About Fighting Robots: Basket Rules

About Fighting Robots: Basket Rules

Imagine, you have a nice basket, and you use it to carry food home. It’s cool, you can do a lot with it. But then the basket starts telling you what food to get (using “Basket Rules”).

Read full article on Tessa Fights Robots

About Fighting Robots: Basket Rules

Imagine, you have a nice basket, and you use it to carry food home. It’s cool, you can do a lot with it. But then the basket starts telling you what food to get (using “Basket Rules”).

Read full article on Tessa Fights Robots

The MTP Podcast: David Lowery and Chris Castle Discuss Google’s Latest Assault on U.S. Copyright Office and the FCC’s End Run Around Private Contracts — The Trichordist

The MTP Podcast: David Lowery and Chris Castle Discuss Google’s Latest Assault on U.S. Copyright Office and the FCC’s End Run Around Private Contracts – The Trichordist

‘David Lowery and Chris Castle discuss a very Googley week…’

Read full article on The Trichordist

The MTP Podcast: David Lowery and Chris Castle Discuss Google’s Latest Assault on U.S. Copyright Office and the FCC’s End Run Around Private Contracts – The Trichordist

‘David Lowery and Chris Castle discuss a very Googley week…’

Read full article on The Trichordist

David Newhoff’s Open Response to Peter Sunde

David Newhoff’s Open Response to Peter Sunde

The aspect of your recent statement that I find most striking is that one of your core complaints about the Internet we have today—the money-for-nothing Internet—is actually aligned with many of the same criticisms that I and my copyright-supporting colleagues have of the business models that tend to dominate Silicon Valley enterprises. But the thing you clearly don’t get, Peter, is that this is the Internet you helped create.

Read full article on The Illusion of More

David Newhoff’s Open Response to Peter Sunde

The aspect of your recent statement that I find most striking is that one of your core complaints about the Internet we have today—the money-for-nothing Internet—is actually aligned with many of the same criticisms that I and my copyright-supporting colleagues have of the business models that tend to dominate Silicon Valley enterprises. But the thing you clearly don’t get, Peter, is that this is the Internet you helped create.

Read full article on The Illusion of More

Will privacy become a right?

Will Privacy Become a Right?

Now that we’re all a little famous or could be made famous, or infamous, by way of communication as innocuous as a bullshit tweet to something more invasive and abusive like revenge porn, the question is whether or not we Americans will take a cue from Europe on the limits of speech when basic human decency is at stake..

Read full article on The Illusion of More

Will Privacy Become a Right?

Now that we’re all a little famous or could be made famous, or infamous, by way of communication as innocuous as a bullshit tweet to something more invasive and abusive like revenge porn, the question is whether or not we Americans will take a cue from Europe on the limits of speech when basic human decency is at stake..

Read full article on The Illusion of More

The Illusion of Free Stuff

The Illusion of Free Stuff

We are taught in basic economics that goods have intrinsic value (i.e. cost of production + some margin of profit), and that they have perceived value (i.e. what the market will bear), with perceived value determining how wide that margin of profit can be.

Read full article on The Illusion of More

The Illusion of Free Stuff

We are taught in basic economics that goods have intrinsic value (i.e. cost of production + some margin of profit), and that they have perceived value (i.e. what the market will bear), with perceived value determining how wide that margin of profit can be. Read full article on The Illusion of More

Don’t Be Selling Me Social Darwinism, I am Not Buying

Don’t Be Selling Me Social Darwinism, I am Not Buying

Social injustice is not a case of gravity. It is a case of successful bullying on a mass scale.

Read full article on Tessa Fights Robots

Commercialism

Commercialism

I want to scream about how murderous commercialism is to a live human spirit. We are trained not to notice, but underneath the “how are you fine thanks”, souls are crying. Especially if you are an artist doing something original.

Read full article on Tessa Fights Robots.

—01: WHAT: About The Dignity Thing

The Dignity Thing is a semi-formal NYC conference / roundtable discussion organized by the Coalition for Artistic Dignity and The Hive NYC and presenting artists’ perspective on society and culture.

Topics:  Artistic power, social responsibility, and corporate identity.

When: September 24, 2016. 3 p.m. (schedule)

Where: The Hive NYC Address: 20 Cook Street, Brooklyn (map).

Why: Most music industry events seem to preach the world views of suits and glasses. Almost no one one there is talking about the spirit which is utterly insane if you think about what music is.

You go to yet another conference, listen to a million useless speeches about the future of music industry, sit through informercials on how to kiss up to brands, talk in sound bites, and be deliciously unoriginal–and you want to either cry or vomit. When did music and art stop to be dangerous?

Panelists: Marc RibotNatch NadjafiDavid Newhoff, Jackie Summers, Kit Krash, Ryan Holiday, Millicent Johnnie (via Skype), Leonard Zelig, Robert Prichard, Megan Hayes, Anne Tello,  Yuli Yael Beeri Yula, Jason Yellen, Tessa Lena.

Afterparty: The conference will be followed by a performance by Tessa Lena, Aaron Johnston, Yuli Yael Beeri Yula, Melanie Willey, Jason Yellen.

The conference is free to attend (although if you want to donate toward The Hive NYC, your contribution will be put to good use). The suggested donation to see the performances is $15.

—02: THRUGH THE ARTIST’S EYES: Music, the real thing, I almost have no words…

by Tessa Lena (Coalition for Artistic Dignity, Tessa Fights Robots)

If you have ever read anything about “the future of the music industry”, you know all about the digital challenge, and the sea change, and the shift of focus from the experience of music (from ears to soul) to the experience of the platform (from user experience to being hooked). Oh, the tasty data!

Digital information wants to be free, right? And people want to be lazy motherfucking consumers, right? And not one fuck wants to be given about music as mystery, or about dignity of an artist. Even the famous ones are often jesters, jumping up and down for approval of the confident wallets who curate approval of the public.

And if you speak up and, God forbid, don’t sound like an enthusiastic corporate chatterbox…

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—01: WHAT: About The Dignity Thing

The Dignity Thing is a semi-formal NYC conference / roundtable discussion organized by the Coalition for Artistic Dignity and The Hive NYC and presenting artists’ perspective on society and culture.

Topics:  Artistic power, social responsibility, and corporate identity.

When: September 24, 2016. 3 p.m. (schedule)

Where: The Hive NYC Address: 20 Cook Street, Brooklyn (map).

Why: Most music industry events seem to preach the world views of suits and glasses. Almost no one one there is talking about the spirit which is utterly insane if you think about what music is.

You go to yet another conference, listen to a million useless speeches about the future of music industry, sit through informercials on how to kiss up to brands, talk in sound bites, and be deliciously unoriginal–and you want to either cry or vomit. When did music and art stop to be dangerous?

Panelists: Marc RibotNatch NadjafiDavid Newhoff, Jackie Summers, Kit Krash, Ryan Holiday, Millicent Johnnie (via Skype), Leonard Zelig, Robert Prichard, Megan Hayes, Anne Tello,  Yuli Yael Beeri Yula, Jason Yellen, Tessa Lena.

Afterparty: The conference will be followed by a performance by Tessa Lena, Aaron Johnston, Yuli Yael Beeri Yula, Melanie Willey, Jason Yellen.

The conference is free to attend (although if you want to donate toward The Hive NYC, your contribution will be put to good use). The suggested donation to see the performances is $15.

—02: THRUGH THE ARTIST’S EYES: Music, the real thing, I almost have no words…

by Tessa Lena (Coalition for Artistic Dignity, Tessa Fights Robots)

If you have ever read anything about “the future of the music industry”, you know all about the digital challenge, and the sea change, and the shift of focus from the experience of music (from ears to soul) to the experience of the platform (from user experience to being hooked). Oh, the tasty data!

Digital information wants to be free, right? And people want to be lazy motherfucking consumers, right? And not one fuck wants to be given about music as mystery, or about dignity of an artist. Even the famous ones are often jesters, jumping up and down for approval of the confident wallets who curate approval of the public.

And if you speak up and, God forbid, don’t sound like an enthusiastic corporate chatterbox…

read more

About Fighting Robots: Basket Rules

About Fighting Robots: Basket Rules Imagine, you have a nice basket, and you use it to carry food home. It’s cool, you can do a lot with it. But then the basket starts telling you what food to get (using “Basket Rules”). Read full article on Tessa Fights Robots About...

The MTP Podcast: David Lowery and Chris Castle Discuss Google’s Latest Assault on U.S. Copyright Office and the FCC’s End Run Around Private Contracts — The Trichordist

The MTP Podcast: David Lowery and Chris Castle Discuss Google’s Latest Assault on U.S. Copyright Office and the FCC’s End Run Around Private Contracts – The Trichordist

‘David Lowery and Chris Castle discuss a very Googley week…’

Read full article on The Trichordist

The MTP Podcast: David Lowery and Chris Castle Discuss Google’s Latest Assault on U.S. Copyright Office and the FCC’s End Run Around Private Contracts – The Trichordist

‘David Lowery and Chris Castle discuss a very Googley week…’

Read full article on The Trichordist

David Newhoff’s Open Response to Peter Sunde

David Newhoff’s Open Response to Peter Sunde

The aspect of your recent statement that I find most striking is that one of your core complaints about the Internet we have today—the money-for-nothing Internet—is actually aligned with many of the same criticisms that I and my copyright-supporting colleagues have of the business models that tend to dominate Silicon Valley enterprises. But the thing you clearly don’t get, Peter, is that this is the Internet you helped create.

Read full article on The Illusion of More

David Newhoff’s Open Response to Peter Sunde

The aspect of your recent statement that I find most striking is that one of your core complaints about the Internet we have today—the money-for-nothing Internet—is actually aligned with many of the same criticisms that I and my copyright-supporting colleagues have of the business models that tend to dominate Silicon Valley enterprises. But the thing you clearly don’t get, Peter, is that this is the Internet you helped create.

Read full article on The Illusion of More

Will privacy become a right?

Will Privacy Become a Right?

Now that we’re all a little famous or could be made famous, or infamous, by way of communication as innocuous as a bullshit tweet to something more invasive and abusive like revenge porn, the question is whether or not we Americans will take a cue from Europe on the limits of speech when basic human decency is at stake..

Read full article on The Illusion of More

Will Privacy Become a Right?

Now that we’re all a little famous or could be made famous, or infamous, by way of communication as innocuous as a bullshit tweet to something more invasive and abusive like revenge porn, the question is whether or not we Americans will take a cue from Europe on the limits of speech when basic human decency is at stake..

Read full article on The Illusion of More

The Illusion of Free Stuff

The Illusion of Free Stuff

We are taught in basic economics that goods have intrinsic value (i.e. cost of production + some margin of profit), and that they have perceived value (i.e. what the market will bear), with perceived value determining how wide that margin of profit can be.

Read full article on The Illusion of More

The Illusion of Free Stuff

We are taught in basic economics that goods have intrinsic value (i.e. cost of production + some margin of profit), and that they have perceived value (i.e. what the market will bear), with perceived value determining how wide that margin of profit can be. Read full article on The Illusion of More

Don’t Be Selling Me Social Darwinism, I am Not Buying

Don’t Be Selling Me Social Darwinism, I am Not Buying

Social injustice is not a case of gravity. It is a case of successful bullying on a mass scale.

Read full article on Tessa Fights Robots

Commercialism

Commercialism

I want to scream about how murderous commercialism is to a live human spirit. We are trained not to notice, but underneath the “how are you fine thanks”, souls are crying. Especially if you are an artist doing something original.

Read full article on Tessa Fights Robots.