I’ve only just realised that I forgot to do a proper #introduction when I first joined this instance, so here goes!
I’m Tom! I am originally from Japan, and come from a visual arts and performance background. I’m currently teaching as a high school teacher in Aotearoa, NZ.
Lately I have found a lot of inspiration from people involved in communities such as this one, and have been working on small web projects in my spare time. Thank you for having me!
A call for help/advice
I've been making things on the web for a long time alongside all of this. While I am not formally trained, I feel as though this is where my true passion and potential lies (working in front-end/full-stack development and design). It's unlikely that I could get myself a job as my knowledge is very spotty and I don't have any formal qualifications to show my understanding of the field.
A call for help/advice
Friends of Merveilles, I am at a cross-road.
I've been studying for close to 6 years now, and for the past year been training to become a qualified high-school teacher.
While I think I would do a good job as a teacher based on my experience of working in schools this year and the feedback I have received, something doesn't feel right.
A small part of me feels like this is a mistake.
also relevant! here is a little primer i together for my class last month. on trying to support yourself as an artist on the internet ~ etiquette, applications, etc
HOT ART TIPS
HEY ARTISTS and general people who are looking for creative opportunities -->
i'm sharing what might be my life's work, which is a spreadsheet of almost 400 places that hold regular open calls for residencies, shows, and funding
y'all deserve this and we gotta take care of each other. apply to things and get that support:
Good evening everyone!
I've been away for a while. I got a chance to work on visuals for Clams Casino. The result is eleven videos, one for each track of the new album. You can watch the whole thing on YouTube:
Some prominent digital rights orgs are trying to stop the sale of the .org registry to a private equity firm: https://savedotorg.org/
The whole thing is 60 pages, but well worth reading I think. Slowly making my way through...
Amnesty International: Data collection by the corporate giants of the internet represent a systemic threat to human rights. https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/11/google-facebook-surveillance-privacy/
Wow, FB and Google were explicitly condemned by Amnesty International: "Google and Facebook's insidious control of our digital lives undermines the very essence of privacy and is one of the defining human rights challenges of our era"
Highschool teacher, based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa New Zealand. Nice to meet you!
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