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I’m formulating a plan for inclusion efforts on vis.social, with the goal of making this a more diverse (and therefore more valuable and sustainable) social space.

But… I don't know what I'm doing! Please review and comment to me here, or in the doc:

docs.google.com/document/d/1rR

❤️🙂

Saw a tumblr post warning people that twitter might do the same thing as tumblr to artists, which yes, they very well might. The fediverse should prepare to accept new users, more art-themed servers might be good.

Dealing with impostor syndrome by just making my slides intentionally hideous.

News flash: After an evening of hacking, our free and open source Disqus clone schnack.cool/ now supports OAuth sign-in via 🐘 Mastodon!

(so if you want to put a comment form on your static blog/website and want to allow your users to sign in via Mastodon, this might be for you)

Not sure if you can tell, but I hate asking for money from you or anyone. 🙃

This vis.social experiment has been running now for nearly a year. Can you believe it? Your consideration donations to cover hosting fees have been put to good use, but the vis.social balance is now down to zero, so I'm covering costs myself.

If you like this strange place and want it to continue, I’d appreciate a small one-time donation:

paypal.me/alignedleft
cash.me/$alignedleft

Please indicate that your donation is for vis.social. 💰 📈 ✅

@scott shall we set up an instance of writefreely.org for the vis.social community? instances look like write.as/, can host multiple blogs and can be followed from Mastodon etc

As always, Justin O’Beirne‘s latest map analysis is superlative: justinobeirne.com/new-apple-ma

Ooo, I got a hat tip in the latest Fair Warning newsletter from @sophiewarnes!

Listen, I know why you’re here. You want to “talk to people” and “have them earnestly engage with you in return” or some bullshit like that. But, consider this: being a passive receptacle for the mediocre jokes of journalists in their early thirties.

Maybe, one day, they’ll retweet your jokes too! The sky is the limit!

I'm writing Fair Warning - a newsletter about data journalism & visualisation - and almost ready to send out. I'm two people away from 800 subscribers which is very weird but awesome. Sign up here getrevue.co/profile/FairWarnin

A computer generated portrait has been sold for $432,500 at auction at Christie's in New York. It was created by a GAN (Generative Adversarial Network) algorithm that was seeded with 15,000 portraits painted between the 14th and 20th centuries.
bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

Oh, hey, been a while. Who else is at information+?

“Sans Forgetica is a downloadable font that is scientifically designed to help you remember your study notes.”

sansforgetica.rmit

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vis.social

A social space for anyone in data, visualization, creative coding, and related arts and research. Share your work, discuss, critique, and ask for help! Come one, come all:

→ creative coders
→ data scientists and visualizers
→ generative artists
→ visual researchers, curators, and critics
→ anyone else data- or visualization-adjacent

If you are curious about the world and creativity, you are welcome here. Learn more.