Month: December 2004

Boing Boing

Boing Boing included something I sent them in a discussion of font copyright.Remember, kids, never take legal advice from an artist...
Posted in Projects

One-Step Logic

"There was a time but it's long gone Janie got a crush on the Vietcong Burning through downtown Saigon Me I'm sold - down the Mekong"- 'Dr. Jeep', The Sisters Of Mercy. Remember, kiddies, if the deckchairs on the Titanic had been a different colour, it wouldn't have sunk.
Posted in Satire

Abstract Art After Courbet Abstract art after Courbet. Wonderful.
Posted in Aesthetics


One of the earliest images of Computer Art I remember from my childhood was one created using Kenneth Knowlton's EXPLOR.Mini-Explor was a minimal, Fortran-based version of the language from the first half of the 1970s. It's described in an old SIGGRAPH that I downloaded a PDF of from the ACM. I'm writing a version using…
Posted in Generative Art

Vintage Random Numbers

Via Boing Boing, a PDF of a book of million random digits from RAND in the 1950s:'t just use randomness in your work. Use *classic* randomness. :-)
Posted in Generative Art

Smash Global Capitalism! Spend Less Money!

Via Idle Type: Yes, selling glossy magazines and fat books that eschew empowering analysis of economic and class relations in favour of arguing over what colour the curtain should be are not really changing the face of capitalism all that much. Or at all.The first place that I saw AdBusters and No Logo was the…
Posted in Satire

PAGE Archive (via eu-gene)

PAGE, newsletter of the Computer Arts Society, 1969-1985: is something of a mother lode for the history and theory of computer art.
Posted in Generative Art

iTMS and CC (via cc-community, edited)

It would be great if there was a CC metadata plugin for iTunes. I don't know how open the iTunes APIs are, though. Perhaps Apple could add it, it wouldn't take much work (surely?) and would help with their record-company-placating DRM by showing what rights are reserved.The rumour grapevine has it that Apple will allow…
Posted in Free Culture


Minara is sticking with OpenGL; adding an intersection callback stopped the crashes. I've cleaned up the buffer and window code, and started working on code to support transforms using PostScript-style matrices for speed (2x3 rather than 3x3). You can also save buffers now (type x,s). The C cleanup can wait. I need to think some…
Posted in Projects

Not Another License

The Open Art License , by the Open Art Network. I don't think we need another art license. If people want a GPL-style license for art, one that requires that sources be provided, they should probably just use the GPL. GnuArt do this. If you don't want to provide sources, the Creative Commons licenses are…
Posted in Free Culture