Archive for August, 2008
NPR this morning ran a segment about Shep Fairey, creator of the now-iconic red/blue Obama poster.
In today’s segment (the first audio file in the above linked post), Fairey is upset that his poster image is being plagiarized and appropriated by others for profit.
Which is more than a little odd, considering this retrospective look at Fairey’s own career…6 comments
A while back there was a post about some interesting imaging software demonstrated at a TED conference. Photosynth created scalable-resolution, incredibly detailed 3-D photo-models by stitching together images from hundreds of different sources.
Microsoft just unveiled Photosynth online. There are sample “synths”, and you can also build your own. Well, maybe you can; but I can’t—because I’m on a Mac. The drippingly sarcastic message above told me so. I guess that when your products consistently pale and/or fail in comparison to Cupertino’s home runs (see Leopard v. Vista, iPod v. Zune, et al) you grab at any chance to exclude Macfolk from your “innovations”.2 comments
For the past few weeks I’d been thinking that I’d like a shirt with instructions and a sort of tracer template for how to commit sepuku. I figured I’d to make it myself, but apparently these people are stealing my ideas from my head, and then they are making that shirt. It’s EXACTLY what I wanted. Even worse, due to poor customer service, they don’t seem to be in business and I can’t order a shirt from them. So if I were to make it myself I could be held liable for copyright infringement, or worse, I would be considered a biter. This is truly a conundrum. Here’s the post where I found out about it.