Lewis LaCook
Since 2001
Works in Lorain, Ohio United States of America

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BIO
Lewis LaCook makes things. He is a programmer/poet. He likes unstable objects. He doesn't eat enough. Send him all your money.
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DISCUSSION

Re: Open Source Art Again


Methinks there will be no "Free Art" or "Open Source Art" until artists can let go of the idea that their creations are sacred...

As a programmer, I expect my code to be rewritten, ripped up, copied, pasted, refactored, and in general transformed in ways I can't imagine. This is absolutely ok with me: Code isn't sacred.

While many of us here don't mind the same thing happening to our artworks, the culture at large still has a big problem with sampling and refactoring of media...when simple P2P file-sharing is called "piracy," there's a sense of the sacred about the art object; it has yet to land here on earth among us humans...

Perhaps what we see in the future are art frameworks...Processing is a step toward this...but what of other media?

Methinks all digital art should have an API!

bliss
l

Rob Myers wrote:

> Yochai Benkler describes Open Source as a methodology of 'commons
> based peer production

DISCUSSION

Re: Re: Open Source Art Again


And hopefully eventually things like open lazlo (http://www.openlaszlo.org/) will eclipse Flash...

Eclipse is wonderful, and I use it for everything...not just Java development, but via its plugin architecture PHP, Python, C++, etc etc...I've noticed a plethora of commercial plugins springing up around eclipse, but BAH!

Not to mention the exciting FRAMEWORKS being built on the LAMP stack--Joomla and Cake are beautiful creatures...

bliss
l

Rob Myers wrote:

> Quoting Jim Andrews <jim@vispo.com>:
>
> > Cool. What are five such "most successful software programs in use
> > today, particularly on the Internet"?
>
> In fact they qualify better as Free Software than as Open Source.
> They
> are Free,
> but they are not all developed in a participatory manner. I haven't
> made that
> distinction at that point in the essay though, which is intended to
> build up
> the hype before taking a look at what the hype is actually about.
>
> That said, to answer your question:
>
> Apache (most successful web server).
> Eclipse (most popular Java development environment).
> PHP (scripting language used on more websites than ASP).
> Solaris (operating system used by most top web sites).
> MYSQL (database approaching market majority).
>
> Firefox (second most popular browser) is Free Software. MacOS X
> (second most
> popular OS) and Safari are Free Software at their base as well. Java
> is to be
> Free'd. The "LAMP stack" (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) for web
> development is
> growing in popularity. PHP in particular is used on more web sites
> than
> ASP for
> example.
>
> The trend in software in general is towards Free Software. Even
> Microsoft have
> made some of their utilities Free.
>
> - Rob.
>

DISCUSSION

sail aisles


The seventh tone of the ninth month--
tired tired tired of your implied biography--
several of reversals sail aisles in deportment
stores fats as taffeta in fetching gritty

last pipe hit across my face unshaved--
pills glissand our salty gaming, but
I CAN'T DISTINGUISH AMONG MODES NO
more or less, nor Romans 11:50--

No more text, much less testicles

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Liquid dimples/Electric Boogaloo!


Liquid dimples Webster's defines "Privation" as:
What Mary must be missing is the time of smooth silence and sinuous glass; light quelled for Autumn, Summer's riot brought to its knees and sighing, sighing, sighing to be released. I'd sign anything she put in front of me, as long as I could use your signature. Liquid dimples pepper spice, lying before us indolently and secure; from somewhere else a light breeze coiled its hair. Remember to shower, it says. Don't forget to re-attach the arms and legs of your favorite action figures. What Mary needs to understand about the Kingbury Run murders is that memory lets you pick stuff up, like cellphone convos or LMFAO at RTFM. Just how much fun is Slinky, tumbling down Brady Bunch stairs like the musculature of the serpent, just before Atari 2600 rats us out to Homeland Security? I don't feel so secure, I'll tell you what. I'll tell you what Mary needs, or I'll start needing it too.
Me, I'm missing the smooth cilia along the throat where laughter pushes that stalwart wind.

08/31/06 Electric Boogaloo! Webster's defines "Doubt" as:
Teach me electric boogaloo, Don Juan! To Obiwan this string-dark dope, this painful escape, this singing singed but blasted from tapping, and to hell with Bing Crosby! Bio-Dome is from an auteur! Bound head to ass, dead AIDS genomes, deepening with fiscal siphoning, or I must have gone home with children unbeknownst of time, empire. You get 'em together and they make cameras to watch one another around each others' things. Waist-deep asleep, Mary, smooth brown soothing white, the Oracle ovoid with a round emptiness dangling from her mouth as she snores, oh boy! I wanted to get away from music for a change. Did you feel this shift into a major key? Gosh! Victory becomes civil when mornings roam unimpeded through Volvo graves. Polite but impregnable, I'm lactating from pure tattoos of the essence of objects; naturally, to pry Idea from Form. I'm a human beatbox in the cave but I swerve between evolving and fumes! I'm a human beatbox in the cave but I'm a virgin,
too, when it comes to getting through this.
Wave your hands in the air. Swing them like you just don't care.

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DISCUSSION

goldencrimsonbrown


goldencrimsonbrown Webster's defines "This brilliantly planned and orchestrated crime" as:
Mike and I talk Art in unsophisticated terms, which means we really talk art. I'm rolling my own cigarettes, and it snows shreds of goldencrimson brown flakes that expand when you breathe them in. Such is my desire to fill me with whatever air can offer. Leslie calls looking but I can't do much, clean my glasses with Windex thinking that maybe it's just my eyes, the soft edges of objects defining themselves but weakly, in kiwi Frankenstein. Mary reads Donald Barthelme's The Dead Father--I wonder what she thinks of such a scattered, fragile thing? Were those nightmares when I was a kid really about the dumpster behind Lakeview Elementary? I went walking down there the other night, stoned, listening on headphones to a music made without instruments, and the house my father died in creeped me out so much I hurried. Two mannish silhouettes will follow you. Why do I never share with anyone whatever seems sacred to me? You're tailed by two poolish eyes, glinting off the
second-story window of the house my father died in. You're just right, Mary, because you too are restless inside, like really restless, and we share an gorgeous instability, raucous and ravening. Shaun Ryder raves on. You dreamed when you were a kid that you were a butterfly's man, and you moved volute wings via sexed pulleys via tracks.
Mine. Mine mine mine.

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