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[EI] Open Source: An Introduction


Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 - 11:53:41 am

@ Bala's OSS

We had our first experimental interaction class today! I decided to record down my notes from class and conduct some further research on the works we discussed, as Mr Packer mentioned that Cut Piece was a classic (it was mentioned again in the reading he gave us).

What we discussed in class Yoko Ono – Cut Piece (1964)

The Read more →
Categories: Research
Bala, this is excellent!! Your essay includes exactly what I am looking for: specific examples and references to support your analysis, use of relevant images to illustrate the ideas, and a well crafted essay that summarizes the readings. I will share your work with class as a very thorough assignment.
I like how you use various examples and media in your writing, it makes your work interactive and further proves the point of open source practice.
Very detailed summary! The examples give me a better understanding of the articles.
Thanks Bella!
Thanks Mr Packer! I'll continue to do the same for the subsequent assignments.

W1 Summary & Artwork Spam Research

EC Chee

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 - 10:51:43 am

@ 遠き世に

The term “open-source” is used to describe software, of which its source code is available for perusal and modification. This is in direct opposition of proprietary software, which restricts access to its source code. Predictably enough, however, the concept of proprietary software became pervasive once the profitability of software as a commodity was established.

Essentially, the harshness of the closed Read more →

Categories: Process | Research
Hey there!! I thought that the Permanent Redirect art that you shared was really interesting! I was trying to click on the link to access the art but then they kept giving me an error message and then I realised that was the whole point of the art piece. 8'D I love the concept, making use of URL redirecting that is something that is unique to the Internet, and it makes me REALLY want to find out what the actual art piece looks like... but I guess we'll never see it.
Excellent work, very well written, and well referenced. You made several important observations about the relationship between open source thinking and the art of the social practice, which was the purpose of assigning these essays. We are trying to understand some of the underlying principles of the social practice, and your essay demonstrates exceptionally how open source leads to more collaborative forms of artistic practice. It might be helpful to include some description as to why the two artworks you cited are important to your critique.

Exp Int Readings #01: Open-Source Thinking

Tan Yue Ling

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 - 10:13:49 am

@ Moon Walker.

|| O N   O P E N S O U R C E T H I N K I N G ||

//              Before the advent of the Internet, creators had their works protected by laws such as the Seldon and Ford copyright patents that helped to uphold the ownership of their works by legal Read more →

Categories: Research
Some excellent points regarding the complexity of ownership and copyright issues as it pertains to technology and particularly to software. I am not familiar with all the examples you cited so perhaps you can share with the class, because I think you are adding an interesting addition to the history I am discussing. One issue you need to resolve: it is impossible to read your post without manually highlighting the text. You either need need to change the customization of your theme or find a new theme altogether. Perhaps you are trying to "glitch" our Wordpress reading? ;)

Open Source Studio (OSS)

Daphne Ngatimin

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 - 12:21:46 am

@ Daphne Ngatimin

Leaping one step further into expanding the digital world and innovative platforms, such as Linux or GNU, Randall Packer went ahead and expanded these innovations by creating the Open Source Studio (OSS).

The term open source originated in the context of software development to designate a specific approach to creating computer programs. Open Source Studio (OSS) is a joint, Read more →

Categories: Process
Daphne, this is a great summary of OSS and how it emerges from open source thinking. I am very appreciative of your enthusiasm. A few points of advice: be sure and also explain what we mean by open source by directly citing from the essays. And more specifics regarding examples of open source software besides OSS (such as Wikipedia), as well as the creative practices resulting from open source thinking as cited in my essay. And also, if you are drawing specific references, be sure to use quotes so it is clear what is your writing and what you are citing.

Micro project 2: Telescroll

Tan Xiang Rei

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 - 11:46:06 pm


For this project, I was paired up together with Jocelyn, who happens to be my junior college classmate and now hall mate. Okay back ground Info time~

Cutting the long story short, Jocelyn and I met in Nanyang Junior college in 2015 as we shared the same form class. Both of us belong to a close knitted Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project | Process

#02: \\TELE-STROLL// (micro-project)

Tan Yue Ling

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 - 11:25:34 pm

@ Moon Walker.

(Had to post this as a video because I was having trouble embedding the live video into my post!)

So Francesca and I were paired up for our first micro-project and we decided to do a “Journey to the East/West” video! Our live performance is a juxtaposition between where we live in Singapore (and we ACTUALLY do stay at opposite sides of Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Very interesting and compelling juxtaposition of the elevators! We'll discuss further in class.

[EI] Micro-Project #2: Tele-Stroll


Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 - 11:12:58 pm

@ Francesca

Journey from the East to West


This tele-stroll is a collaboration between Yue Ling and myself. As Yue Ling lives in the west and I live in the east, this tele-stroll compares and contrast the differences between these 2 sides of Singapore.

Process and Development


Possible ideas

Scavenger hunt Adapting the plot of childhood stories like Hansel and Gretel but with a twist Hide and seek Plot Read more →
Categories: Micro-Project
Very impressive and detailed description and breakdown of your project. I was able to grab the video from Yue Ling, but all of yours are unavailable for some reason. Can you check to see if your Facebook account is set to private?
Hi Randall, I've changed the video settings to public, you should be able to view it now!

[EI] Reading 1: Open Source Thinking


Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 - 11:10:26 pm

@ Francesca

Summary on Sida Vaidhyanathan’s article

Open source is originally a software term but it has since been used as a collaborative and creative term. The concept of open source was created as a response to the proprietary model. The proprietary model was deemed as selfish, restrictive and limiting because of copyright. Under this model, big software companies had the rights to refused Read more →

Categories: Research
Excellent essay, and I liked the fact that you brought in a few examples that were outside the readings. This demonstrates originality of research and I am very impressed. You might also consider the Hive at NTU, where rooms are setup in groups, or even our room 2-23, encourage open sharing and interaction between students as another form of the art of the social practice. Your essay is extremely well written and well-referenced. Great work!!

Summary of Reading by R.Packer & S.Vaidhyanathan

Felicia Chua Qin Ying

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 - 06:10:40 pm


Summary and Reflection? Here we go! To kickstart the topic, I have included a video which may clarify anyone’s doubt on the idea behind Open Source concept. The explanation is simplified into a straightforward yet uncomplicated comparison to the notion of LEGO building.

Open Source, as the name suggests, is referred to as a Read more →

Categories: Research
Good examples! Like the lego video.
Thanks, Bella ;-)
Excellent! Sorry I am just now reading your post, I somehow missed it last week. You covered all the essential points of open source thinking and your essay is well researched, and you show a good understanding of the readings.

microproject#2: telestroll


Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 - 09:45:48 am

@ hello

For this project, I was paired up with XiangRei, who happens to be one of my ex classmates from our previous school, Nanyang Junior College. We discussed about the telestroll and wanted it to be kept relatively simple- no need to travel outside of NTU, no need for fancy tricks in our video. The main point of our Read more →

Categories: Micro-Project
Glad to see you are working hard to get the tele-stroll working. Are you still having trouble getting it into landscape mode? Let's discuss in class.