||stripes|| summer edition
Don’t get me wrong, this is a fully functional store…
I was bed-bound this summer and got obsessed with understanding and building tech.
But what the heck fast-fashion, Meshe?
Which reminds me: Only buy a tee if Velveteen Rabbit’s are your thing, or if it’s spreading cheer-the leggings get happy comments on the street.
In case of problems, there is a plan.
Data & Terms.
The tech obsession began after an artist friend introduced me to AI generation because I had to know: how this magic? I dove down deep rabbit holes- vectors, machine learning, tech podcasts…(tee art in the store is exceptionally human, made by a group of Sissiphantz. There are 2 AI pieces, that are clearly marked.)
The more I learned, the less I could sleep. I am not against artists using technology to make things- far from it. It’s just that big tech’s move fast and break things attitude, hyped-up narratives and monopolistic tendencies fail my basic arithmetic: life >>profit. Most staggering is the environmental impact.
So it’s back to making blob’s and music for me… and richer for it. I have a new appreciation for obscure images from my early data history and a growing awareness of alternatives to tech oligarchies. (Yes, I rage-quit FB/IG. Yes, I still engage in digital social space- here.)
And those restless nights wondering…why, Meshe, are you scavenging code from all over the interweb to build a custom storefront to house a rainbow t-shirt that you saw in a dream? I got some answers.
🌈 To paint this moment: 2020-2023, a wild ride. Because I’m making another album. Joy. All of that and everybody needs a t-shirt once in a while.