Month: January 2006

Free Culture Roundup

Stupid registration required link from the American version of The Times that is about something interesting to do with theatre and copyrifght expansionism but I now can't remember what. I'm sure it's worth going to Bugmenot to get a password for, though:http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/29/theater/newsandfeatures/29gree.htmlLast chance to stop the support of litigation by religious extremists act:http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,,1697498,00.htmlA groovy-looking Creative…
Posted in Free Culture

Shoutbacks

The weblog "Apologen: Anekdotes met een beethe moraal":http://www.apologen.be/2006/01/13/laat-je-tekeningen-maken/A Rhizome discussion thread on draw-something:http://rhizome.org/thread.rhiz?thread=19888&page=2#37963Technorati Tags: generative art
Posted in Generative Art, Projects

Free Culture Roundup

vectorizeme vs julian opiehttp://happyfamousartists.blogspot.com/2006/01/vectorizeme-vs-julian-opie.htmlThe BNP's Plymouth organiser Graham Green said party members had been handing out leaflets on behalf of the Christian campaign.He said the "Christian majority" was being discriminated against because a similar show about a minority would not have been allowed.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4640588.stmAnd previously:Arts Council England has denied that it refused to fund a UK…
Posted in Free Culture

Free Culture Roundup

Madhav Sharma, an actor in the sabotaged 2004 production of Behzti (Dishonour) by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti has written an impassioned account of his experience.http://hurryupharry.bloghouse.net/archives/2006/01/26/speaking_up_for_artistic_freedom.phpThe courts eventually found in favor of Francine, awarding her sole custody of the Cousteau trademark in oceanographic endeavors.Today, Jean-Michel and his siblings cannot use their own last name in conjunction with…
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Second Commons

Transcript of Lessig's talk in Second Life (via BoingBoing):http://secondlife.blogs.com/nwn/2006/01/the_second_life.htmlSecond Life Creative Commons License Generator:http://secondlife.blogs.com/nwn/2006/01/creating_creati.htmlSecond Life Free Culture Group:"Free Culture", the group created for reserving seats at the Lessig event, will continue on, running in-world events related to Lessig's ideas and projects, including Creative Commons and copyright reform-- some of which, hopefully, will involve Professor Lessig…
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draw-something 0.4 and 0.5

draw-something 0.4 will draw on a number of classic AI applications for its structure whilst building on the existing code and drawing style.AARONHarold Cohen, Tate Gallery, 1983, ISBN 0905005392The drawing will consist of a series of figures, as it does now. Each figure will consist of more than one form, which has an outline and…
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Goodbye Fair Use, Hello “Customary Historic Use”?

This sounds even worse than "fair dealing":Big Content would like to outlaw things no one has even thought of yetThe thinking behind the term "customary historic use" is pure newspeak, a real 'talking point'. Who can argue against allowing people to keep their customary, historic privileges?Anyone who understands that Fair Use is a dynamic, ongoing…
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Project Plan For 2006

Jan - draw-somethingFeb - website redevelopment, Open Score, remixesMarch - remixesApril - remixes, minaraMay - draw-somethingJune - remixesJuly - minaraAugust - minara 0.1 release at end of monthThe April minara work will just be cleaning up multi-window operation and the GUI ready for the big push in July.
Posted in Projects

Art And Cognition

Interdisciplines is an organisation that aims to link the humanities with the cognitive sciences and their latest online conference focuses on art and cognition.http://www.mindhacks.com/blog/2006/01/art_and_cognition.htmlHyman's paper is notable as it criticises the current trend of suggesting that adequate theories of aesthetics must, in essence, be neurologically based.Indeed. The sad spectacle of nerobiologists and "cognitive scientists" discovering…
Posted in Aesthetics

slime-refcard

A reference card for the SLIME Lisp system, derived from the Emacs reference card. In TeX format with derived PDF.Click here to download.Technorati Tags: lisp
Posted in Generative Art