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DIGITAL SHIT BY JOHNNY MCNEIL

THE FUTURE AND THE ONLINE WORLD

I explore the vast online realm by writing about futurology, creating digital art, and experimenting with software. Now, I went to an interdisciplinary college, so I'm going to be combining these three activities a lot. NOW_ONLINE is the digital house for all of that shit to live in as I do my work.

The topics that I'm currently exploring are:

  • Generative Art
  • Machine Learning
  • Datamoshing
I will, from time to time, update this list to be a little more current.

PHILOSOPHY

I am presenting content that takes a human-focused approach to an optimistic future. There's a lot of content that portrays the future as some awful, dystopic, really fucked up place. And you know what? Maybe it will be that. My goal is to find the counterbalance to the awful weight of our supposed dystopian destiny.

In essence, I want people to be less afraid of some of the changes that are happening in the world. If we can all take a step back and examine our digital trajectory from a little further back, then I think we can settle our minds and get back to enjoying the present a little more.

WHO ARE YOU?

I'm Johnny McNeil. I make art and I like to write, have conversations, and have fun. Web development and I have had an on-again/off-again relationship since I was in middle school, and I've kind of always been pretty interested in video.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating, but in the devastation I've found an enormous opportunity to start doing the things that I love to do. So that's what I'm doing from now on, what makes me happy.