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Computer art self help guide

January 2nd, 2023
Some people will literally learn p5.js rather than go to therapy. Four creative coding psychology hacks they don’t want you to know about.
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NFT 2022 in 4 seasons

November 18th, 2022
I made a JPG.SPACE 2022 WRAPPED gallery. For fun, to flex my favourite jpgs, and to take it seriously and write about seasons.
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The labyrinth

October 23rd, 2022
The labyrinth model is done in museum theory, but it offers a couple of useful ways of thinking about the digital gallery that release it from static folio or uncanny physical derivative, and that help link some art-archive-ownership-community vectors:
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Structure and fluid

March 22nd, 2022
1 Art?
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#genuary

February 4th, 2022
Genuary was scorching and humid this year in Melbourne. I spent the month, happily, at the extreme far left edge of the curve of all the graphs - eg. the midwit graph, the Dunning Krueger. Hanging in the ‘you don’t even know that you know nothing’ zone is not an achievement, but it is an open space for play. In this short piece I draw some dots between creation and ownership in this open play zone, revealed in the digital art via NFT landscape.
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Unfolding NUXUI

January 8th, 2022
I began describing Nuxui, but ended up writing about Nic Hamilton’s other work.
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Clouds on chains

December 20th, 2021
This is what density and lightness look like in artist Case Simmons’ 2021 Clouds on Chains series:
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Housing-and-ageing for architects: Beyond design

November 14th, 2021
Architects design buildings, but it is fair to talk about (and expect) their participation in shaping housing-and-ageing outside of architecture. After all, these are professionals who have never self-excluded from graphic design, branding, copywriting, sculpture, social science, economics and philosophy. Architects also engage in shaping housing-and-ageing beyond design in the same way that every person does – by talking about hopes, fears, differences, assumptions, beliefs. Further, their direct role in developing housing outcomes and narratives is an inescapable participation in reproducing the social and economic norms of society and the communally-created imaginaries of what a ‘good’ life and ‘good’ old age is.
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Positioning Crypto Cities

November 7th, 2021
Growing interest in applications of blockchain technology in city planning has sparked a drum roll of city tokens, city DAOs, decentralised city projects, city white-papers and city dreams. Vitalik Buterin’s blog post Crypto Cities collates some of these. Instead of adding to or reviewing the expanding list of projects, I want to contribute some themes and concepts from urban theory that can help position and frame the possibilities.
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