Month: June 2010

Streaming Aesthetics (Colour)

application.gnu_linux.tar.gz application.macosx.tar.gzapplication.windows.zipDownload the version for your operating system above, expand the archive, and run the application. You will need Java installed. OpenJDK is OK, that's why it's an application rather than an applet (Processing doesn't work with the OpenJDK browser plugin yet, bizarrely).The application will ask you for a Twitter username and password. It needs…
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Work In Progress – Streaming Aesthetics

This is a visualization of common colour names as they appear in the main twitter stream -This is just a screenshot, I'll show the live version when it's finished. The colours are placeholders and (although you can't see it) the animation needs improving. It's written in Processing using a Scala-based Twitter Streaming API library.If this…
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Shooting The Messenger

There's been another round of criticism on various blogs of the FSF's media campaigns to draw people's attention to the harm that not respecting software users freedom does. But the FSF's campaigns explaining why Microsoft and Apple's failure to respect users freedom is harmful have been successful in getting out the message that alternatives are…
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Techo Art Roundup

HOW TO: Connect an anemometer to the Internet:http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/06/how_to_connect_an_anemometer_to_an.html(I don't like Pachube's walled garden approach thought. We need a federated free equivalent, like StatusNet .)"Binary Code View", an offline net.art show in London:http://turbulence.org/blog/2010/06/04/binary-code-view-london/How exactly do you own a net based artwork?:http://turbulence.org/blog/2010/06/04/owning-online-art-selling-and-collecting-netbased-artworks/Art from its own data visualisation (not as good as my encoding of a LeWitt literally…
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Notes Towards Free Culture

Free jam:http://ospublish.constantvzw.org/news/the-four-freedoms-two-rules-and-one-jamTheory book piracy:http://turbulence.org/blog/2010/06/05/scanners-collectors-and-aggregators-on-the-%E2%80%98underground-movement%E2%80%99-of-pirated-theory-text-sharing/Crowdsourcing as wage saving and as workforce disempowerment:http://blog.p2pfoundation.net/crowdsourcing-and-the-new-alienating-nature-of-work/2010/06/05"Piracy has increased my book sales 700%":http://www.pirateparty.org.uk/blog/2010/jun/5/piracy-has-increased-my-e-book-sales-700/A second-generation performance artist calls for copyright on performances so they can enclose the performance commons:http://www.artfagcity.com/2010/06/05/marina-abramovic-afterthoughts-willpower-control-copyright/
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