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A Library of Colors – blprnt – Medium
very cool project from jer thorp: palettes from color words used in titles (hilbert walk?)
data  dataviz  color 
6 hours ago
a most reasonable earl grey
"I have never in my life experienced name envy, but I’ve never heard a name that’s as crisp and tidy as "Vicky Krieps." Like the best tea biscuits or eye shadow in the most perfect shade of pearly taupe or a cocktail with elderflower liqueur generously stirred in. Meanwhile I have a name that sounds like the first female police officer in all of Cape Breton. I’m not even sure if I made that up or I got that obituary in my google alert once." joanne's newsletters are always wonderful
film  culture  onomastics 
9 hours ago
To Be, or Not to Be | by Masha Gessen | The New York Review of Books
'In the book, Fromm proposes that there are two kinds of freedom: “freedom from,” which we all want—we all want our parents to stop telling us what to do—and “freedom to,” which can be difficult or even unbearable. This is the freedom to invent one’s future, the freedom to choose. Fromm suggests that at certain times in human history the burden of “freedom to” becomes too painful for a critical mass of people to bear, and they take the opportunity to cede their agency—whether it’s to Martin Luther, Adolf Hitler, or Donald Trump.

'No wonder Trump appears to be obsessed with people who embody choice. Immigrants are his most frightening imaginary enemy, the ones who need to be “extremely vetted,” blocked out with a wall, whose crimes need to be reported to a special hotline and whose families need to be kept out of this country. It puts me in mind of the “aggressive monitoring” for the cancer that’s sure to come. Transgender people have been another target of Trump’s apparently spontaneous lashing out—witness the transgender ban in the military, the rescinding of protections for transgender students, and now the ban on the very word “transgender.”'
politics  gender  language 
2 days ago
An Artist’s Devotion to Exactness
"The work might first strike one as Minimalist and literal, but it soon sheds those associations and becomes something else, a meditation on time, landscape, and architecture."
art  artists  drawing 
2 days ago
The 29 Stages Of A Twitterstorm In 2018
"... we will be making a donation to CryptoQueens, a wonderful charity that teaches young girls from disadvantaged backgrounds about blockchain."
socialsoftware  socialmedia  rhetoric  politics 
5 days ago
Datasette Publish: a web app for publishing CSV files as an online database
very cool tool for publishing + adding a web interface for csv files
data  json  csv 
5 days ago
Table of Forms: Constrained Literature
via nickm's experimental writing syllabus
rwet  text  poetry  poetics 
6 days ago
Design With FontForge
this is actually really good?
type  typography  design 
7 days ago
The Curse of Bipartisanship | Current Affairs
"When the existing consensus is oppressive and exploitative, bipartisanship is simply partisanship for an unjust status quo. Put another way, the operating premise of those who promote bipartisanship is flawed. The problem isn’t that elites are so acrimonious they can’t agree or forge a consensus, but rather that they continue to be harmonious enough to do both, often with devastating consequences."
politics  rhetoric  history 
8 days ago
Permutations
joseph moore's re-implementation of Sommerville and Gysin's permutation poems
poetry 
10 days ago
Standard Patterns in Choice-Based Games | These Heterogenous Tasks
good overview of how choice works in these kinds of games and the aesthetic/phenomenological implications of the shapes of the graphs
games  interactivefiction  cyoa 
13 days ago
Transverse Reading Gallery
many graphs of cyoa-esque books plus analysis, really beautiful project (undergrad researchers!)
narrative  cyoa  language  games 
13 days ago
That’s What Ze Said - The New York Times
saving to send later to people who use the nytimes as a barometer
pronouns  gender  culture 
13 days ago
Future Anachronism
s cearley/luscious dick industries
concrete  poetry  text  poetics 
19 days ago
Memory Slam
nick's reimplementations of the classics
poetry  text  generative  literature  history  rwet 
21 days ago
Generative Typografie : Gestalten mit Code, FH Mainz
another set of student projects in a generative typography class
type  generative 
21 days ago
Typography
rune's intro to typography lecture, many good links
type  generative  programming 
21 days ago
introduction to electronic literature
danny's syllabus, lots of very good links
elit  text  poetry  poetics  rwet 
21 days ago
What is reading? « LRB blog
review of "The Art of Reading: From William Kentridge to Wikipedia"
reading  type  design  literature  text 
6 weeks ago
Very Interactive | Projects
interesting design/interactivity exercises from laurel schwulst
pedagogy  interactivity  design 
6 weeks ago
Against the Attention Economy: Short Stories Are Not Quick Literary Fixes | Literary Hub
"Book reviews attempt to make manifest the virtues of a piece of art in such a way that it can be accessed by as broad or narrow an audience as exists for that art. Literary criticism seeks to delineate and contextualize the interior life of a work of literature such that we are able to grasp and interrogate its deeper concerns."
literature  technology  text  reading 
6 weeks ago
Phoxel Tarot - Libby Heaney
"Phoxel Tarot is a performance artwork where Layla Swan uses her rehashed internet tarot cards to discuss data leakage and post-digital behaviour with the public. This was first shown at the Internet Yami-Ichi at the Tate Modern."
tarot  art  culture  divination 
6 weeks ago
Lady Chatterley’s Tinderbot - Libby Heaney
'The installation features around 800 anonymized Tinder conversations of both men and women, where Bernie.ai, "your personal matchmaker A.I. who understands your "type", and finds them on your favorite dating networks" has conversed with members of the public using dialogue from Lady Chatterley's Lover following its own sentiment analysis algorithm.'
text  chatbots  bots  literature  art 
6 weeks ago
Catapult | Why You Left Social Media: A Guesswork | Sofia Samatar
"What I don’t know (a sample): ... The difference between a word cloud and a field of non-paradigmatic intensities. The precise amount of money a given Facebook executive will make from a photograph of someone’s baby. The precise amount of money social media executives, as a group, and tech industry leaders, and advertisers, have made from my impulses, organizing, sadness, and fears, and what they have done with it."
socialsoftware  politics  culture 
7 weeks ago
Arrow: better dates and times for Python — Arrow 0.11.0 documentation
"a sensible, human-friendly approach to creating, manipulating, formatting and converting dates, times, and timestamps"
python  time 
7 weeks ago
Mastodon
"This is the thing all gardeners know: our biggest dreams are realised for others."
gardening 
7 weeks ago
Twitter
RT : and what does this bill accomplish? it loots nation's economy and resources to further enrich some of the wealthies…
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How I feel when people do not document their corpora in any way
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Smells Like Plum

Load up on plums
We stole from friends
It's fun to eat
Then make amends
I'll leave a note
At brea…
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Thanks to this wonderful artist for the shout out about our Kickstarter for : a story
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7 weeks ago
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the best part is that twitter is claiming that these tweets' post-facto newsworthiness justifies them never having…
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Senate could vote on this monstrosity of a bill TONIGHT.

It raises taxes on the middle class. It hikes health car…
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It's a really fun game and I *totally* recommend picking up a copy for all your word-nerd friends!
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we would LOVE to do a french version (and versions for other languages!) but don't have a…
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twitter's 140-character era was apparently the only time I was able to talk in public without sounding…
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while I am promoting things on twitter, I would be remiss if I neglected to mention , a delightful word…
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RT : This is insane. The Republican Party has lost complete touch with reality.
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Bernie backed his friend in the illinois congressional race instead of socialist (& pro-BDS) city councilman Carlos…
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some colleagues of mine are hoping to fund the finishing touches on a fascinating VR piece, very much worth your at…
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accidentally changed the terminal font.
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So in closing...in THIS very special episode of Who’s The Boss Tony learns exactly who’s th…
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protects us from online censorship and our ability to access and send information on the…
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RT : I’m hiring a postdoc to work with me on social implications of AI. Technical/CS background (especially within the M…
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ICYMI, While we were away on holiday, we released a few more really interesting talks. First, we sat down with Alli…
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