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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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We've had to put Artefatica on the back burner for a bit. So we're hibernating — staying nice and cozy and safe while the harsh times pass outside. We'll be back! :)

Keeping libre graphics projects vibrant and productive

Thursday, May 12, 2011

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Cool discussion about how to attract and keep the range of people that keep open-source projects healthy. Lots of good sharing of practical strategies.

Tom Lechner: Laidout and strange interfaces

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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Tom Lechner provided impressive updates on improvements in Laidout from the last 12 months, such as onscreen imposition folding, integration of the polyhedron unwrapper, and multi-mouse/multitouch capabilities. Sorry I could not blog much on this... too busy looking at the super-cool onscreen demo! I hope there is a video somewhere.

Libre Graphics magazine: A year of fantastic

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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Charting the first year of Libre Graphics magazine, a publication intended to give voice to the libre graphics user community. ginger, Ana, and Ricardo explored the motivations of the publication and its editorial team, and highlighted the trials and triumphs encountered in the first year of the production and development. Libre Graphics magazine is published using a fully F/LOSS workflow, building in such libre graphics staples as Inkscape, GIMP, and Scribus.

Christopher Adams: Crafting an open font stack

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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Christopher gives us a tour of open fonts on the web, followed by a nice tour of the newly re-launched Open Font Library.

Attending the Libre Graphics 2011 meeting in Montreal

Saturday, May 7, 2011

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Libre graphics software — like GIMP, Inkscape, Scribus, the Open Clipart Library, and the Open Font Library — are important to Artefatica as a open publishing project. We want to make open books with open tools. More broadly, I find it exciting to think of a set of tools for self-expression and self-publishing that are available for anyone, anywhere.

Artefatica at the DIY Citizenship conference in Toronto

Friday, November 12, 2010


On Saturday, November 13th (details), Emily Rose Michaud and Owen McSwiney are presenting the Roerich Garden Project at the DIY Citizenship conference in at the University of Toronto (livestreaming here). Leslie Reagan Shade is moderating the panel, called Making Space. They'll also have a spot in the Hack Space. How cool is that?

Artefatica featured in Maisonneuve

Sunday, October 4, 2009

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Laurence emailed me a few weeks ago to let me know that Arefatica is featured in the Fall 2009 issue of Maisonneuve. I knew it was going to be published, but had forgotten all about it. It's a nice piece. It starts off like this: "Having spent years working in communications for international development projects, Christine Prefontaine had long suspected that there was more to be gained than lost from sharing ideas, or even from having them stolen."

Wired: The Future of Open Source

Monday, June 29, 2009

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The result has been an unprecedented outpouring of creative works. As of early June, for instance, more than 3.6 billion photographs had been uploaded to Flickr alone. As the best of those works are now making their way into the broader cultural landscape, they're breaking mass media's stranglehold on the ownership of meaningful content.

Filmaster in three steps: 1. Review 2. Discuss & Rate 3. Reuse & Remix

Friday, May 29, 2009

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Created as a side project by Borys Musielak and Adam Zielinski, two Polish movie addicts — who just happen to be Python programmers — Filmaster is an elegant networking site for film aficionados. It's free to join and members can run their own blog, discuss and rate movies, and receive personalized recommendations.

The Roerich Garden Project

The Roerich Garden Project, Nicole Fournier: Live Dining

The website for our first project is live.
We're still working on it but would love
your feedback and contributions.

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The Roerich Garden Project book team has
collected almost 1000 community-generated
images for you to use and share.
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