Month: April 2007

links for 2007-04-29

Boing Boing: Economist slams DRM"The Economist has come out against DRM in a tell-it-like-it-is editorial that explains why anti-copying technology is bad for the entertainment industry."(tags: notes-towards-free-culture drm critique)Miracle Lyrical - starting up open lyrics « Zero influenceLet's make free songs from the lyrics up!(tags: free-culture BY-SA collaborative music lyrics)Run Zhora Run!! BLADE RUNNER Reshoots…
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I've started sketching some ideas out in Processing.It doesn't work on PowerPC Linux you know.
Posted in Generative Art, Projects

links for 2007-04-28

Mandatory Licensing. Copyfight: the politics of IP"Yes, Ms Peters, we knew the Copyright Office has no interest in consumers getting music nor in artists getting paid, but you needn't have put it so bluntly."(tags: notes-towards-free-culture funny) Art in Second LifeReuters article on art in Second Life.(tags: art second-life vr)Second Life Herald: Step Off the PathArticle…
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Criticism of Web 2.0 sites remains weak

Participation on Web 2.0 sites remains weak | Technology | Internet | ReutersSimilarly, only two-tenths of one percent of visits to Flickr, a popular photo-editing site owned by Yahoo Inc., are to upload new photos, the Hitwise study found.So let's get this straight. 0.002 of the hits that Flickr gets are to upload photos. Which…
Posted in Free Culture

links for 2007-04-19

Space RaoulGentleman hero of the universe and talking animal of some kind from the author of Bear.(tags: cartoon comic-strip webcomic funny)Dennis Hollingsworth: For Whom are Your Soldiers Fighting?"a vibrant and expanding artworld economy is what we all wanted, isn't it? The problem is that the discourse (academic, intellectual, intra-artist or otherwise) seems to have waned…
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Fair Use And Free Software

The third GPL3 draft mentions Fair Use in a manner similar to the Creative Commons licences, guaranteeing the Fair Use rights of people who receive copies of the work. Fair Use can be an extensive exception to copyright, allowing derivative works to claim a new copyright separate from that of the parent work.This means that…
Posted in Free Culture

Art for Society?

"Britain is full of teachers pretending to be "artists", "Artists" pretending to be French Philosophers, curators pretending to be revolutionaries, etc., etc. Now bourgeois art teachers pretend they are socialist artists-It is the same recurring problem: the historical conditions they are really in are ignored in favour of the historical conditions they want, need, believe,…
Posted in Aesthetics

Free Screwdrivers

Screwdrivers are useful tools. You can open consumer electronics with them, you can assemble furniture with them, or you can misuse them to open tins of paint. There is nothing profound about them, they are just useful devices. They are not something you have to think about, just go to the shop and buy one…
Posted in Free Culture

links for 2007-04-17

PSFK Trends & Ideas: Party PicsParty photo communities.(tags: party social-life photographs)
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Well that's three days lost to a Debian upgrade screw up.On the plus side I have a nice clean install of Etch now.Thanks to Matt Lee for help and emotional support. ;-)
Posted in Personal