Processing on PowerPC Linux Howto

Processing on PowerPC Linux:

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Lemonodor notes the latest version of a Scheme-based livecoding environment:


I’ve read Lemonodor for ages, and followed the development of fluxus for a while. Synergy. 🙂

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PIC Tetris

A video game on a PIC, via make:


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Notes Towards Free Culture

Tattoo someone’s body, get ownership of it via copyright. Well, the image of the tattoos anyway:

David Beckham in tattoo fight

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Blog From The iCommons Conference

Via the cc-uk list. Some weird “Open” ideology followed by…

Blog from the iCommons conference

They’ve been discussing moral rights, collecting societies, and other hot topics.

Plus photos from the event:

Did they really throw Lessig in a fountain??? 🙂

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Free Formats Are Not Enough

Free formats are not enough.

Proprietary packages that export Free formats may do so poorly, leaving the output corrupt or incomplete. The code cannot be fixed except by the authors, who may be unable or unwilling to do so.

Proprietary packages that export Free formats may displace Free packages, so that when the Proprietary package stops supporting the Free format, artists are left homeless.

Proprietary packages that export Free formats may “embrace and extend” those formats.

Proprietary packages that export Free formats may not work on a given platform (free or proprietary). Their users cannot port those packages to their platform of choice, and the proprietary authors may be unable or unwilling to do the porting.

Given all this, a Free package with its own format is more free, and better for artists, than a proprietary package that exports free formats.

Creative Commons, Reform Organization

“Free legal tools to help you build your own copyright.”

Creative Commons are a reform organization. They are not the people’s revolutionary intellectual property liberation front, nor are they the committee for unlimited commercial exploitation of the public domain. As a charity under US law they cannot even lobby the government for copyright reform, as that would be politics.

They have a reformist agenda, based at least as much on freedom of contract as freedom of speech. And it is based on copyright. But as with the GPL, it is an ironisation of copyright, a legal hack or judo throw. It does not make copyright stronger or excuse copyright maximalism. Copyright will get stronger without CC. At least with CC that increasing strength can be reformed.

Creative Commons’s motivations may differ from the groups whose interests they support to a greater or lesser degree. So what? The effects of their actions do not. Consensus-building is a lost art and one that CC have succeeded in admirably. Yes, that consensus does not advance more radical agendas. But those agendas would fail quite happily without CC. At least with CC the groundwork is laid for them.

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Tom Moody On ‘San Jose’ (Shoutback Pong)

Tom had some kind words for my series ‘San Jose’:


and mentions Ryan McGinness and Anton Vidokle . Neither of whom I’d heard of, and both of whom are very good. Ryan in particular offers the challenge of more visually complex work, one that I feel I ought to rise to.

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Yes and Yes

Jon Phillips on Delete! (is that really not a hoax?) and why open source is more art than art about open source is:

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USB Adaptor For Atari Joysticks

Via make:

If you need more inputs, do what we used to do at the CEA and use a cheap keyboard…

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