/// from survival to thriving


Donna Holford-Lovell


Living in Scotland





Arts and Stuff

http://www.e-flux.com/ an international network which reaches more then 50,000 visual art professionals on daily bases through its website, e-mail list and special projects.

http://www.artreview.com/index.php social networking site for the artworld, creating a global forum for discussion, interactivity and debate.

http://rhizome.org/ – Rhizome supports the creation, presentation, and preservation of contemporary art that uses new technologies in significant ways.

http://www.opte.org/maps/ – The Opte project. The first goal of this project is to use a single computer and single Internet connection to map the location of every single class C network on the Internet.

http://www.fracturedatlas.org/ – Fractured Atlas is a non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations. Our programs and services facilitate the creation of art by offering vital support to the artists who produce it.

http://tagr.tv/ – a festival video blog that multiplexes documenting of all kinds of digital and media arts events, and lets you experience festivals from anywhere in close to real-time.

http://www.ted.com/index.php/ – TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. The annual conference now brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes). This site makes the best talks and performances from TED available to the public, for free. More than 200 talks from our archive are now available, with more added each week. These videos are released under a Creative Commons license, so they can be freely shared and reposted.


http://cont3xt.net/interference – interference – online forum discussing exhibition methods

Open Source/Free Software

http://alexfletcher.typepad.com/ Open source software analyst blog

http://opensource.org/ – The OSI are the stewards of the Open Source Definition (OSD) and the community-recognized body for reviewing and approving licenses as OSD-conformant.

http://www.openrightsgroup.org/creativebusiness/blog/cbde-application-pack/ –  The Open Rights Group exists to preserve and promote your rights in the digital age.

http://creativecommons.org/ – private rights to create public goods: creative works set free for certain uses. Like the free software and open-source movements, our ends are cooperative and community-minded, but our means are voluntary and libertarian.

Art, Curating and FLOSS

http://runme.org/ – Runme.org is a software art repository, launched in January 2003. It is an open, moderated database to which people are welcome to submit projects they consider to be interesting examples of software art.

http://opencongress.omweb.org/modules/wakka/HomePage – Inspired by Free Software, software that challenges conventional practices of authorship, ownership and distribution, our innovative congress explored the implications of those developments for art, visual culture and cultural production in general

http://www.artisopensource.net/index.php – a forum discussing art is open source

http://www.thenextlayer.org/ – The Next Layer is an online publishing project which aims at providing an environment to reflect and get informed on a range of issues relating to arts and politics under the condition of the internet and free and open source software.

http://mediaexperiment.org/ – Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

http://www.soundnetwork.org.uk/?q=node/48 – open source city, Liverpool, June 2008

 – the first open source museum collection

http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/digitalart/ripmixburn – IP.MIX.BURN.BAM.PFA celebrates the cultural and artistic practice of remix, inviting guest artists to “rip, mix, and burn” elements from two digital-media works in the museum’s collection—Ken Goldberg’s Ouija 2000 and Valéry Grancher’s 24h00—resulting in new artistic creations.

http://www.student.ocad.on.ca/~aid_dev/ – AID is a collection of strategies for making art with electronics. The strategies are based on a hardware interface module that gives artists access to electronic control technology for use in interactive artworks.