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14140fd5207452e2f92a09a685de33246d67f9ae — rekkabell 1 year, 2 months ago a19cd71
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@@ 179,7 179,6 @@ HEAD Fermentation is diplomacy`canning is a massacre.
			Preserving like this doesn't discern between good and bad bacteria
				everything dies


NAME [Rek] 2.3 no wind
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@@ 187,36 186,39 @@ PICT media/nowind.tga
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HEAD Go with the wind,`not against it.

	To continue on the topic of waiting...
	Sailors especially benefit from doing things slowly. 
	A boat rises and falls with the tide
		carried or made to go slow by the current,
		the wind decides when it can fly, and where.
		the wind decides when it can fly, how fast, and where.
	Using sailing versus motoring as a parallel,
		sailing is affected by very real forces
		A sailboat is affected by very real forces
		completely negated when an engine is used for propulsion.
			Almost all of this fuel is burned in a rain-dance of time-consuming acceleration.
		A rumbling engine gets you there faster,
			A rumbling engine gets you from A->B faster,
			but turns the passage into a noisy chore,
			fuel is burned in a constant rain-dance of acceleration.
			obscuring the sound of sea birds, scaring away wildlife
			With the destination as the focus,
			rather than making the journey an equal, and meaningful part of the passage.
	The difference: agency.
		Sailboat: wind, and current dictate schedule
	The difference here, is agency.
		A sailboat relying entirely on its wings
			has its schedule dictated by the wind, and the current.
	Our little ecosystem is subject to the whims and wants of the sea, the wind and the sun.
		The wind doesn't care about our plans, or schedules.
			Waves and wind will not lessen to allow us through.
	Nature is a powerful ally, if you respect it and its ways.
		The wind/current doesn't care about our plans, or schedules.
			Waves and wind will not lessen to allow us through
	Nature is a powerful ally
		but if you work against it, it'll work against you.
		The penalties may be severe.
		A good example is sailors crossing oceans in the wrong season,
			during times when the weather is more severe
			a folly that can cost lives.
	When making art, this translates to working on digital projects when the sun is high.
	When making art, listening to nature, & taking things slowly translates to:
		working on digital projects when the sun is high
			when weather is good
		it slows us down, but also creates time to do other things
		forces us changes the nature of our projects
		less power = may make a book, a zine, or to plan a project on paper
	Working according to nature has made us into more versatile artists.
		just like being often far from land forced us to learn a variety of skills
	Just like being often far from land forced us to learn a variety of skills
			Working according to nature has made us into more versatile artists.

NAME [toy] 2.7 Inconvenient choices
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@@ 279,32 281,32 @@ GOTO 17,05
HEAD Go slow, take the world in.

	Slow travel stretches time
		Makes world bigger, more interesting, gives time to observe details
		To travel slowly is to live from one revelation to another,
		Makes world appear bigger, 
		Gives time to observe details
		To move slowly is to live from one revelation to another,
		Things unexpected, always of interest, often wonderful.
	Sea birds rest when no wind
	At sea sea birds rest when no wind
		Conserving energy
		On long ocean passage, we learned to do the same
	Seen ocean calm, mirror-like
		So still. sea like liquid metal.
		Seen it when angry
			Waves rising like mountains
	Become hyper-aware of space around us
		Clouds speak in shapes
		Color of the sky, direction of wind, temperature
			Give clear signs,
			When understood, know what's coming
		Only when know enough of an ecosystem can understand how things interact
			whether soils, waters, plants, and animals
	All benefit from greater attention to place
		Only possible if stay somewhere long enough
			to take in details
		Last summer spent a whole month in Hythayim Marine Park on Cortes Island
			cumulonimbus with an anvil top cloud means bad weather is coming
			Cirrocumulus clouds...'mare's tails' indicate an approaching warm front
		Color of the sky, the direction of wind, and the temperature
			All give clear signs,
			When read correctly, possible to know what's coming
	Only when spending enough time in a place, an ecosystem, 
		can we understand how things interact
		everything plays together constantly
	We can all benefit from greater attention to place
		Only possible if stay somewhere long enough to take in details
		Last summer spent a whole month at anchor in a bay on the north of Cortes Island
			5km walk through forest to nearest town
			Other sailors did not understand why we did that
			Got to know every detail in the bay
			Stayig long, got to know every detail in the bay
				learn where best to anchor
				know where salmonberries are
			Never stopped being interesting
		It never stopped being interesting
		By staying longer
			can develop intimate knowledge of a place
				from waters to weather patterns to human history


@@ 318,28 320,25 @@ HEAD Telling a story.

	This advises how we make software, and art.
	Telling stories is the best way to share knowledge
		Form of play, way to explore ideas
		It's a form of play, way to explore ideas
		in a way that is stimulating, evocative
	Wrap tools & art with stories,
	We wrap tools & art with stories,
			to further add context to them,
			so that we care,
			but so that others care too
	Our conscious minds can only handle so much information per second.
		So our brains sometimes take cognitive shortcuts
			leading to unconscious or implicit bias,
			affects how we perceive and act toward other people.
			leading to unconscious or implicit bias, stereotyping.
			which affects how we perceive and act toward other people.
	By providing context
		Result: others can view us as human beings
		Making it easier for others to view us as human beings
			Connect to our values
			Path to caring
			Path to caring, and
			Way creating meaningful connections
	When work stripped of context
		Leaves too much to interpretation.
			context creates empathy
			which is essential on modern internet.
	We add visuals to everything
			All our tools have mascots
			It's like worldbuilding, but with software
				the mascots have names/personalities
	It's like worldbuilding, but with software

NAME [rek] 2.6 Human scale
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@@ 348,17 347,23 @@ PICT media/humanscale.tga
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HEAD Human scale

	Everything that is done to make it harder for ppl to make website, or program
	Devine & I learn best by doing.
	Everything that is done to make it harder for ppl to make website, or to program
		like making it impossible to view the code to learn how its made
		turns ppl into consummers
		leads ppl to think it is something only professionals can do
			I leaned to make websites by viewing the source of many favoite websites
			Then I stopped.
		& leads ppl to think it is something only professionals can do
			When i first got a computer as a teen
			I started making websites for fun, to talk about things i liked
			learned to make websites by viewing the source of my favorite websites
			Then I stopped...
			because websites got more complex, more difficult to decipher
			Felt it wasn't something I couldn't do anymore
			Thought that this is what websites had to be like
			Which is silly.
			Happy to say doing web again now, only because realized websites dont have to be complex
			Which is silly, made me lose confidence
			Did start to do web again
			I realized websites dont have to be complex
				but looking at the code behind most websites these days, 
				you wouldn't believe it
	If its too hard for ppl to teach themselves
		we may never get to hear their ideas
			everyone experiences the world differently


@@ 369,8 374,10 @@ HEAD Human scale
		Human scale.
			so ppl can learn by example
	I'm going to take a moment to explain what livecoding is:
	Devine and Anju will be performing tomorrow, using a program to construct melodies in real time.
		Music produced digitally, but improvisional.
	If coming to show tomorrow, 
		there is livecoding performance, 
		livecoding is done using a program to construct melodies in real time.
		Music is produced digitally, but is improvisional.
		It's a more tactile way of performing with a laptop in font of an audience
		where performers show their screens, to show of changing the code affects the music in real time.
	In the livecoding scene everyone is encouraged to write their own environments


@@ 378,7 385,7 @@ HEAD Human scale
		In making things playful.
	Homebrew systems like this aren't designed to scale
		but to fit in the workflow of a handful of ppl who think alike
	Tools used in the Algorave circles
	Tools used in livecoding circles
		Are a stark constrast to the monoculture of music software
	A plurality of ways to produce music, and art, encourages openness, and playfulness.
	In our studio, we make software tailored to our needs,


@@ 456,7 463,7 @@ GOTO 04,04
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HEAD Liberating the`imagination by`eliminating`possibilities.

	Living aboard a sailboat imposed constraints on us, as people, as artists
	Living aboard a sailboat imposed constraints on us, as people, & as artists
		It liberated imagination by eliminating possibilities.
	We found our best selves when working close to nature.
	The things that we struggled with in the beginning when we started sailing are what taught us the most.