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vertexList


Sunday, January 21st, 2007

VertexList is a artist run space in Williamsburg New York with the intent of supporting emerging media artists. VertexList seeks artwork exposing the code of the post-capitalist system in both new and traditional formats.
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Download Red Vs Blue . Free


Saturday, January 20th, 2007

Red vs. Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles, often abbreviated as RvB, is a machinima comic science fiction video series created by Rooster Teeth Productions and distributed primarily through the Internet and DVD. The series chronicles the story of two opposing teams of soldiers fighting a civil war in the middle of a desolate box canyon (Blood Gulch), in a parody of first-person shooter (FPS) games, military life, and science fiction films. Initially intended to be a short series of six to eight episodes, the project quickly and unexpectedly achieved significant popularity following its April 1, 2003, Internet premiere. Rooster Teeth therefore decided to extend the series, whose fifth season premiered publicly on October 2, 2006.

Red vs. Blue emerged from Burnie Burns’ voice-over-enhanced gameplay videos of Bungie Studios’ FPS video game Halo: Combat Evolved. The series is primarily produced using the machinima technique of synchronizing video footage from a game to pre-recorded dialogue and other audio. Footage is mostly from the multiplayer modes of Halo: Combat Evolved and its sequel, Halo 2, on the Microsoft Xbox video game console.

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Graffiti Research Laboratories


Friday, January 19th, 2007

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The Kleptones


Thursday, January 18th, 2007

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Punderphonics and John Oswald


Wednesday, January 17th, 2007


Plunderphonics is a term coined by John Oswald in 1985 in an essay entitled Plunderphonics, or Audio Piracy as a Compositional Prerogative. It has since been applied to any music made by taking one or more existing audio recordings and altering them in some way to make a new composition. There is no attempt to disguise the fact that the sounds making up the composition have been “borrowed” in this way, and sometimes the sounds may be taken from very familiar sources. Plunderphonics can be considered a form of sound collage.

Although the concept of plunderphonics is seemingly broad, in practice there are many common themes used in what is normally called plunderphonic music. This includes heavy sampling of educational films of the 1950s, news reports, radio shows, or anything with trained vocal announcers. Oswald’s contributions to this genre rarely used these materials, the exception being his rap-like 1975 track “Power.”

The process of Sampling other sources is found in various genres (notably hip-hop), but in plunderphonic works the sampled material is often the only sound used. These samples are usually uncleared, and sometimes result in legal action being taken due to copyright infringement. Some plunderphonic artists use their work to protest what they consider to be overly-restrictive copyright laws. Many plunderphonic artists claim their use of other artists’ materials falls under the fair use doctrine.

Crypto-Anarchism


Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Crypto-anarchism is a philosophy that expounds the use of strong public-key cryptography to enforce privacy and individual freedom. Crypto-anarchists aim to create cryptographic software that can be used to evade prosecution and harassment while sending and receiving information in computer networks.

With the help of the software mentioned the connection between the identity of a certain user or organisation and the pseudonym used is almost entirely unprovable unless the user reveals the connection. It is even difficult to say which country’s laws will be ignored, as even the location (country) of a certain participant is unknown. In a sense, the encrypted anonymous networks (the “cipherspace”) can be regarded as an independent, lawless territory. However, participants may voluntarily create new laws using smart contracts or depend on online reputation.

THE CYPHERNOMICON by Timothy C. May

Free MP3s for your mashing pleasure.


Monday, January 15th, 2007


This is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons, where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want.

Remixers If you’re into sampling, remixing and mash-ups grab the sample packs and a cappellas for download and you can upload your version back into ccMixter, for others to enjoy and re-sample. All legal.

Podcasters, directors and music lovers If you’re into music, browse this site to hear some of the great remixes people have built from sampling music on this site, all licensed for use under Creative Commons license.

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NerdCore Calendar - Video game porn


Sunday, January 14th, 2007


It’s the hardcore gamer’s fantasy - a utopia of retro button-mashing and joystick-tweaking, populated by cute girls playing to their heart’s content. Nude girls. Arcade coin-ops, consoles, and handhelds galore - it’s all fair game for these young lasses in this 2007 calendar of artfully-shot images by famed photographer Cherie Roberts.

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More Free Science Fiction


Saturday, January 13th, 2007

Accelerando by Charles Stross has been made available for free download.

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Tim Follin


Friday, January 12th, 2007

Ghouls and Ghosts intro Pwns. damn!