newsletter 2: electric boogaloo


omg you made it back to vol. 2! ?? thanks for sticking with it!

also did anyone else ever actually read the original Pokémon manga? that shit got weird.

resource roundup!

I’m loving this essay on learning how to learn that was featured on recently. feeling lost is normal and part of the process, and a good engineer or artist knows how to ask for help.

PRNT SCRN is a new podcast about the relationship between analog and digital art practices! the first episode, on the theme of sound as sculpture, just launched on Oct 24 and is worth checking out.

u no I had to include a CSS resource. floats are super useful for complicated layouts, but it’s easy to get jumbled about how to use them. here’s a nice sushi-based metaphor for understanding how they work.

here’s a thorough run-down of one creator’s quest for a Raspberry Pi controlled drawing robot. it piggybacks onto Andy Wise’s Drawbot project. so get drawing!

so what IS the difference between a URI and a URL? welp.

? upcoming events!

thursday November 1 – monday November 5! HTMlles Festival! Montreal CA: HTMlles is a festival in media arts and digital culture that brings together local, national and international artists, scholars, and activists who are passionate about critical engagement with new technologies from feminist perspectives. the festival is packed this year with performances, video screenings, exhibitions, workshops, and discussions, so check out the full list and make some room in your calendar if you’re in the area.

monday November 19! Beta Publix IX! London UK: London’s only curated night of video games and theatre returns for a NINTH jam-packed evening. if you want to check out the cutting edge of performance and play, this looks like a good way to spend a monday night. tix are £10-12 and available thru Camden People’s Theatre.

saturday January 19! Processing Community Day! Los Angeles USA: early bird tickets are still on sale until October 31! get yours ASAP for this inclusive event that will bring together people of all ages to celebrate and explore art, code, and activism. the early bird tix are $25 and include access to all the talks, 2 workshops, performances, and the after party + a box lunch, coffee & snax, and stickers.


the 2019 Game Developers Conference has an open call for Alt.Ctrl.GDC, the on-site showcase highlighting unique control methods for playing games. the deadline is November 30, and you’re invited to submit any and all one-of-a-kind game peripherals, contraptions, and novelties to share how they enhance game experiences and challenge expectations. more info, including some inspiration from standouts from Alt.Ctrl.GDC’s past, is available on Gamasutra.

job alert! from a friend on the team: “a head architect once told me that the best and fastest way to get into DBA/systems/infrastructure was to find a very senior engineer who built something that they are totally bored with maintaining where they will teach some young person all the server crap just to not have to fuck with it themselves anymore. this is that role!!!!! the person we hire will get to work on much needed data pipelines that drive reporting across our many custom-built e-comm software platforms.” check out this data engineer position for Book of the Month and apply today!

just for lulz: has a nice roundup of some spooky snippets for Halloween! lots of cute little codepens to get you inspired for the holiday. take some time to fork a few to play with on your own. my personal fav is this interactive shy ghost by Anthony Simone.

* ~ housekeeping ~ *

as always, submit to the open artist call if you have anything in the works that you are excited about! and if you have an event or opportunity to promote (anywhere), please send me all the details. the next newsletter will cover the week of November 5 to November 11, but I’m happy to promote events farther in the future as well and keep them on the calendar.

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