Month: October 2010

Paying For Teh Frees. How’s That Working Out?

Five years and several Wiki restores ago I wrote a sketch of an article called "How To Get Paid For Copyleft Art". My opinion at the time was that cultural projects (or artistic careers) could be structured to make money using copyleft, but I was very wary of recommending any particular services for digital media.Crosbie…
Posted in Free Culture

Free Agriculture

The specific mechanism Michaels goes on to propose is a “General Public License for Plant Germplasm (GPLPG)” that is explicitly modeled on the GPL developed by the FOSS movement for software. mp)
Posted in Free Culture

Freedom Porn

Some time ago I mentioned Sharing is Sexy, a Free Culture porn project. The site seems to be offline unfortunately ( has a cache). But now there's a new Free Culture Porn site, :Introducing,, the world’s first ever free-as-in-freedom porn site, comprised of entirely free cultural works in free formats, both Ogg Theora and…
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A GUI For draw-something

I've written a Gtk+ user interface for draw-something to help evaluate its output.You'll need the git repository for draw something, and cl-gtk2 installed:sbcl(asdf:oos 'asdf:load-op :asdf-install)(asdf-install:install :cl-gtk2-gtk)(asdf-install:install :cl-gtk2-cairo)git clone you can run the gtk.lisp script in src:cd draw-something/srcsbcl --load gtk.lispAnd once you select "New Drawing" you can view the different stages of its development. Which…
Posted in Art, Art Computing, Free Software, Generative Art, Projects

From The Archives

This is probably the genesis of The Cybernetic Artworld - if I can find the code in my archives...
Posted in Aesthetics, Art Computing, Generative Art, Projects

Organization, Man

This blog is over seven years old. Some of the best writing on it, posts that I refer people to and that I refer to myself even now, dates back five years or more. A blog isn't the best format for organizing that kind of material. I think I'm going to format it up as…
Posted in Personal