The Metropolitan Museum of Art has made over 500 art and art history books available for free.
I wish the PDF downloads were OCR’ed, but at least the Google Books editions are searchable. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/metpublications/titles-with-full-text-online
Wish this interview with Mat Dryhurst went deeper on the possibilities crypto provides for artists to control their creative assets but I’m looking forward to following up on his work elsewhere https://breakermag.com/mat-dryhurst-musician-iconoclast-on-helping-artists-with-blockchain/
Hokule'a is the flagship of the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Malma Honoua, is the mission to 'care for our earth' by recreating non-electric, traditional Polynesian deep water voyaging. They have sailed around the world, reconstructed traditional navigation and formed friendship ties with thousands of people, including Native tribes in North America. They regularly draw attention to Climate Change in the Asia Pacific and the science and technology of Indigenous peoples.
Tiny art as pastime http://garciabuxton.com/2018/11/tiny-art
Nice overview of artists who are pushing boundaries of AI-based visual arts https://news.artnet.com/market/9-artists-artificial-intelligence-1384207
Succinct explanation from Darius Kazemi about ActivityPub. I’m hopeful (but not too optimistic). Have a couple of project ideas that have been hanging around for a while that may be more interesting with an ActivityPub component. https://tinysubversions.com/notes/decentralized-social-networks/
Inspired to roll my own instance by this episode of the Too Much Not Enough Podcast https://toomuchnotenough.site/episodes/s01e07.html