Engadget has a great tutorial about how to build a low-cost music and vocal recording studio using a new Apple mini, a few audio components, and some instruments. They include some step-by-step help working with Garageband as well. If you’ve been recording music at home with poor results or wanted a way to create your own Creative Commons licensed music at home, this tutorial offers a lot of tips on how to get started.Comments Off on Building a low-cost studio
Last night Francesca and I went to see the artist Barbara Kruger speak at the San Francisco Art Institute. Kruger is known for, among other things, stark photo-and-text collages that appropriate the language of consumer culture to comment on it.
After the talk, Francesca (our resident art expert) gave Kruger a Creative Commons t-shirt and explained what it is we do.
“Oh, sounds like Lawrence Lessig,” Kruger said.
“He’s our chairman,” Francesca and I said in unison.
“Wow, if you have to have a hero, he’s as good as anyone I can think of,” she said. “Please tell him that I use his book to teach my grad school courses.”
Having endured and prevailed in a copyright litigation (over the image above), Kruger can appreciate the benefits of free culture.2 Comments »