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Free gifs!

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Upon joining this tier I will send a custom-made gif to say thank you. You will also be able to see work in progress

Free stickers!

Limited (50 of 50 remaining)
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Upon joining this tier I will send a pack of stickers from the 2019 exhibition Wonder. Plus previous rewards

More free gifs!

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For $20 a month you will gain first access to the source files used to make my monthly gifs (released to the public several months later). Plus previous rewards




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About hellocatfood

Hi, I'm Antonio Roberts!

I'm an artist based in Birmingham, UK. For over 10 years I have been making digital art, which includes gifs, videos, animations and interactive installations.

I exclusively use open source software in my work and I regularly write tutorials where I share my knowledge and passion for making art using this software. Popular tutorials include my 2008 tutorial on using Audacity to databend images, my 2019 tutorial on datamoshing using recent versions Avidemux, and my various Pure Data tutorials.

For those that don't know, open source source is software where the source code is available for anyone to see and change without restriction. It's free from confusing licences and terms and conditions, free from limited 30-day trials and, often, freely available. Many open source alternatives to popular software like the Adobe suite and Maya already exist.

By making art using open source software I want to show that being a professional artist doesn't require you to use proprietary software, and by writing these tutorials I want to inspire and help others to do the same.

How I will use your support
Monthly tutorials
In my monthly Development Update series I give insights into the techniques used to make my artwork, which includes software used, methods and code used. Your support will allow me to dedicate more time to making high quality tutorials for you to learn from. It will benefit everyone.

Monthly live streams
Since 2014 I have been performing visuals at Algoraves. Your support will allow me to take time to do monthly live streams where I will make music and visuals using software such as Tidal, Improviz, Pure Data, and more. You will be able to watch and learn from what I do.

Monthly gifs
Ever since I made gifs for the Improviz live coding software I have regularly made short abstract and glitchy animations. Your support will allow me to continue to make these.
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