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Ville-Matias Heikkilä
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Also known as viznut/pwp among low-tech computer artists.
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A demoscene artist with too many awards to count. I mostly use mature 8-bit platforms such as VIC-20, C-64 and Atari 2600 to create my audiovisual works. For me it's never about luddism or nostalgia, it's about challenge, statement and esthetical preference. Most of my artistic projects are solo, which makes me programmer, scriptwriter, musician and graphics artist at the same time.

Politically and philosophically, my favorite explanation for all the bad things in the world is that human beings too easily become slaves of their own creations, both material and immaterial. Instead of using our technologies, philosophies and social constructs as tools to support the well-being of the planet, we let them become our masters. Money, ideologies, religions and even computer software, they all seem to have lives of their own nowadays. In order to regain the control, I want to advocate awareness, wisdom and a pan-hacker attitude.

In the game of digital memetics, it is often useful to choose a set of search keywords. Here's mine: algorithmic art, avant-garde, binary mysticism, chip music (chiptune), constructed languages, cultures, deep ecology, debloat, degrowth, demoscene, discrete art, diversity, dream diary, dumpster-diving, emergence, esoteric, ethnocomputing, ethnomathematics, fractals, free culture, free software, fringe theories, gift economy, glitch art, green economics, hacker, hacking, left hand path, left-liberal, linguistics, low-fidelity, low-tech, lucid dreaming, mature technology, meditation, metaphysics, minimal art, minimalism, multiverse, neurodiversity, neurofeedback, obsolete technoloy, occult, pancomputationalism, pantheism, perfectionism, pixel art, placebo effect, pythagoreanism, radical, retrofuturism, software art, speculation, spirituality, steampunk, stoicism, taoism, universe, urban decay, urban exploration, voluntary simplicity.

You can contact me by email at (my_pseudonym) at low.fi.
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A new blog post. Philosophy of technology, a suggestion on how to counteract technological alienation.
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Problem is that 90% of people would never agree with any word here, because of having bad feelings about that there are some 10% who are smarter then they are.
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A new writeup of things I've been pondering about.
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I think video games could serve as some kind of evidence. The console hardware was unchanged for seven years but programming techniques evolved the whole time. So, in addition to small levels and long loading times, there's lot of C++, plenty of often in-house special purpose libraries instead of STL and Boost, pretty advanced memory management and background resource loading, scripting languages languages like Lua and Squirrel instead of Python and Ruby, etc. All of which could work for the rest of computing too, if there wasn't the bias for always choosing the more computing intensive option in hope of reduced development time.
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I finally blogged about my latest big project in English.
Maybe it's a sensible time to tell a bit what I've been up to for the past frew months. In September 2012, I founded Skrolli, a new Finnish computer magazine. This turn in my life surprised even mysel...
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A new Finnish computer magazine (a bit more "hacker-oriented" than the current ones) is being brainstormed.
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Ping +Nörttitytöt Se Nörtimpi Tyttöblogi, sieltä kiinnostuneita kirjoittajia?
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I made a game for Ludum Dare last weekend. It's the first time ever I'm participating in something like this, and also ~10 years since I programmed a game of any kind.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you want to place in the final results, you NEED votes. The easiest way to get votes is by rating other games. Judging lasts for 3 weeks following the end of Ludum Dare. For best effect, rate 20 games as soon as possible. Rating more games is encouraged.
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Kasasin vähän tuollaista metahöpinää tekstimuotoon.
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I have to say I was expecting more of Nvidia style bitchslap from Linus but despite the numerous conspiratorial cobwebs in Ms. Luukanen's mind, the death of privacy is a fascinating issue as is the threat of a technologically driven police state - Linus sidestepped these assertions almost entirely.

I too, however, find technology to be freeing. With this in mind, I hope the people's astute use of technology continues to outpace the reactive, authoritarian attempts to control it. To this end, the upcoming porn filter in the UK is another dangerous precedent outside of the NSA situation in the US worth considering.
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tilattu :)
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