How did they make that? | Miriam Posner’s Blog
Maybe this is a framework/concept for doing some of the ALT Lab documentation. It mixes tutorial/tool guide/example in a way that works pretty well.
After Twitter bot makes death threat, its owner gets questioned by police — Fusion
“Robots are starting to break the law, the law is trying to figure out what to do about it, and it all seems to be happening in Europe. Last month, Swiss authorities seized the Random Darknet Shopper art exhibit which included weekly purchases made by an automated bot given Bitcoin to surf a Dark Web marketplace. (It mainly bought drugs.) This week, police in the Netherlands are dealing with a robot miscreant. Amsterdam-based developer Jeffry van der Goot reports on Twitter that he was questioned by police because a Twitter bot he owned made a death threat.
How I Taught My Computer to Write Its Own Music – Issue 21: Information – Nautilus
“On a warm day in April 2013, I was sitting in a friend’s kitchen in Paris, trying to engineer serendipity. “
Big Bird on Twitter: “Tweet?”
I’m too tall to be short!”
Casey Reas – Artist Interview Series – Electric Objects
“What tools do you use in your work?
I work with statements, variables, loops, conditionals, functions, objects, and arrays.”
“The most accurate thing to say about my process is that it’s different for each body of work. Sometimes it starts with research or a specific text and other times with sketches and drawings. Sometimes I just start writing code and I see where that leads. I do my best thinking with my eyes. I figure things out through cycles of creating and looking. In general, I start with how things work – how they behave and respond. The images emerge from the system, then later feeds back into it. My Instagram and cloned Tumblr are records of what is happening in and around my studio.”
Survival Kit Festival in Umeå – we make money not art
“How can we look at issues such as ecology, economy and human survival at large? And on a more personal level: how can I navigate as an individual in this new and complex world?
Wherever we look, there is a feeling how being disconnected, of living in the midst of uncertainties regarding our economic and political systems, social structures, and ecological future. The Survival Kit Festival looked at what can be done to regain some control. The artists and activists selected don’t stop at denouncing what is wrong with society and the world at large, they also document or implement small, practical solutions that might ensure our survival. These experiments go from building a biodome with an aquaponic system for fish and vegetable cultivation to converting a parking lot into a collective garden. From proposing a new currencies for culture to inviting the public to a cup of chaga mushroom tea.
Diverging Stacked Bars | Darkhorse Analytics Blog
“Naomi Robbins calls this a diverging stacked bar and it is incredibly useful for survey data. You can read more about it here and here. What’s interesting is the chart form is not new. Willard Brinton provided the example below in his 1939 book Graphic Presentation.