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Monday, October 03, 2005 - 03:27 AM
Some real open source fun... "If rock-paper-scissor is too simple for you, then you can try David Lovelace¬ís "Rock, Paper, Scissors-15" with 1.3 trillion permutation and 105 possible outcomes..." (from neatoram.com). Kaliya Hamlin (aka Identity Woman) even blogged the link we sent her... to check out the various permutations Click 'Read More!'
Friday, September 30, 2005 - 05:26 PM
The New Library of Alexandria, is dedicated to recapture the spirit of the initial organization, which is estimated to have stored at its peak 400,000 to 700,000 parchment scrolls. The library's destruction remains a mystery. The dream of rebuilding the Ancient Library of Alexandria and of reviving the legacy of that great center for learning has long enticed the imagination of intellectuals and scientists all over the world. It is now a reality.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 12:52 AM
WolframTones is based on a core discovery of Stephen Wolfram's A New Kind of Science: that in the computational universe even extremely simple rules or programs can give behavior of great complexity. Each composition is produced by running a program found by searching the computational universe, taking the pattern the program produces, and converting it to a musical score. WolframTones uses a type of program known as a one-dimensional cellular automaton, or Wolfram automaton, studied by Stephen Wolfram since the early 1980s.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 09:04 PM
UPDATE: TRYON LIFE COMMUNITY FARM HAS BEEN SAVED! Portland is a future that continues to nourish innovation and livability. Nestled into Tryon Creek State Park in S.W. Portland is the intersection of rural, urban and wild. An Open Commons demonstrates how multiple communities can efficiently live, work, and play in urban density while learning to heal the land, cooperate with each other and change the world.
On this rare landscape, people are coming together to teach and learn the skills needed to ensure a sustainable future city. Tryon Life Community Farm is seven acres, surrounded by 670 acres of state park. Rolling wooded meadows. Fruit trees, grape vines, vegetable gardens, a bonsai nursery...
Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 11:59 AM
A number of open initiatives are actively resisting the extension of intellectual property rights. Among these developments, three prominent instances ¬ó Open source software, open access to research and scholarship, and open science ¬ó share not only a commitment to the unrestricted exchange of information and ideas, but economic principles... Click 'Read More'
Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 02:25 PM
The Open Source Lab at Oregon State University exists to help accelerate the adoption of open source software across the globe and aid the community that develops and uses it. The OSL's students and full-time staff do this by focusing on software development as well as hosting the world's largest open source projects.
Friday, June 03, 2005 - 11:49 PM
Imaginify attended a Caltech lecture by Steven Johnson back in November 2004 and asked him some questions about Creative Commons, Free Culture and Open Source... Straight from BoingBoing via Lessig's blog: On April 7th 2005, the NY Public Library presented a conversation by Larry Lessig and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, moderated by Steven Johnson, author of such books as Everything Bad is Good For You.
Friday, April 15, 2005 - 03:39 PM
Freesound is a huge collaborative database of sounds - not songs or compositions - but sounds: audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps. All sounds uploaded to the site must be licensed under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus license.
The Music Technology Group and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, have created The Freesound Project
which provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples...
* Browse the sounds in new ways using keywords, a "sounds-like" type of browsing and more
* Up/Download sounds to and from the database, under the same creative commons license
* Interact with fellow sound-artists!
Thursday, April 07, 2005 - 02:15 AM
Freevo is a media platform that brings together various applications for video recording and playback. Under its open format, the user can fully customize Freevo to suit their media viewing needs. Because Freevo is on an open platform, users can create plugins that do things TiVo and other PVRs cannot... Its main feature is its ability to schedule and record television broadcasts.
Freevo: Freedom For Your TV by Howard Wen, 01/27/2005
Thursday, April 07, 2005 - 12:43 AM
Founded in 1999, Common Vision is a solution focused non profit organization. Common Visions mission is to cultivate awareness and respect for the Earth and to generate social and environmental changes towards sustainable lifestyles.
commonvision.org | Blog | Video
Our organization does this through four branches of focus,
education, restoration of degraded lands, direct action, and
documentation of those projects and other projects for positive change.
We integrate concepts of ecology with the traditions, music, and art of cultures
that live or have lived in harmony with the Earth.