break recap, and what’s next

  • added some inline documentation for the p5.serial library, so it’ll hopefully be able to join the other libraries on the p5 reference page. working on that was a way for me to dip my toes into git, contribute to an awesome open source community, and spend time reading serial functions line by line. i never fully wrapped my head around serial communication during the semester, and i found writing documentation to be helpful for that.
  • read ursula k leguin’s the dispossessed. into it. i agree with marc below and also with myself below:

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  • said i was going to summarize a bunch of articles and books about BIG DATA MASS SURVEILLANCE APOCALYPSE, but only summarized one article fully. added many things to my “to read” folder. continued and continue to think everything is related to work foucault and harcourt have already done.
  • spent precious invaluable 1:1 time with a git-obsessed friend who helped me understand a few basic git commands and gh-pages. he also helped me clean up my idf meme generator because he’s a css wizard. still lots to do on that project, but i just can’t overstate the importance of those uninterrupted, 3-hour chunks of working through stuff together.
  • submitted a proposal to the beyond the bars conference at columbia with a thinker/organizer/mom who i respect and admire a ton.

in store for this semester is a magical whirlwind of thinking/making candy to stretch and titillate every corner of my brain and maybe make me very tired, but whatever:

  • social hacking with lauren mccarthy and kyle mcdonald
  • radio gaga with surya mattu
  • personal narratives with anna deveare-smith. because nothing cures social anxiety like a theater class!
  • performance of politics with tavia nyong’o (tisch performance studies) and eric lott (CUNY grad center)
  • software engineering pilot internship. i’ll be a t.a. in a coding class in a brooklyn high school.
  • presenting a workshop about 596 acres at bronx tech month

“watch this space,” as they say.*


*who says that?

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