Month: December 2011

Ulysses

At midninght tonight, the UK (and EU) copyright on James Joyce's Ulysses expires. (It's already in the public domain in the US.So in just a few hours it will be legal to download this file and load it in your ebook reading device or program here:http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4300I think that @ubuwe said it best:"Fuck you Stephen Joyce.…
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Art Open Data – Government Art Collection Dataset

I have written a script to download a dataset containing collection information from the UK Government Art Collection site and save it in tab-seperated-value files and an sqlite database for easy access. As the data is from a UK government agency it's under the OGL.You don't need to run the script, a downloaded dataset is…
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The Mona Lisa Of Disapproval

https://gitorious.org/robmyers/mona-lisa-of-disapproval/
Posted in Art, Free Culture, Projects, Satire

Psychogeodata (3/3)

The examples of Psychogeodata given so far have used properties of the geodata graph and of street names to guide generation of Dérive. There are many more ways that Psychogeodata can be processed, some as simple as those already discussed, some much more complex. General Strategies There are some general strategies that most of the…
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Psychogeodata (2/3)

Geodata represents maps as graphs of nodes joined by edges (...as points joined by lines). This is a convenient representation for processing by computer software. Other data can be represented in this way, including words and their relationships. We can map the names of streets into the semantic graph of WordNet using NLTK. We can…
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Psychogeodata (1/3)

tl;dr Psychogeographic Geodata using OpenStreetMap in Python. Download here. Psychogeography is a set of techniques for defamiliarizing the landscape, particularly the urban landscape. It is a way of resisting and critiquing the historically, culturally and politically imposed reality of the built environment. Starting with Guy Debord, psychogeography has since followed the rest of the Situationist's…
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A Balloon Dog Print

Here's a picture of the Balloon Dog printed on a Makerbot:http://www.thingiverse.com/derivative:17942I love the "nose".Thanks Lunpa!
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Source Code

The part of my review of "White Heat Cold Logic" that seems to have caught people's attention is: "for preservation, criticism and artistic progress (and I do mean progress) it is vital that as much code as possible is found and published under a Free Software licence (the GPL). Students of art computing can learn…
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