Month: March 2006

DRM is Killing Music

Boing Boing: DRM is Killing Music parody of "Home Taping is Killing Music"Remember how home taping killed music? Ex-actly.
Posted in Free Culture, Satire

Sampling Artists and NC

I've just read another apologia from a sampling artist who is releasing their work under a NonCommercial Creative Commons license.On the face of it this is simple hypocracy. Someone denying others the freedom they themselves are exercising, that of commercial use of appropriated material. Possibly the worst example of this are JibJab.But if we are…
Posted in Free Culture


If there are no criteria for art, are there criteria for criteria for art? Some kind of meta criteria (without turtles all the way down), language,  or point design system.If conceptualism was the descent of the theoretical superstructure of art into art, what would the intrusion of the managerial context be?
Posted in Aesthetics

Procedural Drawing

DataIsNature on the (long!) history and the aesthetic value of procedural drawing:
Posted in Aesthetics, Generative Art

Moglen’s Utopia

The reason why our plans for freedom work better than other peoples' is that they include a sequence of activities ” proof of concept, running code and the solicitation of partnership. First you make it, then it works, then you invite people to make it better.Most of the people that have struggled for freedom have…
Posted in Free Culture

Creative Software

I will be at the Creative Software conference on Thursday to talk about my art computing work (such as minara and draw-something) and why it is Free Software:Creative SoftwareMy bio and statement are now on the page.
Posted in Generative Art, Projects

GNOME Art – Icons

GNOME Art - IconsBY-SA SVG icons for the GNOME desktop.
Posted in Free Culture

Tango Icon Gallery

BY-SA SVG icons:Tango Icon Gallery - Tango Desktop Project
Posted in Free Culture

Aardvark The Aardvark

A BY-SA children's book project with SVG illustrations:Aardvark The Aardvark
Posted in Free Culture

Busy Busy

So I went to help out at Remix Reading's open access lab two Saturdays ago.On Tuesday I met up with the extremely cool Jon Philips of Creative Commons (amongst other projects). Then I discussed Ken Wark's "Hacker Manifesto" (buy! buy!) with Tom Chance. Then I discussed free culture with Dave.On Sunday 19th March I'm hoping…
Posted in Free Culture