Why do I feel like I'm being watched..? 🤔
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Teppo says hi 👋
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Reading Summary III by Teppo
Reading III, New Materialism, Summary III, by Teppo
Here is the last discussion over thet topic of new materialism: standardization of communication, Mc. Happiness, signs, bränding of smells or atmosphere or communication, branding of standards, uniformity and diversity of agency, benefit of being efficent, discrimination, smiley standards of emotions, signaling social position through taste, cheap products & designing cheap looking things, standardization of beauty and its colonization of cultures, designing legal subjects, pets or nature having their identity and legal subject, can machines be corrupted (?), speaking wiht vacuum cleaner and animism, smartphone and realtionship with them, aesthetic choises related to lifestyle choises, how objects are related to personality, why digital is ”immaterial” not just hidden labour, CO2 meter to Netflix, object that are making ethical choices in good and in bad, about the change that have to be done in the system and change that have to be done in individual level, ecotips in instagram and what font choose for printing to save ink?
Reading III intro by Teppo
Reading III, intro by Teppo, 6.10.
In the text of ”Where are the missing masses?” Bruno Latour opens up the question about the agency, or actors. ”…this divide with another one between figurative and nonfigurative actors… …Still, they all are equally actors, that is, entities that do things…” he writes. Later he continues: ”machines are not talking actors, not because they are unable to do so, but because they might have chosen to remain silent to become agreeable to their fellow machines and fellow humans.”. Text point out nicely to the actors around us, and how they work for us and together with us. Opening the door is never the same anymore when you start paying attention to hinge that is endlessly working for you like a doorman. These silent actors doesn’t communicate with us but they travel and live with us. I started to pay attention to coffee cup and its life in home. It have a its place in the cupboard, where it goes to be used around the kitchen, ending up next to the sink and from there to dishwasing machine, and from there back to cupboard to its place. We have silent agreement with it, that if I can use its potential to keep my coffee in proper form for drinking, I move it around its normal cyckle of daily living. I never had thought about these silent agreements before what we have with objects.
One way to think about agency is also through the communication. What kind of communcation systems we have with non-humans, living or non-living ones? What kind of information we use with them? All kind of communication needs some sort of information system (simple or advance) to carry the message. With the coffee cup it could be gestures and acts how to communicate with it (even though another part of the communicator doesn’t have any conciousness). With living non-humans message is carried also through chemicals and acts, and with some living non-humans even with sound (like dog for example). But how to communicate with trees? Question might be irrelevant but when paying attention how good human beings are building variety of communication system and make new ways for information to flow it might not be that irrelevant after all. Some studies already suggest that trees have some sort of communication systems to communicate with other trees. Humans can learn from communication system and learn how to communicate with it. Also communication systems in general seems to take space from each others, so its interesting to reflect this kind of questions toward the narrowing range of information system what we use (mainly bit based systems).
Nader Vossoughian writes also about standrdization of communication and the birth of ”information economy”. Standardization of communication seems to hide the power structures in the communication system itself. Thats why the wider range of information systems for communication would dismantle hierarchies between agencies and perhaps shift human away from the center. Ohterwise only few information systems flourish at the expnase of others, and agencies that are excluded from the communication are paying the prize. Their existence doesn’t have place in the communication system cause standardization of systems take away possibilities to be heard.
Reading Summary II by Teppo
Summary, Reading II (Design and Knowledge) by Teppo 1.10.2019
In summary meeting we wondered around the ideas of the power of the images, scary memes, 3 second attention, quilty, responsibility, care work, role of the designer plus many other. Why there is so many memes in our heads nowdays? Does our brains need to got any bigger becaus of memes or do we just got worse headache? Have we forgot the common care work of our earth home? How we are able to understand images?
Diversity in knowledge making. What would be visual knowledge making from its own tools? Subject itself flies easily in the esoteric region about the universal systems and their presentations in visual forms, like works of Wassily Kandisnksy or Hilma av Klint, or tarot cards and their imageries. Even without any esoteric visual interpretations of the world humans still use images in daily life. Some images have more practical value, some have more depth in knowldege presentation. Its intresting to think what would be information for visual semantic system. Or in other words, how to make google search with visuals? In the far future, after quantum computers, this could become very relevant. Process power of quantum computer can produce almost all the possible realities what ever we could imagine at the same time. If so, how we could navigate in such world? Its also too easy to think visual knowledge production from the ”unit” point of view. If visuality have the tendency to be more holistic than separating, why to think visual languages smallest ”unit” as unit? One example to think the unit could be computer generated GAN (Generative Adversial Network) images. GAN is computer learning approach where computer learn features and traits from the set of images and can produce similar images that it have learned. It recognize patterns and object-features and sort them in memory. After this its possible to produce images based on those object features, like image where another end of the feature vecot is a dog and another end of the feature vector is a violin. After that its possible produce images with a violin-dog. Depending on the emphasis for the vecor image looks more dog than violin or otherwise. So image itself in GAN is set of vectors with different features and ending point. Its selection of scales rather than countable unit.
💌ℍ𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕪 𝕧𝕒𝕝𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕚(𝕠)𝕟𝕖'𝕤 𝕕𝕒𝕪! 💌 -𝟚𝟘𝟙𝟡
I rediscovered my love for Kira Imai’s artwork and heavily based this one on her Bunny Mary piece. While I can’t mimic her style almost at all, I like the result. Especially the bunny ears look so cute even with catto ears, which also makes me excited for Vieras.
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quick foxy dude. will perhaps make a ref sheet of him next
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Blog update coming soon!
Story of me adopting my son, Teppo 😌
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couple more post-it note’s from work again
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Japanese matchlock teppo with gold inlaid barrel, 19th century. from Czerny's International Auction House
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First I wanted to draw my muse reuniting with her childhood moogle toy named Teppo, after years of sailing around the world (comic may follow explaining Teppo’s thrilling backstory). But I got carried away and just added other sketches in it :3c
We have a game where the fam (@dragoonhawk @lorythas, Big sis Ina) hide Teppo around the house for me to find. Good thing the house is small.
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I can’t trace this back to an original source, unfortunately, but - this is a Teppo Ash/Misty piece I’ve never seen before, and perhaps it’s new to others as well.
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I can’t claim to understand or share Teppo’s penchant for some of the poses, situations, and relationships she comes up with for Cilan - but I am glad that one of the best Pokemon fan artists around shares my enthusiasm for the character.
Found all over the place, but you can find all these and more great stuff at Teppo’s Pixiv; sadly, the only place to find her art ATM, as her website seems to be gone.
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Teppo’s latest art dump on Pixiv didn’t have any pokeshipping or even Misty, but it’s still worth a look, and it did prompt me to go through and check out all her recent, or even semi-recent work with the tomboy mermaid. You’ve probably seen at least some of these before, but still nice to get them in circulation again, and a few are new to me.
(Side note: I can’t say I get her fondness for Ash and Cilan as a couple, but it is nice that Teppo’s such a cheerleader for a much-maligned saga in the series. I’m far from caught up on it, but what I’ve seen of BW, I’ve enjoyed [minus certain movies], and I’m not sure where all the ire toward it comes from.)
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Stam1na - Live @ 70 000 Tons Of Metal
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Ikeda Sen/Annyo-in was a Japanese woman of the Sengoku period.
Born to the Ikeda Clan and daughter to the warlord Ikeda Tsuneoki, she became famous for leading a band of female musketeers numbered two hundred strong at the Battle of Komaki and Nagakute.
Her husband, father and elder brother would all be killed in the fighting of the Komaki campaign.
Pictured above is a Japanese musket called a ‘teppo’.
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Japanese Edo Period Guns by toranosuke
Based on 16th century Portuguese models, but by the mid-Edo pd, more for show than for use.
Carlisle: So. Who broke it? I'm not mad. I just want to know.
Teppo: I did. I broke it.
Carlisle: No. No, you didn't. Ruby?
Ruby: Don't look at me. Look at Kingsley.
Kingsley: What?! I didn't break it.
Ruby: Huh, that's weird. How did you even know it was broken?
Kingsley: Because it's sitting right in front of us and it's broken!
Kingsley: No, it's not!
Vincent: If it matters, probably not... Malady was the last one to use it.
Malady: Liar! I don't even drink that crap!
Vincent: Oh really? Then what were you doing by the coffee cart earlier?
Malady: I use the wooden stirrers to push back my cuticles. Everyone knows that, Vincent!
Teppo: Alright, let's not fight. I broke it, let me pay for it, Carlisle.
Carlisle: No. Who broke it?
Kingsley, whispering: Carlisle, Jason's been awfully quiet...
Kingsley: Yeah, really!
Carlisle: I broke it. I burned my hand so I punched it. I predict ten minutes from now, they'll be at each other's throats with warpaint on their faces and a pig head on a stick. Good. It was getting a little chummy around here.
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