It’s interesting to observe a few of recent initiatives that attempt – rather successfully – to formulate new ways of publishing and sharing information about open source art practices. I will have a look here at three projects: Flossmanuals, the Digital Artists Handbook, and the FLOSS+Art publication. flossmanuals.net Flossmanuals.net is a collaborative multi-language website, initiated
Archive of online communications of the Aether9 Remote Online Performance project. This volume covers the period ranging from March 31 to May 29 2009, including a 5-hour streaming marathon at the Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellin, Colombia.
Among the projected Greyscale Volumes, we were considering publishing the wikibook “Lucid Dreaming”. Wikibooks is a sub-project of the Wikimedia foundation, launched in 2003, aiming to produce a free library of educational textbooks on various subjects. Currently there are about 60 “Featured Wikibooks”, covering a range of subjects from “Ada Programming” to “Zine Making“. The
This is NOT published by Greyscale, but recommended nevertheless. A collection of mindblowing spam emails culled from the author’s yahoo account in July 2005. Available free of charge as a PDF download. Link: http://www.lulu.com/content/7753408
« Stranded in this damp city makes my bones freeze beyond recognition. It’s also hard to breathe normally, very much like the very hot weather of the desert. Take out the zire from the coat pocket and read a few pages of the book of the month just to kill a little time. I don’t concentrate
This volume marks the beginning of a new series of publications documenting the creative process of the aether9 project, an investigation into narrative realtime performance systems. This first volume provides a complete archive of the textual exchanges that occured before and during the first public intervention, in the frame of the Mapping Festival in Geneva,
January 27 2009: A few weeks ago, a new feature has been rolled out on Wikipedia’s smaller sister project Wikibooks, to allow users to generate PDF files, OpenDocument word processor files, and on-demand printed books. The same technology has now also been experimentally enabled on the German Wikipedia website. Erik Möller (Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation)
The ZKP (Zentral Kommitee Proceedings) volumes are collections of critical writings originally posted to the Nettime mailing-list, a platform dedicated to the critical disussion of network culture founded in 1995. The first four ZKP volumes were distributed at meetings in Amsterdam, Madrid, Budapest and Ljubljana between 1995 and 1997. Greyscale Press reissues these volumes in