Month: June 2008

In the Anon. Meeting Of Mined

Oh fuck not semiotics.Semitotics is a "geddit???" after somebody else's joke. If you have to explain the joke you kill it. What you kill you gain the power of.Semiotics is the cold dead hand of the bad ventriloquist. It is ideological formalism. It is the fractality of discourse written only in ink.Semiotics is semantic management.…
Posted in Aesthetics, Satire

If you can see this, Rob’s DNS is working!

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A Day In The Studio 1 (Circles)

Posted in Generative Art, Projects

How To Make Money In Second Life Without Being An IP Maximalist

The ProblemLet's imagine just for a moment that the problem with Second Life (SL) isn't that people can copy textures. Let's imagine that the problem is that the business models are wrong, and that IP maximalism is seductive but has been proven to be counter-productive wherever it has been tried.What Second Life IsSL's appearance as…
Posted in Free Culture, Generative Art

New Reviews At Furtherfield

I have two new Free Culture-related reviews up at Furtherfield.Abstract HacktivismA book collecting two essays by Otto von Busch and Karl Palmas transforms the concept of "hacktivism" with well-argued historical analysis and a number of informative case studies.Big Buck Bunny"Big Buck Bunny", the second short film from the Blender Foundation, features well animated cartoon animals…
Posted in Aesthetics, Free Culture, Reviews

First Impressions

"A bit protest-artological"
Posted in Aesthetics


A readymade is an ordinary object that has been nominated as an artwork by an artist. Nominating the object as an artwork transforms it into an artwork. This is not a million miles away from The Institutional Theory Of Art, which says that the answer to the question "what is art?" is whatever the artworld…
Posted in Aesthetics


I am now on a new weblog platform (Movable Type) on a new server. Many thanks to Matt for helping with this. And by "helping with" I mean "doing".The Wiki is gone, and Like That isn't back in the art section, but apart from that everything should have been moved over now.If anything's missing do…
Posted in Personal

A Day In The Studio 1 (Bars)

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A Day In The Studio 1

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