Friday, June 5, 2009

Case Studies

- Case Study One

In 1976, ex-Beatle George Harrison was found guilty of copyright infringement for his hit single, "My Sweet Lord." Bright Tunes Music Corporation had obtained the copyright for the 1963 hit, "He's So Fine," which was written by Ronald Mack and originally performed by The Chiffons. Did George Harrison borrow his musical ideas from Mack's hit song?

I listened to the songs and came up with the following outcomes:
Rating System: Barely the same
Harmony: barely the same
Rythym: Very Similar
Lyrics: Somewhat alike
Instruments: Barely the same

The two songs both have similar back up singers, vocals, layout of lyrics and they are both about the same subject.
On the other hand the womans vocals are very different, "hes so fine".

Electronic Artists

Cory Arcangel
Cory Arcangel (born 1978) is a digital artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. His work is concerned with the relationship between technology and culture, and with media appropriation.
Arcangel talks about his early collaborations with Paul B. Davis as being very important to the development of his own work. In 1998 they founded BEIGE, a programming ensemble with other friends from Oberlin Conservatory.
Arcangel's work has appeared in many museum exhibitions, including a solo exhibition at the Migros Museum in Zurich, MOMA's Color Chart, the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and has also been exhibited in the New Museum and MCA Chicago among other museums. His work is included in public collections such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, Miami Art Museum, Migro Museum, and Neue Nationalgalerie. Arcangel is represented by Team Galley in New York, Galerie Ropac in Paris and Salzburg, Max Wigram in London, and Galerie Guy Bartschi in Geneva.

Wafaa Bilal
Iraqi born Wafaa Bilal has become known for provocative interactive video installations. Many of Bilal's projects over the past few years have addressed the dichotomy of the virtual vs. the real. He attempts to keep in mind the relationship of the viewer to the artwork, one of his main objectives being to transform the normally passive experience of viewing art into an active participation. Bilal's objective is to raise awareness of virtual war and privacy, or lack thereof, in the digital age.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

What is Free Software?

Free software or software libre is software that can be used, studied, and modified without restriction, and which can be copied and redistributed in modified or unmodified form either without restriction, or with minimal restrictions only to ensure that further recipients can also do these things and that manufacturers of consumer-facing hardware allow user modifications to their hardware. Free software is available gratis (free of charge) in most cases.

- Inkscape: Inkscape is a free and open source vector graphics editor application. Its stated goal is to become a powerful graphics tool while being fully compliant with the XML, SVG, and CSS standards.

- Scribus: Scribus is a desktop publishing (DTP) application; released under the GNU General Public License, it is free software. Native versions are available for Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, OS/2, and Microsoft Windows. It is known for its broad feature set of page layout features comparable to leading non-free applications such as Adobe PageMaker, PagePlus, QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign.

- Audacity: Audacity is a digital audio editor and recording application. Audacity is cross-platform and is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and BSD.

- Wordpress: WordPress is a free and open source blog publishing application. WordPress is the official successor of b2\cafelog which was developed by Michel Valdrighi.

- Blender: Blender is a 3D graphics application released as free software under the GNU General Public License.

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Maxine Frances paints everyday. The majority of her paintings are in oil paint. She publishes her daily postcard size paintings here and sells them via her online gallery at $70 each.

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