it's really nothing, but I feel really proud of that.
Oooh @whtrbt I gather from your website you're a fellow Carlo Scarpa appreciator? :O
Next time you come over we have to go "hunting" for some of his less-known stuff around here :D
There're always more perspectives waiting to be discoverd, even in those same old 10 square kms.
Exploring the world in all possible ways. Nothing human is alien to me.
Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.