Oh maybe those details about "pace layers" were there from the beginning, and I just didn't notice them:


I'm kind of abashed to admit I didn't realize ghtorrent was a thing already.

The guide that GitHub will include in their Arctic Code Vault is on GitHub, and accepting pull requests, until it gets written to hardened film reels.


There seem to be more details about their tiered approach:

What I've been listening to this week: Hirotaka Shirotsubaki (15), North Atlantic Drift (13), Pavement (11)


What I've been listening to this week: Rutger Zuydervelt and Bill Seaman (21), Sharon Van Etten (18), Kyle Bobby Dunn (14)


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What I've been listening to this week: Edu Comelles (19), Weyes Blood (17), Felicia Atkinson (11)


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Positive folk of Mastodon, I want to share a tradition of mine with you.

Each week, we my wife and I write a note with good things that happened throughout the week. We then add these notes to a year.

On #NewYearsEve, we empty the jar and read about the amazing year we had. It's obviously great to finish/start a year this way, but it's also nice as it "forces" us to contemplate the last week and appreciate the good things that happened, even when things were stressful or felt very mundane.

One of my most gratifying work projects of 2019 was creating a static website (Gatsby) of digitized photos and documents drawn from a community archive project. The site's only purpose was to allow a small group of curators to select materials to be published in a book.

The web doesn't need to replace, or completely remediate other forms of media. The web doesn't always need to persist to have value. The web isn't required to be "open" by default, so long as it opens to those who need it.

What I've been listening to this week: Bonnie "Prince" Billy (15), Will Oldham (9), Edu Comelles (7)


I enjoyed this quick read about how framing global warming as a problem of scientific measurement has limited our ability to respond to the crisis politically.


... They may not look like institutions yet because our networked infrastructure has been changing too fast for them to become proper institutions...but perhaps we can see the shape of institutions to come in them?

Anyhow, this was a great read, and I'm gonna pick up some Suominen & Boltanski now 🤓 📚

This is a pretty interesting paper by Ryan Shaw that calls for iSchools to focus on building "institutions of critical technical practice" rather than being solely focused on the needs of "userism".


While I appreciated the strong argument that we have failed to build institutions for networked computational infrastructure I did find myself contemplating how/why the Internet Archive, OCLC, the W3C, JSTOR, arXiv, Wikimedia Foundation, CrossRef, LOCKSS didn't count.

Perusing this twitter thread in a haze of insomnia early this morning I was thinking maybe 2020 is the year to experiment with Rust or ReasonML?


Since both are in the ML family and work to varying degrees with JavaScript, maybe the distinguishing feature is deciding who to hang out with: Facebook or Mozilla?

Does anyone have thoughts or opinions about this?

What is this strange & exotic thing called Space to Think? It's been so long, I know ye not.

Dang, a brussel sprout stalk is basically a piece of wood.

I really enjoyed this interview with David Burraston about measuring rainfall with music, and other things related to his life in generative art.


Generally speaking Ràdio Web MACBA is a treasure trove of information about experimental art & philosophy.


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this is a delightful call to arms that i have taped up on my bookshelf above my desk, it always makes me feel better about making zines that aren't any Great Works Of Art but are just there, and that fucking rules. it's by a wonderful wee zinester called hana.

i've made it b&w to make it a bit easier to read!

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