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April 29th, 2011 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Spoon

“Go into the kitchen and open the first drawer you come to and the odds are you’ll find the wooden spoon that is used to stir soups and sauces. If this spoon is of a certain age you will see it no longer has its original shape. It has changed, as if a piece had […]

Bauhaus meets F/LOSS

April 12th, 2011 · Tags: · · · 2 Comments

Taking it’s inspiration from the Bauhaus Vorkurs1, Xtine Burrough and Michael Mandiberg wrote Digital Foundations2, a textbook for teaching software to designers and artists. Their idea was to not just talk about which button to click, but to connect technical training to color theory and composition. After publisher New Riders had been convinced to apply […]

Use Cases and Affordances

December 15th, 2010 · Tags: · · 4 Comments

Enjoying the first issue of Libre Graphics Magazine First Flight too? In the mean time, the editorial team started working on a brand new one! The theme for the upcoming magazine is Use Cases and Affordances: Our software tools, in their affordances and potential use cases, define for us, to a certain extent, what we […]

Open Sauces

October 25th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on Open Sauces

Just out: The fOam Open Sauces book + insert! The book contains essays, recipes and images documenting Open Sauces: “a sequence of experimental courses, matched with drinks, improvised music and esteemed guests. While savouring the foods, the guests will be engaged in table conversations, sharing experiences, recipes and ingredients needed to demystify cultural, environmental, technical […]

Standards and their Stories

September 1st, 2010 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Standards and their Stories

I’m looking forward to the stories that may be unfolding these days here at SVG Open. Here are some quotes from chapter 1 of “Standards and their Stories”, edited by Martha Lampland and Susan Leigh Star. Among other things, this introductory chapter makes a point for the invisibility and pervasiveness of standards 🙂 standards are […]

The Library

August 3rd, 2010 · Tags: · Comments Off on The Library

On our (virtual) bookshelves: Download the list as .csv file: OSP-library_030810 The OSP-library is a modest pile of books that we think is relevant to our practice. Some we have read and others we should. We’ll keep adding titles; suggestions welcome! After testing several ways to catalogue the collection, we settled with LibraryThing for the […]

In the mail

August 3rd, 2010 · Tags: · Comments Off on In the mail

In the mail today: [portfolio_slideshow] From Taipei (Taiwan): Freesouls. Captured and released. Joi Ito, 2008 From Weimar (Germany): Lorem Ipsum: Zentralorgan der Freien Klassen Kommunikation. 2010 Thank you Christopher + Martin 🙂

Interleaved formats

July 23rd, 2010 · Tags: · · · · 3 Comments

This interview may be a good read. It deals with some aspects of the “current state” (June 2010) of SVG implementations. It’s got a really sweet format. It’s a two-sided interview, meaning that Doug Scheppers and Patrick Dengler interview each other. It’s not often that I come across interviews that are interleaved: I asked Patrick […]

Collaborative Futures

February 1st, 2010 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on Collaborative Futures

“Collaboration can be so strong it forces hard boundaries. The boundaries can intentionally or unintentionally exclude the possibility to extend the collaboration. Potentially conflict can also occur at these borders” For this years’ Transmediale Festival, the F/LOSS Manuals project took up the challenge to write, edit and publish a collaborative publication in 5 days while […]

A postcard from Amsterdam

November 13th, 2009 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on A postcard from Amsterdam

Alessandro Ludivico proudly presents the latest issue of Neural with OSP-designed ad for By Data We Mean At a conference in Amsterdam, the Ippolita collective proposes us to build (and use?) convivial tools, a method for users that ‘neither want to rule nor to be ruled by the Society of the Query’: Detect and locate […]


May 19th, 2009 · Tags: · Comments Off on seamful

“Open Source doesn’t mean free access, nor open space or open air; it presumes a seamful approach to design as a response to the increasing reliance on technology and its accessibility” http://jaromil.dyne.org/journal/research_2009.html…