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

"Boycott a Glossy Magazine" Quarter


Adbusters" were unimpressed by "MTV" not showing an advertisement for
"Boycott Your TV" week.

I propose "Boycott Glossy Lifestyle Magazines" Quarter. Glossy
magazines peddle homogenized culture, leech cash and waste time. They
propagate unreality more intimately than TV, and are more tailored to
demographics. They are a threat to private space and shared reality and
another pointless spend.

I can't wait to see an advert for it in "Adbusters".

- Rob.

DISCUSSION

All My Art* is Now Open Content


I've completed releasing my back-catalogue as Open Content and I'm
working on future projects under the same Creative Commons License.

http://www.robmyers.org/open_content/
http://www.robmyers.org/weblog/

"Blobs" is particularly good for sampling as the original graphic
elements are included.

- Rob.

* Except "Surgical Strike" which uses found images, and "The Cybernetic
Artwork Nobody Wrote" which I'm going to GPL.

DISCUSSION

Re: Enslavement of Digital Communities


On 17 Dec 2003, at 19:14, Lanfranco Aceti wrote:

> Is there a limit to commodification?

No. Conceptual Art originally proposed as concepts now fetches a high
price. Anti-capital is like impurities in an oyster.

- Rob.

DISCUSSION

Re: fun and games with Nike...


On 17 Dec 2003, at 13:12, marc.garrett wrote:

> Nike now lets you personalize your shoes by submitting a word or phrase
> which they will stitch onto your shoes, under the swoosh. So Jonah
> Peretti
> filled out the form and sent them $50 to stitch "sweatshop" onto his
> shoes.
> Here's the responses he got... fun and games with Nike...

Ah, nostalgia.

- Rob.

DISCUSSION

Re: Website linked to far right hit list


On 17 Dec 2003, at 09:38, marc.garrett wrote:

> Website linked to far right hit list
> Home secretary under pressure to clamp down on fascist groups. Matthew
> Taylor on a campaign of violence via the internet

Why doesn't Blunkett just clamp down on security on the internet as a
whole? Yeah, that would be good. I know he'd be reluctant to do it and
this sort of thing can't exactly help, but it would be for the good of
civilisation. Any bidders for a PFI internet security system?

Whilst we're at it, photocopiers at libraries should keep copies of
everything that passes over them so once the fascists go back to
mail-outs like pre-internet times, they can still be caught.

Roll on ID cards. In fact, just make them aerosol and be done with it.

- Rob.