At the end of the weekend, with not too much help from our programming instructor and some of our programming students, we ended up with four little (from four teams). All of them were functional, and one of them was actually pretty great! The students learned a lot, and many of them were asking if we were going to run another jam in the future. We're very excited to expand to more schools next year and apply what we learned this first go around.

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Helping run a for local high school students this weekend through the university program that I teach in. Kick off was tonight and I had so much fun. It's a small group, but the excitement and creativity on display was thrilling for me, as both an educator and an industry professional.

This thread is saved for posterity at my journal, which is also mirrored at the Neon Kiosk.

steinea.github.io/journal/#001

kiosk.nightfall.city/

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A saturated abyss, an overflowing void. We can echo Hans-Georg Gadamer and say: the mode of being of nature is “pure self-presentation.”

books.google.ca/books?id=SkdMA

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What Michelon could not have known is that Pollock’s torn nebula somehow presaged this image—not simply a nebula but the heart of the galaxy itself, radio bubbles bursting from the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.

nature.com/articles/s41586-019

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In 2022, the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory released a MeerKAT radio telescope image of the galactic centre.

sarao.ac.za/media-releases/new

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Olivier Michelon wrote of the painting: “The work resembles a cloud of brushed and poured milky paint, a cream mass in the center of which a slit discovers a matte black background accented with red. By approaching the atmospheric sensations of contemporary color-field painting, Jackson Pollock delivers with The Deep a vision that has remained singular in his career. Dug in the center of a torn nebula, this abyssal space still resonates, indicating an unexplored direction.”

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In 1953, Jackson Pollock painted The Deep, which hangs in the Centre Pompidou today.

centrepompidou.fr/en/ressource

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Luminet remarked on the striking continuity between the two images (and other early computer simulations that followed), art prefiguring radio imagery by way of mathematics.

cnrs.fr/en/first-ever-image-bl

arxiv.org/abs/1902.11196

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In 2019, the first real image of a black hole was captured by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration and published in the paper “Focus on the First Event Horizon Telescope Results” in Astrophysical Journal Letters.

iopscience.iop.org/journal/204

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In 1979, Jean-Pierre Luminet published his paper “Image of a Spherical Black Hole with Thin Accretion Disk” in and in which he presented the world’s first simulated photograph of a black hole and its accretion disk.

researchgate.net/publication/2

" is better understood not as a determinate period of time or linear course of development, but a fundamental human capacity to with how to live"

illwill.com/closing-paradises-

From the latest in Ill Will's series Worlds Apart.

An born of and for the earth, assembled out of quotations from Bakhtin, Benjamin, de Certeau, Rancière, Harney and Moten, Bourriaud, and Haraway, all of whom have shaped my approach to and .

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"Compost Epistemology"—a new piece of writing, or rather, a bundle of clippings, put together in the time since reading "Garbage Heap" by @cj steinea.github.io/notes/2022/0

"We do not have a shortage of future-thinking. We have a shortage of about how different ideological compete with one another ... The problem is not getting people to together; the problem is in how to bring dreams together in a way that is good, equitable, and just in a way that the past has not been" reallifemag.com/how-to-eat-the

"The universe exploded into light, and eventually grew eyes to see itself" and meet in Mei-mei Berssenbrugge's A Treatise on Stars, reviewed here by Ethan Hsi hkrbooks.com/2022/05/22/a-trea

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