Filter Magazine

Issue 65

This is not open source

July 6th, 2009

Over the last few decades our post-industrial culture that once worshiped the myth of individual heroics and thrived on fierce competition and the survival of the fittest, has been challenged by the idea that co-operation and sharing actually works to ones advantage. (more…)

July 6th, 2009

First we had media art. In the early days of electronic and digital culture, media art was an important way of considering relationships between society and technology, and suggesting new practices and cultural techniques. (more…)

July 6th, 2009

A great mass of companies are currently clamouring for your content. The names have rapidly become commonplace—YouTube, MySpace, Flickr—and their effect has been enormous, dramatically changing the production and distribution of media globally by offering a host of ‘free’ services to anyone that wants them. (more…)

July 6th, 2009

Paper publishing will never be the same again. It is deeply affected by a dual contradictory need. On one hand, real-time updating is pervading the printed space with various technologies, and on the opposite, the need for something reliable and not dependent on the lack of tcp/ip waves or electricity is becoming more precious for a generation stuck too close to their unstable laptops. (more…)

July 6th, 2009

There is something to be said for practical learning. It is one thing to spout theories about using open content licensing (OCL) to open up new worlds of creative endeavour and it is an entirely different thing to get out there and do it. (more…)

July 6th, 2009

Getting started:Lets begin with the image above; this is a “gel electrophoresis” image made with DNA and often called (though the expression is a mis-nomer) a “DNA Fingerprint”. (more…)

July 6th, 2009

BioArtist Alicia King talks about culturing skin tissue, residencies and the ethics of BioArt. (more…)

July 6th, 2009

In Melbourne’s newest technologically focused commercial precinct – Digital Harbour at the Melbourne Docklands – a new interactive installation is extending urban art to the Internet and mobile phones. (more…)

July 6th, 2009

I hold an image of bigger hands holding a fish bowl (nestled on my mobile phone screen). Behind the bowl, clouds roll over a dry outback – a shuddering bumpy backdrop for a road movie. (more…)

July 6th, 2009

Collaboration between the arts and sciences has the potential to create new knowledge, ideas and processes beneficial to both fields. (more…)

August 20th, 2009

What happens when militantly free software, [1] the digital commons‚ a library stocked with applications, protocols, patterns and frameworks and a community of interested, motivated peer collaborators are interwoven? (more…)

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