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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
		and mainly technological.
	Diversity is important in nearly all aspects, whether it's with computers, or agriculture
	The connections between people and nature are becoming dangerously oversimplified
		and technological.
	Viruses can attack a single crop, or a single computer architecture.
		Diversity distributes the surface of attack.
	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.
		the more power is concentrated into fewer hands
		and more easily taken over
	Cloud services leverage that centralized power to sway protocols and standards
	A service like gmail is so powerful and that it can can make it hard for
		individuals to participate in an otherwise decentralized communication system.
		Opting out, by running your own email server is no longer an option
			Big, concentrated email services are elbowing out people, and do this in the name of “spam protection”.
			This makes deliverability a problem: your email won't reach other ppls inboxes
			it's unethical, discriminatory and uncompetitive.
			Everybody receives hundreds of spam emails per day. Email servers run filtering algorithms which protect you and most spam doesn't reach your inbox.
			But the computing power required to filter millions of emails per minute is huge. That's why the email industry has chosen a shortcut to reduce that cost: The shortcut is to avoid processing *some* email altogether.
			Big email servers permanently blacklist whole IP blocks and delete their emails without processing or without notice. Some of those blacklists are public, some are not.
			Big, concentrated email services are elbowing out people in the name of security.
			Making deliverability a problem: your email won't reach other ppls inboxes
	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
		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.
		deversity is better, safer.

NAME [rek] 2.4 Go slow, fix things
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	Everything that is done to make it harder for ppl to make website, or a piece of software,
	Everything that is done to make it harder for ppl to make website, or 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


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	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.
		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
	In Wenbell Berry's "Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer", an infamous 1987 essay.
		"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 and distract us.
	During our 5-year detour, our conclusion was that computers ought to be
		mainly for art, for play...
	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,
		Convivial tools are not proprietary, in the style of many software today,
		but open-ended, flexible instruments that serve the needs and interests of ordinary
			individuals and communities.
	We 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.

NAME [toy] Cellular automata
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	On saturday, Anju and I play a livecoding set which incorporates cellular automata.
	At the intersection of art, computation and biodiversity:
		A cellular automaton is a collection of cells on a grid that evolves over time.
	It is a system of simple rules from which a lot of complexity can develop.
	One of these rule sets is Conway's Game Of Life:
		Any live cell with fewer than two live neighbours dies, as if by underpopulation.
		Any live cell with two or three live neighbours lives on to the next generation.
		Any live cell with more than three live neighbours dies, as if by overpopulation.
		Any dead cell with exactly three live neighbours becomes a live cell, as if by reproduction.

NAME [toy] Cellular automata
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HEAD That which cannot be repaired is already broken.

	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.
	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.
	We've adapted our software around the limitations of our vessel
		instead of increasing its limits.
	We learn to appreciate these limits and think that they make our work better.
		We often consider that using slow devices is a practical way to write efficient software.
	Instead of planned obsolescence, permacomputing practices planned longevity,
		reuse and repair of existing technology and approaches waste as a resource.
	Designing for Disassembly ensures that all elements of a product can be disassembled
		for repair and for end of life. This allows for and encourages repairs,
		with the result that a product's life cycle is prolonged; and it allows for a product
		to be taken apart at the end of its life so that each component can be reclaimed.


NAME [rek] 3.2 Conclusion
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	100r is the page for our studio.
	To finish, here are our personal websites
		Thanks to Active Passive for having us
		Thanks for listening.
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		Thanks for listening.