comrade spotify, comrade apple

I went to a hack day, and finished a thing!  It is called Socialist Streaming, and it lets you see what would happen if streaming…

week 140

New York City remains too too warm. – A video game character is modelling for Louis Vuitton.  Of course. – Pauline Oliveros has a Second…

week 139

– The complete works of Walter Benjamin are available as PDFs.  Here’s the big one – thanks to Sam Valenti for the tipoff. – James…

week 136

Late, again, but lots to talk about. – Y Combinator is starting a research lab.  Which is interesting in at least six ways.  I, personally,…

week 135

– If you’re not reading James Bridle, well, you can start now. – Mat Dryhurst’s SAGA is super interesting and makes me feel like some…

week 131

Once more with feeling! – This Is My Jam is gone, but in the best way.  Big love. – Experiment.com is super interesting, and filled…

week 130

– Stephanie Shirley on women and programming.  Another amazing woman that I didn’t know about. – More places doing the self-hosting thing:  Known and Sandstorm. – Went…

week 127

Polish, polish, hustle, hustle. – Great articles on the current zeit by good people:  https://medium.com/hand-brain – The Pico-8 is a fantasy console that saves things…

the semiotics of error

What’s a bug?  And is it a glitch?  Or an error?  Well. It was Grace Hopper, who, before inventing the compiler, popularized the term “bug” (though Edison may…

week 118

Early, but. – Reynald Drouhin is a new favorite thing. – Modular synths meet robotic instruments.  Having seen a bunch of this in academic settings,…