if nut production can be carbon negative (see left of graph) - i.e. it net removes C02 from the air - could humans shift to a more nut-based diet and eat its way out of the climate crisis? Imagine if all those beef eaters ate nuts for protein.
t̵e̵c̵h̵ nuts will save us.
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Emissions from beef production vary across different farms and countries. This chart shows the spread of emissions produced in the making of vario…

To my friends and peers, I really hope we can use SODA as a new home for the practice, research, and teaching of digital art practice. At a time of precarity in the arts and academia, we're lucky to have a new home in the making. Feel free to contact me if you're interested ^_^

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The new SODA building will include a modest gallery space, and so we have this incredible job opportunity for a >>Lecturer in Theory and Practice & Gallery Curator<<


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SODA opens 2021, and will have BA and MA courses in filmmaking, animation, games design, games art, photography, emergent technologies, music and sound design, and others. I'm grateful to be joining the team early on to work on the development of SODA.

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📡Some personal news plus a job vacancy announcement:

I've been appointed as a lecturer and a programme lead for MA Emergent Technologies, at the new School of Digital Art (SODA) @SODAmcr, in Manchester. Yay :D

And I'll continue my AL role at @ual_cci

RT @CarbonBrief
How do from meat, dairy and other foods compare?

The climate impact of beef and lamb dwarfs that of other foods.
But producing is more than twice as carbon intensive as producing lamb (@_HannahRitchie @OurWorldInData).

Find out why ➡️

the new Paglen solo is like the output of a Machine Learning algo trained on prior artworks. I see Pareidoloop by Phil McCarthy, Flower by Shinseungback Kimyonghun, The Character and Shape of Illuminated Things (Facial Recognition) by Amanda Ross-ho. youtube.com/watch?v=hrHCOKGG1A

This render finally brings together various influences- the Neo-Andina architecture of Mamani, permaculture design principles, and ‘forest gardens’. I think these are some of the most groundbreaking ideas, but aren’t often featured in concept art. It was difficult to capture…

Wow, must give this approach a try - composite of street scene shot on camera with added CG in blender.
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This is a Neo-Andean ‘cholet’ designed by the indigenous Bolivian architect Freddy Mamani. I think his work inspired by his Aymara culture is incredible- situated, communal, original, bold, of and for his people.

I’ve recreated it in blender using @ianhubertz’s ‘lazyblende…

We welcome debates around CC, but also welcome the weird aesthetic of putting Thingiverse through a mangling machine, such as 'Bolt Symbol fixed to a little Dioxide'. Flawed as it is, CC makes these unexpected collaborations between strangers possible. thingiverse.com/thing:1608902

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A goal of ours was to expose what we saw as a flaw in CC-licensing on platforms: it was often the target for bot-scraping activity. Shiv brought this process to light, notifying users of its actions, and making tangible the wrangling & mangling of data for unknown purposes.

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4 years on since Deswaef @xuv and I created Shiv Integer to mashup Thingiverse, and it still gets requests for exhibitions, but its most significant contribution is that Creative Commons use it as a prime example of the "dark side" of bot-related CC use: creativecommons.org/2017/06/16

Still learning ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I used the ‘sapling tree gen’ addon, which is okaish, I improved the tree with my own tree-bark shader, and used the grass-essentials library for the leaves. For cinematography I backlit the tree, and adjusted colours in post.

we need solarpunk renders and videogames based on neo-andean architecture🌞
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Thinking about the “Neo-Andean” architecture that flourished in Bolivia under Evo Morales. These are all by architect Freddy Mamani

We've arrived at various futures, and they all converge to give us this insane - AR / CGI / climate crisis - weather report.
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This is what an ‘unsurvivable surge’ looks like: 😲


I'm thinking its time to curate a show simply titled "Algopop" , pulling together a best-of the algopop tumblr, and asking some of my artist friends, who have found inspiration from to contribute an image/bot/bit of code/story. 🤔 maybe I could pitch this to an org 🤔

Can I use AI algorithms to style-transfer “Fuck the Algorithm” to the style of NWA’s “Fuck tha police” ? needs an anthem ✨

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