Liza Sabater
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DISCUSSION

A bloggers legal defense fund?


7 Years after The Distorted Barbie, now there is talk of a legal
defense fund. The question is, should it be only for bloggers?
http://www.culturekitchen.com/archives/002702.html

DISCUSSION

THE CLUETRAIN MANIFESTO


There will be a pop quiz at the "Blogging and the Arts" panel --for the
panelists, of course. As for attendees and people on this list, take a
gander at one of the most important documents for the blogosphere and
then make the following susbtitutions:

Markets > Audiences
Employees > Artists
Vendors > Art critics / dealers / brokers / institutions / museum /
galleries
Corporate > Artistic / Institutional
Companies > PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS
Investors > Collectors
Wall Street > Chelsea (or any other art "street" in your area)
CEO > Agent, gallery rep
Wall Street Journal > Art in America

Enjoy
:)
/liza sabater
www.culturekitchen.com

The Clue Train Manifesto's 95 Theses
http://www.cluetrain.com/

1. Markets are conversations.

2. Markets consist of human beings, not demographic sectors.

3. Conversations among human beings sound human. They are conducted in
a human voice.

4. Whether delivering information, opinions, perspectives, dissenting
arguments or humorous asides, the human voice is typically open,
natural, uncontrived.

5. People recognize each other as such from the sound of this voice.

6. The Internet is enabling conversations among human beings that were
simply not possible in the era of mass media.

7. Hyperlinks subvert hierarchy.

8. In both internetworked markets and among intranetworked employees,
people are speaking to each other in a powerful new way.

9. These networked conversations are enabling powerful new forms of
social organization and knowledge exchange to emerge.

10. As a result, markets are getting smarter, more informed, more
organized. Participation in a networked market changes people
fundamentally.

11. People in networked markets have figured out that they get far
better information and support from one another than from vendors. So
much for corporate rhetoric about adding value to commoditized products.

12. There are no secrets. The networked market knows more than
companies do about their own products. And whether the news is good or
bad, they tell everyone.

13. What's happening to markets is also happening among employees. A
metaphysical construct called "The Company" is the only thing standing
between the two.

14. Corporations do not speak in the same voice as these new networked
conversations. To their intended online audiences, companies sound
hollow, flat, literally inhuman.

15. In just a few more years, the current homogenized "voice" of
business

DISCUSSION

Re: HowTo: Software Development Budget (for Art)


OOOOG! Don't get me started with this one!

OK, here's the unpopular version at both www.culturekitchen.com and
www.potatoland.org : "Labor of love is still labor".

So you have to accurately calculate any loss of income you may incur if
you have to work during your business hours in order to finish an art
project. A project at www.potatoland.org will cost a minimum of 2K to
20K to produce, just accounting for cost of labor. Why? Because, again,
given what Napier gets paid for his labor time, if he has to use any of
that time for an art project, the art project has to be translated into
a loss of income that needs to be recuperated through sales or
commissions.

So in these here sites, labors of love are true labors of love :
projects that can be developed and finished during non-business hours.

So the equation would be

TOTAL ESTIMATED HOURS LABOR
- TOTAL ESTIMATED HOURS LABOR DURING NON-BUSINESS HOURS
= TOTAL HOURS LABOR DURING BUSINESS HOURS
X HOURLY RATE FOR BUSINESS HOURS
= Subtotal for SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LABOR COSTS
X 30% unknowns
= Total Labor Costs.

Then you add to that, any costs for hosting, domains, hardware, travel
involved (if you have to go somewhere to install it) + another 30%
overhead for any technical issues that might arise in the future and
that's your budget.

This is a real-life budget that most granting institutions or
commission dealers don't want to look at. If you are making art anyway,
why not just take what you can get? Right?

Wrong!

Rule # 1 of Artware :
AN ARTWARE PROJECT IS STILL A SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT AND SHOULD
BE TREATED ACCORDINGLY.

Anybody involved in any kind of technological development project in
the real world knows how things can go awfully wrong in a second. A
project that cranks on smoothly for months can crash and burn with the
hiccup of a bug the night before it's release date. I've seen this
happen so many times with commercial and art projects that there is no
need to differentiate one from the other.

This is why I feel the net / software / digital artworld needs a
Cluetrain Manifesto of its own.

Best,
liza

On Tuesday, Nov 23, 2004, at 11:14 America/New_York, Jason Van Anden
wrote:

> How do you determine a budget for developing software related art? I
> am trying to balance "labor-of-love" with "senior level software
> architect". Is there a rule of thumb? Should there be?
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DISCUSSION

Fwd: Nov. 16 WYSIWYG: You Can Go Home Again! But You Probably Shouldn't


Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Chris Hampton" <ringmaster@wysiwygtalentshow.org>
> Date: Sat Nov 13, 2004 13:03:28 America/New\_York
> To: undisclosed-recipients:;
> Subject: Nov. 16 WYSIWYG: 'You Can Go Home Again! (But You Probably
> Shouldn't)
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DISCUSSION

Re: Fwd: voting (fwd)


Joy,
Was this electronic voting?

HEADS UP FOR CALIFORNIANS!

You have the right to ask for a paper ballot AND REFUSE THE ELECTRONIC
BOOTH.
Problem? To encourage the use of electronic poll workers have been
encourage NOT TO TELL VOTER THEY HAVE A CHOICE.
http://www.paperorplastic2004.org/

Blog it!
Spread the word.

Oh! And are you a VOTERGASM PATRIOT?
I am ...
http://www.culturekitchen.com/archives/002479.html

Join the voting orgy
www.votergasm.com

/ l i z a

ps : have not ignored the thread I started ... just been busy tech'ing
and blogging the elections.
Check it out at www.culturekitchen.com

On Tuesday, Oct 26, 2004, at 20:47 America/New_York, Joy Garnett wrote:

>
> this is , uh, rather creeepy:
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 19:58:15 -0400
>
>
>> Here's an important heads up ...
>
>> Yesterday a friend voted early at a polling location in Austin. She
>> voted
>> straight Democratic. When she did the final check, lo and behold every
>> vote
>> was for the Democratic candidates except that it showed she had voted
>> for
>> Bush/Cheney for president/vice pres.
>>
>> She immediately got a poll official. On her vote, it was corrected.
>> She called the Travis County Democratic headquarters. They took all
>> her
>> information, and told her that she wasn't the first to report a
>> similar
>> incident and that they are looking into it.
>>
>> So check before you leave the polling booth, and if anything is wrong,
>> get
>> it corrected immediately. Report any irregularities to your local
>> Democratic
>> headquarters.
>>
>> Make sure you pass this along to your friends ... hopefully this is
>> all over
>> the airwaves by tomorrow ...
>>
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