Tag Archives: Open Source

iRez on RockMelt

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, 19 August — You have a wonderful lot of web browser choices today — haha, “Mac vs PC?” Who cares! The browser is the new OS! One popular choice today is Google Chrome, and you may know that Google released a large portion of the Chrome source code as the open source […]

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Eloh Eliot Surfaces Briefly

THE METAVERSE, 17 June — Legendary Open Source Avatar Skin designer Eloh Eliot surfaced briefly today. So briefly that if it was anyone else it probably wouldn’t even be worth reporting, but for this reporter there isn’t a more important person in The Metaverse. If Philip Rosedale’s insight was the power of UGC, then Eliot’s […]

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Eric Whitacre / Virtual Choir

LINCOLN CENTER, 2 April — At the nexus of TED’s elitism, Thomas Kinkade’s populism, Sigfreid & Roy’s beauty, and Ashton Kucher’s charisma, composer Eric Whitacre premiered here tonight Virtual Choir 3 – Water Night. A virtual choir aggregated from 3,746 parts sung by vocalists across the globe and posted as online videos, Water Night is […]

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How Much Does WordPress Rock?

Some students and I were Skyping with Stelarc the other day… Yes, I know, fucking Stelarc! 🙂 Yes he showed us the ear. After the meeting one of my students drew a line in the air, gestured to one side, and said, “this is my life before today,” then pushed his hand across the invisible […]

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Secondary Creators

I’ve already said a lot about Free Culture. I just want to make 2 finer points: the one made by Julian Sanchez of the Cato Institute in his video above, and another slight variation on this idea of “secondary creators.” Copyright is a cultural compromise: instead of letting a culture make the most use of […]

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OS Grid

VB/CO Field trip to OS Grid on Saturday 12 June

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Eloh Eliot

In the middle of a barren snow drift in Lippert stands, unexpectedly, a small patch of sunflowers. And in the middle of that tiny patch of sunflowers stands the greatest gift in all of SL: Four crates of free, but priceless, Pleiades skins from Eloh Eliot. Another, Lippert: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lippert/67/194/166 I can’t even begin to guess […]

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