new writings & art — moonshine arts magazine

April 6, 2008

April’s issue of moonshine arts magazine is live. Writings, videos and podcasts. Subscribe via the RSS feed, pageflakes, or the facebook application.

You can see the covers (my graphic design) here.

enjoy.


Searching Internet Archive by CC Licensing

March 28, 2008

Because I can never remember where these is located on the webpage (FAQs, actually)
I’m snipping this out for myself with the search links, of course (i.e., just click the link to execute the search in IA). The IA has great stuff for digital collagists, movie makers, & other arty folks.
I used stuff from the Prelinger Collection to make my movie about cataloging and also for my digital collage on communication.

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Can I search by Creative Commons License?

Yes, you can. But it’s a little complicated.

Here’s how to break it down. See the license types at creative commons. When you want to find all of the items that have a certain license, you’ll plug their abbreviation for it into this search query:

/metadata/licenseurl:http*abbreviation/*

So if you’re looking for Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd), you’d put this in the search box: /metadata/licenseurl:http*by-nc-nd/* And you’d get about 33,000 items back.

If you want to use this in combination with other queries, like “I want by-nc-nd items about dogs” you’d do this: /metadata/licenseurl:http*by-nc-nd/* AND dog And you’d get 195 items. The AND tells the search engine all the items returned should have that license AND they should contain the word dog. AND has to be in all caps.

Just to make it easier, here are the basic searches:

  • Public Domain
  • Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd)
  • Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa)
  • Attribution Non-commercial (by-nc)
  • Attribution No Derivatives (by-nd)
  • Attribution Share Alike (by-sa)
  • Attribution (by)

  • Polaroid ceases film production

    March 18, 2008

    This breaks my heart. I have a collection of polaroid cameras from the late 60s – 80s and I use the film for art projects.

    AP article (via Boston.com)
    http://tinyurl.com/27auph

    Impact on professional photographers (via Elle.com)
    http://tinyurl.com/26rjw5

    and

    Polaroid press release
    http://tinyurl.com/2znmm4


    new art, new writings

    December 11, 2007

    For those of you interested in arts & tech stuff, check out Elliot Boswell’s Painting du Jour videos at Youtube. <a href=”http://www.southerncreativity.com/moonshine/issues//article.php?id=67″>Here is a little interview</a> with him w/ embedded youtube, of course. Also, I wrote a brief piece on digital identity for artists.

    Lots of great writing on board for December’s issue, so do check it out. The fiction, poetry, and short stories are getting better with each issue.

    more at moonshine:
    <a href=”http://www.moonshine.southerncreativity.com  “>http://www.moonshine.southerncreativity.com  </a>

    In this issue:
    Sandra Babb, Studio Notes: The Back of Beyond and the Front of Wherever
    Brenda L Basham, Original Art: Imagination, Infinite Bliss, Recovery,
    Unconventional Literature, Waterfalls
    Leigh B. Butler, Studio Notes: Morgan Samuel Price: Journey through Art
    Gilbert Head: Original Art: Six Years Down
    Drék Davis, Studio Notes: From Red & Black, to Black & Gold (AKA The
    Interruption of it All)
    Robin Fay: Creative Soul: What is Creativity (w/video); Arts &
    Technology: Identity: What’s Yours? ; Video du Jour: An interview with
    Elliot Boswell (w/video)
    James D. McCallister, Original Art: Gravy Skin
    Amber Moore, Culture of Art: Art and Advertising (A Marriage)
    Jasmine Odessa Rizer: Original Art: Short Girl Comix, Role Model; Book reviews
    Lisa Taylor, How I Taught my Grandmother to Curse


    new art, new writings — the sublime by the light of the moon

    December 11, 2007

    For those of you interested in arts & tech stuff, check out Elliot Boswell’s Painting du Jour videos at Youtube. Here is a little interview with him w/ embedded youtube, of course. Also, I wrote a brief piece on digital identity for artists.

    Lots of great writing on board for December’s issue, so do check it out. The fiction, poetry, and short stories are getting better with each issue.

    more at moonshine:
    http://www.moonshine.southerncreativity.com

    In this issue:
    Sandra Babb, Studio Notes: The Back of Beyond and the Front of Wherever
    Brenda L Basham, Original Art: Imagination, Infinite Bliss, Recovery,
    Unconventional Literature, Waterfalls
    Leigh B. Butler, Studio Notes: Morgan Samuel Price: Journey through Art
    Gilbert Head: Original Art: Six Years Down
    Drék Davis, Studio Notes: From Red & Black, to Black & Gold (AKA The
    Interruption of it All)
    Robin Fay: Creative Soul: What is Creativity (w/video); Arts &
    Technology: Identity: What’s Yours? ; Video du Jour: An interview with
    Elliot Boswell (w/video)
    James D. McCallister, Original Art: Gravy Skin
    Amber Moore, Culture of Art: Art and Advertising (A Marriage)
    Jasmine Odessa Rizer: Original Art: Short Girl Comix, Role Model; Book reviews
    Lisa Taylor, How I Taught my Grandmother to Curse


    Various web bits – Firefox3.0, image editing online, and make your own comix

    December 5, 2007

    • Good overview of Firefox3.0 in terms of web editing is located here
    • I uploaded a rather large (and upside down) photo to pixenate, a free online web editing tool that even works with facebook.Pixenate tools include zoom, crop, resize, rotate, red eye, whiten, saturation, a few other features. Pretty nifty and easy to use. When you’ve finished, you can import to flickr or save.
    • Make your own comic here

    tagging the art world

    November 15, 2007

    A couple of interesting tagging (folksonomies, not graffiti!) projects from the arts/museum world:

    Steve Museum
    Steve Museum is a largescale tagging project which is supported by an ILMS grant. Partners include the Met and the Guggenheim.

    Article about the Steve Museum project and tagging:
    http://www.archimuse.com/mw2006/papers/wyman/wyman.html

    Steve Musuem (tagging also links to research, working papers, etc.)
    http://www.steve.museum/

    development site:
    http://trac.steve.museum/

    The Cleveland Museum of Art (a Steve Museum partner) has a “Help Others Find Me” button, which allows users to enter tags.

    Here is a link to a de Kooning work from the museum:
    http://tinyurl.com/yrtlml


    art installation in second life and word of the day

    October 26, 2007

    Art Installation in Second Life Wows Educators

    If art schools around the world start introducing their students to “hyperformalism,” credit can go to DC Spensley, who invented the term to describe abstract three-dimensional works created using software and personal computers.

    http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/index.php?id=2422


    google video

    September 16, 2007

    Creativity just amazes me. You may remember the google collaborative video effort? Basically anyone could submit a video but it had a few requirements (obviously the passing of the red envelope…) I considered participating but my video camera is not that good, plus I didn’t think my cat would enjoy having a red envelope stuck to her (just kidding!). I did wonder how it would turn out. You can also see all of the individual clips and find out where they came from here.


    creating a e-zine — lessons learned to date

    August 12, 2007

    1. Have a vision.
    Check. I had that one a year ago (a regional arts magazine with topics both about art and by artists)

    2. Funding.
    The amount of $ you have to spend will affect everything else

    3. Hosting? Find a place to host it.
    I used some extra webspace I have.

    4. A software list of features that you need (and a list of those you would like to have) in order to identify the best product for you.

    Here are my 2 basic lists: required are those items which are deal-breakers (or almost deal-breakers); wishlist are functionalities that I’d like to have but am willing to do without.

    REQUIRED:

    • Ease of installation: I know a smattering of php, configure/write new templates, setup most opensource stuff, CHMOD, run scripts, etc. However, less time spent installing = more time for other things. ;-D
    • Database driven
    • Magazine/newspaper like feel:
      • Categories/Sections
      • Articles (with unique ids, so can be hotlinked)
      • Articles in a web friendly format (not pdf, flash, etc.)
      • Support for basic html in articles (links, images, etc.)
      • Issues with numbering
      • Upload images, media, video, mp3s which can be embedded in articles
    • CSS or other templating
    • Clear navigation throughout site
    • RSS feeds by category/section
    • Archives
    • Flexibility: Ability to move articles as needed, edit, etc.
    • At least a little bit of security. No grievous security holes.
    • Spam control
    • Support for external scripting (del.icio.us, flickr, etc.)

    WISH LIST:

    • Contributors can easily upload own submissions
    • Review, Hold & Draft process (just check off)/Batch processing
    • Pre-populate issues which publish on date without manual intervention
    • Podcasting/videocasting
    • Friendly urls
    • Users can post comments/feedback for specific articles
    • “Email this article” feature
    • Magazine templates available (prepackaged)
    • User support via an active forum, help, kb, etc.
    • Hierarchical support (categories in sections)
    • Statistics built in (at least: came from, page views, referrers)
    • Scalability
    • Tagging/tagclouds
    • Regular backup feature
    • Metadata

    5. Software. If you go to any of the forums (opencms, drupal, joomla, wordpress, etc.) and read reviews, you’ll see that there are alot of options. Even more so, there are alot of opinions from very passionate users about why one is better than the other. I went through many lists and explored those that sounded like they might fit my needs. These are just my thoughts.
    In my next post, I’ll explore my options in a little more depth.