i've tagged out 600+ open source, experimental and tiny tools by their qualities and built a new website for sorting through them!
these are all tools towards joyful digital creation, with the goal of enabling working entirely outside of proprietary systems- moving instead from one hand-made software to another.
(the list takes submissions if it is missing yours >:))
hey my department at NYU has two very exciting opportunities you all should apply for: a teaching/research fellowship ($30k stipend, due 4/15) https://tisch.nyu.edu/itp/red-burns-fellowship and a project residency ($5k stipend, due 5/1) https://tisch.nyu.edu/itp/itp-ima-project-residency1
I'm also have some work in their "AI Art Gallery" this year, including a handful of new compass poems https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/deep-learning-ai/ai-art-gallery/artists/
I am, somewhat implausibly, on a panel at NVIDIA GTC that starts at 3pm EDT today (a few minutes from now): https://gtc21.event.nvidia.com/ (w/Stephanie Dinkins and Pindar Van Arman)
(you have to sign up for the conference, but registration is free)
Somebody posted the logo design doc they made for 2008’s Pepsi cola redesign and … I had no idea. It’s conspiracy-theory levels of wildly unbalanced thought. Incredible stuff: https://www.goldennumber.net/wp-content/uploads/pepsi-arnell-021109.pdf
I've got some some new computer-generated poems and an accompanying essay on lichens and softmax in the latest issue of Smoke and Mold: https://www.smokeandmold.net/allison-parrish-4-fungi
Trans Day of Visibility, suicide mention
On this TDoV, I am remembering the short life of Leelah Alcorn. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leelah_Alcorn
I am reflecting on the concerted effort by so many politicians and religious people to make it not only legal, but mandatory, for thousands more trans children to go through what Leelah went through.
Visibility is not enough. It will not keep us safe and it will not save us.
Nice article about AI-generated literature featuring @aparrish!
i posted a little rant about the current NFT + Ethereum + Art thing on birb site yesterday and man it's kinda destroying my mentions today, not gonna retype the whole thing here because i like you all too much but
i've spent the last 6 months mad about nfts. and i guess i finally got mad enough to write it all down. ->
Poet, programmer, game designer, computational creativity researcher. Assistant Arts Professor at NYU ITP. she/her
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