oh i guess i should announce here, i released flicksy 2!
#flicksy is a tool for drawing and assembling graphical hypertext games
gamestop stuff, sweet relief lmao
Ok, this is both a very clear explainer and the correct analysis even more useful than the one that I posted before (which was borderline too technical for me) https://tribunemag.co.uk/2021/01/the-mutiny-of-the-mini-capitalists
Wrote about the PF launch chaos and how seeing people make fun of it on other platforms gave me quite mixed feelings, & our expectations going into smaller, less corporatized internet spaces: https://hotelpaintings.neocities.org/posts/2021-01-26-Is_the_Internet_a_Garden_or_a_Junkyard_.html
Finally put this up publicly on twitter so I'll post it again here.
Here's my new experiment in distributing writing: If you've written anything about DIY, small games, or anti-capitalist tech and transform it into a .pdf booklet, I'll print it and distribute it at cost for you through Plaintext Distro at online zine fairs https://plaintextdistro.neocities.org/
This is not (currently) a profit-making endeavor, to be clear. I don't want people putting themselves out too much to make new work. It's very old-school zine economics in that it's about the satisfaction of your work being out there in a different format and maybe breaking even.
If that's fine with you, especially if you already have work you distribute for free digitally and want to try something different with, then let me know!! I will do my best to be able to offer any submissions I get thru mid-March at the Glasgow Zine Festival in April.
This was going to be a short post I SWEAR but I am finding Revenge Capitalism very good and productive for thinking about the ways people are forced or incentivized to regard themselves as "financial subjects" https://hotelpaintings.neocities.org/posts/2020-12-29-Legibility_and_Illegibility.html
Last year at Feral Vector, we ran an honest-to-goodness wrestling match: VIDEOGAMES vs ART: THE DECIDER
Some amazing friends turned it into a professionally lit, five camera shoot, and this week pulled a Christmas miracle out the bag. Here it is for everyone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXDUmL_rpvQ
I made the leaked "nintendo ninjas" protocol doc into a Twine game: https://coleo_kin.itch.io/the-iron-hand-in-the-velvet-glove
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