HALT AND CATCH FIRE SYLLABUS 🔥
This has been on my mind for a long time, and now it's a real thing!
I would like it if you watched something I made about how the web and I grew up together (only if you have 15 uninterrupted minutes to spare). https://ashleyblewer.com/throttled.html
Tuesday, May 24 is Breadboard Night at Iffy Books! We’ll have plenty of breadboards, electronic components, and example circuits for y’all to play with. No curriculum or goal, just a chance to hang out and tinker. Stop by 5–8 PM.
This event is free! If you build a circuit you want to keep, you can pay for the parts and take it home.
first blog post of 2022 about how I'm accidentally in the middle of publishing an (illustrated) book WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY https://bits.ashleyblewer.com/blog/2022/05/09/accidentally-making-a-book-video-format-illustrations/
please click on the gramophone at the bottom of https://maya.land/konmari/ and appreciate what a glorious loser i am
Glowing clothes from 1965, made with phosphorescent rosary beads, by Roberto Capucci.
"It has to do with Capucci's vision of the woman of the future: 'I saw her entering a dark nightclub like a lunar apparition.'" - LIFE, October 1965
"Art and TV are no longer two different things. They're equally tedious. The geometry of the one's devitalized the other (find out what kind of bad habits you have); TV's vibrating field's shaken our arts to pieces. No use to pick them up. Get with it: Someday artists will work with capacitors, resistors & semi-conductors as they work today with brushes, violins and junk"
John Cage, somewhen between 1963 and 1967
While I was away sleeping through a burnout storm, I left my digipres consulting job, started a new tech job, accidentally started writing (drawing?) a book, started building an aura-reader for two, started running and stopped running, started yoga and stopped yoga, switched from an iphone to a pixel, read books
Translations are coming to the A/V Artifact Atlas! Here's a quick write-up of how I made space in the Jekyll-based site https://bits.ashleyblewer.com/blog/2021/07/27/translations-for-the-av-artifact-atlas/
current developer & former a/v archivist with too many extracurricular activities; username ablwr in other places on the world wide web; your internet girlfriend
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