Fresh & New(er)

discussion of issues around digital media and museums by Seb Chan

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Entries from February 27th, 2006

New look

February 27th, 2006 Comments Off on New look

You may notice a new look and some new features . . . . Just testing some new stuff.


IP and fashion industry paradox

February 25th, 2006 Comments Off on IP and fashion industry paradox

This is a fascinating paper on the fashion industry. It argues that the fashion industry’s seeming ‘tolerance’ of copies and derivatives actually assists in the growth of creativity within the industry. Why, when other major content industries have obtained increasingly powerful IP protections for their products, does fashion design remain mostly unprotected – and economically […]


Cylinder Audio Archive

February 22nd, 2006 Comments Off on Cylinder Audio Archive

Cylinder recordings, the first commercially produced sound recordings, are a snapshot of musical and popular culture in the decades around the turn of the 20th century. They have long held the fascination of collectors and have presented challenges for playback and preservation by archives and collectors alike. With funding from the Institute of Museum and […]


Handheld Research at the Getty

February 22nd, 2006 Comments Off on Handheld Research at the Getty

Some interesting results from the Getty’s survey on handheld usage in their Rembrandt exhibition. Comment cards and focus groups showed that few users were interested in the zoom or enlarge feature, but they did think that the images on the device helped them enjoy the art. The comment cards showed that text, image-based navigation, and […]



February 21st, 2006 Comments Off on Gaming

Fantastic presentation on gaming and story writing from Kim Plowright one the BBC’s producers. Some excellent commentary and links to videos to illustrate points.



February 20th, 2006 Comments Off on lDraw

Open standard and toolset for Lego drawings/plans. Ahh the memories.


Mobile Cinema

February 17th, 2006 Comments Off on Mobile Cinema

Australias favourite son of electronic music video art has embraced the mobile revolution producing and repurposing a collection of Severed Heads music videos, along with other special friends, for viewing on PSP, Ipod Video and 3G phones. Still in beta i think we can look forward to some very intersting stuff here.


Thoughts on’ interopability’ for Video and Sound

February 17th, 2006 Comments Off on Thoughts on’ interopability’ for Video and Sound

Hi all. Here’s some thoughts I thought I’d share. Lately I’ve been reviewing some new software for one of the magazines I write for. In particular looking at the new Adobe Production Suite – Premiere pro (video editing) , After Effects (animation & fx), Audition (multitrack recording), Encore (DVD authoring), Photoshop and Illustrator (graphics). Whilst […]


NESTA on digital natives and immigrants

February 17th, 2006 Comments Off on NESTA on digital natives and immigrants

An interesting short article refuting some of Prensky’s approach from NESTA (UK’s National Endownment For Science Technology and the Arts) The notions of digital native and digital immigrant may be useful slogans for provoking argument. There have been clear social and cultural shifts that need to be investigated because they are deep and profound. However, […]



February 16th, 2006 Comments Off on BurnStation

BurnStation is a cool new art project meets Copyleft . . . . . BURN STATION is a mobile copying station which – as it travels through suburban spaces – supports the free distribution music and audio. It is software as well as a local network. But above all BURN STATION is a social event […]