Recently on Shades Of Brown, the question of "what is a computer?" came up in regards to the new iPad Pro. I went off on how input method is not the deciding factor in how much of a computer the device is. Rather what decides if a device is a computer is the ability to create and manipulate data1. My thoughts came from the dozens of discourses I've seen online about how a mouse driven GUI or a terminal are the empirical input methods for computer and anything else is lesser. For that basis is how we consider if a device is a computer and only that basis. I disagree.
I have always been interested more in an artists bad takes versus their critically acclaimed ones. Does a shitty album ruin the artists credentials? Does one bad painting ruin an entire work? I think collectively, no. There is a space where objectively not great work made by great artists exist.
There used to only be two trees when I looked outside, one on a side of the hallway and another nearing a ditch on the other side of the hallway leading up to my apartment. Pavement and fences and the sounds of the city were the only other things in view. I never thought anything … Continue reading Two Trees
Is the end goal of this supposed to be monetization? Every platform I've been on my entire life has always had the end goal of being in your bag. And I cannot figure out where the lie began. Does it make sense to try and put a dollar value on creation and is this feeling … Continue reading Frustrated
Last year, my goals were quite simple: Use less tech and create more. Simple as they were, I exceeded both of my initial expectations by a wide margin. I am coming into 2018 riding a wave of creativity not seen since 2013. I want to savor it, I want to treat it as respectfully as … Continue reading 2018.
I normally post these updates to the patreon page, but given patreons recent changes I’m going to put this on the main blog for everyone to see. Stipes Radio Update: Hi everyone, it is the time of month again where I go over what’s been going on at Stipes Radio! For November and December I … Continue reading December Update
Every fall in my hometown, we would have this fall festival that took over our Main Street and Central Park. School would let out early that Friday and the whole weekend would have be full of things to do for everyone in the town. On Halloween every business on Main Street would all give out … Continue reading That New Business
On a fateful day in 2009, a 12 year old boy who had been thrust from his hometown into the city had a broken Xbox. He had this laptop that he had won back in 06 as part of a raffle for being eligible for food stamps and free lunch in his towns middle school. … Continue reading GYOP
Stop changing the tech I own but how I use the tech I own In 2016 I went through two laptops, at least three phones, and two wearable devices, all in the name of trying to increase my productivity. The odd thing was, deleting every social media account but twitter is what had the largest … Continue reading 2017. Forward. Resolutions?
2016 sucked, but most of the art was really good. Music Blonde by Frank Ocean is album of the year, it’s had the most interesting twists and turns on each repeated listen. Lil Boat by Lil Yachty is the best mixtape, it’s fun and we need more fun art. Cosmic Explorer by Perfume is the … Continue reading The Best Things of 2016