So you don't like the status quo of the Internet ... but what are you?
The "Purist", the "Disillusioned", the "Hopeful" or the "Revisionist"?
Read this article to find out: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611805/the-four-ways-that-ex-internet-idealists-explain-where-it-all-went-wrong/
Our ongoing series ‘Inventory’ is a cultural project where we dig the ephemeral characteristics of the public space and street furniture. Photogrammetry enables us to collect objects in detail and it is possible to create compositions using these objects as units.
(...Huh. That didn't render quite as intended. Live and learn, I guess.)
robots as companions (-)
WaPo: "Children can be swayed by robot peer pressure, study says" (via @kmill217) www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/08/15/robot-overlords-may-sound-scary-but-robot-friends-could-be-just-as-bad/
This is The Cave of the Lost Talisman, the first album from Kobold, a “dungeon-synth” act that composes 8- and 16-bit music specifically intended to soundtrack your latest dungeon crawl. https://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/177171686830/vintagerpg-did-you-know-that-tape-cassettes-are
There was a mini disc device for storing data!? Sony even did a special format for data-mds. This is amazing and so cybre! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzwtCBj5jEs
digital humanities &c
the mastodon instance at cybre.space is retired
see the end-of-life plan for details: https://cybre.space/~chr/cybre-space-eol