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Monday, July 31, 2006 - 02:44 AM

Creative Stimulus Elephants Dream is the world’s FIRST OPEN MOVIE, made entirely with open source 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback software (Blender.org). Available in all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.

AND ... All the production files are freely available to use
however you please, under a Creative Commons license.
HAvE FuN!!!!!


Monday, July 03, 2006 - 07:06 PM

Open Intellect Ubuntu is a desktop-oriented Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support (Debian GNU/Linux). Ubuntu use only free software to provide an up-to-date yet stable operating system for the average user, and available to you free of charge. P.S. Cory Doctorow-- just switched from Mac to Ubuntu.

Well Known Techies Switching from Mac to Ubuntu (kairosnews)
Switch to Ubuntu (apress)

Ubuntu is a free, open source operating system that starts with the breadth of Debian and adds regular releases (every six months), a clear focus on the user and usability (it should "Just Work", TM) and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of support for every release. Ubuntu ships with the latest Gnome release as well as a selection of server and desktop software that makes for a comfortable desktop experience off a single installation CD.

WIKI

The following list covers some of the software components included as part of version 6.06 of the Ubuntu Desktop. Much of it (such as GIMP, OpenOffice.org and Firefox) is considered standard software for the free desktop (see Examples of Free Software).

* GNOME desktop environment and accessories
* Gedit text editor
* GIMP image editor
* Firefox web browser
* Gaim instant messenger
* Evolution email and personal information manager (PIM)
* OpenOffice.org office suite
* Synaptic software package manager
* Totem movie player
* Rhythmbox music player

Most other free software can be obtained from the package repositories through Synaptic or the simplified Add/Remove Programs utility.


Edubuntu is a GNU/Linux distribution designed for use in classrooms, it's also Free in the sense of giving you rights of Software Freedom.

Edubuntu has been developed in collaboration with teachers and technologists in multiple nations worldwide. The primary goal of Edubuntu is for an educator with limited technical knowledge and skill to be able to set up a computer lab, or establish an on-line learning environment, in an hour or less, and then administer that environment without having to have much knowledge on the subject.


Friday, June 16, 2006 - 05:54 PM

Meta-Field
Open Space


1.Whoever is there are the right people.
Everybody has his or her role in the story.

2. Whatever happens is the right thing to happen.
Everything happens for a reason and is there to help us gain more insight.


3. Whenever it starts, it starts.
Magic has its own timing.
It might already start weeks before the [experience/conference] happens.

4. Whenever it stops, it stops.
Don’t linger on, when the feeling is too good, nor stay when things that don’t work.
Follow the flow.


5. Follow the law of the two feet.
Keep your own responsibility.
You can leave an [experience/workshop] if it doesn’t suit you.

6. Be prepared to be surprised.
The soul always leads us to our highest good, but it might be an unexpected journey.


It is also; a concept in urban planning:
* Public space, Urban open spaces and greenways
* Landscape
* Piazza
* Plaza
* Courtyard



Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 08:21 PM



Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 03:23 PM

Creative Stimulus Recognizing the rights of both the users and the creators of art, this art show was organized in support of creative works that enable a more participatory culture.

Why is this important?
Just think: where would Disney be if there were no fairy tales?
What would our national anthem be if Francis "Sharedevil" Scott Key hadn't ripped the melody off of an old British drinking song? If everything in our culture is owned and unavailable for the public to build upon, we all suffer. Laws automatically granting and extending copyrights are doing just that. Even an out-of-print book can't be remixed until its *95* years of automatic copyright are up! (cc) 2006

"Sharing is Daring" is a showcase of new & derivative artworks released under flexible licenses that allow for sharing & remixing.

What is Harvard Free Culture? [[ Mailing List | Blog | Wiki ]]
A group of artists, bloggers, computer geeks, and activists who believe:

A healthy, vibrant culture must continually be improved and refashioned by those who live in it. This requires a thriving public domain and cultural commons that anyone can build upon or reshape. The Free Culture Movement aims to empower individuals and communities to reject mere consumption of culture in favor of participation, to actively critique, create, and innovate in media, technology, and art. To achieve this ideal, Harvard Free Culture seeks to promote open intellectual property policy and channel the power of technology toward appreciation, creation, and distribution of participatory culture.


Monday, April 24, 2006 - 02:24 PM

Creative Stimulus JOIN IN THE... FREE & OPEN SOURCING OF 2ND LIFE ROADMAPS
The Open Source Metaverse Project provides an open source metaverse engine
as an alternative to the commercial metaverse engines (Second Life, There and Active Worlds..).


UNTIL THEN, HERE WE ARE...

Creative Commons in 2ndLife... What's next? Open Source Webmap APIs?


Lawrence Lessig, analog in the digital.


Saturday, April 08, 2006 - 01:33 AM

Creative Stimulus
TESTING ... TESTING ... 1... 1.2... TESTING...


"LED Throwies II..."

The Graffiti Research Lab is dedicated to outfitting
graffiti writers, artist and protestors with
open source technologies for urban communication......

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Monday, March 13, 2006 - 08:40 PM

"an outdoor hacker conference/event took place on a large event-campground. New communities bordering common themes which loosely defined as 'hacker issues.' "We feel it is very important for people from different fields dealing with one or more of these issues to meet at larger events. We would also like to introduce new topics and forge new links between various communities. We haven't even kept count of the interesting things that happened, both on- andoffline, simply because the right people met at one of these events.
* freedom of speech
* government transparency
* computer insecurity
* privacy
* open software, open standards & software patents
* community networking


Lat 51°33.270858 / Lon 5°20.620584 / July 28-31 2005
Liempde, near Den Bosch, The Netherlands

And oh yeah: it is a lot of fun too!"


Monday, February 27, 2006 - 04:19 PM

Emerging Systems July 9-14, 2006 @ Sonoma State University. The 50th anniversary conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences offers an opportunity to celebrate and reinvigorate a half-century of interdisciplinary collaboration and synthesis.



• Complex Systems and the Roots of Systems Thinking
What can the sciences of complexity teach us about social justice and sustainability?

• Self-Organization and Living Systems
What is the nature of the relationship between information and consciousness?

• Ecological Systems and Sustainability
How do we manage information in a way that fosters effective decision-making processes?

• Social Systems Design and Practice
How do we nurture organizational structures that serve human needs while also protecting our resources for future generations?


Monday, February 06, 2006 - 01:35 PM

"Every cluster of galaxies, every star, every atom... had a beginning, but the Universe, itself, did not" - Sir Frederick Hoyle, Plumian Professor of Astonomy, Cambridge University


photo c/o Hubble Telescope Website Gallery, NASA public domain


"The novel idea that there are an infinite number of time dimensions in the Universe revolutionizes gravitational theory and much of modern science with it."
- Alexander Franklin Mayer, MIT Alumni

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