Rob Myers
Since 2003
Works in United States of America

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BIO
Rob Myers is an artist and hacker based in the UK.

I have been creating images of the contemporary social and cultural environment through programming, design software and visual remixing since the early 1990s. My work is influenced by popular culture and high art in equal measures. My interest in remixing and sampling has led to my involvement in the Free Culture movement. I have been involved in the public consultation regarding the Creative Commons 2.0 and CC-UK licenses. All my visual art is available under a Creative Commons license.

My interest in programming has led to my involvement with the Free Software movement. I developed the Macintosh version of the Gwydion Dylan programming language compiler. All my software is available under the GNU GPL.
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DISCUSSION

Re: othello syndrome, venice biennale 2003


On 22 Dec 2003, at 17:07, liza sabater wrote:

> On Monday, December 22, 2003, at 07:41 AM, l.d. love-church wrote:
>
>> The overall blackness of Othello the 'text

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Re: othello syndrome, venice biennale 2003


On 22 Dec 2003, at 12:41, l.d. love-church wrote:
>
> We will not forget Giraldi Cinthio's Tale "The Moor of Venice" (from
> the Hecatommithi, c.1565) in our quest for the 21st century viewpoint.
> Othello was just a story that Shakespeare got hold of and lept to his
> own conclusions as was the case with Verdi and Boito in the editing
> thereof.

As competent Shakespeare scholars we will also not forget that taking
stories and doing your own thing with them was how it was done at the
time. Shakespeare's strength wasn't coming up with original storylines
(with the creative commons of the time this wasn't required), it was
pushing drama and language further than they had been in English before
or since.

Being forced to actually read Shakespeare for my English course I was
struck by the observed humanity of the characters. This shone through
the language, which had its own charms and distractions. For the reader
to be author the text must be sufficiently dense, and I don't mean the
grammar...

- Rob.

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Re: Practical Handbook for beginners-double vision


There was an interview with Andy Warhol just before he died in which he
talked about his "Last Supper" series. He mentioned that the idea of
more than one image of Christ on a canvas seemed somehow blasphemous.
Which I think he liked.

- Rob.

On 20 Dec 2003, at 13:31, manik wrote:

> <image.tiff>

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Re: All My Art* is Now Open Content


On 19 Dec 2003, at 00:32, liza sabater wrote:

> Your site has frames. The frame is obfuscating your RSS feed so, if
> anybody wanted to link to your syndicated content they would not be
> able to do so. At least I can't with NetNewsWire. It looks like you're
> using an URL forward for your domain instead of mapping the domain to
> your current hosted account. This is not standards compliant. That's
> why the syndication (RSS) will not work.

OK, that's fixed (hopefully). Let me knwo if there's any other
problems. Thanks for drawing my attention to it. I'm still talking to
mac.com about fixing the downloads...

- Rob.

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Re: Manik


On 18 Dec 2003, at 22:17, Matthew Mascotte wrote:

> Is it me or was anyone else
> confused and slightly offended
> by Manik's handful of semen posting
> today?

No, it was definitely semen.

- Rob.