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This is a tribute to hackers all around the world, without whom we would all have a microphone plugged in our butts by now...
Of course when you have to mention heroes, you think fire fighters, hospital workers, etc. But hackers are essentials to allow us "mortals" to resist huge corporations and governments alike that all want to spy on us.


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@Gynux
Bonus points for what looks like Haiku on the laptop screen :)

@Gynux I love this art! :D

I've been working on a similar project, to tell stories about hackers as they really are, not only as Hollywood portrays them: glider.ink/ . I'm a wannabe writer and I built a world, found ways to explain hacker values to regular people - with some successes.

Maybe you would like to work on something together? :)

@alxd
That's a nice project !
Oh, and if you're writing a story, then you're not a wannabe writer, you're a writer, period. :) The "title" does not come with a publisher, it comes with the work you're doing.
I've just checked the page, this is really cool ! Assuming that I could do a work that is maybe less "children oriented", yeah, I'd be happy to participate if I find the time.
Let me know if you have ideas.
Time to join Morpheus for now 💤

@Gynux I think even a children-oriented story would go well. When I give guest lectures at school I realize that kids really don't understand that technology is... modifiable. A lot of kids take it as something discovered, not designed.

Maybe a simplified story of Suzanne, a girl born without a hand, who wants to use a camera instead of having a prosthetics could work? This is an example I use when I want to explain why "obvious" design doesn't work for everybody.

@alxd
So, what would be required ? Some kind of book cover ? A character depicted in different situations ? (like on the glider website ?)
That's just to evaluate how much work that could represent and know if I would be able to do it. (knowing that I have very little spare time)

@Gynux right now I'm working on a story aimed towards young adults with another artist. If you'd be interested, we could try doing something together, but I don't have any precise ideas at this point - whatever you would feel comfortable with.

@alxd
Ok.
So I'll wait (figuratively speaking) for a precise idea then ;) I'm a bit "lost" if I don't have something precise enough to evaluate the amount of work.
Actually, for me that's a mandatory point before saying yes or no with a client.
Your project is different, but still, I don't want to say "let's go" without info, because I don't want to realize afterwards that the only options I have are to lose some sleep with overwhelming work or let you down. Either options are not cool.

@alxd
Also, if we work together, maybe emails could be handier ? ;)
I'm struggling to not go over 500chars.
You can join me with the contact form of my website if needed.
Cheers !

@Gynux thank you! I will contact you once I have any specific proposals :D

@Gynux Wow this looks great! Also I love haiku in the background

@Gynux
"Unlock your life" would make an awesome slogan and it should be put on shirts as well as hats!!

Lovely art ^^

Also: I never tried Haiku. Is it good? o:

@WaffleWoman
Thank you ! :)
Yep, I've thought about hats or shirts, but that would defeat the purpose.
I guess that's better if people do it themselves and write on hats or shirts.

Regarding Haiku, if you have an old computer (I mean, even really old like 15-20 years), it runs incredibly well on it ! That's very "zen", nothing redundant in the gui but that's really stable (at least what I've tried).

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