The bestest quote on 'Pataphysics is by Jack Kerouac:I even plunge into all the books and magazines around, I read up on "Pataphysics and yell contemptuously in the lamplight " "T'sa'n intellectual excuse for facetious joking, " throwing the magazine away, adding 'Peculiarly attractive to certain shallow types"- Big Sur.
I'm busy working on Minara and other projects at the moment but I will be getting to London this weekend and next to get to two Free Culture events:Free Culture UK CongressOpen Congress
Because I always forget:export CVS_RSH=sshcvs -d:ext:USERNAME@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/minara commit -m "Commit message."
Technical difficulties trace all manner of lives lived, and their material circumstances. They are all but invisible from the land-of-Cockayne of Cultural Studies, and from the professionalised production in its thrall (academic art), which makes none but the smartest of moves.http://jcamd.londonmet.ac.uk/nowtheyaresurrounded/onemain_3.html
Brilliant discussion of Paul Graham's programming style in his classic book "ANSI Common Lisp":Graham CrackersGood book of practical Lisp techniques and tricks:The Common Lisp CookbookLisp for hot programming topics:Practical Common LispTechnorati Tags: hacking
Via the deeply necessary NewsGrist:http://www.ubishops.ca/baudrillardstudies/vol2_2/lotringer.htmTechnorati Tags: aesthetics, art, philosophy
From Haque:WorkshopArchfarm ArticleTechnorati Tags: free culture
Via Boing Boing:HauntI wish I could get to this and take a sketchbook...Zeitgeist-wise, between this and that artist doing a channeling show in LA it's time to dust off SPAR, the Society for Paranormal Aesthetic Research. Where's my ELF meter?
Orange, the CC-licensed Blender movie, is ramping up pre-production and looking good. The project now has a blog and you can pre-order the DVD. I used to use the example of DVD extras for animation as something that should be Free. Orange is providing source materials and even the code they write for effects.OrangeNow if…