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Entries from May 13th, 2005

Checking US Copyright Renewals

May 13th, 2005 Comments Off on Checking US Copyright Renewals

If you need to check the Copyright status of an American book published 1923-1976 then you should use this resource


Media Art Net

May 13th, 2005 Comments Off on Media Art Net

Media Art Net foregrounds topical crossreferences offering various access points: the index and search engine based on a complex structure of database links, the exploratory approach via visual summaries, the artistic perspective as it emerges in commissioned Net projects or the scientific-historic aspect as formulated in topical essays by competent authors. A network of curators […]


Full Screen Streaming Video via Java applet

May 12th, 2005 Comments Off on Full Screen Streaming Video via Java applet

This is incredible . . . . such high quality and full screen. I think they are an Australian company.


History of Sampling (and the sampled)

May 12th, 2005 Comments Off on History of Sampling (and the sampled)

This is a very cool example of a two way informational flow. Choose a track from the top and see which samples were used in it from the bottom . . . all it needs is a way to hear the tracks and the samples!


Everything SMS

May 9th, 2005 Comments Off on Everything SMS

Here’s a blog dedicated to SMS – Includes instructions on HTTP-to-SMS as well as a range of info on SMS-related social stuff.

Tags: – social bookmarking

May 7th, 2005 Comments Off on – social bookmarking

In my race to catch up and get into this brave new world of blogging, rss feeds, etc, I’ve come across which seems to make sense as we look for more opportunities to make the museum experiences open and accessible… ยป is a social bookmarks manager. It allows you to easily add web […]


new take on video interactivity

May 6th, 2005 1 Comment

crazy The Khronos Projector is an interactive-art installation allowing people to explore pre-recorded movie content in an entirely new way. A classic video-tape allows a simple control of the reproducing process (stop, backward, forward, and elementary control on the reproduction speed). Modern digital players add little more than the possibility to perform random temporal jumps […]


Australian Fair Use Discussion Paper

May 6th, 2005 Comments Off on Australian Fair Use Discussion Paper

The Attorney General’s Dept has posted a discussion paper on the implementation of ‘fair use’ in Australia post DMCA/FTA. Read it here


Graphic Designer Hotel

May 5th, 2005 Comments Off on Graphic Designer Hotel

Check out this – a different designer for each room. There are some amazing pieces here . . . . from all the next gen big guns.


Analysis of Adobe/Macromedia Merger

May 5th, 2005 Comments Off on Analysis of Adobe/Macromedia Merger

“Adobe’s purchase of Macromedia makes perfect sense, to allow it to achieve the scale needed to compete against operating system vendors; for that reason, it probably won’t raise anti-trust flags. The two companies have almost as small an overlap as when Aldus and Adobe merged, which resulted in Adobe unloading FreeHand to Macromedia. If the […]