Sits in some nethersapce between a radio show, a podcast and a mix-tape.
So, Inceptionism is officially a Thing, now.
It must be: it has its own Twitch channel. And it's fucking awesome.
And the GitHub respository is a joy to behold too.
And the comments, of course. Tripper's paradise.
So I wrote a Tumblrbot that scrapes / downloads images from the Daily Mail online landing-page, performs a series of semi-random (but within pre-described limits) visual transformations to the pics and auto-posts the results to a Tumblr... a Supersmithblr, to which a link can be found here.
Some of them are quite nice. Which is why I've been posting a few of them on this blog recently.
As with all these things, the development process is an on-going thing; I'll probably be tweaking it from time to time - refining it / adding new code... like, I'm thinking of putting in a semi-random text element maybe, so bits of text from the same web-page will get mulched into the glitched image (glimage?). Though I'm quite enjoying the ideology-scrub that my code has effected on the Mail, so maybe puttting some text back in is a step in the wrong direction. I'll try some and see whether it works or not...
One of my favourite synth / electronic bands - the Finnish duo Kompleksi (wot I wrote about back in the oughties, interviewed for FACT, etc) - return with this excellent unreleased track on the EurNoVision compilation:
"The Obama administration fought a legal battle against Google to secretly obtain the email records of a security researcher and journalist associated with WikiLeaks.
"Newly unsealed court documents obtained by The Intercept reveal the Justice Department won an order forcing Google to turn over more than one year’s worth of data from the Gmail account of Jacob Appelbaum, a developer for the Tor online anonymity project who has worked with WikiLeaks as a volunteer. The order also gagged Google, preventing it from notifying Appelbaum that his records had been provided to the government."
Daniel Barnes on the career-arc and middle-age demise of the YBA bloc:
"Back in the 90s, while Alex James was busy spending £1million on cocaine and champagne, the YBAs got extremely rich selling shocking new art to an insatiable art market. As we all looked on, trying not to be sick again, the art sold for ever more astronomical prices well into the 21st century. This unspeakable euphoria fuelled ever more excess and ever more art, bolstered by toxic debt and the mantra that things can only get better. It is only now, as the young British artists are fumbling into middle age, that the pay me girl has finally had enough of the bleeps, so as she takes a bus into the country, it’s time to write the obituary of young British art."
And what a shower of shit most of the YBA were. Wankers.
Thank Christ I'm not an artist.