Month: November 2006

draw-something: new colour stabilizing

Posted in Generative Art

CC And DRM

A good article containing some of the points from the cc-licenses discussion about DRM:http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs/debian_and_the_creative_commons
Posted in Free Culture

draw-something: Debugging New Colour Algorithm

Debugging images from draw-something modified to use AARON's new colour algorithm. Like I say, they're debugging images. The colour is using a single choice probability and hasn't been tested properly yet. I also need to distribute the forms better but that's outside the control of the colour algorithm.
Posted in Generative Art

links for 2006-11-18

Boing Boing: Zadie Smith on the practice of reading"So the greatest principle is, "I should sit here and I should be entertained." And the more classical model, which has been completely taken away, is the idea of a reader as an amateur musician."(tags: aesthetics)Tale of Tales - Realtime Art ManifestoIt's a manifesto...(tags: art manifesto)networkable social…
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links for 2006-11-17

EFF: DeepLinks - Sample Trolls Killing Hip Hop?"Apparently, having absconded with George Clinton's copyrights, Bridgeport is now shaking down artists like Jay-Z. Of course, lawsuits like this also make it harder for lesser-known sample-based artists to get distribution, radio play, and CD pressing ser(tags: ip-maximalism sampling free-culture)New World Notes: COPYING A CONTROVERSY (Updated)"Welcome to the…
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NC, Use and Distribution

The GPL concerns Use of software but is triggered by Distribution. Use is not the same as Distribution. In particular Distribution is not a form of Use. It is common to confuse the two, but this is a mistake similar to confusing use value with exchange value in economics. Strictly speaking only users of software…
Posted in Free Culture

NC Is Not Magnatune’s Secret Sauce

The NC business model that Magnatune use has clearly inspired Creative Commons. Magnatune's success makes them a very positive model for a record label, but not in the way that might be expected from their use of NC. The problem is that the threats to their livelihoods that recording artists actually face are not the…
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Last Night’s Talk By Harold Cohen

Harold gave an excellent presentation of how and why AARON's new colouring system works. I've just about hacked up an implementation of the system for draw-something from my notes in a couple of hours, so you can tell that Harold is a thorough speaker as well as an insightful and sometimes humorous one. ;-)AARON's new…
Posted in Aesthetics, Generative Art, Reviews

Release The Music » Sign our petition

Release The Music » Sign our petition We believe that any extension to the term of copyright protection for sound recordings would be highly damaging to artists and the public good. We hereby request that you publicly reject all demands from all parties for any extension, retrospective or prospective, to the term of copyright protection…
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links for 2006-11-14

Eyebeam reBlog: RGB LED kits (and documentation)"The RGBLED and mRGBLED controllers allow you to control the color of RGBLEDs. This might sound trivial, but it actually takes a lot of resources to let you be able to set an RGBLED to any color you'd like."(tags: electronics colour howto)80% Of Art In Public Collections UK Not…
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