Gluejar is building a place for individuals and institutions to join together to liberate specific ebooks and other types of digital content by paying rights holders to relicense their works under Creative Commons licenses.
Multimedia artist Jaakko Pallasvuo has created a video series on “Paths To Success In The International Art World,” covering everything from the importance of location to how to master the art of crafting. My favorite segment so far is his video on how to use the internet to gain such success. His best piece of advice? “Keep a door to irony open at all times. When challenged back out through it.” Such profound wisdom!
The High Line just got a little greener. A new billboard by artist John Baldessari sits at the corner of Tenth Avenue and 18th Street and it screams money. Featuring the never-circulated $100,000 bill, this piece of aspirational art is entitled The First $100,000 I Ever Made. Forty-two thousand of these rare bills were printed during the Great Depression. The Woodrow Wilson-bedecked bill emerges now as the US struggles to overcome a not-so-great recession. The piece, which begins the newly launched High Line Billboard series, will be on view until 30 December 2011.