Eric sez, "Help fund this new music platform for 1) collecting music/video samples from the field, 2) remixing interactive tracks that let listeners seamlessly expand those samples back into their original recordings 3) and kicking payment back to the original artists. We copyfighters have a problem: Remix culture (mostly western, technologically dominant) has the power to irresponsibly exploit and appropriate traditional culture (mostly poor, technologically unempowered). For example, the whole idea of what's copyrightable versus what's public domain structurally disadvantages cultures with deep and old knowledge. This project takes the problem head-on. Not to mention that these initial tracks coming out are pretty awesome. Imagine what this tool could do in the hands of tens of thousands of producers!"
I’ve been noting humorous updatings of Ambrose Bierce’s 1906 humor classic The Devil’s Dictionary for years — there was the publishing edition, and this corker on copyright — but the Educational Technology edition, by New Storytelling author Bryan Alexander has a currency and an urgency that scores an acerbic bullseye.
Daily Show writer Daniel Radosh’s son came home from school with a permission slip that he’d have to sign before the kid could read Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451, which is widely believed to be an anti-censorship book (Bradbury himself insisted that this was wrong, and that the book was actually about the evils of […]
Geek Fuel is a subscription delivery service that caters to those of us that love comics, gaming, and general geek culture. Every month, Geek Fuel will assemble a box of goodies with a value of $50 or over. The specific items are a mystery, but you’ll always get an exclusive t-shirt not found anywhere else, a full […]
If you like to DIY and you like helicopters, you’re going to really love the Flexbot Hexacopter Kit. This copter blows traditional models out of the water: it includes everything you need to actually build your own hexacopter, and then pilot it like a pro, too.The construction is complicated enough to give you a challenge, […]
This week’s top deals from the Boing Boing Store range from lobster to wine to desk organization. 1. Get Maine Lobster (50% Off)With these discounted packages from Get Maine Lobster, you can experience the sweet, fresh flavor of world-renowned Maine lobster right at your own dinner table. There are four options to choose from, each at […]