Open Source Culture Spring 10 - Resources

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Outline | Syllabus | Student Work | Production Two Manual | Mediography


Where to Find Readings

Many readings are available online, either as web sites or as downloadable PDFs, via the Brown Library's OCRA (Online Course Reserves Access) system.

How to access OCRA:

  1. Go to
  2. Scroll down to MCM 1700N (or do a find on "Open Source").
  3. Enter the following password: 0penS0urce (note: zeros replace the letter "o").

There are also a number of readings on reserve in the Rockefeller Library. These are indicated on the syllabus.

Equipment Checkout and Tech Support

David Udris's cell phone: 401 339 3852, office phone 401 863 2134

Checkout Tue 4-6, Return Thu 4-6

Checkout Fri 4-6, Rtn Mon 4-6

Useful URLs

Our FlickrURL:
user name: opensource135
password: thayer

Our Google Group:
Group email:

Promotion Guide: A Guide to Promoting Online Art Projects

Student Presentation Suggestions

Critical Method: A step-by-step method for critiquing art works.

Tech Workshops, Tutorials, Etc.: A list of online tutorials, offline workshops, and other resources for gaining tech skills.

Open Source Culture Filez: a collection of articles related to open source culture:

Open Source Culture Mediography on Wikipedia:

Comedies of Fair Use Conference Audio Files:

A list of open source and free art softwares:

The Fair Use Network: 

Manuals for streaming media, distributed under a Creative Commons license:

OGLE: The OpenGLExtractor: Eyebeam's Open Lab has launched OGLE (i.e. OpenGLExtractor), a software package that allows for the capture and re-use of 3D geometry data from 3D graphics applications running on Microsoft Windows:

SaveVid: Download videos off the web from YouTube, etc.

CamStudio: Take a video of your desktop.

Open Source Sound Sources

Second Life Links & Sites of Interest

Getting YouTube Videos for your own purposes:


Wiki (Confluence) Primer

Confluence User Guide

The Brown Confluence Wiki Demonstration Space


Steven McDonald, risd legal counsel, ip expert

Outline | Syllabus | Student Work | Production Two Manual | Mediography

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