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we live on a farm in a forest. we create sound machines and open source ecosystems at monome.org. we help build community at llllllll.co.

that's the short version.

it's a new day. hello.

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global manufacturing reality:

prototype PCB assembly, 4 layer, nothing exotic, quantity 3

local NY shop: ~$3000
china shop: ~$400 (free shipping)

(the zeros are correct. i'm going to hand solder)

while exploring the "cosmic right" erik davis describes QAnon as a DIY LARP.

more importantly: those implicated on the left, the meandering new age, the desire for religiosity, and the neoliberalization of everything. wellness, psychedelics, and identity politics: all now captured by capital.

even if you're familiar with erik's line of thinking i highly recommend this new one--- it's an incisive analysis of this moment deeply influenced by the technology we've built.

novaramedia.com/2020/08/13/mic

oy, polar coordinates. this required writing a python script.

in an 1800's building, after 18 months of demolition, design, construction, restoration, and finishing... it is simply astonishing to walk around barefoot.

the dust of this place is part of our bones.

(fear not, i know how to identify lead paint)

farewell, david graeber

(below, fragments of an anarchist anthropology)

board layout often feels like a videogame: super-visual, weird puzzle rules, multiple solutions, ways to get yourself totally blocked.

but it also feels similar to emergent/algo music systems: placing IC's sets constraints, the hand-routing unfolds. then you zoom out and behold: woven psychedelic spells.

we live on a farm in a forest. we create sound machines and open source ecosystems at monome.org. we help build community at llllllll.co.

that's the short version.

it's a new day. hello.

Merveilles

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.