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say hello, world. Version 1.15
Look, I dont really know what im doing,
so just resize your browser til this shit looks kinda good.
LINK DUMP#005 o4/18/2022-04/22/22 ☀ Nothing new under the sun ☀ Medieval Monsters, Archaic Automata, its all OLD STUFF this week at humantooth headquarters.
LINK DUMP#004 o4/O8/2022-04/17/22 Pixels & Tits & Indie Game Dev, oh my!
Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang
A group of software engineers and die hard users struggle to keep the servers running as long as possible for their obsolete neopet-like AI. Written by the author of the source-material for the movie Arrival, a film that -spoiler alert- fucks linear time up the @$$ while taking rusty shears to structural linguistics.
i first found this novella cleverly tucked in the middle of a book of Chiang's short stories, having become obsessed with this Chinese author penning superb scifi that completely omits the Orientalism ive come to expect from Asian authors. Since reading it i've thought back to it many times, which to me is the hallmark of a good story.
The Sex Robot Show officially has a new home! I'll be uploading a new episode very soon, so keep this page bookmarked if you want to keep tabs on the show. I'll also be adding tons of resources, articles and links to go with each episode in the coming days.
Im also proud to announce I became a neocities supporter, which is how I was able to easily pick up another subdomain site. I really love the neocities & yesterweb communities, where ive received so much support (both traditional and technical). Neocities has done so much to reignite people's passion for learning coding and html, and im happy to have some amount of income that allows me to contribute to projects i truly believe in. It's only 5 bucks a month for all these extra features, and if you can afford it, I highly encourage you to do the same!
LINK DUMP#003 o3/21/2022-04/07/22 The blockchain is burning, however the new MSPAINT allows you to etch-a-sketch a fully-rendered, tepid masterpiece; best to just spend our time online manifesting thicc roman butts into existence.
LINK DUMP#002 o3/13/2022-03/2O/22 Hot-n-Spicy: Sexbots as a means of liberation, abuse & judgement! (ft. 1/2 of Outkast)
LINK DUMP#001 o3/06/2022-03/12/22 VR Police, 100rabbits, a killer lightweight OS, & applying indigenous research methods to futures studies.
Yesterday I watched TFW NO GF on kanopy, a streaming service with a pretty fantastic selection (criterion, A24, independent docs). I’ll pretty much watch any feature on internet culture and at first I was pumped for this deep dive into 4chan. The most important question this film raises is
Other than that it was… maybe one of the better background fillers of the year, with many instances of single creator produced content far outranking it within this category. Theres something unsettling about wojacks that speak to everyone on a subliminal level and their heavy use of him and all his iterations keeps it interesting.
I mentioned watching TFWNOGF to Clarkford, who returned volley with a link to this article, lovingly titled “Look At What We’re Doing With Your Money, You Dick: How Peter Thiel Backed An 'Anti-Woke' Film Festival" which partly covers the films making in telling the story of Trevor Bazile (above) and the NPCC
Watch: Kanopy streaming service
Read: Anti-Woke Film Festival article
Pass: TFW NO GF
So I've been looking into other platforms, and trying to take it as a blessing in disgusise. While I was getting tons of great feedback, and views faster than I expected, I was a long way off from youtube's monetization goals. I've found an alternative called Odysee that puts content on the blockchain and allows creators to start earning immediately. Obviously the reach is a lot smaller, but it might be a chance for me, to be, in the immortal words of Ice Cube, a big fish in a small pond.
Im also taking all my weird editing energy and throwing it into making this website for myself.
HELLA NSFW! Mature Audiences Only!
Theory for the World to Come-
Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology
by Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer
fun little essay I found comparing two portrayals of the future, from the past, with different racial perspectives: the rigid, automated and corporate controlled future of an overwhelmingly white Detroit in Robocop vs the super sexy space cadet vibes of George Clintons lyrics. Not bad. Easy and fun to read.