Laurel Schwulst, Logic(s) and Tiny News
I’ll return with a tiny surprise next Sunday.
Waiting for June is an annual celebration.
Sounds is a subpage of an educational institute in the making.
OSM Haiku is generative poetry for anywhere in the world.
Laurel changed the course of this newsletter. I am grateful she will join Naive Yearly, allowing me to articulate the many ways her work and words inspire how I relate to the internet. In this short conversation, you’ll meet some of her poetic worlds.
There was a time when Are.na displayed follower counts, but in their community channel, someone was like, “hey, you should remove that because it’s against your ethos.” So they removed that element, and I think it’s had a real impact. — Laurel Schwulst
It's time for the spring edition of Taper, a literary journal for computational poetry and literature. Remember to view the source code of the contributions so you can read the artist statements in the <head> element.
Two of fortune’s wheels spin here, one forming phrases, the other scattering words in star charts. Conjunctions between historical events are presented with the accompaniment of sound, briefly buzzing or (if you prefer) painfully prolonged. — Bad Quarto
Wauw. Logic magazine is back as Logic(s) with a new assembly of editors and an articulated mission to draw in “perspectives that remain outside, underexplored, and essential to thinking critically about technology from below.” The first editor’s note is better than I dared to hope. The language, tone, references, and rhythm… a new portal is opening. Thank you.
With the goal of detonating the bleak uniformity of tech journalism, supa dupa skies riffs on Missy’s audacity—her declaration that she was more than Curtis Mayfield’s superfly, she was supa dupa fly. This issue heralds the dawn of a new era for Logic(s) and we plan to do something very different than counting up falling sky Chicken Little style. We switching out the stultifying dread and doomsday hand-wringing for Black joy and rhythmic plurinational freedom dreaming. We storytelling outchea. — Logic(s) editors
In August, when the sunflowers bloom, we gather people who expand what the web is and can be at the inaugural edition of Naive Yearly. It takes place in Copenhagen at the National Film School of Denmark.
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