Month: April 2009

Only People Making Real Encyclopaediae Should Have Free Speech

Dave Gerard's comment on Foundation-L neatly encapsulates the problem with Wikimedia's actions and with the defences of them that I have seen so far, stating of the artistsĀ  -They're performance artists. This is more performance. They fooled the EFF into playing along.http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/foundation-l/2009-April/051509.htmlThe problem is that people's first amendment free speech rights are being dismissed because…
Posted in Free Culture

Wikimedia Hates Art

http://identi.ca/tag/wikimediahatesartI have a lot of respect for the Wikimedia Foundation, everyone I've met from it have been great people and I use their software and projects daily. I was proud to take part in the Wikipedia Loves Art event earlier this year. But as an artist I am disappointed and offended by Wikimedia's treatment of…
Posted in Free Culture, Howto, links

Income – Packet-in-wiki

Income - Packet-in-wiki.Great list of revenue strategies for musicians in the manner of "How To Get Paid For Copyleft Art".
Posted in Free Culture

Web Freedom

Gnash is freeing web users from proprietary software and HTML 5 can free them from proprietary formats.The world wide web became invaluable to society and to the economy because it was based on open standards that were easy to use and even easier to copy and improve examples of. To protect the value that comes…
Posted in Free Culture

What Art Materials Do You Use?

SubstratesCopier Paper (archival quality), A3 and A4A4 and A5 hardback wire bound sketchbooks, various.Moleskine sketchbooks, small and largePens and PencilsSanford china pencils (black, red, blue)Col-erase pencils (blue, red)Sanford Mirado Black Warrior HB graphite pencilsSharpies, various black.Letraset Tria markers (black and two cool greys)Staedtler propeller pencils and lead holder, 2BCaran d'Ache conte pencils and Carres (black…
Posted in Aesthetics

The Sisters Of Mercy – Forum, 9/4/09

Half a lifetime ago I saw the Sisters of Mercy at the NEC in Birmingham. It was the biggest and loudest gig I've ever been to, a spectacle that left me unable to hear properly until I got back off the coach on the return journey. Every time the Sisters headed offshore after that I…
Posted in Reviews