I’ve already been impressed by the patience it requires to do animation and embroidery at the same time. But Nina Paley has crossed a line with this “Tree of life” done in 96 frames.
She even made a flipbook out of it.
_ _ _____ _ _____ __ _| || |_ / ____|| | |_ _| / _| |_ __ _|| | | | | | | |_ ___ _| || |_ | | | | | | | _|/ _ \ |_ __ _|| |____ | |____ _| |_ | | | __/ |_||_| \_____||______||_____||_| \___| Command-Line Interface for everything
What? Command-Line? Yes. Exactly. That thing with the computer where you see characters flying by just like when Neo found out about the Matrix. It seems cryptic and magic, doesn’t it? People doing this can only do illegal things for sure. Not.
The console, where all those commands happened to be typed, has been around since computers have monitors. And they still exist in modern computing. They come really handy for a lot of things and especially when the graphical interface is going bad or not even there at all.
#CLIfe is a workshop organized by Michael Murtaugh and I to teach you the basis of command-line manipulation, show you how useful (lifesaving?) this can be and have some fun with it. For the more advanced users, the workshop is oriented to CLI experimentations and knowledge sharing. Isn’t CLI a lifestyle afterall?
Saturday, 19 October 2013 Begin(14:00) -> End(18:00) Variable 80, rue Gallait Schaerbeek BYOD = Bring Your Own Device. All Operating Systems welcome.
(Yes, that means you too, Billies and Appelsientjes).
Need some motivations to come?
You want to resize 1000 jpegs and watermark them in one go. You want to stop worrying every time your software publisher changes (the order of) the icons. You think "sudo" is a martial art. You want to post to Facebook/Twitter/Identica/Tumblr/Wordpress/Blogger without a browser. You want to know your network settings without making 5 clicks. You think that plumbing is a computer skill. Christian Clavier is your DJ name. You're ready to take the red pill. You are a poet.
Don’t bring your mouse.
While searching for song covers for this weekly #CoverTuesday, I often end up watching total strangers covering famous songs in different ways. Most of the time, it’s not quite good. Sometimes, I even feel pity for them. But this one, although not perfect, had something special in his interpretation. Something touching, I believe. So here is Frankie Simon covering Radiohead’s Paranoid Android.
A record of my 10 minutes presentation of the uHbench, the open hardware public bench, during Libre Graphics Meeting at Medialab Prado.
I’m talking about inspiration, creation, publication and use cases.
The slides are here if you want to look at them.
Storified by Juego· Sat, Apr 13 2013 16:59:28
Tavmjong Bah talked about the coming features in 0.49. And he told me, in one to one conversation, that it could be released in 3 months.
After that, Xavi Manzanaresdid presented an “Imago sonification” performance where he uses inkscape as a tool to create live sounds. The drawing are interpreted by a Pure Data patch and turned into sound. Really interesting experiment regarding live music together with “veejaying”.
The remaining pack was invited by Basurama for an improvised trash potluck after party. It was again, an interesting experience having to cross over half of Madrid to find their place. But it was worth it.
Storified by Juego· Sat, Apr 13 2013 01:33:48
Not much tweets or picture to share the end of this long friday. I guess everyone was tired. The performance that closed Medialab Prado was called “Piksels and lines orchestra“. They run modified versions of graphic software that produce music when you manipulate them. It seemed to me this is close to live coding, although, it uses the graphic designers palette instead of the programmer’s palette.
After that, everyone rushed to a disco bar nearby called “Mama was a groupie” (if I translate it right), where the Gimp community was pouring free beer to everyone. I think it’s the first time I get offered a beer by an open source software. Interesting concept. Well, this kicked the “future party” up. People danced until the end of the night.
This is also the reason why this post is published with a bit of delay. And I’m already late for the conferences of the last day.