I mean, that last one is a given, tbh. The question is really, "What else will I do?"
There's a piece of industrial + product design for a wearable that I could pull off of the back burner. I could design, manufacture, and sell a short run of even smaller (1:36 scale?) Memex. I could remix components of Transmutable Soundstage (RIP) into a different Wider Web app. I could spend the Summer making WiderWeb.org and Machines.social into fan-friking-tastic services for those two communities. Or, I could rewatch Star Trek shows and play with my #termwave configs and hw.
I just pushed "Go!" on the final issue of the Transmutable News Weekly. In this issue I get preachy about the future and your role therein.
That's ~100 more hours per year to flop on the sofa and rewatch Star Trek while playing with neovim configurations!
In case you didn't know, I maintain a list of space opera novels by cisgender women, non-binary, and trans authors!
There are hundreds of books to read, and the list is not complete (use the form to suggest missing works)!
One implementation could be a web page that shows unattributed messages from the past five days in random order, with each person given the ability to post one 500 character message every other day.
Technokinesis is a mundane ability to direct mechatronics with such embodied fluidity that they become our additional limbs, senses, and imaginations. This is basis of my imagined personal computing stack.
Telekinesis is a mysterious ability to move things other than our bodies with our thoughts. Magick is a mysterious ability to change the physical world with willpower. I reject the idea of using the mysterious as a frame for face computers. Not only is it rude to co-opt others' cultures (hello to my witch friends) it (like "virtual reality") brings flawed baggage and assumptions.
As broken as face computers are today in physical experience and context, we will eventually fix their mechatronic and comfort flaws. So, today it's worth daydreaming and chatting about how they could be our personal computing stacks instead of our tethers to others' violent demands.
A personal computing stack that is by design and specification comprehensible, implementable, and believable for one or two people sounds wonderful if far away from the inherent complexity of computer vision, sensor fusion, waveguides, projector optics, and information meshes that are necessary for some face computers.
I know a bit about how face computers are made today. The hypercorps, the teams, the individuals, and the ideas of today's most popular and capable face computers are essentially broken because of the context of late stage capitalism as well as the resulting misinformation bloom. ~Everyone involved understands this, though quietly.
After lurking 100r's Uxn (a "personal computing stack") for a few months and daydreaming about a way to better see and think, I have spun a little narrative and lingo about wearing a face computer.
I'm now @trevorflowers
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