One thing is to keep the animation playing and move, pan, zoom around. Other thing is to plan camera and light movement. Totally different joys.

I'm catching myself designing tracks every time my brain goes on stand-by.

I went to two double birthday parties of sibling with the same age today. It feels like a double rainbow 🌈 🌈

I have a feeling I will loose myself to Blender physics for a while.

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"The establishment of radical monopoly happens when people give up their native ability to do what they can do for themselves and for each other, in exchange for something "better" that can be done for them only by a major tool."

I made another imaginary machine πŸ˜‚

It looks like a pager and runs a 1D cellular automata with 4 rules operating on a 16 cell tape.

I wanted to design a machine that would display on a LCD screen or even simple LEDs. The idea is to latch the tape on a GPIO port so you can write arduino-like applications on the run, standalone.

I'm pretty happy with the output idea but I'm not sure what to do about input. Also not sure about the whole design, but it's kind of ridiculous, kind of familiar, kind of weird hahaha

Here's a simulator, run the engine by pressing "q":

The chapter on Bruno Munari saved this book for me.

It comes from a place I don't have good memories, (the Design with capital D) but it's otherwise an interesting book!

It talked to me about the emergence of design requirements and I think this is related to solarpunk. To design a technology that requires a "new gestalt" with the planet, all of it.

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Calm technology. We need technological help to grow tempeh in places where the climate is not suitable for its growth. The idea of our fermenter is to mimic the Indonesian climate to produce plant-based protein food using local beans, to cooperate with nature and help it to help us. But the technology for our device doesn't need to be intrusive, connected to the internet, track our habits or consume more energy than it actually needs. It just needs to produce heat according to what the growth of the mycelium requires. Only a few components are needed. A few components that we can understand, repair and improve if necessary. A few components that reconcile open-source technology with citizens and our food production. We like to call it calm technology.

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WOWWWW someone released a free theme park simulator for PICO-8! Play it in the browser here:

In this video there is an example of a color code program where initial setup is what makes it interesting.

In most visualization of the elementary cellular automata, initial conditions usually start with one cell alive on an empty tape. Initial conditions sometimes are more important than the rules.

I think the 256 elementary cellular automata can be simplified even further to use less than 8 rules. And still kind of works!

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Sunbeam City 🌻

Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.