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3c68cf64eb36d91c37f536b1819d132b66b8ece1 — Devine Lu Linvega 1 year, 2 months ago b006c65
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@@ 44,14 44,14 @@ TEXT At sea, a boat is an island.

	With our boat, we have circumnavigated the Pacific Ocean.
		We started in Western Canada, sailed to Mexico,
		then across all the South Pacific Islands to NZ, 
		then across all the South Pacific Islands to NZ,
		up to Fiji, Marshall Islands,
		Japan, and nearly every island inbetween.
	We sailed to places with little to no internet connection, 
	We sailed to places with little to no internet connection,
		where water is scarce,
		sailed though parts of the ocean 
		sailed though parts of the ocean
		with no land or people around for days,
		relying entirely on solar power to cook, 
		relying entirely on solar power to cook,
		to work... to live.
	On a boat, at sea on a passage between continents, the world ends at the rails
		In that situation, a boat is an island.


@@ 61,17 61,17 @@ TEXT At sea, a boat is an island.
	Our first realization: little exploration in decentralized solutions to basic problems
		Decentralized water treatment,waste man agement, food conservation...
		Rapidly being forgotten
	On a boat, not relying on a grid 
	On a boat, not relying on a grid
		means having to solve these very same problems.
		an ideal vessel would be a closed system, 
		an ideal vessel would be a closed system,
			in which resources are mostly re-used, and fed back into the system.
				Ex: ashes from burnt wood of a woodstove, 
				Ex: ashes from burnt wood of a woodstove,
				Used as cover in a dry toilet.
		This planet is a self-enclosed system as well,
			Because of its huge mass, energy conversion systems, 
			Because of its huge mass, energy conversion systems,
			Think of it as being unlimited in its resources
	A sailboat can be nearly self-sufficient
		perfect platform or stage to develop and integrate techniques of 
		perfect platform or stage to develop and integrate techniques of
		independent survival while living in harmony & in touch with nature.

NAME [toy] 3.0 Disillusionment


@@ 104,8 104,6 @@ NAME [toy] no waste in nature
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	There is no waste in nature
	Nature never attemps to separate animals from plants, always raises mixed crops


@@ 124,8 122,6 @@ NAME [toy] no waste in tech
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	Waste in computing takes on another form: bloat
	Websites and applications becoming heavier, due to bad coding and design practices


@@ 134,9 130,9 @@ HEAD
		replacing is often more attractive then repairing
			people more likely ppl will replace the phone instead of the battery
		devices that discourage repair, with miniaturized systems, and proprietary screws
	larger websites require more powerful computers to access them. 
	larger websites require more powerful computers to access them.
		This means that more computers need to be manufactured,
	Computer and phones dont need to get faster, they're fast already as is. 
	Computer and phones dont need to get faster, they're fast already as is.
		We need repairable hardware and better software.
	Our philosophy is that to make fast software, you need slow computers.
		participatory: ideal for ppl with slow internet connections (we are part of those ppl)


@@ 145,10 141,7 @@ NAME [Rek] 2.3 Lacto
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TEXT Fermentation is diplomacy and canning is a massacre.
HEAD Fermentation is diplomacy`canning is a massacre.

	Living aboard Pino, and having power constraints


@@ 167,14 160,14 @@ HEAD Fermentation is diplomacy`canning is a massacre.
			A lot of food isnt easily digested by the human body in their raw state
			Bacteria labor day/night to make the nutrients available to you
	With canning...
		Process that preserves food too 
		No waiting period to eat it... 
		Process that preserves food too
		No waiting period to eat it...
		but there is a cost to this:
			Waste of energy/quality when food is cooked once for canning, 
			Waste of energy/quality when food is cooked once for canning,
			and then again before eating.
			Preserving like this uses more energy, while effectively killing all beneficial bacteria.
	Preserving food fermentation is like building a small community
			You invite the microbes you want and don’t let in the ones you don’t.
			You invite the microbes you want and don't let in the ones you don't.
	A note to say that canning isn't bad, it'll always be preferable to waste.

NAME [Rek] 2.3 no wind


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	To continue on the topic of waiting...
	A boat rises and falls with the tide
		carried or made to go slow by the current, 
		carried or made to go slow by the current,
		the wind decides when it can fly, and where.
	Using sailing versus motoring as a parallel, 
		sailing is affected by very real forces 
	Using sailing versus motoring as a parallel,
		sailing 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, 
			but turns the passage into a noisy chore, 
		A rumbling engine gets you there faster,
			but turns the passage into a noisy chore,
			obscuring the sound of sea birds, scaring away wildlife
			With the destination as the focus, 
			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


@@ 205,14 195,14 @@ TEXT
		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.
		but if you work against it, it'll work against you. 
		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.
		it slows us down, but also creates time to do other things
		forces us changes the nature of our projects 
		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


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HEAD "This curious world we inhabit is more wonderful than convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used." — Henry David Thoreau
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	Sailboats now come with an increasing number of electronics.
		they take more than they give, often, at the cost of loss of valuable skills
			a reliance on GPS systems messes with spatial memory
			autopilots that drive your boat
				makes sailors lazy, 
			a boat can follow a course relatively well if the sails are well-balanced, 
				but if an autopilot is an option some plp don't bother balancing sails, 
			the autopilot makes course corrections constantly, 
				makes sailors lazy,
			a boat can follow a course relatively well if the sails are well-balanced,
				but if an autopilot is an option some plp don't bother balancing sails,
			the autopilot makes course corrections constantly,
				which puts more pressure on the autopilot which causes it to break early.
	Fast internet wherever you are
		distraction is always within reach


@@ 249,16 237,13 @@ NAME [toy] 2.5 Digital Monoculture
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	Diversity is important in nearly all aspects, whether it's with computers, or with something like agriculture
		a farm growing corn and soybeans on rotation vs a farm growing diversity of plants with animals together. There is no structural complexity at all in a corn and bean rotation, and there lies its weakness.
	connections between people and nature are dangerously oversimplified 
	connections between people and nature are dangerously oversimplified
		and mainly technological.
	Viruses can attack a single crop, or a single computer architecture.
	The more services, or resources are centralized, 
	The more services, or resources are centralized,
		the more power is concentrated into fewer and fewer hands
	a service like gmail, owned by Google, is so big and has so much weight that it can choose to block messages from ppl who host their own email.
		Gmail has over 1.8 billion users worldwide. It holds 29.5% of the email client market share.


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	It is easy to see the dangers of centralized email, if it goes down, everything does down.
	Ex. Rogers outtage
		Events like the Rogers outage, where people couldn't use interac, internet or call anyone is a disaster
	 This is all due to centralization, and to a failure to diversify.
	This is all due to centralization, and to a failure to diversify.
		deversity is better, safer.

NAME [rek] 2.4 Go slow, fix things
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	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, 
		To travel slowly is to live from one revelation to another,
		Things unexpected, always of interest, often wonderful.
	Sea birds rest when no wind
		Conserving energy


@@ 298,17 279,17 @@ TEXT
	Become hyper-aware of space around us
		Clouds speak in shapes
		Color of the sky, direction of wind, temperature
			Give clear signs, 
			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 Háthayim Marine Park on Cortes Island
		Last summer spent a whole month in Hythayim Marine Park on Cortes Island
			Other sailors did not understand why we did that
			Got to know every detail in the bay
				learn where best to anchor 
				learn where best to anchor
				know where salmonberries are
			Never stopped being interesting
		By staying longer


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NAME [rek] Worldbuilding
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	This advises how we make software, and art.
	Telling stories is the best way to share knowledge
		Form of play, way to explore ideas
		in a way that is stimulating, evocative
	Wrap tools & art with stories,
			to further add context to them, 
			so that we care, 
			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. 
	Our conscious minds can only handle so much information per second.
		So our brains sometimes take cognitive shortcuts
			leading to unconscious or implicit bias, 
			leading to unconscious or implicit bias,
			affects how we perceive and act toward other people.
	By providing context
		Result: others can view us as human beings


@@ 353,11 328,9 @@ NAME [rek] 2.6 Human scale
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	Everything that is done to make it harder for ppl to make website, or a piece of software, 
		like making it impossible to view the code to learn how its made 
	Everything that is done to make it harder for ppl to make website, or a piece of software,
		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
			thats how I learned to make websites


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			everyone experiences the world differentely
			Ideas from a diversity of ppl gives a broader lens
			Which in turn potential to make art, software and the web better
	Important that software, and the web stay participatory. 
	Important that software, and the web stay participatory.
		focusing on making it lean, and small. Human scale.
		 	so ppl can learn by example
			so ppl can learn by example
	In the livecoding scene everyone is encouraged to write their own environments
		There's big value in customizations.
		In making things playful.


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	Tools used in the Algorave circles
		stark constrast to the monoculture of DAWs(digital audio workstations)
	A plurality of ways to produce music, and art, encourages openness, and playfulness.
	We make software tailored to our needs, 
	We make software tailored to our needs,
		and try to encourage others to do the same.

NAME [toy] 3.2 Play
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	Designed a machine that focuses on answering the handful of little tasks we need, 
	Designed a machine that focuses on answering the handful of little tasks we need,
		which is centered around building playful audio/visual experiences.
	Our little machine was created explicitly to host software on pre-existing platforms.
		Taking this detour solved our problem.
			only started making games again this year (Oquonie)
	In "Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer", an infamous 1987 essay. 
	In "Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer", an infamous 1987 essay.
		Wenbell Berry announced, "I do not see that computers are bringing us one step nearer to anything that does matter to me: peace, economic justice, ecological health, political honesty, family and community stability, good work.”
	The benefits of many modern technologies are illusory and that they undermine humans' self-sufficiency, freedom, and dignity.
		How do we pursue deeper, more meaningful lives in a world that seems designed to dispossess us.
	During our 5-year detour, our conclusion was that computers ought to be mainly for art, for play...
		Used to explore a space beyond the materialistic, economic realm of modern consciousness
	Illich proposed the concept of "convivial tools" that honor human agency and creativity. 
		Convivial tools are not closed and proprietary, in the style of many software today, 
		but open-ended, flexible instruments that serve the needs and interests of ordinary 
	Illich proposed the concept of "convivial tools" that honor human agency and creativity.
		Convivial tools are not closed and proprietary, in the style of many software today,
		but open-ended, flexible instruments that serve the needs and interests of ordinary
			individuals and communities.

NAME [toy] Cellular automata
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to do

NAME [toy] Cellular automata
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NAME [toy] Cellular automata
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NAME [toy] 3.2 Permacomputing
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	Inspired from permaculture
	The abundance of digital storage and processing power has caused an explosion in wastefulness, which shows in things like ridiculous hardware requirements for computing even the most trivial tasks. Permacomputing aims at only using computing when it has a strengthening effect on ecosystems.


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	Living aboard a sailboat imposed constraints on us, as people, as artists
		It liberated imagination by eliminating possibilities.


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		When hardware failed, we learned to fix them.
		Lacking power, we re-imagined our studio & projects.
	We created a playground for ourselves, in which we spend all of our time.
	We continue to research and document low-tech alternatives, 
	We continue to research and document low-tech alternatives,
		with the hope of building a more playful, and resilient future.
		which includes soils, waters, plants, and animals



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	100r is the page for our studio.
	To finish, here are our personal websites