Month: December 2004

Boing Boing

Boing Boing included something I sent them in a discussion of font copyright. Remember, kids, never take legal advice from an artist…

One-Step Logic

“There was a time but it’s long gone Janie got a crush on the Vietcong Burning through downtown Saigon Me I’m sold – down the Mekong”– ‘Dr. Jeep’, The Sisters Of Mercy. Remember, kiddies, if the deckchairs on the Titanic

Abstract Art After Courbet Abstract art after Courbet. Wonderful.


One of the earliest images of Computer Art I remember from my childhood was one created using Kenneth Knowlton’s EXPLOR. Mini-Explor was a minimal, Fortran-based version of the language from the first half of the 1970s. It’s described in an

Vintage Random Numbers

Via Boing Boing, a PDF of a book of million random digits from RAND in the 1950s: Don’t just use randomness in your work. Use *classic* randomness. 🙂

Smash Global Capitalism! Spend Less Money!

Via Idle Type: Yes, selling glossy magazines and fat books that eschew empowering analysis of economic and class relations in favour of arguing over what colour the curtain should be are not really changing the face of capitalism all

PAGE Archive (via eu-gene)

PAGE, newsletter of the Computer Arts Society, 1969-1985: This is something of a mother lode for the history and theory of computer art.

iTMS and CC (via cc-community, edited)

It would be great if there was a CC metadata plugin for iTunes. I don’t know how open the iTunes APIs are, though. Perhaps Apple could add it, it wouldn’t take much work (surely?) and would help with their record-company-placating


Minara is sticking with OpenGL; adding an intersection callback stopped the crashes. I’ve cleaned up the buffer and window code, and started working on code to support transforms using PostScript-style matrices for speed (2×3 rather than 3×3). You can also

Not Another License

The Open Art License , by the Open Art Network. I don’t think we need another art license. If people want a GPL-style license for art, one that requires that sources be provided, they should probably just use the GPL.