Marking the Occasion

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The weeks are absolutely flying by. Nights here are already noticeably darker sooner in the evening than they were a month ago.

This weekend marked the occasion of Eve’s sisters wedding, its been in the calendar and an event with much gravity in the social calendar – hen doo organising, speech writing, suit fittings etc. But it was all worth it as yesterday was an amazing day. I love being around people who are happy and enjoying themselves. It lifts the spirit. Now thats over, we (I) can start to think about our holiday at the beginning of September.

The weeks are absolutely flying by. Nights here are already noticeably darker sooner in the evening than they were a month ago.

This weekend marked the occasion of Eve’s sisters wedding, its been in the calendar and an event with much gravity in the social calendar – hen doo organising, speech writing, suit fittings etc. But it was all worth it as yesterday was an amazing day. I love being around people who are happy and enjoying themselves. It lifts the spirit. Now thats over, we (I) can start to think about our holiday at the beginning of September.

There’s a mountain of stuff that I want to get done now there’s a gap in my work schedule and lots of commitments and things I had to do are now all delivered.

Forest Bed

I’ll do a proper post about it this coming week one we have youtube and gig flyer sorted, but I you are free on the Thursday 24th of August. My band Forest Bed is launching our ‘Placeholder’ EP at The Lamb here in Surbiton. Hope some south London people can come!

We’ll be playing two 50min sets of slow-sad-cosmic-country over the course of the evening. We have a bunch of new stuff to play as well as the 4 tracks on the EP. Really looking forward to it.


Permanently Moved

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Photo 365

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The Ministry Of My Own Labour

  • Put my new centre talk from last week together into a PDF for the students
    • Learnt a lot about affinity designer!
    • I might put it out as a chapbook/zine. It’ll be about 50pages.
  • Made a couple of music videos for the Forest Bed EP launch in 2 weeks
  • Delivered my last bit of client work on NPCs and Streamers
  • Squeeky bum time for work/income
    • Feast and famine sucks

Terminal Access

Videos from EthCC 6 Paris have started coming out.

Here’s Baz from Aperture Labs talking about one of my favourite subjects: Games as rapid environments for prototyping new coordination mechanisms:

Justin from 0xParc talking about Blockchains as a new computing medium. He is still on his personal crusade to change blockchains narrative around economics and ownership to being about Autonomy and True Secrets.

Iain Gilfeather from Playmint Games talking about the first full play test of their Autonomous World; Downstream:

It’s all good stuff! All the exciting web3 stuff happens in the bear market when no one is paying attention.

Dipping the Stacks

China notes, July ’23: on technological momentum | Dan Wang

China’s long-term economic challenges are obvious: demographic drags, a peak in property demand, debt overhangs, and a western world intent on some degree of decoupling. The surprise is that the economy hit the skids only six months after the abandonment of zero-Covid

rectangles bad

The sympathy comes from a semi-crank theory I have that we’re adapted to look at lots of not very ontologically distinct stuff all day, basically tangled messes like forest undergrowth and rocks and scrubland, and modernity gives us far more separate defined objects than we’re supposed to handle.

Let’s Talk About Talking About Geoengineering

More relevant is the fact that many not-insane people are dead set against geoengineering.

Why Generative AI Won’t Disrupt Books | WIRED

Imagine having such a fundamental misunderstanding of the appeal of reading fanfictionβ€”let alone reading fiction more broadly,”

just pouring one out for my twittr

When I was fifteen, I ran a little β€œe-zine” called Spire that was distributed on the cover CDs of various real, paper magazines.

Reading

I read a double bill of Narrow Road to the Interior + Hojoki by Basho Matsuo & Kamo no Chōmei this week. A lovely little collection. I must admit, I haven’t read any Japanese poetry before – ever. These pieces are two of the best-loved, and most intensely Japanese, works of their kind and I feel enriched now for having read them.

I moved on to the Warhammer Crime anthology The Vorbis Conspiracy all the short stories revolve around the same event which is pretty cool.

Music

Deafheaven – Sunbather

I can’t believe Sunbather is 10 years old this year!! Crazy.

Sunbather is one of those albums that totally transcend not only genre but fans of genre. Fusing Shoegaze and Black Metal is a tricky business – but Deafhaven did it and blew everyone away. Amongst my friends in late summer 2013; post-rock fans liked this album, punk kids liked this album, shoegaze nerds, black metal fans and noise fans were all united at bbq’s blasting this thing out from the JBL speakers.

Dream House, the opening track is still as incredible as it was a decade ago.

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