This is the new website of my friend Li Zilles who is brilliant and has made some of my favorite tech art stuff AND is also ~~looking for web dev work~~ but mostly I'm just bragging that we are friends and you should go look at their cool projects.
bad/good idea of the day
@a it was already determined in another part of the thread that woody from toy story is queen of wands
@oreolek not sure what the problem is here...? "themed on his work" does necessarily mean "where tom hanks is depicted as the figure in every card." also there are traditions of gender-neutral interpretations of the court cards in tarot that go back at least half a century, maybe more. woody from toy story has very queen of wands energy, for instance
@enkiv2 initially assumed this meant "what happens to your body on /r/nosleep"
@jboy i wasn't around for the beginning of these projects and i'm not familiar with the decision-making process. my impression though is that it was more of an organic thing that groups of faculty in similar fields across universities contributed to, and then advocated for adoption in their individual departments. but i know more recently my department has contributed materially to their development (specifically for use in out curriculum)
paratexts, light blasphemy
@aparrish "Jesus is Lord" (as foretold), that's not blasphemous
@casey i was thinking that there's a distinction—a pilgrimage has to take place on the actual physical pilgrimage path, but the stations of the cross has been abstracted away from the physical path it was originally based on (but still usually requires walking or movement)
I have in my head what I think is an iconic image of one of Gordon Matta-Clark's building cuts—in which there are spherical cut-outs on the four corners of a building—but I can't find it on the internet anywhere. I might be imagining a piece that doesn't exist (conflating "Splitting" with "Conical Intersect"?) but I don't think I am... or maybe I'm thinking of another artist altogether? help?
social media, birdsite
I only go on there nowadays to check my notifications, usually just once a day. sometimes the timeline page doesn't show any notifications but I click on the link anyway and... as though by magic there will be a new notification there? which seems like evidence that twitter "fabricates" notifications, maybe just to give me a dopamine hit? (not that they fabricate the action itself, but that the software chooses to "surface" that action at that particular time)
in both the folktale Hansel and Gretel and the story of Penelope in The Odyssey, the duck acts as a kind of "reverse Charon," ferrying innocent youth back to the realm of the living (rescuing them from dark magic or certain death). likewise Gone Home's Christmas Duck ushers Kate into the Greenbriar home, which though momentarily abandoned teems with life, etc
@ranjit lenticles are lenticular
@casey actual lol applause gif etc
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