of recession good
for the contemporary art market
? "Affordable" is becoming a leitmotif
: there are events
, international fairs
, as well as various galleries
. Some collectors
and artists are sharing survival tips
; and there are plenty of special offers to be had: Josh Poehlein - screenshot collages, free
; Shepard Fairey - "Obey Eye" screen print, 18 x 24 inches, signed and numbered, at a random time on April 21st: $45.00
; Michel Gondry - your portrait, signed: $19.95
(allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery); 'Damien Hirst' - "For the love of Paris" postcard, 10.5 x 14.8 cm, signed and sent: € 1,80
; Banksy - original, freely usable, high-quality jpg files: free
posted by progosk
on Apr 16, 2009 -
Not all of us need, or want, $10,000 worth of Adobe and Microsoft software to be creative. So, here's some alternatives, each available on every major platform:
, for all your drawing and photo-editing needs. (Windows
, for vector graphics creation.
, for incredibly powerful document creation.
, if you want to make your own fonts.
, the old standby for word processing, spreadsheets, and all those other office needs. [more inside]
posted by cthuljew
on Feb 20, 2009 -
is a free, downloadable literary magazine published by Hamish Hamilton
(UK publisher of McSweeney's) and featuring so far texts by writers and artists, old and new, including Noam Chomsky, Alain de Botton, Gustave Flaubert, Bob and Roberta Smith, Iain Sinclair, Jean Paul Sartre, Roger Deakin, Raymond Chandler and Jonathan Safran Foer.
posted by lucia__is__dada
on Feb 6, 2009 -
[masala is the Hindi word for spice mix] is a documentary which poignantly depicts the lives of a handful of old hippies from different countries, who not only remained in India but also remained in the caricature roles of a small few in those days. These are, in some ways, lost souls stuck in the amber of the 1960's and 70's and this movie offers glimpses into their lives now. SnagFilms
also has 510 other excellent documentaries to watch for free online. [more inside]
posted by nickyskye
on Dec 27, 2008 -
Infectious Flash Fun. Colonize blobs, send swarms, and win superior numbers. Free multi-player and level editor. Dangerously addictive. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Dec 5, 2008 -
is offering their product line for free until midnight Central time tonight. They implement versions of WINE, which allows one to run Windows programs under Mac OSX and Linux, including implementations focused on running games. [more inside]
posted by Kwine
on Oct 28, 2008 -
is the newest free album being offered by Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. This time the album features South African hip hop groups.
posted by drezdn
on Oct 21, 2008 -
is a free first-person-shooter. Set in a realistic looking environment, it's fast and arcade-like. Available for Windows, OS X, and Linux (via
posted by blue_beetle
on Oct 12, 2008 -
latest work, The Graveyard Book
, is a kind of undead Jungle Book, with a man-child being raised by various ghosts and ghouls rather than animals. He's been the whole thing a chapter at a time on each stop of his American promotional tour
, and posting the videos online
about it of course), which means that with tonights reading the entire thing will be available online.
posted by Artw
on Oct 8, 2008 -
CNet's Music site
is one of my favorite sources of often surprisingly good independent music. As I write this, I'm listening to Zo Wanti Music's
Lost Ship, a mellow New Age environmental piece that is very nice and relaxing.
They have an enormous selection of music here, but one of the oddest and sometimes most rewarding to pick through is the game soundtracks/musical scores
section. The artists listed here all compose music for video games (or have in the past). It's strangely fun to listen to some of their pieces and wonder what game that could belong to.
posted by Reverend Robbie
on Oct 7, 2008 -
WFMU's Free Music Archive,
"an online digital library of music that will allow music fans, webcasters and podcasters to listen, download, and stream for free, with no restrictions, registration or fees. And it will all be legal." Still pre-launch, but there's already quite a bit of music
available on the site, including a sampler CD
posted by cog_nate
on Jul 15, 2008 -
is a directly-controlled, open-source, entirely transparent political "meta-party" in the United States that intends to field candidates guided exclusively by online polling and user-drafted bills. Recruiting
of candidates has already begun.
posted by setanor
on Jul 7, 2008 -
: iPhone and iPod Touch wallpapers from a selection of designers and illustrators from around the world
posted by defenestration
on Jul 6, 2008 -