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In Strange Horizons, Kelly Jennings calls Situation Normal "a hilarious, deeply moving, fast-paced yarn that catches hold of its reader and never lets go."

http://strangehorizons.com/non-fiction/situation-normal-by-leonard-richardson/

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someday I should develop a poetics where the success condition is something other than "yeahhh now it's giving me a good headache" but... today is not that day

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The Small File Media Festival works in defense of the tiny image. Size matters, and small is better, tiny is best, which is not merely to argue for a different aesthetics or narrative structures but also for an understanding that all media is media ecology – and as such, directly related to infrastructures with environmental costs.

– Jussi Parikka

https://smallfile.ca/

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Food-related project 

I made a little site that suggests a random sandwich for you to eat from Wikipedia's list of notable sandwiches.

tinysubversions.com/stuff/sand

(I ended up doing all the front-end programming myself, which was fun, especially since I haven't done front-end dev since the jquery days... the machine learning part of the javascript was basically 100% done months and months ago and I spent the rest of the time neck-deep in MDN and questions about Svelte on stackoverflow, haha)

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the two wonderful designers I worked with to make this happen: Jenny Goldstick jennygoldstick.com/ and Tim Szetela timszetela.com/

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hey all, here's a new computer thing I made! it's called the Nonsense Laboratory, and it's a series of weird little tools for manipulating the spelling and sound of words with machine learning: artsexperiments.withgoogle.com

it's part of a series of projects launched yesterday showing the outcomes of the Artists + Machine Intelligence grant program, which you can learn more about here: experiments.withgoogle.com/ami

thinking about the subset of users now forever trapped in an endless webinar

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In just a couple hours I'll be speaking with @jomc at the Internet Archive about what happened in the history of the internet when people decided to put their trust in corporations to do the job of free public libraries. You can get a free ticket to the online event here:

eventbrite.com/e/why-trust-a-c

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we're now accepting pitches for our KIDS issue of Logic!

deadline is May 15

>Silicon Valley is notorious for turning don’t trust anyone over thirty from a counterculture slogan into a business strategy, which can get awkward as its most famous boy geniuses start to go bald or gray. But this issue will dig into new and unexpected relationships between youth and technologies.

more details including rates for pieces and how to pitch available on our site: logicmag.io/pitch-us/

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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 >:))

http://tinytools.directory

hey my department at NYU has two very exciting opportunities you all should apply for: a teaching/research fellowship ($30k stipend, due 4/15) tisch.nyu.edu/itp/red-burns-fe and a project residency ($5k stipend, due 5/1) tisch.nyu.edu/itp/itp-ima-proj

I'm also have some work in their "AI Art Gallery" this year, including a handful of new compass poems nvidia.com/en-us/deep-learning

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I am, somewhat implausibly, on a panel at NVIDIA GTC that starts at 3pm EDT today (a few minutes from now): gtc21.event.nvidia.com/ (w/Stephanie Dinkins and Pindar Van Arman)

(you have to sign up for the conference, but registration is free)

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Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.

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