19.11.2008 SomeRightsReserved is part of the DesignersBlock popup shop in Covent Garden from the
24th November - 30th November. We've tucked our little mini market stall into the shop and got a couple of new downloads on show, and available to buy.
Come down and have a browse, the shop is located in the piazza in the corner nearest to the Transport Musuem (look for the red neon DesignersBlock sign in the window).
London WC2E 8RF
24th - 31st November : 11:00 - 7:00
29.10.2008 Theres a new download on SomeRightsReserved...
How to Fill Out a SOCPA Form By Zara Arshad:
Planning a protest outside the Houses of Parliament? This booklet illustrates how to create anarchy even when filling out the official paperwork to legalise your protest. 100% legal.
Its madness you even have to fill out a form, who knew?! Thanks for the mini protest sign Zara!
10.10.2008 I went to a debate on copyright in the digital age called "pirate nation", at the ICA, chaired by Matt Mason and Andrew Orlowski. I was hoping for fiercer debate, and a dicussion that actually
questioned what a stupid idea copyright actually is.
Heres a bit of Andrew Orlowski, from some article, on Creative Commons...
"The Creative Commons people are inclined to indulge in a kind of technological determinism, and the value and necessity of compensating gifted creative people is neglected. As we shall see, this leads to the quite unpleasant misanthropy and snobbery common in techno-utopian circles."
Im not sure we move in techno-utopian circles, I hope not, sounds boring.
SomeRightsReserved uses creative commons, gives away ideas
for free, and doesn't generate direct income for designers that
choose to distribute in this manner.
The value of this activity would be missed by Orlowski, but
there is still value for those involved, just not directly
monetary. Increased exposure of their work, the dissemination of their ideas, and the possibility for that to spawn offshoots will no doubt lead to other interesting developments.
Matt Mason on the other hand made a couple of good points,
namely that piracy only exists as a sign of market failure. (He made more but im tired and cant remember ).
See the video below for one of Matt's talks, he seems to be looking
at the same stuff as us, rapid prototyping, reprap and even Sealand.
20.09.2008 SomeRightsReserved is down at DesignersBlock in Covent Garden. We're right out front, and no we are not the information kiosk or a normal market stall!
We're pleased to announce a few new products:
Sound Of Light By Matthew Plummer-Fernandez
Abu Hanger By David Asher Wilson
Rubbish Typefaces By Clare Achesonhttp://www.kith-kin.co.uk/shop/
14.06.2008 Bathsheba Grossman uses rapid prototyping to explore and create mathmatical sculptures in metal and glass. Pictured is Schwartz' D Surface, ahem and I quote "a triply periodic minimal surface, this one truncated to a rhombic dodecahedron."
11.06.2008 We've just spent last week at Pulse, Earls Court London. We took the SomeRightsReserved download shop concept to the centre of a traditional retail buying show, taking the form of a large market stall.
We showcased a wide range of downloadable products to an intrigued audience. Thanks to Tim from the innovation centre
at Central Saint Martins. To find out more see below:
05.06.2008 Fab@home is a make it yourself, home based, free open source rapid prototyping project. Rapid prototypers are like a deskjet printer, but instead of printing on paper, they print with primarilly a resin based material, building up a 3d print in layers. Yes printing a 3d object.... http://fabathome.org
There are now 5 new products on the SomeRightsReserved shop from WEmake. Pictured above is street sofa, quite a mammoth make it yourself project.http://www.kith-kin.co.uk/shop/contributer.asp?contributer=58
This section should really be renamed old news. We haven't been dormant, just rather busy, honest:
05.05.2008 Oh Yeah, if you haven't noticed we just launched a download shop, called SomeRightsReserved, selling the digital blueprints to design.
We launched the shop out in milan and had a little market stall at designersblock, stocked with lots of lovely virtual products for sale.
Check out the shop now for a variety of great downloads, many of which are released under CreativeCommons, meaning you can share the files and make copies (for personal use, of course).