#introductions / #introduction
I’m Jessica, an artist/designer based in Boston. My work is inspired by #nature. I make #generative systems and use them to grow #jewelry, #puzzles and #art which are fabricated by a mixture of digital tools (#3dprinting #lasercutting) and traditional crafts (#ceramics).
I teach design at MIT.
Just because I <3 Pearl.
In general I find that people who get a job doing what was a hobby they love will end up resenting that field *unless* they can find some space to work on hobby projects again outside of work, to remember why they loved it
Honestly it saddens me that there isn't more people talking about OpenToonz, and this fork in particular:
I was wondering "hey, why DON'T we have open source software for quality 2D animation"? -- except we *do* have it and not enough people know about it.
The end of many historical civilizations have been attributed to external invasions that are not substantiated by archaeological evidence. It's almost like xenophobic paranoia is bad for society...
Also, if you've already followed people but want to move to another instance: you can't move all your stuff (posts etc) to another instance yet, that feature is still in the works.
BUT there are "Export" and "Import" options in the Preferences that will let you save at least the people you follow and automatically re-follow them from your new home, as well as an option to flag your old account as having moved at the bottom of your Edit Profile page, which will leave a dedicated note on it!
Thinking about revising elplatt.com layout and structure. Suggestions for good practices for combination academic/professional homepages?
Realized today how much of my practical budgeting ability was learned by playing SimCity.
How's y'all doin' this Monday?
Given the updates to my estimated wait time at the secretary of state. I think the office is orbiting a black hole.
I subscribe to YouTube premium because I get a lot of value out of YouTube and want to support creators. And because I want platforms to care more about users than advertisers. Also because I don't want my partner's child to be constantly bombarded with psychologically manipulative advertising.
Boredom is the most interesting thing. Somehow the universe exists. And somehow humans exist in the universe. And somehow we still manage to be bored.