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Experimenting with leaving in my typos, and treating them as beneficial gifts when thinking loud is a trip

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Also, since posts are a thing now, have my belated one:

Craig/VI, writer about stuff including the thing I call , and general oddness. and user. North of England

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Side note to the thread from @mrvi on QTEs (loci.onl/@mrvi/108550415188638) I want to express my annoyance with not making controller vibration amount configurable or optional - replacing them with visual/audio cue. I have literally had to get refunds on games before because of this.

I have one controller I've modded to disconnect the rumblers from, but if vibe signals timing and there's no alt cue I can't play the game. Too much violent rumble makes my hands hurt and go numb (thanks )

This isn't just AAA games. It's prevalent in really cool indy titles I want to love and support. But honestly, it feels like any time I realise a title has a minigame which is essential to gameplay, there's a large chance it'll be QTE and I start dreading minigames as a whole tbh. Indie devs - you're doing yourselves out of cash and a passionate community of potential fans.

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Dear game developers: making Quick Time Events optional is a issue. I have lost count of how many games are unplayable to me and other folks with motor issues due to them being sodding mandatory and unskippable. Are aware of how much it gates things off for a large population?

63 years ago and horribly prescient

"When news moves slowly, the paper has time to provide perspectives, background, and interrelations for the news, and the reader is given a consumer package. When the news comes at high speed, there is no possibility of such literary processing, and the reader is given a do-it-yourself kit."

- Electronic Revolution: Revolutionary Effects of New Media, Marshall McLuhan, 1959

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Does any #audio person on here know of anything that replicates the old "hard disk recorder" that in the late 80s through the 90s synced with a midi time signal and allowed you to track audio with midi? I'm kinda wanting to use the #MiSTer and #mt32 #mt32pi to run an Atari with ancient Cubase and make a track in the old-school ways we used to. Boosts very much appreciated /cc @aldroid @kelbot @Openmastering

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oh, solstice season! note that not everybody celebrates it on the same day :)

21.06. astronomical solstice
23.-24.06. (night) Sankthans in Norway/Denmark, Jaanipäev in Estonia, Jāņi in Latvia, Joninės in Lithuania, Ivan Kupala night in Czech R, Poland, Slovakia
25.06. Midsommar in Sweden, Juhannus in Finland
06.-07.07. (night) Ivan Kupala night in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine

did i miss any dates?

Discussion of disability, ableism, posthumanism & postactivism 

The above thread is composed of bits of my curently unpublished essay "Disability Leaks Everywhere" [6/6]

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Discussion of disability, ableism, posthumanism & postactivism 

"The slick blackness where one can never be sure of its texture or tackiness - one moment, soft and pliant, the next crunchy and brittle, but exuding a stomach-roiling fluid - just as certain psychedelic plants and fungi may trouble mortal digestions for their own amusement.

Trustable only ever as themselves on their terms, not ours, or those of convention - and so it it is with disability.

Bodies leak. They fail." [5/6]

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Discussion of disability, ableism, posthumanism & postactivism 

". It is unreliable, like a god who is known to raise up heroes and abandon them at critical moments - conventionally untrustworthy, a keeper of secrets who nonetheless leaks and shit-stirs for their own inscrutable ends.." [4/?]

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Discussion of disability, ableism, posthumanism & postactivism 

"In this sense, when discussing power, we might consider naming this catalytic presence as *dis/power* - it is not in [dialectical] opposition to power - far from it, but it instead leads the gaze away, plays with power’s meaning and subverts goals with its goal-less, non teleological presence.

Dis/powering is also not antithetical to empowerment, but it troubles notions of power-and-ability-rooted solutionism. " [3/?]

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Discussion of disability, ableism, posthumanism & postactivism 

"If, as Bayo [Akomolafe] says, disability is a failure of power to contain itself, then within power, integral to it, is disability. The manifold presencing involved indicates that disability is a leak, an unnoticed flow which is always present. Every activity, every activism, every process and practice has this incomprehensible, occult flow which is incomprehensible due to its sheer richness." [2/?]

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Discussion of disability, ableism, posthumanism & postactivism 

"[T]he more-than-human influence of the thick, complex field of presence we have named disability might be explored more deeply if we consider dis/ability. That is, if we focus ourselves on the *dis*.

What we are, I am, attempting, is to discuss this thick presencing shorn of all human notions of the moral. Accepting (and of course, failing) to approach the disability on its leaking terms..." [1/?]

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Nor is this inherently "mystical", such thinking includes all kind of levels - bacteriological, fungal, climatological, "psycholoical", cultural. Of course iy requires vulnerability and disruptions of assumptions about control, identity, intent etc. [7/7]

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How do we allow ourselves to be vulnerable to being studied-with? Not just in the sense of Radical Openness, but also playing with the idea of being studied-with-and through? That we could be moved by the studies of other presences, whether human or otherwise, without realising?

This has implications for ideas of possession (in all senses of the words) "author(ity)/ship" qualities, properties etc. NB: Study does not imply the necessity of human-like cognition, and that's important [6/7]

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But study (as per Moten and Harney) can be studying-with. So how do we study-with friction, dis/ease?. How do we study-with-dis? How do we learn to study-with-the bugs, to study-as-bugs. If the spaces we "collaborate" in or "collectivise" in have other presences (they do) how do they play out with us? [5/?]

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Cripistemologies and crip-ontologies are the unique knowlege frameworks and ontologies of disabled people - the wording we are part of, that we participating in, generating by inter-and intra-relating is not pathological. Or ather, it i*s* pathological to the human subject, pathological to that ideal.

I bring this up, because the concept of pathology-as-study of bugs (in sense of dis/ease) is usually assumed to be done with the goal of eradication, returning to ease/"health" etc. [4/?]

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This is not me saying "it's better that things are hard/difficult/inaccessible" but that these frictions, dis/eases, dis/abilities which produce friction have their own plays. their own "games" and "agendas".

When I (badly) tried to bring this up in terms of bugs yesterday, someone mentioned restriction, and as a (look up the etymology) that is literally what I am; the bentness, the crookedness is due to restriction of certain things and "abnormal" activity of others. [3/?]

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The play (in the sense of play of light on water, playing out of processural inter and intra-actions) of refusal is always something which doesn't have to imply an active sense of resistance, or so-called activism (which exists beyond the narrow political sense).

We could argue that the human subject is an ableist-activist project, if we wanted.

So for me, the disruption of ease as *automatically paradigmatically desireable* is something to think of, particularly in terms of [2/?]

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Thinking about some of the things raised in the workshop I was part of yesterday for . There was a chunk towards the end when the audio feed was breaking up for me and I was wondering what that had to say.

The breaking-up of smooth ease was no-one human's direct fault, and yet there was something else happening. Friction, if you like, or a refusal of human needs amd desires as paramount.

There's something there, for me, in a more than human assemblage/agencement sense. [1/?]

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Mastodon is a federated microblogging network, so with an account on any instance you can communicate with people on other instances. This one is for friendly people part of, or associated with, the geeky/roleplayer social group of Hanging Town (Lancaster) in the UK.