both shows this past weekend went really well. now i am so tired, and need to hide for several weeks probably. one of the shows was at our new house. we set up our garage & yard as an a/v performance stage and had installations in the basement. it went really well, we had many guests and they were all chill and respectful.
doing visuals for a show soonish here at trans pecos, apparently it's being streamed at https://stewartavenue.net as well
A beautiful Oleander Hawkmoth (Daphnis nerii) spotted perched on a wall in the Hougang area, Singapore, on 7 July, 2021. I could get close to it to get these shots.
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/86019771 ]
we were jamming yesterday on the subterranean level of mutantplex to prepare for our performance as Nu Delusion this saturday. also, we have been lent a 10 foot free-standing projection screen which will make setting things up for the show much easier (so we don't have to mount anything in the ceiling of our garage)
"Marvelous pursuits are a means to resist alienation from one’s environment because they are a temporary means to make that environment one’s own, by ascribing one’s own, often bizarre, value for things and spaces.
The marvelous pursuit often creates complexity but a complexity which is opposed to that of the technician. The ‘master’ of a marvelous pursuit can never be an engineer because the marvelous is by nature useless to society (and therefore to capital). "
Explore the relationship of Nameless Sound and its mentor/co-founder Pauline Oliveros. New essays, never released audio/video and archival images tell the story of this 20+ year history (and pre-history). https://www.namelesssound.org/nameless-20-years-of-sound/edition-4-pauline-oliveros
An aperture card! Used as a very early image tagging/sorting system, you'd have microfilm mounted in a punch card, so you could have a regular punch card organizer/sorter find your images. The DoD loved them because they could store tons and tons of engineering blueprints in an organized, computer-sortable and -searchable way.
thanks @twilight for getting this server running again.
I've noticed that HN discussions around music theory posts have become more critical recently, and honestly I welcome it. About damn time.
There's this fallacy that learning music theory will somehow make you better at music. It's a harmful idea to teach programmers and engineers because they end up carrying the wrong parts of music over to computers. And then we end up with projects like Google Magenta, which at their best produce copious amounts of stale music.
Some HN users understand this, and it's nice to see discussions about this sort of nuance in music.
trying out a mediawiki for the scanlines.xyz community. i tried using mediawiki a while back for personal research but it wasn't quite the right fit. but for a collaborative documentation project i think it might work pretty well. i just installed it last night and it went pretty smoothly, need to configure some more things, and then try migrating some content over from our "wiki" posts on the discourse forum.
it can also be written: New Delusion
or the most obvious counterpart: Nude Illusion.