These are the things I've written that are tagged "art"

The Open Bundle

11 July 2013

CC-licensed art and music for videos games from independent creators. If they reach their funding goal they’re making all of the assets public domain. I absolutely love this idea. Get paid for your work and then move on to something else, leaving it for anyone who wants it.

SmoothLifeL

10 October 2012

A crazy version of Conway’s Game Of Life using floating point numbers instead of integers. The results are disturbingly organic-looking. Could be images from a blurry microscope.

Drawing with text

09 October 2012

Click & drag your mouse to “draw” with a given set of text. I could see this being used to make some really cool JS-based generative art. The demo explains it better than I can, and you really should check it out. This is a tool you should have in your utility belt.

disCU̴LTU̴RE

19 August 2011

ATTN SAN FRANCISCO: If you like weird music and weirder art, get your ass on down to TRUCK at Folsom and 15th street tomorrow night for disCU̴LTU̴RE. Sweatshop will be there. Attendance is mandatory. You have been warned.

Intellectual Property, Copyright Law, and Fan Art

29 May 2011

A primer for the uninitiated and the knowledgable alike: Technically, this means fan art, fan music, and fan fictions are illegal in and of themselves because they are derivative works of protected content. r o f l But before you get your panties all in a bunch, it’s pretty clear that no creative entity in […]

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