digital splatter

Parsons School of design thesis 2007

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Look further now concepts of open source and design in the manifest physical world some interesting sights came up. Ronen kadushin and his open design is an interesting working model of concepts I have been thinking about. Its a refreshing look at how he is using the digital world to freely distribute designs that can be downloaded, and made for non commercial use under the Commons Deed

I find this quite interesting in notions of offering forms as ideas to play with, they can be edited revised customized made, passed on and have derivative works created. Ilso i think this model proposes a potential system which can be learned from. The potential to offer products that are commercially made but origins are open source for anybody to use while the creator holds the rights for its commercial sale I'm not to sure if this is a bastardization of that system yet or a viable way to foster innovation sharing and ensuring profit.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

tired of your ipod?? have some extra time on your hands?
well you can build your own open source mp3 player. Make things that work the way you want them to. Kits available hear
So beginning to look more and more into how the concepts of piracy, property rights, transfer into the physical world, this absurd article came up. LINK to article What are the implications that span far beyond the digital world into the physical when everything is owned, patented, trade marked and sold back to you? Including human DNA, food, and nature. This begs the questions what cant be done? And what should be done to protect the world from being owned at every level by one corporation at a time.