It’s been 3 years since I’ve spontaneously up and attended a conference semi-related to my sphere of interests, taking advantage of the Bay Area’s hotbeddedness. I read about “Free Culture 2008” on Boing Boing this week. And now I am here. Just taking a pause for lunch and some internets.
So I’m going just haphazardly write down my notes from this point forward.
The Star-spangled Banner melody is based on The Anacreontick Song, an old British drinking song
DJ Ripley played some Baltimore Club Music samples (requires 2 breaks: sing sing and think)
Does sampling = infringement? WE DON’T KNOW.
OKAPI – remixing archeology
omeka.org – Museum CMS
rhizome.org – tagging artworks
Lessig is up next.
Importance of amateur culture (John Phillips Sousa)
Creative Commons announcing something on Oct 15
Free Culture: it’s not about/for me – it’s for our culture
Lawyers spend all of their time questioning the law – don’t treat it as god’s given word
“Hegemony through verbosity” is the new security through obscurity