Rhea Myers

FLOSS+Art Release, Sources, and Offer

echo -n “sorry for ><,"while true; doecho -n " please »"done–WHAT:What does Free and Open Source software (FLOSS) provide to artists anddesigners - beyond just free alternatives to established tools fromPhotoshop to Final Cut?“FLOSS+Art” is the first book to answer this question. It shows how thevalue of Free Software lies in its differences and creative challenges,as opposed to out-of-the-box and off-the-shelf solutions; how it allowsto work and collaborate differently with computers, and therefore enabledifferent kinds of art and design.The Internet - whose infrastructure is based on free software and openstandards - is an obvious example of such an adaptable, collaborativeartistic medium. “FLOSS+Art” also covers more traditional artisticdomains such as graphic and audiovisual design, and how they shift fromcustomer-centric to community-driven work.FLOSS+Art critically reflects on the growing relationship between FreeSoftware philosophy, open content and digital art. It providesfirst-hand insight into its social, political and economic myths andrealities.With contributions by: Fabianne Balvedi, Florian Cramer, Sher Doruff,Nancy Mauro Flude, Olga Goriunova, Dave Griffiths, Ross Harley, MartinHowse, Shahee Ilyas, Ricardo Lafuente, Ivan Monroy Lopez, ThorMagnusson, Alex McLean, Rhea Myers, Alejandra Maria Perez Nuñez, EleonoraOreggia, oRx-qX, Julien Ottavi, Michael van Schaik, Femke Snelting,Pedro Soler, Hans Christoph Steiner, Prodromos Tsiavos, Simon Yuill.Compiled and edited by Aymeric Mansoux and Marloes de Valk.With the support of the University of Huddersfield and the Willem deKooning Academy Rotterdam University.http://goto10.org/flossart–ORDER YOUR COPY NOW:http://www.metamute.org/en/shop/floss_arthttp://www.moreismore.net/en/floss+arthttp://www.amazon.co.uk/FLOSS-Art-Aymeric-Mansoux/dp/1906496188/–FLOSS+Art is triple licensed GNU GPL, GNU FDL and Free Art License.Rather than just providing a “free” PDF, FLOSS+Art.v1.1.eBook-GOTO10is also available and contains all the Fonts, Images, PDF and Scribussource files that were used to make the book.http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4671426/FLOSS_Art_v1.1Feel free to branch a translation or fork the chapters! ;)–JOIN US:On the 11th of February, 19:30-21:30 the book will officially belaunched with a public presentation in the Willem de Kooning AcademyRotterdam, one of the sponsors of the publication. This event isfeatured in the framework of the new research program “Communication ina Digital Age” of the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning AcademyRotterdam University.The editors Aymeric Mansoux and Marloes de Valk will give an overallpresentation of the book, along with several of the contributing authorswho will briefly introduce into its more specific subjects and chapters.Full program and details to be announced later, stay tuned!–BONUS TRACK:Subscribe to Mute and get a FREE copy of FLOSS+Art - limited offerSubscribe to Mute and guarantee to be first in line for our quarterlycollection of provocative articles on culture, politics, and technology.What’s even better, for a limited time receive a free copy of GOTO10’snew book FLOSS+Art with your subscription.Quarterly, critical, and cheap, Mute is a concrete jumble of all that’sstill grunting in the inter-finessing hyper-barrios of culture,politics, and technology 2.0. As capitalism yawns towards the apocalypsewe match it issue by issue with a sustained critique of everythingexisting, from exo prole-bashing and shanty chic to academic aut-onanistmarxistry.http://www.metamute.org/mute_magazine_subscription_individualor phone the Mute office: +44 (0)20 7377 6949–echo “:*"