I’m really really interested in seeing what happens when two people who know each other really well start to play. Because the people you know well, you get to know their tells when they tell a lie, or at least maybe you think you do.
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What struck me first about the Third Amendment is that it’s the only part of the Constitution that deals directly with the relationship between the rights of individuals and the military in both peace and war.
I was drawn to the concept of finger guns as a metaphor. I also didn’t want to use actual guns in this project. That was sort of a challenge for myself, to not make this about shooting things or make this about overt violence.
I decided to go to graduate school and got an MFA in art and social practice. And came out with a way to collectively describe my practice, which is “hospitable democracy.” And I call it “a platform for multiple voices across power structures for people and objects.”
The name “Contempt” came from this idea of all the emotions—especially from the death of Breonna Taylor—a lot of the contempt we felt for how the situation was being treated; contempt of the law, which many people of color are accused of; and just generally we decided that this project would be our own way of coping with the trauma of that time and what does it means to be American, what does it mean to be a person of color.
Today I kind of want to share a path that I went through from taking a personal tool which is…like a personal toy tool to the point that it’s a professional tool that I can use in my everyday work for whatever kind of work I do.
I’m going to talk about p5.js and web accessibility, and particularly about creating infrastructure for accessibility in an open source creative community.
Why am I here? I’m here actually for the community for the work that we do together as a group of people that care deeply about care and access and all these different issues and approachability and things like that.
I wanted to talk about how I got into coding and art. And how I started working on the p5 editor, since now I’ve been working on it for five years and maybe it seems sort of like if you want to do something like that like…how do you do it? And why is it important to me?
Today, I really want to talk about how we built Wick Editor to grow with the users that were using the tool, and some things that I wish I knew when we started.