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