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iCE's Modern Version Of Old-Fashioned Quilting Bee

timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the impressive-results dept.

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Ant writes "tiles.ice.org is a Web site with a cool art idea as a tribute to Salvador Dali. It is iCE (remember ANSI art, you old school computer users?)'s answer to the old-fashioned quilt party, minus the gathering of elderly women. It's a unique opportunity for collaborative artwork on the net. A huge image, composed of individual 'tiles' is created, one piece at a time. The goal when making a tile is to mesh your work as smoothly as possible with the surrounding tiles, while creating something cool, artistic, and if applicable, on-topic. Check out the finished sample. I love the ants in the quilt tiles!"

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Stop michael now! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452578)

Stop michael Now

For literally years, the "editor" "michael" has been splattering his moronic influence all over this website. Now, if Slashdot were some dipshit site without any effect on the online world, that'd be all well and good, but I and I'm sure you too would agree that as editor of the most popular "News for nerds" website, michael has a responsibility to us. Amongst the many things that michael has done are:
  • inserting biased editorialising [slashdot.org] into story blurbs by putting words in "quotes" [slashdot.org] to put Democrat-oriented stories into disrepute
  • going off on rants [slashdot.org] in the article text in all caps, screaming and railing against Intel's 64-bit efforts
  • posting stories that have been instantly archived, allowing no one to post, and then not fixing the situation for an hour and a half
  • moderating to -1, Offtopic or -1, Flamebait anyone who contests his idiot behavior
  • modbombing entire threads of dozens of posts to -1, Offtopic
  • applying a "bitchslap" operation [slashdot.org] to users who disagree with him, setting their karma to "Bad" or "Terrible" [slashdot.org] and taking away their ability to ever moderate again
  • abusing his editor position for his personal vendetta [slashdot.org] against his DSL provider, inserting irrelevant [slashdot.org] , insolent [slashdot.org] comments in the "department" line.
  • not explaining his actions
  • hijacking domains [google.com] (and then having the audacity to admonish others for it [slashdot.org] )
  • posting blatantly false hoax stories, perpetuating the flow of misinformation (case in point: the tsunami creature story [slashdot.org] )
  • posting links to sites that have then been switched to goatse, and then not explain what happened afterwards
  • not editing stories in light of new, overriding information
  • posting stories with broken URLs
  • posting stories in the wrong section
  • posting consecutive dupes - only he, CmdrTaco and timothy have managed to do this

The list goes on and on. michael must go. Slashdot's not that great as it is, but he's just dragging this place down all the faster. What can we do? Taco ignores all emails about his beloved $20K-a-year staff; he trusts michael more than the opinion of his beloved readers. Taco won't do a thing unless we can hit him where it hurts - in the pocket.
How? Simple. Taco relies upon the insightful-sounding commentary that this site occasionally produces. (You'll notice he doesn't go to the trouble of modding it up himself - he leaves it to us!). Without it, people stop visiting and Slashdot becomes unprofitable. So, here's what to do if you want to oust michael and force Taco to fix Slashdot:
  • install adblocking software like Privoxy [privoxy.org] to block adverts
  • set your preferences [slashdot.org] to eliminate the slanted crap posted by michael
  • don't put links to Slashdot URLs on your blog; link directly to the URLs that the Slashdot story includes
  • don't post genuine comments in the stories; if you must post them at all, do them in the journals of the people you want to talk to or email them privately
  • any time michael (or any editor, for that matter) does something that they need to be called up on, say something. Post about it, even if others have done so - the more noise people make about editor screw-ups, the more incentive they have not to do them
  • change your comment preferences [slashdot.org] to give a +6 bonus to Flamebait and Offtopic moderations. These are popularly used for moderation-enabled censorship. Overrated is too, but I guess Taco wants to keep at least one moderation that we can't dodge
  • if you get the chance to metamoderate, moderate all positive moderations as "Fair" and all negative moderations as "Unfair". This won't get picked up at all and you're helping to stop over-sensitive censors like michael
  • whenever you moderate, use your mod points to moderate comments at -1 and 0 upwards as "Underrated"; you can't get metamoderated for this

There you go. Now you know what needs to be done. If you agree, reply. If you disagree, reply. Whatever you do, don't just moderate me down without responding first to explain why. Discussion is what this idea is all about. Spread the facts. Keep the dream of journalistic integrity alive. Peace.

This work is in the public domain. Reproduction of any and all parts is encouraged.

Re:Stop michael now! (-1, Offtopic)

sinner0423 (687266) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452602)

I'm no troll, check my profile, but this is pretty much right on the money.

I come to slashdot for news, not some wannabe journalist with some kind of slanted personal agenda.

I would mod you up if I had the points. This guy michael is a complete douchebag.

Thanks.

Touché ;-) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452800)

Re:Stop michael now! (Score:0, Troll)
I guess you're right. (Posted as AC to protect my karma)

Stop michael now!-Before he kills "/.". (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11453013)

Simple. Write physical letters to his boss.

Tell all the web sites out there to put a block in their files. If blocking is suppose to work against spam, then it'll work here.

Build a better site. Remember Gracenote and what they did to their loyal community? Do something similiar, but learn from this places mistakes.

Re:Stop michael now! (-1, Offtopic)

shanen (462549) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452805)

What a dweeb. Say, if you don't like /., how about you just go away? The main effect of your ranting is to make me rather like "michael", whoever he is. He's certainly an improvement on you.

Re:Stop michael now! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452841)

That's a stupid argument from an obviously stupid person. Are you related to Michael by chance?

Stop michael now!-"/." Fan club. (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452960)

"What a dweeb. Say, if you don't like /., how about you just go away? "

Uh huh. And people wonder why "good enough" and mediocrity dominate the world.

Anyway people "going away" is happening. Is that what you want? Are all the people who actually want slashdot to improve "dweebs"?

Like I said years ago and I'll say again. Slashdot is a victum of it's own success. The people who actually gave a damn about this place and made it what it was left around 2000.* That mostly leaves those who don't really give a damn about this place, and will live with the mediocrity, and leave with barely a twing of conscious once their apathy has sucked the husk dry. And apparenty managment agrees with the mindset.

*Don't have to take my word for it. Read some of the old stuff, and compare it to now.

Re:Stop michael now! (2, Insightful)

quantaman (517394) | more than 9 years ago | (#11453055)

What a dweeb. Say, if you don't like /., how about you just go away?

Yeah, because when something good has problems you should just abandon it instead of trying to correct them. Those who post the stories and comments are the reason /. exists, they have a moral right to partake in its direction.

The main effect of your ranting is to make me rather like "michael", whoever he is. He's certainly an improvement on you.

Ahh, because the messenger defines the message? Just because the messenger isn't perfect does not change the fact that /. has some serious problems with the degree of professionalism demonstrated by some of the editors. There are times I'm surprised that /. hasn't been sued for libel for some of the inaccurate information they've posted in stories where even RTFA'ing would of informed them otherwise. Hundreds of thousands of geeks come here daily and many are inevitably going to give some degree of credence to what they see on the front page. I'm not asking for the New York Times here but at least some basic proofreading and making sure the facts are vaugly right before they post it for everyone to see would be nice.

Re:Stop michael now! (1)

shanen (462549) | more than 9 years ago | (#11453195)

Does that mean you're the anonymous coward removing your mask now? If so, the new comment is "I don't argue with fools." I just put them on the foe list and they pretty much disappear.

That'll teach me for taking a look at -1, but I was hoping for another mirror site, since the link was apparently already /.ed before the first mirror managed to get a copy. If someone wants to complain about the editors, it might be reasonable to suggest that they set up mirrors and include the links before they publish the URL of those wimpy little servers.

Mod this post up! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452860)

Is Slashdot too good for the truth?

Re:Stop michael now! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452888)

having been part of the censorware project i can honestly say michael has intentionally caused us much headache and concern over his actions... i don't see how slashdot can keep a positive image while associating themselves with someone of his standing...

Re:Stop michael now! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452967)

inserting biased editorialising into story blurbs by putting words in "quotes" to put Democrat-oriented stories into disrepute
going off on rants in the article text in all caps, screaming and railing against Intel's 64-bit efforts

Once again, more evidence that those damn Republicans were behind AMD's 64 bit efforts.

Letter Writing Campaign! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452988)

Posted as AC.

For all those who care, let's mail CmdrTaco (Rob Malda) about this -- his email is maldaATslashdotDOTorg. Slashdot is deteriorating into something that is apathetic towards its users, making money for plagiarists and doing little if anything about it, and sponsoring a hack like michael.

Re:Stop michael now! (1)

The Grey Clone (770110) | more than 9 years ago | (#11453030)

What does Michael have to do with a story about collabrative art that was posted by Timothy?

Re:Stop michael now! (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11453290)

It's not related, the thing is that this forum lacks any ability to start any of your own threads. So if you want to reach the readers you have to post in an unrelated thread.

I don't think the orginal poster would have cared to post an unrelated post if it weren't for the influence this site have on the online world as a whole.

I agree on the problem, but do not think that it's neither possible nor good to do something about it by lowering the standards of slashdot. The sollution, I think, is to create an alternative. Start or find a site to replace slashdot and post insightfull comments there, making it an interesting alternative.

The alternative sites I've seen so far has been to dead or contentless to make me stay. You will have to change that, focus your activism on getting insightful people to post on other places instead. Why not send a message to those who make great posts on slashdot?

Sebastian, posting anonymously to save karma.

But... wasn't it timothy that posted this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11453033)

Or were you just saying this was michaels influence?

Re:Stop michael now! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11453051)

about time it was said! and a D-bag was putting it nice!

Re:Stop michael now! (-1, Offtopic)

muzik4machines (834892) | more than 9 years ago | (#11453065)

first logged post yeah

Grandma... (2, Funny)

catbertscousin (770186) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452581)

...can I PLEASE use the internet now?

Re:Grandma... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452586)

I couldn't stop laughing when i read that.

Attention Linux Users: (1)

master_meio (834537) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452895)

You're being left in the dust, using an inferior operating system.

Re:Attention Linux Users: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11453064)

Did you read that on the Internets? I'm sure you downloaded them last night. Oh, out of virtual memory?

Why Michael should be thrown into a broken CRT (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11453301)

Stop michael Now

For literally years, the editor michael has been splattering his moronic influence all over this website. Now, if Slashdot were some dipshit site without any effect on the online world, that'd be all well and good, but I and I'm sure you too would agree that as editor of the most popular News for nerds website, michael has a responsibility to us. Amongst the many things that michael has done are:
  • inserting biased editorialising [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] into story blurbs by putting words in quotes [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] to put Democrat-oriented stories into disrepute
  • going off on rants [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] in the article text in all caps, screaming and railing against Intel's 64-bit efforts
  • posting stories that have been instantly archived, allowing no one to post, and then not fixing the situation for an hour and a half
  • moderating to -1, Offtopic or -1, Flamebait anyone who contests his idiot behavior
  • modbombing entire threads of dozens of posts to -1, Offtopic
  • applying a bitchslap operation [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] to users who disagree with him, setting their karma to Bad or Terrible [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] and taking away their ability to ever moderate again
  • abusing his editor position for his personal vendetta [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] against his DSL provider, inserting irrelevant [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org], insolent [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] comments in the department line.
  • not explaining his actions
  • hijacking domains [google.com] [google.com] (and then having the audacity to admonish others for it [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org])
  • posting blatantly false hoax stories, perpetuating the flow of misinformation (case in point: the tsunami creature story [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org])
  • posting links to sites that have then been switched to goatse, and then not explain what happened afterwards
  • not editing stories in light of new, overriding information
  • posting stories with broken URLs
  • posting stories in the wrong section
  • posting consecutive dupes - only he, CmdrTaco and timothy have managed to do this

The list goes on and on. michael must go. Slashdot's not that great as it is, but he's just dragging this place down all the faster. What can we do? Taco ignores all emails about his beloved $20K-a-year staff; he trusts michael more than the opinion of his beloved readers. Taco won't do a thing unless we can hit him where it hurts - in the pocket.

How? Simple. Taco relies upon the insightful-sounding commentary that this site occasionally produces. (You'll notice he doesn't go to the trouble of modding it up himself - he leaves it to us!). Without it, people stop visiting and Slashdot becomes unprofitable. So, here's what to do if you want to oust michael and force Taco to fix Slashdot:

  • install adblocking software like Privoxy [privoxy.org] [privoxy.org] to block adverts
  • set your preferences [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] to eliminate the slanted crap posted by michael
  • don't put links to Slashdot URLs on your blog; link directly to the URLs that the Slashdot story includes
  • don't post genuine comments in the stories; if you must post them at all, do them in the journals of the people you want to talk to or email them privately
  • any time michael (or any editor, for that matter) does something that they need to be called up on, say something. Post about it, even if others have done so - the more noise people make about editor screw-ups, the more incentive they have not to do them
  • change your comment preferences [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] to give a +6 bonus to Flamebait and Offtopic moderations. These are popularly used for moderation-enabled censorship. Overrated is too, but I guess Taco wants to keep at least one moderation that we can't dodge
  • if you get the chance to metamoderate, moderate all positive moderations as Fair and all negative moderations as Unfair. This won't get picked up at all and you're helping to stop over-sensitive censors like michael
  • whenever you moderate, use your mod points to moderate comments at -1 and 0 upwards as Underrated; you can't get metamoderated for this.

There you go. Now you know what needs to be done. If you agree, reply. If you disagree, reply. Whatever you do, don't just moderate me down without responding first to explain why. Discussion is what this idea is all about. Spread the facts. Keep the dream of journalistic integrity alive. Peace.

This work is in the public domain. Reproduction of any and all parts is encouraged.

Fourth post (-1, Offtopic)

prodangle (552537) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452582)

Burn that karma!!!

the draw! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452585)

remember using "the draw" to create BBS menus?.... those were the days..

Re:the draw! (1)

temojen (678985) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452748)

Yes, and I remember that when I removed all the fancy screens and went text-only, people liked my bbs better. It could be because I was the only BBS in town that still accepted 300bps. Everyone got 45 minutes; why would I care how many bits they get in that time? I didn't have any files sections anyways. TradeWars2002, Baren Realms Elite, a Graffitti wall, and local messaging were enough to keep my line busy almost 24/7.

Re:the draw! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11453087)

Most BBS software simply let you choose your ANSI mode:

[C]olor, [M]ono, or [N]one

No need to do away with the colored menus for everyone; folks with slow connections would choose None and get a separate set of menus from the others.

Re:the draw! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452868)

they should've stuck to ansi gfx, it uses less bandwidth...
btw, there's a lot of telnet bbs's on the net. even some running on c64 and amiga... which makes sense since you don't need pixel gfx to make a good discussion forum, and for that matter some of the most fun games are ansi/ascii text.
and personally i got kinda bored of www shit and gfx after a couple years of surfing with netscape, so switched to lynx & links, plus some custom perl scripts and junk. kids probably think i'm crazy, but i started computing on 8-bit machines anyway, and it just feels natural and less gimicky.

check this oldschool shit out (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452964)

telnet velvet.ath.cx

(not fp) (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452587)

Trolls of trolls. You don't get this. We make jokes that you're sure to miss. LOL at LOL, Rolling on the floor. Laughing or Crying? You ass-ruined whore. This troll's so meta you choked on a chip. Toomuch ranch dressing, you slant-eyed nip. Go back to Everquest and pretend you're a girl. T4C, we're the royalty of trolls. Kings, dukes and earls.

If we all cooperate... (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452603)

... we can quilt goatse into it!

Re:If we all cooperate... (1)

jbrader (697703) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452679)

and if we really cooperate we can turn the whole thing into a mosaic of goatse... shudder

Re:If we all cooperate... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452698)

Yeah, but the person unlucky enough to get that one spot would probably refuse...

Michael's a HAS-BEEN (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11453307)

Stop michael Now

For literally years, the editor michael has been splattering his moronic influence all over this website. Now, if Slashdot were some dipshit site without any effect on the online world, that'd be all well and good, but I and I'm sure you too would agree that as editor of the most popular News for nerds website, michael has a responsibility to us. Amongst the many things that michael has done are:
  • inserting biased editorialising [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] into story blurbs by putting words in quotes [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] to put Democrat-oriented stories into disrepute
  • going off on rants [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] in the article text in all caps, screaming and railing against Intel's 64-bit efforts
  • posting stories that have been instantly archived, allowing no one to post, and then not fixing the situation for an hour and a half
  • moderating to -1, Offtopic or -1, Flamebait anyone who contests his idiot behavior
  • modbombing entire threads of dozens of posts to -1, Offtopic
  • applying a bitchslap operation [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] to users who disagree with him, setting their karma to Bad or Terrible [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] and taking away their ability to ever moderate again
  • abusing his editor position for his personal vendetta [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] against his DSL provider, inserting irrelevant [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org], insolent [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] comments in the department line.
  • not explaining his actions
  • hijacking domains [google.com] [google.com] (and then having the audacity to admonish others for it [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org])
  • posting blatantly false hoax stories, perpetuating the flow of misinformation (case in point: the tsunami creature story [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org])
  • posting links to sites that have then been switched to goatse, and then not explain what happened afterwards
  • not editing stories in light of new, overriding information
  • posting stories with broken URLs
  • posting stories in the wrong section
  • posting consecutive dupes - only he, CmdrTaco and timothy have managed to do this

The list goes on and on. michael must go. Slashdot's not that great as it is, but he's just dragging this place down all the faster. What can we do? Taco ignores all emails about his beloved $20K-a-year staff; he trusts michael more than the opinion of his beloved readers. Taco won't do a thing unless we can hit him where it hurts - in the pocket.

How? Simple. Taco relies upon the insightful-sounding commentary that this site occasionally produces. (You'll notice he doesn't go to the trouble of modding it up himself - he leaves it to us!). Without it, people stop visiting and Slashdot becomes unprofitable. So, here's what to do if you want to oust michael and force Taco to fix Slashdot:

  • install adblocking software like Privoxy [privoxy.org] [privoxy.org] to block adverts
  • set your preferences [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] to eliminate the slanted crap posted by michael
  • don't put links to Slashdot URLs on your blog; link directly to the URLs that the Slashdot story includes
  • don't post genuine comments in the stories; if you must post them at all, do them in the journals of the people you want to talk to or email them privately
  • any time michael (or any editor, for that matter) does something that they need to be called up on, say something. Post about it, even if others have done so - the more noise people make about editor screw-ups, the more incentive they have not to do them
  • change your comment preferences [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] to give a +6 bonus to Flamebait and Offtopic moderations. These are popularly used for moderation-enabled censorship. Overrated is too, but I guess Taco wants to keep at least one moderation that we can't dodge
  • if you get the chance to metamoderate, moderate all positive moderations as Fair and all negative moderations as Unfair. This won't get picked up at all and you're helping to stop over-sensitive censors like michael
  • whenever you moderate, use your mod points to moderate comments at -1 and 0 upwards as Underrated; you can't get metamoderated for this.

There you go. Now you know what needs to be done. If you agree, reply. If you disagree, reply. Whatever you do, don't just moderate me down without responding first to explain why. Discussion is what this idea is all about. Spread the facts. Keep the dream of journalistic integrity alive. Peace.

This work is in the public domain. Reproduction of any and all parts is encouraged.

Progress made by one person or a group? (1, Insightful)

Dancin_Santa (265275) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452605)

In the history of the world, it has always been the power and vision of one single person that has created progress. This is another way to say that committees accomplish nothing.

Even with art, it's not the AIDS quilt we remember, it's Van Gogh's Starry Night. The individual is the creator of art. Art by committee is soulless.

Re:Progress made by one person or a group? (2, Insightful)

oirtemed (849229) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452651)

I dont think the purpose of this is to achieve any new leaps in artistic expression. There is more to working with a group than just "progress" and gains. There is a lot to be said for the fun involved and the ability to share and meld your ideas with the ideas of others. I assume you don't listen to any music, surely that art by committee has no soul. Or books illustrated by people other than the author, or even collaborative writings. Hell, researchers should stop working in teams and just go at it alone....how else will we progress? Now that I think of it, I can't believe I even bit at your flamebait. Oh well.

Re:Progress made by one person or a group? (2, Insightful)

NitroWolf (72977) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452655)

Even with art, it's not the AIDS quilt we remember, it's Van Gogh's Starry Night. The individual is the creator of art. Art by committee is soulless.

The only people who actually think that "art by comittee is soulless" are the pseudo-intellectuals who don't/can't really apprecaite art, so they critize it to beef up their ego/self-esteem.

Going by the logic here, a museum is also a "soulless" place, because it is, by definition, art by comittee. A comittee decides what's in the museum and the museum contains a hodge podge of different artists. Thus all art, except stand alone art in the middle of a field, with no one around to view is is "soulless."

Now how silly is that. Art is created by the artist for their own edification. Art is viewed/consumed by the viewer for their own enjoyment. That's what art is, there's nothing soulless or soulful about it... you get out of art what you put into it, whether you are the viewer or the creator.

Re:Progress made by one person or a group? (1)

Headcase88 (828620) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452689)

Art is viewed/consumed by the viewer for their own enjoyment.

Unfortunately, when too many people try to view an artpiece, the soul of the server that is hosting the art is degraded until it is nothing.

(It becomes Slashdotted)

Re:Progress made by one person or a group? (2, Insightful)

jbrader (697703) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452699)

Then by your definition since a movie is made by a team it's not art. I know the argument to this is that a movie has a strong director whos vision shapes the movie but anyone with input changes the final result. e.g. Kubrick made Dr Strnglove but would it have been the same without Peter Sellers or Slim Pickins?

Re:Progress made by one person or a group? (4, Insightful)

Queer Boy (451309) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452710)

Even with art, it's not the AIDS quilt we remember, it's Van Gogh's Starry Night.

Folk art is quite different than Fine art. Folk art has a distinct culture behind it whereas Fine art is typically an individual expression (sometimes a statement). Yes, you're right, people remember the individual in Fine art whereas Folk art is about a community.

Your assertion is that recognition is the inherent drive for art. I always thought it was expression. It's also not art by committee, it's art by community.

Re:Progress made by one person or a group? (1)

Anne Honime (828246) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452783)

In the modern history of the occidental world would probably more accurate. Just think how many churches ' wall paintings of the XVth - XVIth century were collaborative work, and the time span needed to actualy build those churches. Yet they offer a tight integration of different archiects visions as well as unity of artistic realisation.

Re:Progress made by one person or a group? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11453124)

Morris and Company's quilts and wall hangings would probably qualify as high art, but they were collaborative. This is somewhat later than the religious art, but probably springing from similar sentiments.

Re:Progress made by one person or a group? (1)

evilmousse (798341) | more than 9 years ago | (#11453247)


pfeh, tell that to a jam band.

art and progress is broader than that. there are things that work well done by individuals, and things that don't.

progress is ESPECIALLY poor word-choice. the singly most complex creation of man (so i've heard) is the space shuttle--so complex no one person could expect to be a professional in it all.

cool... but not as cool as the Zoomquilt... (5, Interesting)

Alkivar (25833) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452609)

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/zoomquilt.ph p

now thats some surreal collaborative art...

Re:cool... but not as cool as the Zoomquilt... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452790)

Wow, now that's just damn awesome.

Re:cool... but not as cool as the Zoomquilt... (1)

Archon-X (264195) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452831)

..snazzy, isn't it. It was also done by an iCE member (and others)

It cost us almost as much in hotlinking as this /.ing will probably do

Re:cool... but not as cool as the Zoomquilt... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452875)

Someone should seriously make a screensaver out of that.

HTML-ized for your clicking pleasure (1)

Grym (725290) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452919)

Re:HTML-ized for your clicking pleasure (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11453048)

Please visit Slashcode bug #981137 [sourceforge.net] , which concerns automatically hyperlinking URLs in "Plain Old Text" mode, and add a comment to show your support for a speedy resolution. No progress has been made on this trivial feature request for longer than six months.

Feel free to repost this wherever appropriate if you think it's a good idea.

less cool than both (1)

Xzzy (111297) | more than 9 years ago | (#11453127)

I've had something that played on this same idea up for a few years now:

http://www.tru7h.org/projects/society2/

Obviously it's a bit crude, and someone had a fetish for pacman ghosts a ways back, but it's going on 3 years of accumulation now.. can't bear to take it down. ;)

Think it gets like.. 5 hits a month.

Re:less cool than both (1)

psi42 (747491) | more than 9 years ago | (#11453221)


Think it gets like.. 5 hits a month.

It's about to get 5 hits per second

If there's anything you've always wanted to say to your server, now would be the time to say it. Hurry, you've precious little time!

Re:cool... but not as cool as the Zoomquilt... (1)

Slothy (17409) | more than 9 years ago | (#11453228)

Actually, iCE did the Zoomquilt, too.

Ahh yes... (3, Funny)

NitroWolf (72977) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452622)

Ahh... I love the thought of posting a site dedicated soley to serving images upon the Slashdot main page. In fact, I can't possibly think of any faster way to completely annihilate a server and it's connection to the internet.

Like linking to a predominately text site doesn't trash the site, someone thought it would be a good idea to link to a picture site? Like what, you expected people to be able to view any of the pictures before the server turned into a steaming pile of goo?

Well, I got to see one, nya nya nya!

Re:Ahh no... (1)

shanen (462549) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452681)

I didn't get to see even one. Do they have any metrics for the /. effect as related to the number of posts? (Only 9 when I went to the Web site.)

Re:Ahh yes... (1)

ovanklot (715633) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452885)

Not only that, but it's also the oldest dupe [slashdot.org] ever... ;)

{{sPaz}} / iCE

iCE member here... (5, Informative)

Jackie_Chan_Fan (730745) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452628)

Tiles was a project i beleive started by our dear friend Slothy of iCE who i've worked with on more than one occasion and have known since i was 16 as an iCE member.

iCE has always been an excellent organization of artists that are extremely talented and have remained friends for a long time now. Tiles is proof of the many great ideas Jon (slothy) has had over the years. Looking at the work in the tiles is pretty interesting and its a lot of fun.

Nice to see it on slashdot. I know Jon and other iCE members such as myself are frequent readers of slashdot.

Enjoy!

Re:iCE member here... (1)

Jackie_Chan_Fan (730745) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452649)

oops.. Forgot to sign it.

Rogue Leader [iCE]

Re:iCE member here... (3, Informative)

farmy (56982) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452702)

Actually we've been linked to by slashdot on at least 2 other occations that I remember. Sadly we dont have the resources of a CNN, or say, youre local burger stand with a website. The system is yet another in a long line of crap we've managed to beg for. This one is considerably better than the previous servers, its a p3-1000. Sadly it has no drive space, so what you're looking at there is a lot of graphics loaded over NFS (which is another piece of crap EOL'd "SAN" we found in the trash).

-iCE Admin

Re:iCE member here... (1)

Jackie_Chan_Fan (730745) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452760)

Hey Farmy ;) I wonder how it'll handle /. ;) Rogue Leader[iCE]

Re:iCE member here... (1)

NetSerf2000 (557252) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452882)

I dont think that it did...

I tried to access it and I couldnt :(

Re:iCE member here... (1)

napa1m (154836) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452777)

hi RL!

Tiles is fun, it's been around for a while and there have been some good results. I personally prefer single-piece collaborations for a more cohesive product, but this sort of "exquisite corpse on crack" approach can often be really surreal or hilarious. Keep it up!

Oh and I used to run that other ANSi / VGA group, CIA (creators of intense art.. stupid acronym i know but i didn't make it up! :)

-Napalm(CIA)

Re:iCE member here... (1)

MistabewM (17044) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452825)

NAPPY! =)
Nice to see you again.. its been a while..

Time for a re-union... lol

See cain around? =)

Slashdot! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452643)

Killing web servers since '97

iCE (3, Interesting)

sinner0423 (687266) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452653)

I remember iCE.. when I was begging for my board to be a distro in the Chicago area at the tender age of 13. RaDMaN from ACiD occasionally reads the slash - and as I understand it, ACiD is still an art group to this very day. I'm glad to see iCE is still around as well.

Two thumbs up for L337 TheDraw skills.

Re:iCE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11453306)

Translation anyone?

...Yay, old school ansi! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452675)

And, at the bottom of all great Ansi Art... Wuzza Grim, Insane, ND, SK, PLT, wT, etc from #ansi w00t!

Coral Cache (2, Informative)

MoOsEb0y (2177) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452709)

Click here [nyud.net]

Old Hat! (1)

femto (459605) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452719)

NTRAK [ntrak.org] modellers have been doing this same thing for years! The idea is to build a model railway (railroad) module with a standard interface allowing lots of people to band together and build a huge layout.

Given that hacking draws so much from model railways (Tech Model Railroad Club [mit.edu] ) perhaps it is valid to say hackers have been quilting for years??

iCE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452734)

former iCE member from '91-92 here... damn i feelz old

You must be kidding. (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452749)

I remember contributing to tiles.ice.org uhrm, what, 5 to 6 years ago? What suddently makes this NEWS?

++fd

It's never good when... (0)

davidu (18) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452752)

An art/graphics site is slashdotted on a network you help run...

At least the site/server caved before the bandwidth bill did. :)

-davidu

ungh (1)

lamery (598414) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452766)

Wow, tiles.ice.org has only been running for what, a few years now? Since the poster seems to have just discovered it, why not post it on the front page of slashdot to abuse the already painfully slow server, I'm sure it's appreciated.

Re:ungh (1)

Archon-X (264195) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452880)

We're building our new server atm. Actually, it's built, but obviously a week too late :|

This is my favorite hack for ICE (1)

master_meio (834537) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452856)

Bill Cosby is an 'en eye jee jee ee arr'

Wikipedia nostalgia factor (1)

aardwolf204 (630780) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452886)

The ASCII Art wikipedia story lead me to ZZT, an old fav of mine. Oh the wonders of nostalgic computer games. Wonder if this will play on my Athlon.

ZZT was an ANSI-based computer game, created in 1991 by Tim Sweeney, later the designer of Unreal. [wikipedia.org]

Thats the coolest thing about Wikipedia and tabbed browsing. I can start at Ascii Art and end up on Alberto Lleras Camargo [wikipedia.org] in a few clicks. Maybe I should make a plan to read all of Wikipedia and get a story on slashdot like that Bratanica guy.

And what ASCII related post wouldnt be complete wihtout a link to ascii porn [spacebarcowboy.com]

Re:Wikipedia nostalgia factor (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452920)

well damn zzt looks cool. i wonder if there's a unix engine/interpreter/whatnot to run those games. if not, it might make a cool project...

Re:Wikipedia nostalgia factor (1)

aardwolf204 (630780) | more than 9 years ago | (#11453001)

ZZT is badass:

Although ZZT's graphics were obsolete before it was even created, ZZT managed to become fairly popular because of its integration of a simple but effective object-oriented scripting language known as ZZT-oop. At the time this was groundbreaking as most functionality in prior games had been hard coded. The language allowed extensibility that no other game was able to provide, and allowed a large degree of community involvement that extended far beyond simply creating level terrain with the excellent in-built editor but involved writing programs to make the game run.

There was an ask slashdot last year about getting kids into programming, wish I had remembered this game, its one of the things that got me into C++ and its OOP goodness.

Re:Wikipedia nostalgia factor (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11453004)

There have been 5304952052 different tries at redoing ZZT in some form, compatible or no. The most successful one, Megazeux, does have Linux versions IIRC.

Tim Sweeney of Epic did ZZT, and this guy did Megazeux:
http://www.verylowsodium.com/

Re:Wikipedia nostalgia factor (1)

mrnobo1024 (464702) | more than 9 years ago | (#11453020)

VeLoSo did not create MegaZeux, Greg Janson did. Same first name != same person.

deviantart mosaics (1)

shird (566377) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452916)

Deviantart [deviantart.com] has had a similar idea in its mosaics category for quite some time. Being possibly the largest community art sites it has some nic emosaics in there.

Re:deviantart mosaics (1)

shird (566377) | more than 9 years ago | (#11453341)

a link [deviantart.com] to the mosaic section because it is rather hard to find on their un-navigatable and unsearchable site.

Even better... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11452918)

Like collaborative artwork?

DeviantART Mosaics [deviantart.com]

It's like this, except not ASCII.

Nostalgia to an Extreme (1)

phaln (579585) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452923)

Hearing about phrack yesterday, and about iCE today, makes me yearn for the BBS days again. It's great to hear that these popular groups are still somewhat active, even if some are close to retiring.

Viva le BBS! :)

Re:Nostalgia to an Extreme (2, Informative)

Archon-X (264195) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452945)

Actually, you'll be pleased to know that iCE is much more than somewhat active. We're still releasing our digital art packs monthly, and I've been heading up the Photography Department [ice.org] for almost 12 months now.

Drop by when we're got getting destroyed ;)

Re:Nostalgia to an Extreme (1)

phaln (579585) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452958)

Beautiful... thanks for the information! I'll make sure to check up a bit more often. ;)

deviantART mosaics (1)

StormShaman (603879) | more than 9 years ago | (#11452979)

This is similar to deviantART mosaics. They don't seem linked to directly on the main page anymore, but they can be found here [deviantart.com] . A great example of a congruous mosaic is The skin mosaic II [deviantart.com] .

Re:deviantART mosaics (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11453156)

This is actually related to "Exquisite Corpse." An old parlor game that was popular with surrealists. Or the dada... can't remember really.

Cool! Where's the "download quilt" button? (2, Informative)

kiddailey (165202) | more than 9 years ago | (#11453052)


What this really needs is a download button so I can download the composite quilt and use it as a desktop or something :D

I guess I'll just have to take a couple screenshots and stitch them together manually...

...though I do see that you can buy prints of the quilts [ice.org] thanks to CafePress [cafepress.com] .

Re:Cool! Where's the "download quilt" button? (1)

eliphas_levy (68486) | more than 9 years ago | (#11453208)

If you use mozilla/firefox, you can go on the page properties and download it from the "media" tab.

Or you can just download it from here [ice.org] as I just did that job to you ;)

you too can be an ANSi poser with ease! (1)

evilmousse (798341) | more than 9 years ago | (#11453088)

there's a very comprehensive image 2 color-ascii sourceforge project that i just happened to use yesterday to make my blog's background, when i failed to find a cool old ANSi menu to turn into my theme (i was thinking like a leet revengebbs theme, but i never find menu themes anymore, only picture art).

check out img2ascii [sourceforge.net] , with a live demo here [ascii-generator.com] (please don't punish their server, you can grab the code and run it locally or choose from other mirrors)

this [referentia...egrity.com] is the image i ended up making, the html had too many color tags and ate memory, so i took a screenshot and turned up the compression w/ some contrast adjustments.

i'm sure purists would disdain, but i'm happy to nonprofessionally excercise a skill i've always envied ^^

Need new glasses (1)

Clark_Griswold (692490) | more than 9 years ago | (#11453109)


Thought it said Quitting bee.

Finally, a competition for something I'm actually good at...

please help (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11453204)

i am poor eskimo in canada and my igloo motor is broke and i am so poor that i cannot afford to purchase a new one. i hope you understand that times are difficult and would appreciate if you could donate at my paypal account of pleatherpope@gmail.com

thanks

Other great quilts (1)

Slothy (17409) | more than 9 years ago | (#11453255)

The "Tribute" quilts were always my favorite. Here are a few links to large versions of the quilts that are hosted on my personal site:

A Van Gogh Fall/Winter Landscape [slothy.com]

A Tribute to M.C. Escher [slothy.com] I invite you to go back to tiles.ice.org and ice.org once the server recovers to enjoy our years of artwork.

Mirror? (1)

Lord_Dweomer (648696) | more than 9 years ago | (#11453278)

The page is down faster than Natalie Portman in hot grits. Anybody got a mirrordot or coral cache of some of the other Top 10 Highest Rated tiles? Some of the thumbnails look really cool, but I can't get to any of them. Thanks.

1997 Called.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11453300)

They want their story back. Seriously, I know tiles may be new to you, but the thing's been around forever. Maybe we can rebrand it as "peer-to-peer-ANSI" or something so it's hip with the new kids.

Lame... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11453323)

"Check out the finished sample. I love the ants in the quilt tiles!"
  • Hmm... Maybe that's cause that's the tile that the submitter of this story worked on? It's a guy named "Ant" and he's got his own
  • blog [aqfl.net] where his handle is ant and a contributor to that particular quilt on tiles.ice.org is named antaydos [ice.org] .

Frist 4Sot (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11453336)

To the politically House... pathetic. Trying to dissect Rans0m for their of OpenBSD. How play area Try not In eternity...Romeo If you move a table W00t real problems that
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