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Modding and Industry
Is Bill Gates learning from the mod community?
Kuchera, Ben 2006, viewed 11 April 2007
DoJ seizes ISOnews site over Xbox mod chip sales
Cullen, Drew 2003, viewed 11 April 2007
Nokia N770: Building consumer products with open source
Jaaksi, Ari 2006, viewed 11 May 2007
Apple iPod and iPhone
Apple iPhone adds ringtones
Apple website, viewed 14 September 2007
Interview with Phil Schiller, Apple Senior VP
Engadget website, viewed 14 September 2007
Know Your Rights: Is it illegal to make my own ringtones?
Engadget website, viewed 14 September 2007
Apple's Ringtones and Copyright Law
Roughly Drafted website, viewed 18 September 2007
iPhone unlocked NBC interview with iPhone network unlocker.
Gaming, and Films
Triumph of the mod
Au, Wagner James 2002, viewed 10 March 2007.
The Phantom Edit
Kraus, Daniel 2001, viewed 10 March 2007.
Lucasfilm's Phantom Menace
Lessig, Lawrence 2007, viewed 16 August 2007.
A company developing systems for the user re-mixing of films.
A community site for the re-mixing of films (hosted by MODfilms.com).
Interview with Michele Ledwidge from MOD Films
Morgwn Rimel, 'MAKING A MOVIE IS JUST LIKE PLAYING A VIDEO GAME', Assignment Zero, 2007, viewed 20 March 2008.
Machinima Article on Wikipedia
The practice of using game engines to render characters, scenes, and whole movies. viewed 20 March 2008.
The Bill of Players' Rights discuses gamers' demands for rights.
How Copyright Law Changed Hip Hop. An interview with Chuck D from Public Enemy from Stay Free Mag.
Radiohead Says: Pay What You Want. Time magazine article on Radiohead's new business model.
the Pirate Bay. P2P file sharing site.
The society of the spectacle
Debord, G 1995, New York: Zone Books.
Schor, J and Holt D B 2000, The consumer society reader, New York, NY: New Press.
Blackspot. Open Source Consumerism by Adbusters.
Alexandria, Va. 2005, Video, Frontline, PBS.
Scene from The Wild One with Marlon Brando.
Rebel Without a Cause movie trailer.
The Merchants of Cool
Goodman, Barak. 2001, Video, Frontline, PBS.
Buying In: The secret dialogue between what we buy and who we are. A book by Rob Walker that investigates the methods advertisers use to create desire for goods and services (with a chapter on the DIY Craft movement).
Obsessive Branding Disorder Book and blog by Lucas Conley. Stories of branding strategies and their impact on our world.
Brand Marketing Gone Wild Podcast of interview with Lucas Conley (scroll to bottom of page).
Obsessive Branding Disorder Article from the New York Post with interesting comments on the branding of cities.
Product Placements To Get A Closer Look by the FCC Huffington Post online article with some interesting statistics.
Free Software Foundation, Open Source Software, and the Creative Commons
Lawrence Lessig "Free Culture" Presentation
A Flash movie combining Lawrence Lessig's original 243-slide presentation (on the current state of intellectual property and its ramifications on creativity and culture) with the audio from his keynote address to the 2002 O'Reilly Open Source Conference.
Free culture : how big media uses technology and the law to lock down culture and control creativity.
Lessig, L 2004, New York: Penguin Press.
The Cathedral & the Bazaar
Raymond, E 1999, O'Reilly.
Innovation happens elsewhere: open source as business strategy
Goldman, R and Gabriel, R P 2005, Amsterdam ; Boston: Morgan Kaufmann.
Seven Years under the DRMA - an overview from the Free Software Foundation.
Open Source Design
Build it. Share it. Profit. Can Open Source Hardware work? Wired Magazine article with some great examples.
Chumby. A tech product based on Open Source Software and Hardware.
10 things that will change your future. Sydney Morning Herald article. A number of these are open source and/or community based projects.
MakerBot Industries - producers of open source robots and CNC machines.
the Internet (and how it changes things)
Excellent video that introduces Web 2.0
We are the Web - Wired article.
the Long Tail - Wired Article.
Playing Dead/Lying down game
Hitler plans Burning Man, Rudd's Downfall, Hitler orders Downfall takedown, Hitler finds out about takedown. Commentary from Rocketboom: The Downfall of Downfall
Know your meme and meme's gone mainstream - from the Rocketboom Institute for Internet Studies LOL.
citation needed stickers - applying Wikipedia's rules to the real world.
Buy Nothing Day. An Adbusters Campaign.
The Compact. A San Francisco group who have committed to reduce their consumption of goods.
No More Stuff. An Australian group who are following in the footsteps of The Compact.
Repair Manifesto - from platform21
Nothing New Here - Washington Post article on people who stop shopping.
off-grid. Dropping out of consumer society.
the Makers Bill of Rights. From Make Magazine, O'Reilly Publishing.
A Hacker Manifesto. by McKenzie Wark.
The Hacker Manifesto. by The Mentor.
We Are Anonymous. We Are Legion. We Do Not Forgive. We Do Not Forget. "Hackers on Steroids"
Dorkbot Melbourne Dorkbot is a social group for 'people doing strange things with electricity'. The Melbourne Dorkbot group meets on the last Sunday of every month (except December). - who wants to go to the next one? (26th August 2007)
Circuit Bending on Wikipedia. The creative sort-circuiting of electronics.
Introduction to Circuit Bending.
Bent Festival An American festival for Circuit Bending.
NOTACON Creativity, Community and Technology. An annual conference held in Cleveland, Ohio that explores alternative technology hacking and community practices.
Miscellaneous Mods, Hacks and DIY
ikea hacker. Retasking IKEA products.
Pimp my Billy. Designer add-ons for the IKEA 'Billy' bookshelf (click the flash links to find the products).
Art and Open Culture
a Preemptive Media Project monitoring air quality
Craft as Anti-Corporate
Handmade Nation blog.
Let 'em Eat Cake article from American Craft magazine. "I believe the simple act of making something, anything, with your hands is a quiet political ripple in a world dominated by mass production... and people choosing to make something themselves will turn those small ripples into giant waves." –Faythe Levine
Etsy online craft store for buying and selling handmade things.
SuperNaturale online craft magazine
Art and Design Mods
Deptford Design Market Challenge
A design challenge for invited designers
atelier-v German design studio.
Castor Design Studio have some interesting products made from recycled materials.
Clothing meets social activism. From we-make-money-not-art.