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In April 2020 I was due to begin an residency in the UK about networks (forests, community, digital). This is postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

I have compiled the first few months of research into a long-form blog post to outline what the project is looking at, for any who are interested:

varc.org.uk/shane-finan-the-wo

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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.

Word of the week: Topoaversion

Not wanting to return any more to a place you once loved, because it has changed either physically or to you personally.

An example would be not wanting to return to a woodland that has now been turned into a supermarket, or (on a more personal level) not wanting to return to a place where someone you loved left you.

Coined by philosopher Glenn Albrecht (2019) glennaalbrecht.com/2019/10/25/

More information in his book "Earth Emotions" (2019)

Looking for recommendations on good video editing tools for cutting short films.

Currently using iMovie, have tried OpenShot but find it a little limited. Any others?

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'suppose it's high time for an #introduction post here!
what's up i'm em or whatever and i'm fascinated with small plants, fungi, rocks and other various marvels of the universe.
i'm also into trashy musicals + movies, and am always looking for any film or tune recommendation, regardless of its cursed-ness, so feel free to drop a rec if you want! :^)

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Hello world,
I am a PhD student in Edinburgh, currently using #VR experiments to investigate language and cognition.
I am generally interested in how meaning-making in interaction allows humans to act efficiently together and how communication systems (like language) evolve culturally to enable this.
Most of my work involves experiments designed to address this directly in the lab by having humans solve problems with communication. I am also an #openscience advocate. :)

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Hello all! I'm a computer musician and composer based in the US.

I created an open source python system for computer music composition called Pippi -- which is complemented by an interactive system for performance called Astrid.

I operate a sporadic netlabel called LuvSound (luvsound.org) and an ever-growing web radio station with a focus on generative music called Aleatoric Forest. (radio.af)

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Hi!
Happy to be part of this community (Thanks to @raelzero)

I’m a Human-Computer Interaction researcher who explores the potential of sound, or a musician who plays with interactive computers.
I am fond of hiking, pickling, sour-daw bread, and gardening. Sometimes I do generative images.

Spring has sprung and the garden planting is in full swing.

Last year's late planted cauliflowers have just come good, happy to have survived the frosty winter. This malarkey is alright sometimes.

@Jazzaria This music is great. Sorry it has taken me so long to get back and listen to a bit. I love the conceptual link to collaborative threads too. Thanks for sharing this.

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Archive of recorded talks from Our Networks 2019.

Topics covered include: mesh networking, resistance against state controls, LoRa, indigenous knowledge systems, memex etc.

ournetworks.ca/recorded-talks/

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Social Togetherness Poll

I'm interested in how people are handling social contact through video calls during various levels of - to borrow a nice phrase from @diorama and @hambibleibt

How many more video calls per day do you make to friends/family since beginning social distancing?

BONUS QUESTIONS (reply please!):

1) have any of the calls led to new ideas/projects cropping up?

2) do you find the video image of yourself on a video call screen very distracting?

"Men [sic] have gained control over the forces of nature to such an extent that with their help they would have no difficulty in exterminating one another to the last man."

-Sigmund Freud, Civilisation and its Discontents, p145

This quote seems worth reconsidering in light of nature gaining control in the last few weeks.

Social Togetherness Poll

I'm interested in how people are handling social contact through video calls during various levels of - to borrow a nice phrase from @diorama and @hambibleibt

How many more video calls per day do you make to friends/family since beginning social distancing?

BONUS QUESTIONS (reply please!):

1) have any of the calls led to new ideas/projects cropping up?

2) do you find the video image of yourself on a video call screen very distracting?

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If you're in the UK, and are able to get out for a walk, try to be mindful of your natural surroundings.

Despite everything, spring has sprung, and the first spring flowers have emerged. Here's one that's easy to identify:

Colt's Foot -
Looks a bit like a dandelion. The stems look jagged, and the leaves emerge after the flowers.

Hi @johnpierremaeli

Just had a browse through some of your writing on your website there - really enjoying it. Will keep an eye out for new posts. Thanks for sharing.

In April 2020 I was due to begin an residency in the UK about networks (forests, community, digital). This is postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

I have compiled the first few months of research into a long-form blog post to outline what the project is looking at, for any who are interested:

varc.org.uk/shane-finan-the-wo

Word of the week: Radicle

The first part of a seedling to emerge from the seed during the process of germination.

It is the first stage of a root, growing down to seek out water and begin the process of photosynthsising, and so also the first part to encounter the fungal network in the soil.

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