I find it really interesting to look at big tech from the perspective of smoke and mirrors; the need to appear more advanced than we are to project a larger tech dystopia onto our world than the one we already exist in. I've found the concept fascinating ever since reading "Living Dolls" by Gaby Wood.

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I just listened to the "potemkin AI" episode of the This Machine Kills podcast. Nice to hear some critical tech discourse, really enjoyed it. Particularly references to the mechanical turk, lots to unpack. Looking forward to checking out more.

Anybody want to hear me rant about a paper that tries to teach a computer ethics?


Because having a blackbox model decide what's moral and what's just is healthy for a democratic society!

I played this a little while ago and the experience stayed with me. A really nice analysis of landlordism wrapped up in a creepy computer game with body horror elements. Truly worth playing; I hope we manage to make something with even half as much clarity and purpose for our single 'Realise'.

It's also released on a name your price, no minimum model, much like our music 😉


Hey @moa_party ; I was wondering if you had any plans to include the possibility of mentioning people on birdsite from mastodon? On that note I was doing some searching around and it looks like at some point you supported posting to instagram, was this the case?

Thanks for the awesome software!

Covid mention 

"Freedom day"; the day the govt free themselves from responsibility for control of the pandemic.

The advantages of being a artist. Since 'Stay Awake' was released on I've seen a noticable and *immediate* jump in my spotify stats. All of this thanks to releasing my work CC-BY-SA.

It's been a long time coming but it's so gratifying to see it connecting with people.

So yeah, if you need some and like what we do, feel free to use it 👍

To be clear, I have no issue with paying money for the work of developers, but I take issue with a £40+ cost for entry. Especially when majoy publishers benefit from economies of scale.

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I'm a big Star Wars fan, so yesterday when I had to choose between Obduction and Jedi Fallen Order last night, both at 60% off, I was very conflicted. I went with Obduction because it's a cheper game, and I think cyan deserve my money more than EA. I've waited this long, I can wait longer.

We're really scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to the web and money now aren't we? I'm so glad I'm not using facebook - putting ads in the middle of video content is insane. And now creators are (understandably) putting adverts mixed up in their content because the platform still isn't sustainable. I guess we'll be seeing ads inserted into other ads soon enough...

Really superb collection of animations here, worth checking out:

Thanks for sharing, @rob !

Here is a video we made for our first release on HINTT! We're very happy to have Gregor Dys on board and bring to you his intricate, complex ambient album 'errors / regrets'.

Tape & Digital by HINTT. Out thursday July 1st 2021.

The video contains flashing images

#art #ambient #neoclassic #noise #experimental #music


I just listened to OK Computer for the first time. I am very embarrassed that it took me so long. I can see why people compare radiohead to muse, though I'd still say they have pretty distinct sounds.

Every time an animator uses our work I feel incredibly privellaged to have someone appreciate our work so much. Sick work right here from Tomonaku 🤩 🤩 🤩 🤩


Matt hosted a new episode of Rantbox! Once again joined by John, Ola and Oli. I was pretty happy with where this episode went and what we covered. Topics covered include and


Emotional trauma 

This episode of Star Trek DS9 is just amazing. One of the best performances I think I've seen in start trek full stop. Also brought back painful memories of anxiety attacks I've experienced.


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