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Em Lazer-Walker @lazerwalker Toronto, Ontario

Experimental games, interactive art, OSS tools. Games & spatial computing 🥑 @microsoft. Formerly @recursecenter @mitmedialab. she/they 🏳️‍⚧️ 💕

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Joined Twitter 2/2/09


It reminds me of the time I met the person whose job was modelling every cobblestone and brick in Shrek 1. Like, th… https://t.co/4eTME1uEElWhen all of shader/3D graphics Twitter is freaking out about how good the new liquor physics are in HL: Alyx, it re… https://t.co/buc5btHsBY @devopsjacquie Can you send over some of those spiders to eat all the tiny little gnats that hang out on my balcony? 😂
5/29
2020
@GalaxyKate token or placeholder? I tend to primarily think of them as “a thing that stands in for another thing th… https://t.co/MeqBbji8h1 @unormal Give people exclusive prestige/rebirth loot that swaps out each annual expansion, and you've even recreate… https://t.co/sOxab0hPn4Yesterday, a Black woman named Regis Korchinski-Paquet died in Toronto. Multiple witnesses say the police pushed he… https://t.co/EE4dkXI8aPI find it hard to get too excited about HMDs that aren't standalone or wireless, but it's SUPER cool to see Valve,… https://t.co/6PvVfYWkd0on looting https://t.co/jh4mkqe2EI
Retweeted by Em Lazer-Walker @heyitry @bitandbang @p5xjs My modifications aren't in a place yet where I can easily link you a live version, but… https://t.co/T3gNVLMatu @heyitry @bitandbang I'm running a 13" MBP, haven't particularly tested on lower-end hardware than that. @heyitry @TedMielczarek @modocache @MozillaHubs @devdevcharlie There are limitations in WebGL browser implementatio… https://t.co/eAoFi43Mub @toggleModal I'm sure there's a gender component at play, but I have a friend in Berlin whose doctor regularly give… https://t.co/CJ68gpJuU4To be “gentle” and heard at the same time is a path that is open only to the most privileged. REMEMBER THAT.
Retweeted by Em Lazer-Walker @ragzouken a transylvania is a metroidvania where, once you’ve unlocked new mental health tools and coping mechanis… https://t.co/OK7ll7gaBKI really can't shake how profoundly evil it is to tear gas folks protesting the suffocation of a man by the police… https://t.co/lXy8yGfzhU
Retweeted by Em Lazer-Walker @derElbi Look, the Key is Mysterious, we have no way of knowing what will happen when you pick it up.there is almost no art made by a trans person which harms other trans people more than not seeing art made by trans… https://t.co/8qpn4JAj5W
Retweeted by Em Lazer-Walker @jaydestro let's make this happen
5/28
2020
@bitandbang I'm just now realizing my decades-old assumption that the "M" stood for "monitor" was incorrect 😂 @JasonEtco @bitandbang I have the exact same one, it's straight-forward and just works. @devopsjacquie Trying to think of some specific recs: A Short Hike was one of my favorite games from the past year,… https://t.co/vafqxoWYBn @devopsjacquie The whole discourse that led to my post came out of an event called Wholesome Direct that featured a… https://t.co/xQ9BHQIZy9 @bitandbang Does the M imply you care about displays, or just looking for a switching USB hub? If the latter, I’ve… https://t.co/P0g7gamT5f @devopsjacquie As in recs for indie games? What sort of stuff do you like? @erbridge Yeah, these are great. Super comfy, and I haven’t encountered any wear-and-year issues. @erbridge American Eagle Aerie, if available in the UK. Solid colors and patterns, usually on sale for 6-8 pairs fo… https://t.co/5cXI9It4o9 @jaydestro I don't believe you, gonna need to see a picture of Rico for proof @catacalypto the hero we need @catacalypto I will have you know that this is still eating a hole inside of me. https://t.co/1BXzL2JpPZRaph Koster suggests the term may have jumped from MMOs to non-game tech via Flickr, a company that was building an… https://t.co/9DJSL7r9VqI will never tire of teaching people that when you talk about "sharding" (as in databases, etc), you're directly re… https://t.co/qDNeleOTBH @lanewinfield The time between this happening gets shorter and shorter, until it tweets nothing but this photo over… https://t.co/66WAYB0YEvAwesome explanation from @lazerwalker on how to create a game where you play against 99 other people, even when nob… https://t.co/XWlC4WLVUB
Retweeted by Em Lazer-WalkerThis is the moment the bot starts to slowly gain sentience https://t.co/xVyvyRN2dmWorking on my slides for my ⁦@narrascope⁩ talk (Monday 6/1 at 1:45pm ET!), and realizing I would 100% play this game https://t.co/I312dFiPFF @Jauxiles Caught literally red-handed! @johnnemann If it’s made under unethical circumstances, it’s merely a halfsome game. @liquidx @KrauseFx I just picked up whatever was cheap, under the assumption that when/if I start streaming more re… https://t.co/7qIcBcjjtD @Seemo I get these all the time with my dad too, it's so bittersweet. It feels really good to know other people do too 💜 @bitandbang It frustrates me how much the incentives on this site so actively encourage negativity. @derElbi @SteelSeries Gosh, now I just want to play some Netrunner @hayleyglyphs @autotectonic Gotta stan whatever legend decided Times Old Roman was due for a shake-up. @liquidx @KrauseFx My ring light is much smaller, but I don't have any issues with it being distracting or uncomfortable. @amyrobot omg 😭Name a more iconic duo. I'll wait. https://t.co/saSWnW5KCII'm speaking at 2:30pm ET today! Come hear me talk about https://t.co/yBXJK6uZXh and scaling a live Battle Royale g… https://t.co/T8NhKfN5xc(For the record, they still have TI-BASIC. This is still very frustrating and unfortunate.) @justMaku (err, poorly worded. I think most procedures other than routine checkups and basic fillings cost me a sma… https://t.co/4odkNUidu7 @justMaku I don't know what things are like at e.g. startups or non-tech companies, but my megacorp employer gave m… https://t.co/ayRdepGBv2 @justMaku Are you taking a full-time job? I can't speak to raw price, but my work-provided private insurance almost… https://t.co/3d0RhFUkMK @johnnemann It's about time indie games started getting that sweet sweet baking industry sponsorship. @nicolehe your brain gets wrinklier, but so does your body @ckundo Ohhh, this is amazing. I'd heard of Plover, but had no idea I could literally just 3D print new keycaps for… https://t.co/7N3rpQUjt3 @ckundo Do you have a steno keyboard, or does it work even remotely well with QWERTY? @ckundo Ohhh, this looks really cool.(Yes, this is complicated. Indie games existing outside hegemonic structures have existed for years, not just now.… https://t.co/Fw258eWw6F"The voices in this emerging wave of creative output are too diverse to fit cleanly into a single label" is a reall… https://t.co/Jl5YpcwcwsI'm sad so many people are stressed and hurt over the term "wholesome games", but I'm ecstatic the discourse is ari… https://t.co/UxQdtsHAV9Coding TI-BASIC games during middle school math class and sharing them with other folks is one of my fondest memori… https://t.co/TWrefnLIGa @film_girl 💜 @lyyyndseyyy @KTamas I also (as someone who isn't a visual artist, and primarily uses pens to write) just use mecha… https://t.co/mjpPXMliLY
5/27
2020
@playerprophet ohhh, what a perfect cat 😭Going to start describing my non-binary friends as "like angels" https://t.co/oTlRtITXzoOkay, this Legend of Zelda-themed sudoku puzzle is really cool, if devious: https://t.co/R2BQXEVXnd @katybeale Multiple times in my 20s this translated into “we’re going to underpay you by going off of the number of… https://t.co/NgLtEnQg0a @deniseyu21 me, sitting in a story estimation meeting, reaching into a cardboard box to pull out an appropriately-sized live cat...does someone want to write this conference talk for me? @Fenreliania Is it https://t.co/R2BQXEVXnd ? This sounds suuuper cool as a conceptVery good thread. I've personally been distressed lately thinking about COVID as a test run for how governments an… https://t.co/CGCCxnzVLY @jongold @EntranceJew +1. Having them in git can cause merge nuisances if you're working with other collaborators,… https://t.co/dV9zbpImG6 @autotectonic furtively sidling up to someone and whispering in their ear to ask if they “do the dew” @fakeMapClub 💕💕💕 @shortdiv (But I also recognize I’m super fortunate to not feel that massive a vanity metrics crunch on my team, an… https://t.co/GHm4PW7hKC @shortdiv Your goal is to help the community / your users. Being very visible is a good way to more easily to tell… https://t.co/00wbzLJXf2That knowledge or a greater sense of urgency wouldn't have changed my personal medical/living situation, and obviou… https://t.co/04lkRWTjjbI'm amazed at how my relationship to the world and to myself as a trans person has changed more drastically on 2-3… https://t.co/i5zmQH6jOq @mystic_muffins Porque no los dos? @theavalkyrie 💜 @Seemo a bloooooorpThis is art: https://t.co/4HQ8ugGduW’ve%20earned%20a%20follow&src=typed_query
Retweeted by Em Lazer-WalkerThis is art: https://t.co/4HQ8ugGduW’ve%20earned%20a%20follow&src=typed_queryMy favorite interaction on this site is when you make a joke, a dude replies to you with the same joke rephrased, a… https://t.co/7cak1Ndu7F @ragzouken A FPS where all you do is shoot oystersElite Dangerous lets you select your pilot’s gender... in the Graphics settings screen. https://t.co/DDXCriHQJX @siobhanfgx @dinosaurrparty Huh! I’m on extra vitamin D and calcium supplements, specifically because trans estroge… https://t.co/hDX7rC2S6V @caraesten Even that cat is like wtf u doin @flavorjones Harry and David’s pears are very expensive, but are one of the best fruits on this planet. @editingemily I love that he is explicitly aware that it’s creepy, but still sends it🤮
5/26
2020
@liv_artz Right now I mostly see it as a nuisance, tbh 🤣. But I can definitely sympathize with that! @autotectonic The simp-le of life @penelope_zone At least the silver lining he makes it really easy to find reportable tweets @dinosaurrparty Losing muscle mass is definitely an effect of estrogen HRT! I don’t know how much of that is affect… https://t.co/VugJROps2hEstrogen, or consciously choosing to take medicine that makes me incapable of opening a jar of pasta sauce by myself @hondanhon Actively requesting to be remotely stung by bees is a very 2020 mood.I just saw someone say they're looking for work in "IoS". I'm pretty sure they meant iOS, but I'm enjoying imaginin… https://t.co/s1syMKUWDw @johnnemann I really like my https://t.co/5CwLTPfG59 Model M. It's a really satisfying enjoyable mechanical keyboar… https://t.co/Pv7E8jxOv9 @mcclure111 I still do not understand the conceptual difference between Google Hangouts and Google Meet, two differ… https://t.co/uwa7erEfst @lyyyndseyyy @jaydestro Woah! 🎉 @mildmojo (That also masks that your monolith func call might still end up e.g. pushing something onto a task queue… https://t.co/SjnFzPOCrr @mildmojo Cloud providers often fail to meet the mark in practice, but the promise of “serverless” (as opposed to j… https://t.co/AAINyABI7e
5/25
2020

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