Mix Master Mickey [download]

DOWNLOAD GAME: HERE — DOWNLOAD SOURCE CODE: HERE Mix Master Mickey is a creative piracy game and media literacy tool for kids of all ages. It lets you easily rip videos from the internet to use as source footage to remix/cut-up/sample/play with in real-time. It’s free software I made with art by Eric Garcia. You [...]

Coldplay Song Generator v1.1 @Dorkbot Chicago

I’ll be sharing my Coldplay Song Generator at Dorkbot Chicago tonight [7pm @Enemy: 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave 3rd Fl.] and I’ve updated the piece for the presentation. I fixed some bugs, cleaned up the patch, and added some stuff. The new version includes the source for both Max/MSP and Puredata. You can download a zip [...]

Source Hypocrisy

Jeff Koons sues small San Fransisco gallery and store over balloon-dog bookends… that’s probably all I need to say. The absurdity is loud enough — symptomatic of the copyright-crazed world we live in. Wrote about it for FNews: “The balloon-dog shape is perhaps the most common of all the balloon animals, crafted daily by magicians [...]

regarding piracy, industry, and standards of living

Here’s a sketch of a video I’m working on to intro a performance of/about piracy using a drum triggering system I’m developing for realtime audio/video piratical performance. I felt inspired to post this when I came across this article called Houses of Hip Hop Powerhouses. The article feature’s Lil Wayne, who’s in my video above. Check out [...]

Remix Class @SAIC

Next semester (Spring’11) I’ll be teaching an undergraduate seminar at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago entitled: Piratical Practices: Appropriation and Remix Culture in our Technological Times. If you’re an SAIC undergrad looking for English credits you should sign up =D  It will be held on Tuesdays  (6 – 9pm), registration code  is [...]

UbuWeb & Intellectual Property

As you may or may not know, UbuWeb was “hacked” a couple weeks ago, if you tried going to the site what you saw was the image above. This sparked a big discussion online. The question, however, was not, “who hacked it and why?” but rather, “is this a good thing or a bad thing?” [...]

Beware the Copyright Troll!

“How you might get sued for re-posting on the web!” My latest article for Fnewmagazine is on Copyright Trolls – specifically Righthaven LLC, which has been getting a lot of bad wrap for their more than questionable methods: What, you may ask, is a copyright troll? The copyright troll is to intellectual property what the [...]

Copyright vs Copyleft…

…from petitions to combat the secretive ACTA initiatives to the heated comments made by Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore towards those who dare oppose the C-32 (Canada’s new copyright bill) to the even more heated comments found in the filings of the Viacom Vs. Youtube billion dollar lawsuit, this summer’s intellectual property & digital rights [...]