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Artwork in progress about technology and more-than-human impacts 

From November 2021 to February 2022, I have been working on a project about the nonhuman voices that were uprooted from Poulaphuca in Wicklow, Ireland, when the valley was flooded to create a hydroelectric power station.

My work is using philosophy (Simone Weil, Vinciane Despret, Donna Haraway) to look at the unintended consequences of technological development on nonhuman critters in the area.

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'it seemed like we were moving closer together' is a 2021 interactive art installation about contact, technology, transistors and critters.

Short video documentation:

tube.tchncs.de/w/jqC96Yxu3CnAE

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I make art.

Sometimes I write.

My work is about , including technology systems and complex more-than-human relationships.

I create interactive art installations using wood, paint, drawings, light, electronics, code, sensors, film & sound.

I always collaborate, including with animals, fungi, humans, trees, mould & birds.

I try to make my work accessible and with low environmental impact (please tell me if I fail).

My body is in Ireland.

I'm hopeful.

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@Mayana Please add me to Art, Described Media, Digital Rights, Distributed Networks, Electronics, Feminism, Nature, Philosophy, Programming, Python, Sustainability, Technology, Video Art, Writing.

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fyi: 20,000 grant on "AI Anarchies" 

"AI Anarchies is a call for proposals open to artists in any field who work with AI as a topic and/or AI technologies in the broadest sense. The project seeks artists that contribute to the debate on AI and ethics through conceptual and aesthetically compelling forms. AI Anarchies invites artistic, speculative, and/or technical practices and interventions that articulate and challenge approaches to power and ethics in the emergence of AI. It proposes artistic resistance through subjective and political actions and creative acts. Small AI, disobedient AI, unimaginable AI, counter AI, tricky AI, risky AI, fantasy AI, playful AI, mischievous AI, emotional AI, affective AI, or no AI at all could all be roads to AI Anarchies."

aianarchies.smapply.io/prog/ai

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The call for papers for the LIMITS 2022 workshop is out, for those interested in the relation between computing, ecological limits in general, climate- and climate justice. 🌱

computingwithinlimits.org/2022

#sustainability #lowtech #ecology #computing

Artwork in progress about technology and more-than-human impacts 

This leads to installations. I am creating a painting and an underwater system of fibre-optic lights that will be controlled by an Arduino. This ties together the passage of time, uprootedness, mythology (which will feature in the painting) and technology.

With four weeks to go, this is the first piece coming together.

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Artwork in progress about technology and more-than-human impacts 

Thinking about erasure and uprootedness, I have been making objects related to this for an exhibition in Blessington, Wicklow, in February 2022.

My process begins with sketches and quick paintings, getting an understanding of the objects.

While I do this, I continue to read. I took a deep interest in the poems "Ozymendias" by Shelley and Smith from the early 19th Century, about time's way of erasing civilisations.

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Artwork in progress about technology and more-than-human impacts 

Within this area are some extraordinary remnants of the valley from before it was flooded.

Probably most striking of all are the creatures that I call "Snámhaire" (the Irish for a "crawler" or creeping thing). These monstrous objects are the result of trees that have been cut down to avoid snagging boats on the newly formed lake. Their roots have been exposed by the erosion of the flood water.

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Artwork in progress about technology and more-than-human impacts 

I learned that the Púca, a trickster figure from Irish mythology, was fabled to live in the King's River, one of those rivers that was dammed. He takes many forms, but in this story he was in the form of a metre long pike, a fish that is still found in the river and reservoir.

I am arguing that this mischievous critter was given free reign to swim out into the world via the electrical system that was established in the 1940s.

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Artwork in progress about technology and more-than-human impacts 

From November 2021 to February 2022, I have been working on a project about the nonhuman voices that were uprooted from Poulaphuca in Wicklow, Ireland, when the valley was flooded to create a hydroelectric power station.

My work is using philosophy (Simone Weil, Vinciane Despret, Donna Haraway) to look at the unintended consequences of technological development on nonhuman critters in the area.

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Getting approached by web3 startups, wanting to "collaborate", I usually go check out their websites, repos, whatever I can find. Y'know, to try and keep up with that hip shit.

I have honestly no idea what they do, concretely, it looks like they're selling something, but I can't tell what it is, their website has all sorts options for transferring this and trading that but, I'm not sure what the purpose of any of that stuff is-

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Question for #ScreenReaderUsers: If I say something like "emoji art follows" is it easy to skip the rest of the post with your #ScreenReader?

I'm specifically thinking about doing those wordle result posts where it's already behind a CW and I can start with the written description but it would also be fun to add the emoji representation after that. Would it be better to split it into a separate post that specifies the overuse of emoji in the CW text?

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"Specifically, human animals, who are being exploited as human resources or reproductive resources in a labour chain and who are isolated from the wealth they produce, often fail to see how their own status of prey is linked to the abuse of other classes of human and nonhuman prey to which they directly or indirectly contribute." (Layla AbdelRahim, Children's Literature, Domestication, and Social Foundation)
#self-understanding #reality #evolution #wakeup #monsters

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#Constant works together with #March, journal of art & strategy, on the topic #Publishing as protocol. There is a call out for short essays.

Read here: march.international/announcing

After years of working with timber I finally have the technique down.

Measure twice.
Cut once.

...

Curse loudly.

...

Measure fifteen times.
Cut once.

Perfect.

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The people who don’t want you to run your own servers are the ones who want to run the servers.

People will happily run their own servers if it’s so simple to do that they don’t even know they’re doing it.

ar.al/2020/08/07/what-is-the-s

#SmallWeb #web0

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RT @murpunktat@twitter.com

OPEN CALL AIR 2022: (Un)sustainable? We are pleased to offer several virtual and one onsite Artist in Residence at the netart & digital culture initiative ‘mur.at’ in Graz, Austria. mur.at/post/opencall-air22/ @p1x@twitter.com @icids@twitter.com @eliterature@twitter.com @xcoaxorg@twitter.com #SDGs

🐦🔗: twitter.com/murpunktat/status/

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I'm seeking volunteers for a rather "fun until it is clearly not fun" project - polishing/testing/cleaning up the Internet Arcades at the Internet Archive. I'm looking for people willing to play a LOT of games and make a LOT of notes. If that's something you want to help with, DM

Original tweet : twitter.com/textfiles/status/1

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Holy shit.

The new #Scuttlebutt desktop app #manyverse desktop just dropped.

manyver.se/blog/2022-01-update

Great time to test out Scuttlebutt. The onboarding and performance is so much better. It's still beta though.

Let me know if you would like a #ssb-room invite to my co-ops SSB Room which is a great way to get onboarded to the network. The invites only work on Manyverse Desktop and Mobile.

#p2p

"The need of truth is more sacred than any other need. Yet it is never mentioned. One feels afraid to read when once one has realized the quantity and the monstrousness of the material falsehoods shamelessly paraded, even in the books of the most reputable authors. Thereafter one reads as though one were drinking from a contaminated well."

Simone Weil, writing in 1943, from "The Need For Roots" (p35)

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