Month: February 2007

links for 2007-02-27

Talent imitates, genius steals: Pseudo-Modern Communications “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” (tags: postmodern) Boing Boing: Prankster tricks Swiss newspaper into running fake Gucci ad “This guy

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links for 2007-02-23

LIFE BY DESIGN: Stop Thief! Damien Hirst v. Lori Precious “We love a good controversy around here and there is a rip-snorter going on in LA tonight. Damien Hirst is showing his latest incarnation of butterflies on canvas at Gagosian,

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links for 2007-02-20

cartographic flow map layout – data visualization & visual design – information aesthetics “a method for generating flow maps using hierarchical clustering given a set of nodes, positions, & flow data between the nodes. flow maps aim show the movement

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Why The New Colouring Algorithm Works

AARON’s new colouring algorithm works very well, as Harold Cohen said when he described it. What he didn’t go into was why. I think the algorithm works well because it is a good model of the cognition of our perception,

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Think Of The Children

This just in: Microsoft have announced that they will be producing a version of Vista for XO, the One Laptop Per Child Project laptop. Each system will be tied to the Windows Genuine Advantage program through a Trusted Computing module

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links for 2007-02-19

Unplanned ‘offspring’ at Olympic Sculpture Park get SAM’s blessing “Guerrilla artists recently hatched “Eaglets” in a nest of twigs and broken eggshells next to Alexander Calder’s “Eagle” at the Olympic Sculpture Park.” (tags: public-art intervention free-culture sculpture) Corporate Internet Branding

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Colour Cells

Randomly coloured grids from colour-cells, my standalone re-implementation of AARON’s new colouring algorithm as described by Harold Cohen. Here’s an example of the debugging output of a run: CL-USER> (colour-cells:run)Starting colour-cells.sv-spec: (7 ‘MH 8 ‘HH)Colour Scheme:hues:LEAF 0.17177725 VEIN 0.43423924 BLADE

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links for 2007-02-17

Plundering UGC Cash, Who's In? at iain tait | crackunit.com “Anyone fancy forming a loose ‘A-Team' (or a rubbishy B-Team) of creative types with a single-minded ambition of seeing just how much we can extract from UGC campaigns?” (tags: ugc

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links for 2007-02-14

NEWSgrist – where spin is art: Can Photographers be Whiny Assholes? “Artists’ photos of bridges, eh? this is a perfect example of what copyright is and isn’t for; it also illustrates “author anxiety,” not to mention author-arrogance: copyright doesn’t protect

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links for 2007-02-13

| A shared space for personal reflections on media art practice: making it, curating it, translating it. An excellent new media art weblog. (tags: new-media digital-art weblog) PSFK: MTV Frees Their Video Content “We need to open up our Web

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