it's all python in jupyter notebooks—I set up Binder so you can play around with the notebooks without downloading them https://mybinder.org/v2/gh/aparrish/material-of-language/master
I've been posting source code and notes for my class on computer-generated concrete poetry and asemic writing here: https://github.com/aparrish/material-of-language/
example from today's class: Johanna Drucker quote + Hershey font + simplex noise
@selfsame when can you start
Runway is looking for research residents: https://twitter.com/runwayml/status/1244658433766416389
We are trying out a new format for our Something-in-Residence program for these times: A 3-week paid web residency in April for creatives working with machine intelligence.
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@tripofmice Bruce Richardson and John O'Hagan are definitely among the most Man names i've ever heard of
ny, covid19, twitter, volunteering
New York State is building a technology swat team to try to help counter #covid19. If you're good with code and eager to help, sign up here:
@nickmofo yes, I agree (and had read your post!), which is why I put it in quotation marks, though I guess it might not have come off as an ironic use of the term to someone who wasn't already familiar with the argument. I'll avoid it altogether from now on I think!
@aparrish I hope to enlist my fellow poets in projecting a different metaphor than the earthquake one https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/28/coronavirus-united-states-epicenter-new-york-152716 https://nickm.com/post/2020/03/against-epicenter/ the myth of a single "center" has contributed to police stopping cars with NY license plates in Rhode Island, when everyone needs to be taking measures to contain outbreaks, even if not in a current hot spot
@ranjit yeah I suspect that it is easier for the thought of "maybe I should leave" to occur to you if you, like, actually have somewhere to leave to...
(I'm not trying to position the fact that fleeing hadn't occurred to me as some kind of virtuous loyalty. but I guess now I feel weird that the idea literally never crossed my mind? I know we're an "epicenter" but I can't think of anywhere in the world right now where I'd rather be, from an emotional standpoint but also just from the standpoint of safety and solidarity)
I went out today for fresh air and it was by far the dreariest day I'd ever experienced since I moved to NYC sixteen years ago, maybe in my life—the cold and rain you expect at this time of year, but also the streets were lifeless. still when I got home and read this—"My impulse is to do something—to move, to flee. I’m sure virtually everyone else in the city feels the same way."—I was taken aback. I have never had that impulse for even a second
using uniform noise makes them a bit more boxy, adding a bit of shear makes them look vaguely italic. starting to look like a wedding invitation now, for better or worse
(kmeans clustering on random points is the easiest way I could think of to get a bunch of points that are random yet somewhat evenly spread out. yes I know voronoi, lloyd's algorithm or whatever but KMeans is basically a one-liner with scikit-learn)
weird programming thing that happens for some reason
every stackoverflow thread where the question is "how do I [common task of mild sophistication with no single standard library solution]?" turns into seventeen thousand replies with EXTREMELY detailed benchmarks for increasingly arcane solutions
I’ve written a basic intro on how to read RSS in 2020, with some recommendations for feed readers.
(I started writing this a few weeks ago, but now might just be a great time to curate the news you want, and filter out the needlessly overwhelming stuff.)
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