Month: July 2006

jPod – Douglas Coupland

I used to avoid anyone who’d read Generation X. I still haven’t ready it myself. Microserfs was an amusing and insightful short story bloated into a pointless schmaltzfest. But BoingBoing plugged jPod so I bought a copy. And it’s very

Posted in Reviews, Satire

Copyleft Concepts

Reification Reification is the mistake of concentrating on licences as an end in themselves. A licence is only useful as a practical means to the ideological ends of free culture. To forget this and to concentrate on licences as a

Posted in Aesthetics, Free Culture

Chordinator in Sourceforge

chordinator.lisp After some struggles with Sourceforge, the source code for chordinator is now available. Here’s a sample: (defmethod colour-generator (hue-fun saturation-fun brightness-fun)”Make a function to make a new instance of colour.”(lambda ()(make-instance ‘colour:hue (funcall hue-fun):saturation (funcall saturation-fun):brightness (funcall brightness-fun))))(defmethod random-colour-generator

Posted in Generative Art, Projects

Aesthetics And Freedom

http://www.british-aesthetics.org/uploads/Hepburn%20PROOF.pdf An aesthetician considers the role of historical philosophical ideals of freedom in aesthetics.

Posted in Aesthetics, Free Culture

What Is The Schillinger System

What Is The Schillinger System The idea behind the Schillinger System is simple and inevitable: it undertakes the application of mathematical logic to all the materials of music and to their functions And to art as well (in “The Mathematical

Posted in Aesthetics, Generative Art, Uncategorized

calendarlive.com: STYLE & CULTURE – Just whose idea is it anyway?

calendarlive.com: STYLE & CULTURE – Just whose idea is it anyway? Not everyone seems to have noticed, but it’s clear we recently zipped past the “information economy” and straight into the “copyright economy.” It’s no longer about access to information

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Yay Hooray | yh collab: redesign famous logos in web 2.0 format!

Yay Hooray | yh collab: redesign famous logos in web 2.0 format! Proof that aesthetics are objects. 🙂

Posted in Aesthetics, Satire

Everybody loves Eric Raymond » Lug Radio Live 2006

Everybody loves Eric Raymond » Lug Radio Live 2006This is just a couple of slides from my rather confused and wandering talk about ELER at Lug Radio Live 2006. The full slides are available here in OpenOffice.org format and exported

Posted in Free Culture, Satire

Kathleen Kucka

Kathleen KuckaEngaging painted low-dimensional abstracts. Good stuff.

Posted in Aesthetics, Reviews

OnTheCommons.org | Talent & The Commons

OnTheCommons.org | Talent & The Commons We need to rethink DRM and its role in preserving artistic livelihoods. Yes. IF DRM works it will prevent artists becoming popular and destroy the lasting publicity value of their recordings. If it doesn’t

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