[NetBehaviour] Selling software art

richard willis listservs at richtextformat.co.uk
Tue Nov 18 15:45:40 CET 2008


sounds great, i'll take two. will i get any nectar points?



2008/11/18 benjamin <benjamin at cultura3.net>

> *Noun*
>
> *commodity* (*plural* *commodities*<http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/commodities>
> )
>
>    1. Anything movable (a good <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/good>) that
>    is bought <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bought> and sold<http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sold>
>    .
>       - *1995*, James G. Carrier, *Gifts and Commodities: Exchange and
>       Western Capitalism Since 1700*, p.122[[1]<http://books.google.com/books?id=7BwbwuPyLccC&pg=PA122&dq=commodities+shopping&sig=dozEQAUipFYsEyUTkKpSqKbSCqk>
>       ]
>       - If a key part of shopping is the conversion of anonymous *
>       commodities* into possessions, shopping is a cultural as much as an
>       economic activity.
>       - *2001*, Rachel Pain, *Introducing Social Geographies*, p. 26 [[2]<http://books.google.com/books?id=FVb2cfVpST8C&pg=PA26&dq=commodities+shopping&sig=OhV4OSNFSU9DE2-UdUBQsFosh5Y>
>       ]
>       - In human geography "*commodities*" usually refers to goods and
>       services which are bought and sold. The simplest *commodities* are
>       those produced by the production system just before they are sold.
>       - *2005*, William Leiss, Botterill, Jacki, *Social Communication in
>       Advertising: Consumption in the Mediated Marketplace*, p.307 [[3]<http://books.google.com/books?id=R_ELAoKRDb4C&pg=PA307&dq=commodities+shopping&sig=AyH9Brabe3RC16bitD6AOsfSfPw>
>       ]
>          - Referring to the work of Bourdieu, Zukin (2004,38) notes that
>          shopping is much more than the purchase of *commodities*
>        2. Something useful or valuable.
>    3. *And Slade said: "It really makes me sad that football club chairmen
>    and boards seem to have lost that most precious **commodity** -
>    patience. "Sam's sacking at Newcastle had, I suppose, been on the cards for
>    a while, but it is really ridiculous to fire a manager after such a short
>    time.* Somerset County Gazette on Jan. 14th, 2008.
>    4. (*economics*) Raw materials, agricultural products and other primary
>    products as objects of large scale trading in specialized exchanges.
>    5. *The price of crude oil is determined in continuous trading between
>    professional players in World's many **commodities** exchanges.*
>    6. (*marketing*) Undifferentiated goods characterized by a low profit
>    margin <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/margin>, as distinguished from
>    branded <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/brand> products.
>    7. *Although they were once in the forefront of consumer electronics,
>    the calculators have become a mere **commodity**.*
>
> *
> *
> *
> *
> On 18 Nov 2008, at 14:23, marc garrett wrote:
>
> Hi Patrick & Simon,
>
> Is it an object before it turns into a consumer-based commodity, or after?
>
> marc
>
>
> What makes an object art?
>
> It is clear that these objects are destined to be commodities.
>
> Can an art object be a commodity? Can commodities be art objects and remain
> commodities? Is Duchamps Fountain still a urinal? I seem to remember
> somebody testing this hypothesis.
>
> Regards
>
> Simon
>
>
> On 18/11/08 13:33, "patrick simons" <patricksimons1 at googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> Are these art objects?!
> patrick
>
> On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 2:24 PM, Pall Thayer <pallthay at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I've got some work for sale. Here's the long and short of it.
>
> I'm going to be exhibiting a piece of mine called Exist.pl (some of
> you may remember it as it was developed via discussions here on the
> list as well as other lists) at the MakeArt festival in France in a
> couple of weeks. The work will also be exhibited as part of the Piksel
> festival in Bergen, Norway. Here in Iceland we have what's called The
> Center for Icelandic Art. Their job is to provide financial assistance
> to artists taking their work abroad. They're the only source for
> travel grants for short trips like this one. I applied, I got rejected
> (with no explanation of why), I have this nagging feeling that they
> don't "get" this type of art. So what I would like to do now, is to
> sell copies of this work to get some funds towards the trip (I had
> already bought flight tickets before I got rejected). The work
> consists of a piece of software running on a computer. It doesn't
> produce any output but it's doing a lot of background work. So to
> provide the viewer with some information on what's going on, four A2
> sized posters, displaying the source code at various stages of the
> softwares development, will be displayed.
>
> The software itself is free under the GPL license and lives at
> http://code.google.com/p/existpl
>
> But I have for sale a limited edition of twenty sets of these posters.
> I'll only sell them in sets. There are four posters in the set. These
> are signed and numbered, high quality color prints suitable for
> framing. Ideally, they would be displayed in a row on a wall with a
> computer nearby to run the software when the owner chooses (but this
> entirely up to the purchaser of the work). You can see a small version
> of what they look like at the following URLs:
>
> http://pallit.lhi.is/~palli/code1.pdf<http://pallit.lhi.is/%7Epalli/code1.pdf>
> <http://pallit.lhi.is/%7Epalli/code1.pdf>
> http://pallit.lhi.is/~palli/code2.pdf<http://pallit.lhi.is/%7Epalli/code2.pdf>
> <http://pallit.lhi.is/%7Epalli/code2.pdf>
> http://pallit.lhi.is/~palli/code3.pdf<http://pallit.lhi.is/%7Epalli/code3.pdf>
> <http://pallit.lhi.is/%7Epalli/code3.pdf>
> http://pallit.lhi.is/~palli/code4.pdf<http://pallit.lhi.is/%7Epalli/code4.pdf>
> <http://pallit.lhi.is/%7Epalli/code4.pdf>
>
> The price is $50 per set. If I manage to sell all twenty sets, this
> will provide enough to cover printing and mailing costs, with the
> remainder being approximately what I applied for from The Center for
> Icelandic Art.
>
> On top of being colorful and thought provoking, they create an
> interesting visual pattern when lined up together.
>
> Please contact me offlist if you're interested.
>
> Pall Thayer
>
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