Software is hard, let's go sleeping (5 pieces of great news)
First news: I rewrote the whole software stack from the ground up this week, after running into some problems in preparing demo art for someone. It's been exhausting, but things look a hell of a lot cleaner now, and it's going to be great for modifying it as time goes on.
Other exciting news: someone wants demo art! Someone you've probably heard of if you're into hip fashion on the West Coast or NYC. They're planning an installation of a muralizer in their flagship store here, which is fantastic! I'll have more definite news there later, but it's feeling less tentative every sheet of sample art I produce.
I need to get some sleep tonight, as I have an interview with someone tomorrow. An international publication is doing a piece on Kickstarter, and wanted to talk a bit about Muralizer. I'm looking forward to this, if nothing else, as a chance to practice talking to journalists again. It's something I haven't done much of in the last few years (working in research departments, you're kind of not allowed to...). So, it'll be fun to get back into the saddle of that.
And, the most exciting piece of news: tomorrow is also the first public-ish Muralizer demo! It's going to go fantastic, since it's at an Elementary School. My friend is demoing electronics kits for some kids and their folks a science-y event, and I'm tagging along to show kids Muralizer. So, I need to find some kid-approachable art, and, more importantly to me, work on my "Math is cool!" spiel for third graders.
The last, and most enheartening piece of news: there's still time for me to catch some sleep tonight, despite all this. Call me self-centered, but this is the one that I look forward to the most. Video of the demo art, as well as images, and more of the podcasts, will be coming up soon. I've been totally wrapped up in rewriting software that I've barely left my house this week, and have been slack about keeping you all updated. I'll try to be better about that going forward.
More to come!
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For $2^10-1, you put me under the needle. I'll have an artist permanently ink an entry from the geometric art series that inspired muralizer on my forearm. It's a nine-gon, listen to the podcasts for details, which would be a great way to cap off this project. If someone kicks in this money, I'll get that tattoo, and send the video of it happening (and me saying thanks) to the sponsor.
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