Welcome to the second tutorial in the series. This tutorial takes what we learned in my first illustrator scripting tutorial and brings you further along. In the last session, we used Adobe’s Extendscript Toolkit (ESTK) and since those years, Adobe have begun archiving their own little coding app in favor of using Microsoft Visual Studio Code but you have to enable some extensions. After guiding you through that installation, we will test the basic feedback between the apps, then go into some example technique mini-projects, just to work on our Illustrator Scripting. Adobe’s move to a proper code editor is favorable for a few reasons. …
A fiction novel
I once heard that the so-called “Thought Broadcasting Delusion” is not a delusion at all. People who feel threatened by voices, and feel that the government can read their minds through the use of incredulously advanced technologies or some kind of out-of-place magic . . . are in fact correct in what they perceive. However, the medical industry in cooperation with governmental interests has kept the symptoms described, real, and part of the DSM-V of the American Psychiatric Association. Not to say that the diagnosis isn’t effective in leading patients in discomfort to the appropriate anti-psychotics (risperidon, seroquel). And those medications do make the thought broadcasting paranoia going away. That’s a system that works. However, the thoughts do get broadcasted, and the voices do come from an external source. They are not synthesized from within an individual’s gray matter. Furthermore, that thought-broadcasting network is a useful, conventional, shared information interweb for those who deserve it, and can handle it. Treatment simply needs to insist that the visions are phoney because otherwise, the disconnect between “here” and “there” would be too overwhelming for us to think about, let alone the patient. And so in order to keep our pride, dignity, professions, reputations, and current phase of civilization, we say it’s a “delusion.” It’s a type of acting. We are playing a role on a stage. If you ever find that someone on the street is repeating your thoughts verbatim, calm down and just dig it. Don’t ask if it’s real. …
Now that you’ve gotten your feet wet.
The last Rigglin tutorial was just about placing blocks, snapping them together, pressing play, and seeing what happens. This article assumes you’ve read through that or that you have a good handle on basic Blockly assembly.
Processing has a solid handful of basic drawing primitives that are flexible and easy to use. In this article, we will cover the basic 2D shapes, although other types of media can be rendered, such images, typography, and 3D shapes.
The most basic drawing unit is setting the color of a single pixel. In the below screenshot, I’ve made a “point” statement and filled its x and y arguments with both the number 42. To the right, notice that pixel (42,42) is colored black. …
Blockly bindings for p5js
In Memory of Abbie Hoffman (November 30, 1936 — April 12, 1989)
There comes a time in life when you are faced with the challenge of putting aside your preconceptions about class, dignity, and destitution, then cautiously take your place amongst a sacred group of people you were once taught to dread. Here are just a few examples of who you might be.
Perhaps you were fired from Facebook five years ago, and still no one hires you, what with the toxic masculinity you’re still denying that you have, which may have worked at Facebook in 2014. …
[00:00–00:00 music event]
cinematography, choreo, characters, scene description.
approximate transcription of TSKF toasting
[0:00–0:01 INTRO rinsy changeup]
Camera moves into the window of an old man’s workshop and passes by him and his hyperactive dog. Camera keeps tracking forward through the room and into a crack in the wall. Keep moving past pipes and rocks and land in the center of Fraggle Rock.
Get back, it’s just a introduction
Yo . . . Get strapped. We about to hit the function.
[0:01–0:07 DROP DnB groove with massive wubwub]
Red, Boober, Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Cantus, and Merple are present. Gobo grabs hold of the camera and pushes it backward. Camera lens angle changes from cinematic to half-fisheye. Camera begins swinging from a rope hanging from center of Fraggle Rock. Gobo and Red are facing camera dancing and dub toasting aggressively. …
[0:00–0:08 MUSIC EVENT]
cinematograph, scene description, choreo.
lyrics sung by Marsha
[0:00–0:08 INTRO percussion/bass]
Wide format helicopter shot flies through the golden gate bridge from outside the coast and makes its way over the cityscape toward Buena Vista Park in Haight Ashbury. Focus in on the park. There are people moving on the grass but it’s hard to make them out.
[0:08–0:35 BUILDUP arpeggiated melody]
Cut to a group of people dancing, wearing pastel colored onesies, candy bracelets, costumes of all sorts, and being who they want to be. They are unified by a common spirit. Some have bunny or cat ears. Some wear kink gear. Some wear club kid gear. …
It has been a decade since I posted a portfolio entry about how I worked on Tron Legacy and then my site got slashdotted and redditted, ddossing me off my server, which was a long overdue upgrade anyway. My soon-to-be-fiancé who had just freshly fished me out of rehab, was egging me on as i pushed it to jtnimoy.net , and I really was not expecting the kind of audience that happened. In fact, you are still watching me today specifically because of that post alone, which is both creepy and fascinating business. …
[0:00–0:08 INTRO ]
The year is 1982. A teenage Henry Tomas (the boy from E.T.) lays face up on the pavement with blood rushing out his head, Camera cranes upward to reveal . . .
[0:08–0:18 guitar part1]
. . . eight year old Drew Barrymore, looking up at the camera as she lifts off a sinister mask. Her other hand swings a baseball bat with nails driven into the end. She is accompanied by 2–3 extras, all in Halloween costumes.
[0:19–0:24 guitar part2]
The scene of kids swoops into a single black silk, which turns and corkscrews in the chaotic suburban wind. The black silk materializes into a high school goth kid, with a badly done Robert Smith hairdo. The kid wears a black trench coat and holds a small bag of fritos corn chips in one hand. …
This song is 128 BPM, was released in 2012 and there is already a magnificent video which made me tear up so many times I stopped counting. Bless that video, I have nothing against it, and I just want to use that song for this treatment, which is a rather indulgent self-portrait.
Once upon a time, my now-ex told me that my anthem should be I Remember by Deadmau5 & Kaskade. Srsly eww. Anything by Astrud Gilberto would be more fitting.
[0:00–0:29 ; naked drum beat intro, sets the groove. concludes in preverbed piano chord]
Hand-held shot of 40-year-old transgender womxn JT Nimoy having not showered in over a month, is so unshaven that her salt-and-pepper scruff is catching on her loose strands of hair. …