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Fix My Code: Engineering alone can't fix what's wrong with the internet

"Fix My Code" uses the eponymous 2021 book as a launching off point to talk about internet history, the allocation of capital, and the artificial barriers created by traditional notions of intellectual property.
posted by schmudde on Oct 14, 2021 - 0 comments

Procedural bit-pattern art

Inspired by this post (and following through on this comment), I've written a Mastodon bot that creates procedural bitmap art. It works by first creating a simple function consisting of randomly chosen integer operations. This is applied to each pair of pixel coordinates and used to colour them. The bot then toots both the picture and the function. Source code for the renderer is here; the bot code will likely get released as well when I get around to it.
posted by suetanvil on Aug 13, 2021 - 1 comment

Antarctic survival manual: art for the pandemic and other disasters

During the pandemic I finally stuck most of my art into a website. I make my living as a scientist and medical specialist, so despite having some gallery representation and sales over the years I haven't had the time or energy to self-promote. But I would like to share the series called "Postcards from the Hedge" (stolen poems for survival and healing). There are times in many artists' lives in which they develop a temporarily strained relationship with their preferred medium, which in my case is paint. This set of 50 small 4"x6" collage postcards are my response to a recent paint-problematic episode in my own life, which has coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic and a dramatic reduction in physical studio space. [more inside]
posted by SinAesthetic on Aug 3, 2021 - 5 comments

NPR's Joy Generator

After a couple of months of work, we've finally launched this! It's a collection of short stories about the things that bring us joy, and the science behind them. Pairs well with headphones.
posted by Four String Riot on Jun 29, 2021 - 3 comments

Penrose tiling quilt

My 2021 pandemic project was learning to quilt, and I started out with a fussy geometrical monstrosity. Penrose tilings are aperiodic tilings (i.e. they can cover the plane infinitely without repeating) that exhibit fivefold symmetry (so no right angles anywhere). My brother nerd-sniped me by wondering what it would be like to quilt one, which launched me on a four-month long journey that I documented on twitter. Here's the first tweet in the series describing the project, and a thread comparing to previous Penrose quilts by other folks.
posted by ubermuffin on Jun 2, 2021 - 8 comments

The Marvelous Money Machine! A Fable of Finance

The Marvelous Money Machine could make the whole town rich! But…how does it work? A pay-what-you-want picture book for children and immature adults.
posted by overeducated_alligator on May 29, 2021 - 1 comment

Art by Josh Millard

I've been making a lot of art over the last four years—oil painting, watercolor, stained glass, linocut blockprints, recently plotter drawings as well—and I've updated and revamped my art site to collect and organize the bulk of that existing work to be a central depot for ongoing work. [more inside]
posted by cortex on May 10, 2021 - 5 comments

Blaseball is a Horror Game

A short free zine inspired by the cultural event of blaseball. A group of friends and I have been chatting about the splort and decided to explore more of blaseball's horrific aspects, which sometimes get elided by fanworks in favor of pure weird or optimistic reads.
posted by restless_nomad on Apr 29, 2021 - 4 comments

Music Video and Vinyl!

I'm excited to share my first music video and vinyl release, featuring incredible puppets and miniatures by my talented friend Jon David Russell (who also recorded and produced the album). The vinyl can be pre-ordered at seththomas.bandcamp.com. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Apr 21, 2021 - 3 comments

Fogleworms: a series of modular linocut prints

I spent the last half of January fixated on a simple mathematical proposition about arranging short twisting lines on a square grid, which I nicknamed "Fogleworms"; the terminus (so far) of that particular obsession is this series of 96 modular linocut prints and their four derived "ghost" prints, each mathematically unique. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Mar 15, 2021 - 3 comments

I'm giving paintings away in exchange for donations to people's favorite charities.

I have created the Art Into the World website to: A) Get my paintings out into the world for people to enjoy, and B) Motivate them to donate to a cause of their choice in the process! Everybody wins! [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio on Dec 8, 2020 - 13 comments

SuperSym: A symmetry-based doodling toy

I enjoy doodling, and my doodles always end up being somewhat symmetrical. So I made a little symmetry-based doodling toy! [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Nov 30, 2020 - 5 comments

W E ' R E _ S I C K _ O F _ Y O U

and other titles await in my personal garden of video cutups, the SIR CASSETTE channel. [more inside]
posted by swift on Nov 1, 2020 - 1 comment

GANksy, the A.I. street artist

I trained a StyleGAN2 neural network on street art but ended up creating something totally new that generates dark and twisted imagery in its own unique style. The full-size 'signed' digital artwork is for sale to support producing more VOLE.wtf nonsense.
posted by malevolent on Oct 14, 2020 - 0 comments

txt.substack

txt. [more inside]
posted by TheMadStork on Aug 29, 2020 - 5 comments

linocut print: A Powerful Culture

I took snapshots and wrote up some process notes and overall motivations for one of my most recent linocut blockprint works, "A Powerful Culture", which is based around the 1993 Sandia Labs report on long-term nuclear storage messaging (warning, beefy PDF). [more inside]
posted by cortex on Aug 10, 2020 - 5 comments

Motto

a playful ghost story brought to life by the one-of-a-kind way you see the world. Working with friends and Canada's National Film Board, we spent the past three years trying to develop a new vocabulary for a kind of interactive novella and portable treasure hunt. It's a curious adventure about a ghost named September and you can explore all six chapters free on your phone.
posted by Marquis on May 28, 2020 - 1 comment

Content-aware concrete

I made a new website for my art practice, and, while my last show and newest work is textile-based, I thought MetaFilter might like my 2015 exhibition Screen Wall, featuring concrete breeze blocks I designed by (mis)using Photoshop's Content-Aware Fill. [more inside]
posted by wreckingball on Apr 21, 2020 - 3 comments

Sharing feelings and creative opportunities during lockdown

I worked with a group of young creative / technical folks (mostly POC) to create an emotional mapping site. Tag a location and share how you're feeling — and check out the three opportunities for funded creative 'residencies'. [more inside]
posted by sixswitch on Apr 17, 2020 - 1 comment

Boston Driving School

Initially this was meant to be a series of comics about Boston drivers, who never cease to amaze me with their inventive ways of motoring, thus making me wonder what exactly the local driving schools were teaching. And then...it kind of morphed into a jumble of random sketches. One day I will redraw these properly, but that day is not today.
posted by miniraptor on Apr 5, 2020 - 0 comments

"Bird" by Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

A mathematically-defined picture of a bird. [more inside]
posted by mpark on Apr 5, 2020 - 0 comments

Life Modeling Facebook Group

I'm inviting you to join this new Facebook group I've created in celebration of my 100th life modeling gig on July 14th, 2019! Now exceeding 120 members ... [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Jan 31, 2020 - 1 comment

Art Is My Middle Name

...is a newsletter I started as a birthday gift to myself. Each installment is a short thought about some topic in art (appreciation, analysis, or creation, and with a reallllly broad definition of art). So far, installments have covered Kurt Vonnegut's advice on appreciating paintings, the moral calculus of watching Watchmen, and East German kids using punk music and fashion to build identities.
posted by COBRA! on Jan 15, 2020 - 3 comments

Absolute Bleeding Edge

My newsletter about the most outre, experimental, and interesting art, film, music, performance and other expressions of culture I can find. Published several times per week. [more inside]
posted by maxsparber on Nov 10, 2019 - 3 comments

Peer Learning is...

Last year I started writing up our joint experiences and adventures in peer learning together with my friend Salim Virani. It started off with an idea for a practical guide on education program design, and tools. But it soon enough turned into an impractical collection of peer learning stories and profiles of learners , in an attempt to give readers the look, and feel of the many great peer learning experiences there are in the world. [more inside]
posted by BartDoorneweert on Oct 7, 2019 - 0 comments

Get Afraid Journal

Thanks to AskMeFi I put a bowl of fruit on it and sold a piano on Craigslist. The buyer ended up composing an amazing song with it for my podcast. After 28 episodes of Man Afraid of Everything (from hailing a taxi to doing improv for a year) I’m excited to share this new workbook inspired by the show. Write, draw, and trash your way through a series of challenges designed to expand your comfort zone. [more inside]
posted by systematize on Sep 4, 2019 - 0 comments

Art by LPD

I finally started an Instagram for my drawings and paintings. This is it. [more inside]
posted by millipede on Aug 1, 2019 - 4 comments

Puzzling Art

We all have times where we fall apart, but we also work hard to pull ourselves together again. I've made a number of pieces of art about that sense of self at those times, or even the little times when you try to meditate, but your mind can't stop zooming on it's roller coaster. I use jigsaw puzzles, acrylic paint, and occasionally origami. [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps on Mar 18, 2019 - 0 comments

Reds Of Future Past

For The Baffler Issue 44 “Truth Decay”, artist and activist John Leavitt approaches the topics of historical memory, the first red scare, the role of propaganda, and the labor movement as something haunting the American mind.
posted by The Whelk on Mar 5, 2019 - 2 comments

Making a Menger sponge in stained glass

I spent the last six weeks taking a stained glass course from a local artist (Vavroch Glass Studio) and the culmination of that is a 15"x15" stained glass Menger sponge rendering that I'm absolutely delighted with. This is a writeup with pictures of the whole process from conception to completion.
posted by cortex on Feb 12, 2019 - 8 comments

Laser cut peacock mandala

This is an art project I finished in October of last year. Details are all in the linked photo album.
posted by MillMan on Jan 30, 2019 - 17 comments

Red Square, watercolor and pencil on paper, 6"x6" 12/15/18

This is a collection of 46 watercolor paintings, all different, made in sequence on the days of December 16th and 17th, 2018, as an exploration of some ideas about both serial art and the authority and reliability of an artist's description of their own work and working processes.
posted by cortex on Dec 18, 2018 - 7 comments

Side Quest Limericks

I write goofy limericks to strangers, seal them in envelopes, and leave them in public places with strict instructions that they only be opened by someone bearing the name on the envelope. [more inside]
posted by duffell on Dec 6, 2018 - 5 comments

The DSA National Design Committee

The National Design Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America has a twitter presence and they’re using that presence to make threads about the intersection of art, design, and socialism. Bauhaus! William Morris! The Masses and Liberator Magazine! Banned I.W.W artwork! Oscar Wilde! Sewer socialism! National Design acomitee home page.
posted by The Whelk on Nov 1, 2018 - 3 comments

Male Tears: A collage comic book about thwarted privilege

A cursed relic of our revolting age, Male Tears remixes vintage comic book imagery into a verbo-visual slurry for your shame or amusement: forty pages of thwarted privilege, humiliating failure and unchecked emotions exploding into weeping and/or violence. [more inside]
posted by AndNeverWell on Oct 2, 2018 - 5 comments

Artpal!

Artpal! is a podcast I created about, well, art. Season 1's 9 episodes act as a guerrilla audioguide to a group of objects on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (although I wrote them with the idea that you could also just listen anywhere and look at images online if you wanted). Show's available on iTunes and Google Play, as well as streaming at the site. [more inside]
posted by the phlegmatic king on Sep 19, 2018 - 2 comments

256 Farben: The Game

After a visit to SFMOMA, I was inspired to turn German abstract artist Gerhard Richter's "Colour Charts" into a block-breaker game. [more inside]
posted by waninggibbon on Aug 3, 2018 - 6 comments

Tangara fastuosa

An abstract film that starts out soothing and ends in Lisa Frank madness. [more inside]
posted by dame on Aug 3, 2018 - 1 comment

Queer Lady Magician

Remember this question about being a Queer Lady Magician? It's real now. Coming to a Melbourne Fringe near you. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 19, 2018 - 6 comments

Random Generators

When I get bored, I make random generators. Mostly story/plot or art prompt generators, but there's also one for pub and tavern names, and a collaboration with Yoon Ha Lee on a Tarot-type card reading generator based on the Machineries of Empire series.
posted by telophase on Jul 12, 2018 - 4 comments

Drawings of Landscapes, Portraits of Cats

an illustration portfolio [more inside]
posted by velebita on Jul 9, 2018 - 0 comments

This Room Will Kill You

This is my first game -- a surreal, story-driven RPG with horror elements -- inspired by The Stanley Parable, Yume Nikki, and all the wonderful 90s jRPGs that I grew up with. [more inside]
posted by socalsamba on May 29, 2018 - 1 comment

Backgroundifier & BackgroundifierBuddy

I built two macOS apps that turn your desktop wallpaper into a rotating mini-art-gallery. (Art not included, though!)
posted by archagon on May 7, 2018 - 1 comment

View From 30,000 Feet

Airport runways, reinterpreted as minimalist art, drawn to scale. [more inside]
posted by bowbeacon on Dec 4, 2017 - 20 comments

Guacamole Tips

Guacamole Tips is a web painting about time passing and thoughts bubbling. [more inside]
posted by device55 on Nov 26, 2017 - 2 comments

VirtuaVerse - A Cyberpunk Point & Click Adventure by Theta Division Games

Hello, I'd like to present to you the game I'm working together with my game dev team at Theta Division Games.

It's a cyberpunk point and click adventure called VirtuaVerse. I'm doing the story and soundtrack, Valenberg does the pixel art and elder0010 is our coder.

You can see some videos with gameplay and other stuff on our pages on Facebook and Twitter

MASTER BOOT RECORD
posted by MASTERBOOTRECORD on Nov 10, 2017 - 4 comments

Working Through Grief with Shrine Making

In July of 2017 my mother died after a long time being sick. She and I always had a tremulous relationship, and since the late 90's I've been her care taker on and off. I had a lot of feelings about her passing, so I worked through them making art. [more inside]
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit on Sep 8, 2017 - 4 comments

1,858 artworks of Adora

It started over 7 years ago as a 365-photo-a-day-type tumblr for my baby daughter, and it keeps propagating. Right now, the best way to see (most of) the 1,858 different artworks of Adora (with a new one coming every day) is on instagram , a massive cache of original illustrations. [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Sep 3, 2017 - 1 comment

Shtacks: Type a painting

I doodle on my iPad during my train commute. I finished painting the alphabet. So I made a site where you can type with paintings. Type in the grey text box to get an image. The image is resized to fit your browser window. On desktop browsers you can download the image as a PNG. Anything you type is appended to the URL, the back button works, and you can share the link with your image. Like this. [more inside]
posted by device55 on Aug 13, 2017 - 2 comments

Psychodelic Sixties

Because I'm 14 going on 45, I decided to get myself a Tumblr page. I mainly just put a lot of general 1960s weirdness on it that interests me.
posted by jonp72 on Aug 5, 2017 - 1 comment

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