This one's unfinished, sorry. I've managed to keep to a fairly intense rate of productivity since the start of lockdown, and I think last weekend it finally caught up with me. So there's no sound for this one, even though I know exactly how I would add sound to it. Time to ease off and let myself recharge for a bit.
The piece itself is another augmented drawing tool. With this one your gesture is fed into the kind of delay effect you're more likely to find in an audio context than a visual/drawing one (if you're unfamiliar with audio delay effects, I found an interactive demonstration on codepen here). The delay is set up with some feedback and multiple taps, so as you draw and trigger the dots, you'll collect follower gestures. Only because of the feedback on the delay, they won't follow your gestures exactly.
Controls: move mouse: draw; escape: quit
The file at this link will be deleted 1 month from now (05/12/20).
All downloads are zipfiles containing a Windows executable.
As long as you abide by those licenses, you can do whatever you want with the download.
I've been meaning to post this for a while now, but somehow kept leaving it off my rolling here and then gone reading list. David Graeber on fun and play.
This is a great, in-depth article on how Ada Lovelace invented programming as we understand it today.
A wonderful video piece by _blank and Karen Barad about touch.
A vivid, seething short story about revenge and survival in the South by Rivers Solomon (CW: slavery, abuse, violence).
You Don't Batch Cook When You're Suicidal: A devastating rebuttal to Tory claims that parents who can't afford to feed their children are just lazy (CW: suicidal ideation, extreme poverty).
A short, bleak twitter thread about a christian poet who's taken on an unexpected role during covid (CW: death).
I didn't get very far into Return of the Obra Dinn because I started playing it during a particularly hard time, and it will now forever be associated with that time for me. I have to admit though, even the short section I played left me uncomfortable about the game's depiction of the East India Company. Given the game's critical standing, this article by Oma Keeling feels like a necessary correction (CW: discussion of slavery, colonialism).
Well. I hope you're doing okay in all this. I think I'm going to scale back my creative output for the rest of the year, so the next couple of here and then gone's will probably be quite minimal. Take care wherever you are.