HELLO WORLD & WHY DID I MAKE THIS SITE15/01/2022
This is the first post on my new site. I put a lot of work into this whole thing, and it's still a little janky, but I've had a lot of fun making it. Right now it’s barebones, with just a few pages. I’m likely to reupload some old art onto the gallery page over the next few weeks or so.
Over the next few months, this is likely to be where the majority of what I'm up to is going to be. I've been thinking about this for a while, but the fact of the matter is… Social Media just isn’t good for me. That is to say, the current, corporate-owned centralised version of social media that we currently live with isn’t. I haven’t really tried Mastodon (I don’t really understand how it works) And perhaps once I do I’ll like it.
I've been thinking a lot how I have very little control over how my art is presented on social media (Twitter is my main one.) It's compressed, it's pushed into a stream with a bunch of other stuff, it’s placed in contexts that I couldn’t possibly predict when making it… And that’s good for some art.
...If that's what the art's about.
But I think I'd rather control the context of my art, & not have it add to the value of some rich jackasses who own whatever social media I'm on.
I'm not going to disappear from whatever site you know me from, though. My intention is to continue posting my art & blog posts via Postybirb, which is a cool little application that helps with posting artworks to different social media accounts etc.
I also plan to curate an RSS feed that will hopefully help you keep up to date with what I'm up to. Subscribe on RSS for the most up to date list of the shit im up to!!