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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 […]

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 […]

SILEX-LEX: exchanging layers

April 30th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · · Comments Off on SILEX-LEX: exchanging layers

Here are snapshots of SILEX-LEX round 1. Artists, designers and illustrators experimented with Inkscape, a Rhizograph and each other’s layers. Round 2 follows next week in preparation of the vernissage on May 7.

Gender Art Net – Folding step

April 12th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · · · · · 1 Comment

Gender Art Net poster is now ready for folding. Project presentation and workshop – Berlin – April 16-17 _2010 (more coming) 1000 posters – A2 recto black – verso CMYK 1 plis horizontal – 4 zig zag + 1 roulĂ©

Open Clip Art Library

March 9th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · · · Comments Off on Open Clip Art Library

A brand new version of the Open Clip Art Library just came out! 26175 (and growing) scalable vector graphics, all available under a public domain license: they may be freely reproduced, distributed, transmitted, used, modified, built upon, or otherwise exploited by anyone for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and in any way, including by methods […]

O S P double

January 14th, 2010 · Tags: · · Comments Off on O S P double

Pour le numéro de janvier consacré à la visualisation de données, le magazine français étapes: ouvre une double page à OSP pour notre carte Cinéma du réel 2009. > voir +

Spinning SVG

September 18th, 2009 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Spinning SVG

Can’t help but re-blog: friend & neighbour Michael Murtaugh is experimenting with SVG animation, using svgweb to make this cat spin 🙂 http://automatist.org/blog/?p=139

Open kitchen clipart

July 27th, 2009 · Tags: · · · 6 Comments

After the release of our Puerto Livre de Cuisine Kookboek, all the drawings and illustrations now are available as clipart on Open Clip Art Library. Thanks to nitrofurano: download all files in one go with wget! Download script and run from the commandline with: $ bash kitchenclipart.sh Let’s cook together 🙂

Even when you are done, you are not done

April 17th, 2009 · Tags: · · · · 2 Comments

A conversation with Chris Lilley Almost a year ago at the Libre Graphics Meeting 2008, OSP sat down with Chris Lilley on a small patch of grass in front of the Technical University in Wroclaw, Poland. Warmed up by the early May sun, we talked about the way standards are made, how ‘specs’ influence the […]

Gender Art Net

April 3rd, 2009 · Tags: · · · · · · 2 Comments

OSP participe actuellement au développement du projet Gender Art Net. Gender Art Net propose de créer un atlas interactif donnant accès à différentes vues et lectures d’un ensemble de positions artistiques feministes dans l’Europe contemporaine.

OSP + BPI = Cinéma du réel

March 18th, 2009 · Tags: · · · 1 Comment

OSP + BPI = Cinéma du réel

Carte du réel OSP has been sollicitated by documentary Cinéma du Réel festival to construct a map for an alternative reading of the movie selection.

SHMN (Inkboard)

October 26th, 2008 · Tags: · · · · 1 Comment

Inkboard is an Inkscape extension that allows remote collaboration over the network. In inkscape-devel, there’s a thread where people get all excited over it, and manage to bring down a server as a result 🙂 It’s hard not to get overexcited over tools that have collaboration built into them. They give rise to book covers […]

Tonight: SHMN (update)

October 22nd, 2008 · Tags: · · · · 1 Comment

Tonight: SHMN (update)

The OSP’s have gathered around their respective working tables in Brussels and Barcelona, to prepare Software History Mapping Night, tonight from 20:30 – 22:00 (GMT+1). For this occasion, Nicolas has created a rudimentary, quick, lo-tech collaborative mapping tool: http://www.ospublish.constantvzw.org/map http://www.ospublish.constantvzw.org/map/sandbox (crazy layers!)*

Towards #2 is out

June 25th, 2008 · Tags: · · · 1 Comment

Towards #2 is out

Towards is a cartographic project close to OSP and the second publication is finally out and available after a long 9 months of preparation. Following our informations, it’s the last one that will be produced using proprietary software ;)… But the timeline present on the cover and backcover, made from all the posts written since […]

Inkscape plugins in Python

February 17th, 2008 · Tags: · · · 7 Comments

Inkscape allows python scripts to be used as effects plugins. In a nutshell: you use the DOM to create / manipulate the structure of the SVG document and use CSS properties to style — so there’s quite some overlap with “regular” CGI & web programming. This example (circles) is based on the example given on […]

Batik, new release

January 17th, 2008 · Tags: · · · 2 Comments

The Apache Foundation has released a new version of Batik. Batik is a Java-based toolkit for applications or applets that want to use images in the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format for various purposes, such as display, generation or manipulation. Using Batik?s thumbnail function to navigate a complex SVG document Batik is not only relevant […]

The Adventure Continues

November 11th, 2007 · Tags: · · · · 3 Comments

(A post for readers with some F/LOSS stamina)

OSP for VJ10

October 17th, 2007 · Tags: · · · 3 Comments

OSP for VJ10

OSP are currently working and testing hard for Verbindingen – Jonction 10 festival, organised by meta collaborators Constant. Offset CYMK Printout (5000 ex.) expected for next wednesday, with all the blurs, transparencies, gradients and fonts… While trying to export the svg from inkscape to pdf, we encountered few problems with transparencies, and blur was completely […]