Person inventing concrete: "Damn, this is the least abstract stuff I have ever seen."

a beautiful short animation. love, care, magic, and chamoe. i cried.

i really like this absurd board game called High Frontier. it's got rocket equations, it's Hohmann transfers, it's got scientifically-based near-future propulsion systems.

it also has this ridiculous map of the solar system that you navigate around in order to land your space robots on Vesta or Europa or whatever to extract their delicious resources.

finding an optimal route was difficult and i was never sure i'd got it right, so of course i made the computer do it:

Show thread

I misread 5.59pm as 5.59™ and for a moment thought the microwave was trying to claim ownership of time

ring ring ring ring ring ring ring 


reproductive justice, propaganda 

folks, it’s time to retire the term “pro life”. being against abortion does not make people “for life”.

let’s say “pro-forced-birth” or “anti-women’s-rights” and throw the propaganda of “pro-life” in the trash where it belongs 🚮

The putative "good technology" is depicted as sparkling, wholesome, "natural", consuming little and producing no real waste.
It's a nice thought, don't get me wrong! And we should keep trying to see what forms of it we can develop, however crude they start off.
But it still strikes me as this kind of prayer, for technology to come and save us. And I think sticking technology, and the people who try to imagine and bring about new forms of technology, in that kind of role has certain consequences…

Show thread

Much of the independent web relies on Patreon to organize financial support.

The good folks at @comradery are building an ethical alternative as a co-op.

One of their rules is "no bosses, no cops". It's not meant for businesses (even nonprofits like the one I work for) but for independent creators, workers, activists, and co-ops.

If that could be a good fit for anything you our your friends are doing, maybe give them a follow here to stay updated as they're building the platform!

I also ran a plotter meetup a couple of times in 2019, called Plotter People. it was cool, we had some great speakers come, in particular Lenore Edman and Sher Minn gave fantastic talks at the first event.

there's a lot more photos and info over at

i had a blast running this event, but it kind of killed my interest in making plotter art myself.

Show thread

sketching is fun but it's been a while since i did any traditional media stuff.

for a while i was into making generative art with plotters. i did mostly systematic abstract work; voronoi, graph layout, line growth, math.

Show thread

two more plant sketches, eucalypt leaves and a twisted branch. all these were drawn from life in buena vista park in sf.

Show thread

starting a thread of things that I’ve done, to feel a sense of accomplishment and/or just to show off I guess. first up, I was flipping through some old sketchbooks and found some drawings I liked! these are tree mallow flowers.

going to start a "liminal spaces" account but it's just pictures of the dotted line danger zone where cars cross bike lanes

Hey, #introduction time! I'm Chris, a freelance pixel artist who works on video game projects. Here is some of my work.

@admin is there something broken right now? my TL only has stuff up to Jan 31 on it, but people I follow have definitely tooted since then.

Show older

A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.