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This February marked the 50th year anniversary of the "Please Please Me" single in the US and the start of a year-long program of events to celebrate the Fab Four (The Beatles) in their hometown of Liverpool.  Throughout the year of 1963, the popularity of The Beatles had been growing steadily with... Read more
1 comment Posted 29 Mar 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
Release early, often, and with rap music. Evan Roth is a maker of things with a specific interest in tools of empowerment, open source, and popular culture. We covered him and some of his work recently in an article about how open source is disrupting visual art. And here, we give you some insight... Read more
0 comments Posted 22 Jan 2013 by Jen Wike (Red Hat) Feed
zombie
Internet memes—those bite-sized, ephemeral cultural artifacts that are shared and remixed over the Web—seem to be evermore pervasive online and offline. Many of them feature reoccurring characters, like Courage Wolf, Good Guy Greg, and Business Cat. They are "characters" in the sense that they are... Read more
0 comments Posted 26 Oct 2012 by Kendra Mack (Red Hat) Feed
lolcat
What do you think when hearing the term collective authorship? Wikipedia or open source software might first come to mind. These are collaboratively-created products and services that enhance education, technology, and business. You might not be so quick to think of a largely overlooked area... Read more
3 comments Posted 6 Sep 2012 by Kendra Mack (Red Hat) Feed
open source lightning talks
From Nine Inch Nails to Star Trek, open source principles are represented in much of pop culture. Ruth Suehle, community marketing leader for the Fedora Project and moderator of the Life channel at opensource.com, found this to be a great approach to explaining the open source way to people who don... Read more
0 comments Posted 24 Aug 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed