A confession: having grown up playing #muds has molded my use of language to the extent that in text messages or speech I'll just outright say social commands like "cackle" or "comf"
(This toot brought to you my me doing just that right now, and realizing that they probably have no idea what I just said.)
Performing for the first time as Laser Bees at Abstractions @mcmoots
Also, a window into the application in progress, from my deprecated fedi account:
My other interactive art work, which is currently a work in progress, involves a star field. Finding a machine readable database of star positions led me to Early Aughts Hobbyist Internet, which I adore unreservedly.
Anyway, I really appreciated finding Project Rho, which hosts a page of 3D star maps. (http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/starmaps/catalogues.php) It directed me to the HYG database, which is what I ended up using for my program.
seriously grappling rn with the idea that most folklore about demihumans (like faeries n shit) could have been inspired or influenced by normies having unexpected interactions with neurodivergent, queer, and disabled folks living outside of “regular” society, i.e. hiding out in the forest for their own safety
we need to reclaim programming as something for everyone
we need to reclaim it as a thing to use for fun and as a personal tool, instead of something you learn for careers to impress corporations
computer programming should be a place where misogyny, sexism, corporations, and capitalism don't belong
deadline anxiety (+)
The computer parts that were in shipping limbo, which I cut my losses on and repurchased locally, just arrived. Technically it's before I'd have needed it, but if I had waited this long (leaving myself just 3 free days) to start building and troubleshooting my art installation, I'd be a living nightmare world of anxiety.
Forgot to put the artist's sig in the photo's alt description for anyone who can't make it out: Joel Artista (he also has a website, fancy that https://joelartista.com/)
More street art.
(#tagyourself, I'm chameleon in a hoodie with a flaming aura)
Adherent to the four Cyber Queer Aspects:
trees and ferns
🌐 web dev^H^H^H sabotage 💣
Always your lofi hip hop radio babe to make out with.
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