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	We work from older second-hand computers that were donated to the studio.
	Everything is open-source, and designed to be taken apart, and studied.
	7 years aboard Pino has led us to decrease energy use,
		to find hacks for turning problems into solutions, and to turn waste into resources.
		to find hacks for turning problems into solutions,
		 and to turn waste into resources.
	We'll share with you how living on the water has shaped our creative process.
	We'll also talk about what the limits of technology are, shortcomings of high-tech,
		and how that led us to use computers for benign activities and play.


@@ 85,7 86,8 @@ HEAD What are`computers`for?

	In 2018, we stopped making games, because disillusioned with the state of things
		(Apple Store, development tools)...
	Also because we had difficulty reconciling pushing for environmentally conscious action,
	Also because we had difficulty reconciling pushing for environmentally
    conscious action,
		while relying on bloated and fragile tools.
	modern software is built with extreme short-sightedness,
		designed to be run on disposable electronics and near impossible to maintain


@@ 137,14 139,16 @@ HEAD To make fast software,`you need slow`computers
		result is more consumption of data, more use of electricity
		heavier everything accelerates the obsolescence of perfectly good devices
		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
			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.
		This means that more computers need to be manufactured,
	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)
		participatory: ideal for ppl with slow internet connections
			 (we are part of those ppl)

NAME [Rek] 2.3 Lacto
FILL 03


@@ 203,9 207,10 @@ HEAD Go with the wind,`not against it.
	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.
	Our little ecosystem is subject to the whims and wants of the sea,
		The wind and the sun.
		The wind/current doesn't care about our plans, or schedules.
			Waves and wind will not lessen to allow us through
		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.


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HEAD Diversity and resilience

	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.
	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 and creates resilience
	The more services, or resources are centralized,


@@ 266,10 272,12 @@ HEAD Diversity and resilience
	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 in the name of security.
			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
	It is easy to see the dangers of centralized email, if it goes down...
	 everything does down.
	Ex. Rogers outtage last summer
		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.


@@ 301,7 309,8 @@ HEAD Go slow, take the world in.
		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
		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
			Stayig long, got to know every detail in the bay


@@ 370,7 379,8 @@ HEAD Human scale
			everyone experiences the world differently
			Ideas from a diversity of ppl gives a broader lens
			Which in turn potential to make art, software and the web better
	Important that anyone can continue to participate in the development of the web, and of software
	Important that anyone can continue to participate in the development of the web,
	 and of software
		Can do that by focusing on making it lean, and small.
		Human scale.
			so ppl can learn by example


@@ 380,7 390,8 @@ HEAD Human scale
		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.
		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
		There's big value in customizations.
		In making things playful.


@@ 409,9 420,9 @@ HEAD Computers`for art`and`for play
		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.
	Illich proposed the concept of "convivial tools" that honor human agency & creativity.
		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
		but open-ended, flexible instruments that serve the needs & 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.


@@ 430,7 441,8 @@ HEAD Cellular automata
		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.
		Any dead cell with exactly three live neighbours becomes a live cell, as if by
		 reproduction.

NAME [toy] 3.2 Permacomputing
FILL 03


@@ 442,7 454,8 @@ HEAD That which cannot be repaired`is already broken.
	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.
	There is a new movement in tech inspired from permaculture, called permacomputing
	There is a new movement in tech inspired from permaculture,
	 called permacomputing
	Permacomputing aims at only using computing when it has a strengthening effect
		on ecosystems.
	For example:


@@ 467,7 480,8 @@ HEAD Liberating the`imagination by`eliminating`possibilities.
	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.
	The things that we struggled with in the beginning...
		... when we started sailing are what taught us the most.
		Our frustrations with software, led us to us building our own.
		With limited internet, we became more independent.
		When hardware failed, we learned to fix them.

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