Ages old, but worth a listen; play the audio on your phone and pretend it's Radio 4...
Long term Solvognen luv / much fanship on this blog /// new tape shapin' up to be a goodie too.
More Healthgoth stuff - it's really exploded this week - this time an unashamed rip ("rip" LOL see what I did there?) from the Hautepop tumblr, so go there for the expanded piece / links / etc. What's interesting about this, to me particularly, is the stampede for 'ownership' of Heathgoth as intellectual / aesthetic turf, etc - the fusion of Goth with a bourgeois conception of Body Worship, 'athleticism', suh-suh-Sports - not to mention fucking wearables - jeez, well, this is a potentially Big Bucks commodifiable fusion of genres / ideals / cultural sensibilities... that vague rumbling you hear is the sound of cultural commentators running for their laptops, phoning editors - this ain't some back-alley genre-tagging like 'H*untology' or *hrreeugh* Hypnagogic Pop, this is a break-out Look - and cultural idea(l) - that could make a lot of people a LOT of money, reinvigorate old brands, add edgy surfaces to all sorts of stale / early millennium businesses.
Healthgoth: you may mock and snigger and cough a loogie at the name, but the deals are already being done.
I preferred Icepunk, myself.
Really, it took a codenerd a week to find out how to delete his Facebook account? - hmm, that sounds a bit over-egged for dramatic reportage purposes, but still...
Interesting to see *D getting a mainstream mention, even though it's kinda in a post-Ello context. (They are two VERY different things). Yes, I've been on *D for a couple years or so now and - though I'm generally not super-active on there - I like it and it prob took the recent Ello bubble to make me re-appreciate just how good it is.
People built this without angel-investment, and continue to work and improve it because they want to.
Think about that for a moment.
You'd think a CIA redirect would say something like, I dunno, "You were not meant to see that. Now I'm going to have to KILL you..."; or, uh, "Scram! Nothing to see here, buddy! I said, move it...!"; or have a website for a bakery as its front.
"Strings of binary aren’t all that different from strands of organic DNA; they both carry actionable information encoded into reconfigurable symbols. And, like DNA, with enough replication and slight variations, software could become resistant to viral attacks through digital biodiversity.
Taking inspiration from nature, scientists at the University of Denmark’s Center for Fundamental Living Technology (FLinT) devised a method that allowed information strings made of binary code to autonomously self-replicate and mutate in a virtual simulation. Basically, they got digital strings of 1s and 0s to act like the building blocks of organic life.
According to the researchers, this finding constitutes a step toward understanding how digitized information—knowledge and software—can ensure its own survival over time by continually generating variable copies of itself, like our DNA does, preserving valuable data indefinitely. As long as it has a physical container capable of computation, anyway."