I've only done a couple of "longer fasts", one 4 day and one 5 day, and general eat a fairly low carb diet, so I think I'm on the edge of ketosis a bunch. (I would drink a cup of black coffee or tea, so it's not a true water fast.)
I ended up stopping the first time because I was thinking too much about food and it felt a little crazy, so I stopped, and then the other time I stopped because of social reasons and ended up eating a steak and fries unexpectedly. The "refeeding" I've heard about hasn't really happened -- though I did get an urgent case of thunderpants and need to squeeze myself to the bathroom. Ahem.
One thing that I'd suggest for the headaches is consuming some salt. The headaches I think are salt related issues, so if you aren't doing bone broth or something put a half teaspoon of salt into a tall glass of water and drink that, that really helped me. The sugar/caffienne stuff I don't think is the problem, but I would suggest tapering all that down the week before you kick it into full drive.
A couple of weekends ago I went to see the School for Poetic Computation's Spring 2019 Showcase on a very rainy Sunday afternoon. My family was away deep on my month long RV road trip, so I had a rare weekend of quiet in a house that normally has three little boys under 5 running around tearing up the place. Plus is was rainy and dreary, so it was good to have an excuse to get out.
I first heard about the School for Poetic Computation when I got back into P2P stuff -- first I found IPFS and then Scuttlebutt and the rest -- and went to a mini conference there. My super pregnant wife (labor started the next day) and a good time was had by all, only it was amazingly hot in the room and we had to figure out ways to cool off.
The vibe of the place is very punk or DIY, which is really what I've been interested in lately. Part of the reason that scuttlbutt is interesting to me. (I went to XOXO looking for something like this but it was not at all my scene or something that I could get into.) I love that people are doing things without any permissions or being sucked into the various motherships. Reminds me of UUCP and BBSes and the things that I remember discovering on the "net".
My favorite thing was probably the guy on the wall, who attended the workshop remotely and video conferenced in. I put on the headphones and started talking, and it turns out that a person was actually there! I expected it to be something more automated, but it was nice to have a person. We talked a little about what it was like to be remote (he was based in London and unlike the other folks who attended stayed local, the other folks got some sort of stipend or something and were able to live in NYC for a few months.) I don't have a picture of it, but I thought that tangible relationship of someone being remote and yet part of a very closed knit local community was great.
Another fun this was some sort of camera setup that would look at the person standing in front of the screen, and then recreate your image using a different drawing techniques. I believe the work that this came out of was a class or workshop where you would recreate different types of digital art on your own to understand how they were made. It was very fun.
These printers slowly committed suicide:
As they kept printing out the cellular automata they got lowered slowly into a bucket of water:
This was an interesting use of brass rods as wires to make a circuit that was also a scultpure:
This was a plotter based projects, where the artist was programming stuff while you were there and printing out things. I didn't learn that much about it, but here you go:
A video remix one, which had this very fun interface where you plugged wires in -- I think they are used in music somehow, but you could plug multiple wires into the same plug at the same time -- and it would take videos on the left and splice them in. So for example, the red wire represented the dad and the blue was one of the children, so if you plugged them together on the right you would see videos that had both people in the shots. I'm not doing it justice...
These tubes were filled with various motors and magnets that made insect chipring sounds.
I can't explain this one because you really needed to be in the room but it was a button and there were lights and you saw cool things and it was fun.
That concludes my picture report of the Spring 2019 Showcase.
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