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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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Suonenjoki - Tervo - Vesanto - Rautalampi - Siilinjärvi - Kuopio - Oulu

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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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"Some listeners cared nothing for the code—they simply enjoyed the sound of the buzz. "I once had a letter from a 70 year old lady who wrote she did not understand anything of computing but she liked to listen to how different makes of computers buzzed in their personal (!) ways," Lehtonen recalled."
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Wery oldskool.
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What if the best-selling computer magazine in Finland never changed its style? (By +Matti Hämäläinen and +Ville-Matias Heikkilä)
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Printti taisikin kaatua sitten siihen kun se veti liian tasapuolista linjaa eri konemerkkien välillä ja peliarvosteluille oli liian vähän palstatilaa. C-lehti olikin sitten siitä hauska yhdistelmä että siinä oli tosi paljon sekä peliarvosteluja että kovan tason assemblerhäkkäystä.
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… note that it's not the low computational complexity of rendering, but, rather, low computational complexity of parsing (recognizing, perceiving) (with humans' visual… processing system). The difference is somewhat subtle and unexplored, though.
(well, in addition to the particular oldschool-graphics-induced pixelart aesthetics, anyway)
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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.
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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 didn't expect to win the competition with this one as the quality of the other entries was quite high, but I apparently did nevertheless.
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That was fucking PUNK ROCK AS FUCK
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My contribution to Revision 2012. Some generated images in below 2.5 K.
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This is awesome
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