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Josh Carpenter @joshcarpenter Vancouver, British Columbia

Previously: UX Lead for WebVR/AR, Google. Lead, @MozillaVR. Co-creator, @AframeVR. Currently: learning about climate change.

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Joined Twitter 12/18/08


@TrevorFSmith @gfodor @AltspaceVR "brings to mind" @TrevorFSmith Amen. Brings to folks like @gfodor and the @AltspaceVR crew. @jonwiley Fires seem very underrated as a near-term climate catastrophe. Aside from The Road, of course.A few more words on the burial of Russian constitutionalism today: I've spent years wondering what went wrong. My c… https://t.co/NfS4Tq5faI
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7/1
2020
1979 horoscope i am fucking begging you to read this https://t.co/ta2k3FbQvu
Retweeted by Josh Carpenterthis is so unbelievably cute. the lil grow/shrink pop vertex shader when adding new segments is so gooood 😍😍 https://t.co/D4ONxVb4fs
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6/30
2020
No wonder Republicans hate labor unions so viscerally. They're not just about increasing the returns to labor from… https://t.co/7JFgxsSutK
Retweeted by Josh CarpenterIf you’re not following the work of @rufus31415 - he’s doing amazing work with #WebXR and Unity - basically creatin… https://t.co/64EEEhdBHM
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6/29
2020
@TrevorFSmith Ah christ, I’m a dope. I misread AMD as ARM. Ignore me, lol @TrevorFSmith Right, re: x86, makes sense. Not sure what Apple has planned there. It was the "switch to AMD-Linux"… https://t.co/mX14my51Wx
6/28
2020
WebGL in 2011 → WebGL in 2020 https://t.co/WMacYTRtiQ
Retweeted by Josh Carpenter @TrevorFSmith Dopey question maybe (no experience w/ virtualization), but why not use the virtualization built into… https://t.co/Uv8tyVvUfy
6/27
2020
@joshmarinacci Basically: 1) using Unity as a tool for UX concept animations (instead of C4D/AE), the 2) science of… https://t.co/YpUVAepWDHAs I've said many times, if you actually want to avoid a revolution, the powers-that-be have to *do* things to amel… https://t.co/6Tt0A67G4m
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6/26
2020
@RezaAli Really loving these work in progress shots!A Guardian reportert joined pro-Trump, anti-vaccine and anti-lockdown Facebook groups. What happened next? Face… https://t.co/Wg4RHidnE8
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6/25
2020
@MagicSquidVRAR Great minds :) I moved back home to Vancouver from SF. Glad you're doing well!The Web Thing Protocol is a proposed royalty-free protocol for monitoring and controlling connected devices over th… https://t.co/dPYiGk8u2m
Retweeted by Josh Carpenter @auchenberg Thought same thing https://t.co/TWQj6rVtWU https://t.co/wjCfWerZCPTrump has appointed many bad judges -- that will be his big legacy. I'm not sure Democrats have a solution to this. https://t.co/EfhrQG48hB
Retweeted by Josh Carpenter @bfrancis Yeah I'm super conscious of how unrealistic it is for a lot of people. Mortgages, kids, savings, other de… https://t.co/qxZXVEwsIbWas thinking about this today. I left full time work in January last year. Have basically done personal projects si… https://t.co/2IAod7O71gThree.js r118 released ✊ https://t.co/uK1oHvGAu7 https://t.co/LXfliKlLYx https://t.co/ydP5MzK5xihttps://t.co/x5MWcuLWtk
Retweeted by Josh CarpenterThere's a new framework using the U1 called NearbyInteraction, and the sample code with the new simulator is super… https://t.co/wds0bjhBxv
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6/24
2020
@simulacracid Unfollow or mute are usefulAmidst all the details, installing pre-release, and commentary (including my own) I want to take a moment to reflec… https://t.co/VkdBPTnQNr
Retweeted by Josh CarpenterLooks like they'll be contributing directly to Electron and other projects: https://t.co/u7nwe9LMW2 @siracusa AR finally getting it’s time to shine! https://t.co/zOZd39HYMN
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6/23
2020
Speaking of which: any word on Electron port yet? I understand there's already ARM versions for Windows and Linux.… https://t.co/dNSnQWlCAg @jsantell https://t.co/KDTCrxV0Oc @mrdoob @thespite @fernandojsg Set default browser and email client on iOS is small step forwards. No word on browser engines tho.Obvious, lovely ergonomic fit for the web here! And it'd be interoperable. Spent a lot of time exploring stuff like… https://t.co/bmVVfCiLdm @pixelpartner @karanganesan https://t.co/IC1c7sJkfWApp Clips seem to plant seeds for possible Apple AR futures by enabling apps to be 1) unbundled into discrete bits… https://t.co/SBPAJJCYDZ @karanganesan But strong seeds in the custom QR codes, AppClips, etc.If you see an original Macintosh in an Apple keynote, you know shit’s about to go down.
Retweeted by Josh CarpenterVancouver's real estate is doing better than expected, partly because the people most affected by the covid downtur… https://t.co/fJMtrq3gwq
Retweeted by Josh CarpenterSo that happened ... #WWDC2020 #Firefox https://t.co/jfIBAcXAdj
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6/22
2020
🎉 Introducing 🎉 Reactions, a #macOS #screensaver inspired by reaction diffusion. When activated, beautiful patterns… https://t.co/91sJJgOFc5
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6/19
2020
@michael_nielsen @nayafia Cc @kentbye, thinking of recent thread with @mattmiesnieks re role of “open” (broadly defined) in tech.
6/17
2020
I wrote another piece, this one on our ongoing crisis of political legitimacy and its implications: Don't Quote Law… https://t.co/BSJiIkEgk2
Retweeted by Josh Carpenteri actually think there’s good potential critiques of cancel culture and online mobs potentially almost but everyone… https://t.co/dIFYXWz4Ui
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6/15
2020
13th on Netflix helped opened my (canadian, mostly-white) eyes to this in past few weeks. Thought I had decent gras… https://t.co/92EM0IbpqVFantastic write up from perspective of long time mostly-Unity game dev https://t.co/Ds9bL4pFeQ @msfeldstein @ghiliweld Yeah mine start off with the “shimmering light patterns at edge of vision” (like I think yo… https://t.co/OKvqW9eVWHThey say the illustrator went mad https://t.co/21GATgWsBi @msfeldstein @ghiliweld Also having issues (albeit of different sort): https://t.co/jUzpJYvH2y @msfeldstein @ghiliweld Do you find your communication abilities are also impacted? I get them once every few years… https://t.co/WCcRPYbgtz
6/11
2020
@alexqgb @TrevorFSmith Interesting fodder for alternate history: Teleport serious climate change to, say, 1910's. I… https://t.co/hxNkBrSqZY @TrevorFSmith Er queued up @TrevorFSmith Cued upv1.0 of <model-viewer> has arrived! Combined with #webxr on Chrome Android your custom HTML/CSS flows naturally fro… https://t.co/leOWMy3w8D
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6/10
2020
a short story: i recently went the ER (ambulance ride and all) after experiencing the worst pain i’d ever felt in m… https://t.co/tanASLFUsR
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6/9
2020
Posting this bc obviously yall thought this shit was gonna be sweet https://t.co/lhv4ABumom
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6/7
2020
Ferguson just elected a black woman as mayor & white supremacist Steve King has been ousted from Congress. This is why voting matters
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6/3
2020
You know...I worked with a police department providing tech services for over a decade. Oh do I have stories. Since… https://t.co/lZSET7TPz7
Retweeted by Josh CarpenterI wouldn’t have expected this. The primary policy position that disappoints disillusioned trump voters: his stance… https://t.co/FD3QgUnIck
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5/30
2020
Honestly embarassed to say I ever worked at Facebook. Learned a lot from some great people, but wow, fuck that company.
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5/29
2020
Facebook's own researchers found that “64% of all extremist group joins are due to our recommendation tools" and th… https://t.co/gS5iFG15T9
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5/26
2020
Pair a keyboard to the Quest and now you have an immersive live coding environment 😎 #webxr https://t.co/6YWw3MYnD3 https://t.co/j7PEsoZ72I
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5/21
2020
"Cities are over," said the financially stable 30-something with a young family or abandoned hopes of ever having o… https://t.co/nI4SZuQGGa
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5/20
2020
@notwaldorf Yep, this was a huge factor in my leaving.
5/18
2020
Wheew! A 24 minute read. Some more thoughts out loud on #software and one of my favorite tools #threejs . This time… https://t.co/BUaUXS3RQR
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5/17
2020
*GALLERY OPENING* Virtual Poster Show One of the most impressive @MozillaHubs space, both in term of content and s… https://t.co/UVxejdN8QI
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5/15
2020
@Lady_Ada_King Maybe 0.5em 0.5em 0.75em, on account of the slight chin :) @felixturner Worth every penny! https://t.co/jz9tYGtpcwInject data attributes into your CSS with the attr() function! Here, I'm dynamically pulling in "data-lang" for a… https://t.co/jI65KAzUn4
Retweeted by Josh Carpenter @_Dave_Chan My thing with the Rooster is how sort of clunky it looks. Doesn't really match the MBP aesthetic. This… https://t.co/QcDYXyS1iT @_Dave_Chan Nice, I've heard good things. I was going spring for the Rooster, but figured I'd try to make gear I already had work first. @Lady_Ada_King It's so so very nice, isn't it? I wish it was wireless, but the wireless KB they do make, the Tab (b… https://t.co/AyfJ5q3xYXCurrent setup. Re-purposed tablet mount on a mini tripod. Precarious, but works. https://t.co/Y6GOwlc3lvv1.0.0 released! https://t.co/LYnmPEHgq2
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5/14
2020
@slightlylate @eleven_ty @Netlify @letsencrypt Nice, thanks. Bookmarked! @slightlylate @eleven_ty @Netlify @letsencrypt I saw your tweets and was relieved that I haven't gone that route ye… https://t.co/saNczHQJBc @slightlylate @eleven_ty @Netlify @letsencrypt I'm not sure I've found HTML semantically impoverished yet. But that… https://t.co/rQtwHDR94Y @slightlylate @eleven_ty @Netlify @letsencrypt Responsive images. So painful. Learning the attributes, then generat… https://t.co/nHkiTlLl9A @slightlylate @eleven_ty @Netlify @letsencrypt Literally now hacking together a frigging -editor- of my own because… https://t.co/g0NulSdn89 @slightlylate @eleven_ty @Netlify @letsencrypt Yep, 100%. Obsessively. Both the markdown that goes in, the eleventy… https://t.co/XoNSvSr3sB @slightlylate @eleven_ty @Netlify Deep into the same process, and also very happy.I guess it’s time to repeat the main thing I learned from reading a fuckton of Holocaust memoirs again: propagand… https://t.co/bgSEiXIsyq
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5/13
2020
I work for the Canadian federal government and they sent out an email with work at home guiding principles. It’s am… https://t.co/SlT7U2Bf13
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5/12
2020
Just published the first stable version of a project I started a while back, glTF-Transform. Aims to be a simple SD… https://t.co/9rWkKpGIdY
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5/11
2020
@cwervo @threejs_org Nested stencil buffers and bitwise operators make my head hurt. Are you finding them radically… https://t.co/hITpDtGFrg
5/9
2020
Circuits — #generative #javascript https://t.co/CH4MQEhcKa
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5/7
2020
Absolutely. I get this sensation of disgust + personal offense. Which is ridiculous, but there you go. Biggest offe… https://t.co/sepjK83aCt
5/6
2020
@alexqgb @aamersnow It really is the best. We took 18 trains in a London-Paris-Switzerland-Berlin-London loop in Fe… https://t.co/EGbShDAvVO @simulacracid Right? I was saying to a friend yesterday, I'm blown away by just how much I've had to learn to make… https://t.co/gsrGF4emPh
5/5
2020
i don’t watch porn i just look at this and cry https://t.co/7TrBKy7dn1
Retweeted by Josh CarpenterCarte Géologique de la France, à l'échelle du millionième, Exécutée en utilisant les documents publiés par le Servi… https://t.co/0QB1NZ8wFG
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5/4
2020
published version 2.x of GLTFJSX today: https://t.co/OwNS7o5yJe your @glTF3D can now be fully typesafe. this will h… https://t.co/x17EU2KQzC
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5/3
2020
@larsberg_ @asjonish @natbro Heh, this brings back fond memories of futzing with Mac + DK1 refresh rates w/… https://t.co/VRBPNzj9moDistilled best guess: 1) dispute re: SteamLink stalled progress, 2018-19, 2) it was probably barely worth hassle fo… https://t.co/oNyMiSsf8H
5/2
2020
@simulacracid The only thing is, those factors were also true (moreso!) in 2017, when support was announced with mu… https://t.co/VEQF6Nm5Y8Context: https://t.co/o3z8LalyKOSteamVR ends macOS support, 3 years after big WWDC '17 support announcement. :p IIUC, those plans ran aground in ea… https://t.co/2rnfPnYVwc @sterlingcrispin Forgot the article, derp. https://t.co/fCVGuF474t @sterlingcrispin Just FYI. I've got an N95 w/ valve (part of Pacific North West forest fire supplies) that I've bee… https://t.co/MO5R9QfDES
5/1
2020
@mrdoob This conversation suddenly feels very promo-package, lol @mrdoob I feel like your contribution is along lines of. "TV used to be black and white. Then it became color. The… https://t.co/auOnzdtnKG
4/30
2020

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