Month: December 2005

Macca On Creativity And Originality

"Front Row", BBC Radio 4, Monday 26th December 2005.Paul McCartney: ... But from the very earliest days of writing songs we would always think 'wait a minute, that's from West Side Story, we can't have that'. So we'd have to just switch it, and just say, erm, y'know, sort of, whatever the melody was, turn…
Posted in Free Culture

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas!This post is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license, so you can modify it to refer to whichever seasonal holiday you like. The humour-challenged should note that these two sentences make the post substantial and original enough to copyright and that this post therefore can be CC licensed, so there.Technorati Tags: free culture,…
Posted in Free Culture, Personal, Satire

Draw Something Online

I've been trying to hack up a version of draw-something to run in a web page. ABCL is a Java Lisp interpreter that will load and run draw-something more or less unmodified, but it's either too slow or the mathematics handling is too different and I can't debug that.So I'm going to take a leaf…
Posted in Projects

Top Ten Simple Electronic Circuits

http://www.diylive.net/index.php/2005/12/19/ten-most-needed-circuits-for-the-diyer/Handy stuff.Technorati Tags: electronics
Posted in Generative Art, Howto

New Rhizome Site Design Launch

The excellent Rhizome have a new site design:http://www.rhizome.org/Give it a go.Technorati Tags: generative art
Posted in Generative Art

Space Art

http://www.boingboing.net/2005/12/21/more_space_art_at_un.htmlI've a number of projects for the ISS if they're interested. :-)Technorati Tags: aesthetics, art, space
Posted in Aesthetics

More “Compatibility”

The hard sell on "compatibility":http://www.technologyreview.com/InfoTech/wtr_16073,300,p1.html?trk=nlCC's response to criticisms of the proposed BY-SA/FDL backdoor:http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/5731Technorati Tags: free culture
Posted in Free Culture

Against Meta-Licensing

http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/5709This proposal, to declare multiple licenses "compatible" with the Creative Commons (CC) Attribution-Sharealike license (BY-SA) in a kind of meta-license came out a few weeks after the FDL backdoor was proposed on the license-discuss list.Again, it is a bad idea for a number of reasons.These Licenses Have Major Incompatibilities In Intent and Effect.The proposal mentions…
Posted in Free Culture

Against BY-SA/FDL “Compatibility”

Arguments Against The BY-SA FDL Backdoor.Creative Commons will soon be starting the final discussion on version 3.0 of their Attribution-Sharealike (BY-SA) license. This may include a clause that allows derivatives of BY-SA works to be re-licenced under the GNU Free Documentation License as used by Wikipedia.There is no legal case against CC allowing BY-SA derivatives…
Posted in Free Culture

Various Cool Lisp Stuff

http://www.xach.com/ - Graphics and utilities.http://www.metabang.com/open-source-software.html - Utilities, graphs and a documentation system.http://www.weitz.de/tbnl/ - Dynamic website system in portable Lisp.http://www.gigamonkeys.com/book/lispbox/ - Lisp in a box. Good starter Lisp system.http://www.lispniks.com/mailman/listinfo/gardeners - Lisp Gardeners. A new community making Lisp more accessible.Technorati Tags: lisp
Posted in Generative Art