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I'm a visual working who builds digital media installations. I'm a supporter of and or (digital and physical).

I am working on projects about 'networks' (woodland, digital, human) and planning to use a platform for a project in the UK later this year.

Look forward to meeting or anyone interested in a world built on community!

I'll post some recent here to get started.

Erosion of networks is one of the core facilitators of

Reestablishment of is one of the only ways to counter this. I am working on a project about commonage in

I'm borrowing from Baudrillard, Lovink, Tsing, Holten, Kwon, Augé. I'm looking for more ideas. How are commons put back together? Any suggestions welcome!

Word of the week: Symbiopoeisis: symbiosis as a source of variation - nearly all organisms are made from a collaborative collective of organisms. Humans included (via the bacteria that make it possible for us to eat!)

Sharing past on here as a way of introducing myself/getting used to Mastodon.

This is my most recent . It is called 'reappropriation' (2019-20): an about , and the . As a commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, it imagines a future where plastic is a sparse item, collected fervently by the last remaining capitalists. It was made for the 'Over Nature' touring exhibition currently travelling to six venues in Ireland and the UK.

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RT @RealSexyCyborg@twitter.com

My friend CTT came up with a very interesting design for proximity sensing, no-contact elevator buttons- that still provide the satisfying visual movement of being pressed.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/RealSexyCyborg/sta

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Last Chance! The final week of my exhibition at @museum_ulm@twitter.com has started! Come and generate some fancy beetles 🐞

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Bryan van Norden has an amazing and growing list of suggested readings on what he calls the “less commonly taught philosophies” (at least in N America), including African, Asian, Continental, and more. Great places to get started to diversify readings in #philosophy courses! bryanvannorden.com/suggestions

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my response to "Did the Early Internet Activists Blow It?" 

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Did the Early Internet Activists Blow It? via @GeoffWozniak

Summary: Mike Godwin, an internet lawyer who first joined EFF in 1990 and worked for the Wikimedia Foundation, gives his take about the nexus of internet freedom of speech, censorship, large corporations and governments - from the 1990s to 2020 - giving autobiographical narrative for context. He addresses one journalist's popular opinion that there is "too much freedom of speech" on the Internet and that more regulation and control is needed. He argues for more freedom of speech and expression on the Internet without offering any more concrete solutions than Wikipedia.

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today's word is #cyberdelic

"Cyberdelic (from "cyber-" and "psychedelic") was the fusion of cyberculture and the psychedelic subculture into a new counterculture of the 1980s and 1990s.

Cyberdelic art was created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images, animations, music, or other media."

#word #words #todayword #todaysword #cyberpunk

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberdel

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work 

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For the stormy weather, I'll share a video of a changing that I made in 2011.

Each day I painted a new layer over the previous , showing the changeable and choppy conditions on the sea over Hunafjioordur near Skagastrond, Iceland (painted on site during a stay at Nes Artist Residency). It is called 'floating islands'.

The only remaining record of the previous layers is in the

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"[O]ver 10,000 microbial species occupy... 'the human ecosystem'... Bacteria, for instance, may make as much as 95 percent of the serotonin in our bloodstreams, meaning you have a diverse symbiont community to thank for your pleasant mood. ... [A]nimals, humans included, are really multispecies events, composite byproducts of collaboration." #biology #evolution #science slate.com/technology/2020/01/d

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New images of Betelgeuse taken from the Very Large Telescope at the European Southern Observatory show the star's brightness isn't evenly distributed.

arstechnica.com/science/2020/0

@evilscientistca

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Performance artist generates virtual traffic jams in Google Maps by pulling a wagon full of smartphones.

simonweckert.com/googlemapshac

Continuing sharing past projects on Mastodon.

For Valentine's Day, this is a from 2011 called 'By Sea or By Sky' from a series called 'Archipelago' about insulation, social disconnection, and the history of shipping containers.

Interestingly resonant with the subject matter, this was exhibited in China in 2012 so has travelled further around the globe than I ever have!

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The modern programmer is more likely to sacrifice significant amounts of runtime processing power for a shorter development cycle.

ultratechnology.com/forththoug

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@ephemeral my thoughts precisely... What comes first, the coincidence or the thought of the coincidence? Or do they just come together...

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in honor of #GBBC this weekend (Great Backyard Bird Count) please tell me the coolest bird you have seen from your own window or yard

Sharing some past on here by way of introducing my work. Here's a piece from 2016 called 'Mugwort, Wormwood, and how little we know about the end of the world'.

This was built to bring people together in an 'inclusion zone', to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the disaster, and to consider the idea of alternative histories and our perception of .

Video here:
youtube.com/watch?v=2SNd3V6yMX

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mograph.social

mograph.social is a Mastodon server for the motion design community. VFX artists, 3D artists, animators, designers and illustrators with an interest in moving images are all welcome.