brandon barr
Since the beginning
Works in Rochester, New York United States of America

BIO
Brandon Barr just finished his graduate work at the University of Rochester, where he taught classes on digital technology, poetry, and composition. His work attempts to use the limitations of media and writing technologies as a formal practice. He is the founder of http://bannerart.org, which he co-administrates with UK artist Garrett Lynch. He works as an advertising copywriter in Rochester, NY, and maintains a weblog and portfolio of his work at http://texturl.net/.
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DISCUSSION

Re: Re: adobe acquires macromedia


Pall Thayer wrote:

>
> Since when is the flash player open?
>

As far as i can tell, the SWF format specification is open--that is, it is free from licenses. But the Flash source code isn't--Flash 6 source code development requires SDK licensing.

More here:
http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash/open/licensing/fileformat/faq.html

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Brandon Barr
http://texturl.net

DISCUSSION

Re: Can company logos be used in artwork?


And of course you can have a lot of fun when the "other crap" comes along. For example, take a look at what happened when McDonald's pursued legal action against Prizm's font Capitalis Pirata:

http://www.plazm.com/fonts/downloads/

Cheers,
Brandon
Banner Art Collective
http://bannerart.org/

-------Original Message-------
> From: "Joy Garnett" <joyeria@walrus.com>
> Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Can company logos be used in artwork?
> Sent: Nov 25 2004 18:58:08
>
> go watch lawyer jeff cunard's lecture on sampling and fair use:
>
> http://ccnmtl.columbia.edu/itc/soa/dmc/jeffrey_cunard/[1]
>
> As far as fair use is concerned, parody is a well-protected category. Are
> you using the logos for a form of parody? If so you most likely have
> nothing to worry about. If you are using them for satire, however, things
> get more complex. But I would advise that you make the artwork regardless
> of these concerns--the law is changing and very bizarre right now. Make
> the work, worry about the other crap later...
>
> cheers,
> joy
>

DISCUSSION

Re: Can company logos be used in artwork?


And of course you can have a lot of fun when the "other crap" comes along. For example, take a look at what happened when McDonald's pursued legal action against Prizm's font Capitalis Pirata:

http://www.plazm.com/fonts/downloads/

Cheers,
Brandon
Banner Art Collective
http://bannerart.org/

-------Original Message-------
> From: "Joy Garnett" <joyeria@walrus.com>
> Subject: Re: RHIZOME_RAW: Can company logos be used in artwork?
> Sent: Nov 25 2004 18:58:08
>
> go watch lawyer jeff cunard's lecture on sampling and fair use:
>
> http://ccnmtl.columbia.edu/itc/soa/dmc/jeffrey_cunard/[1]
>
> As far as fair use is concerned, parody is a well-protected category. Are
> you using the logos for a form of parody? If so you most likely have
> nothing to worry about. If you are using them for satire, however, things
> get more complex. But I would advise that you make the artwork regardless
> of these concerns--the law is changing and very bizarre right now. Make
> the work, worry about the other crap later...
>
> cheers,
> joy
>

DISCUSSION

Re: Tech help please


> A friend of mine has been alerted that he will be sent into the Iraq region
> as a Captain in the U.S. Army reserve.

> He wants me to help him set up a portable broadcast system while he is
> serving his 18 month tour in Iraq.
> He is in the process of getting a G4 powerbook and a dv cam.

> The big question is:

> What sort of gear will he need to purchase to be able to connect and ftp
> from southwest Asia and Baghdad,Iraq in particular.

My cousin is stationed with a reserve unit near Turkey's border, and they have daily access to satellite services, including internet. I don't know if that would be fast enough to use in conjunction with the DV cam and powerbook to send segments back.

Sorry I don't know more.

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Brandon Barr
Banner Art Collective
http://bannerart.org/

DISCUSSION

ANNOUNCEMENT: winner of Banner-Strike contest


The winner of the "Banner-Strike" contest was "Peace of Cake"
by Pau Waelder.

Honorable mentions go to KRN and Michael Szpakowski.

"Banner-Strike" was a joint contest held by the Banner Art Colelctive
and Opensorcery.net's Velvet Strike project. It was a contest for
digital graffiti and net.art that was created under specific
limitations and which critically examined the war in Iraq. As the
winner, Pau will receive a copy of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero when
it is released in October. His banner will be featured at the top
of bannerart.org for one month. The 34 entries for the contest will be
turned into sprays for Counter-Strike and added to the Velvet-Strike
collection.

We would like to thank all the artists that participated in the contest.
Additionally, special thanks goes to Joan Leandre for helping judge the
competition.

Best,
Brandon Barr and Garrett Lynch
Banner Art Collective