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Adobe Audition Downloadable Content: Sound Effects, Music Loops, and more.
"Adobe® Audition® software includes thousands of uncompressed, royalty-free audio sound effects and music loop files. These files have been grouped together by type and style into ZIP archives that can be downloaded using the links below."
audio  free  podcasting 
august 2018 by tsuomela
Anderson, E.: Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It). (Hardcover)
"One in four American workers says their workplace is a "dictatorship." Yet that number probably would be even higher if we recognized most employers for what they are—private governments with sweeping authoritarian power over our lives, on duty and off. We normally think of government as something only the state does, yet many of us are governed far more—and far more obtrusively—by the private government of the workplace. In this provocative and compelling book, Elizabeth Anderson argues that the failure to see this stems from long-standing confusions. These confusions explain why, despite all evidence to the contrary, we still talk as if free markets make workers free—and why so many employers advocate less government even while they act as dictators in their businesses. In many workplaces, employers minutely regulate workers' speech, clothing, and manners, leaving them with little privacy and few other rights. And employers often extend their authority to workers' off-duty lives. Workers can be fired for their political speech, recreational activities, diet, and almost anything else employers care to govern. Yet we continue to talk as if early advocates of market society—from John Locke and Adam Smith to Thomas Paine and Abraham Lincoln—were right when they argued that it would free workers from oppressive authorities. That dream was shattered by the Industrial Revolution, but the myth endures. Private Government offers a better way to talk about the workplace, opening up space for discovering how workers can enjoy real freedom."
book  publisher  labor  work  free  free-markets  freedom 
march 2017 by tsuomela
Review: “Free Ride: How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back” « The Scholarly Kitchen
"I recently finished a book entitled, “Free Ride: How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back.” It’s a fascinating insight into how the digital revolution, which was meant to spawn a resurgent era of artistic and creative productivity, has instead turned into an exploitative decade with technology companies and “free content” advocates undercutting the very foundations of what the author, Robert Levine, calls “the culture business.” The result? Droves of dispirited, underfunded, and beleaguered artists, authors, editors, reporters, critics, performers, musicians, and creative businesses in their wake."
book  review  free  technology  open  digital  culture  art  music  money  economics  commons  intellectual-property  copyright  business 
august 2012 by tsuomela
Welcome to Viewshare
"Viewshare is a free platform for generating and customizing views (interactive maps, timelines, facets, tag clouds) that allow users to experience your digital collections."
archives  software  free  digital-humanities  collection  visualization  interface 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Forum Network | Free Online Lectures from PBS and NPR
The Forum Network is a PBS and NPR public media service in collaboration with public stations and community partners across the United States.
Through an expanding network of local public stations producing content with their community partners, we intend to bring a diverse range of perspectives on both local and global issues to audiences around the world.
The Forum Network online library features thousands of lectures by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders, available to citizens of the world for free.
lectures  video  education  learning  teaching  free  open-education  public  broadcast 
october 2009 by tsuomela
start [Skychart]
This program enables you to draw sky charts, making use of the data in 16 catalogs of stars and nebulae. In addition the position of planets, asteroids and comets are shown.

The purpose of this program is to prepare different sky maps for a particular observation. A large number of parameters help you to choose specifically or automatically which catalogs to use, the colour and the dimension of stars and nebulae, the representation of planets, the display of labels and coordinate grids, the superposition of pictures, the condition of visibility and more. All these features make this celestial atlas more complete than a conventional planetarium.
macintosh  windows  linux  software  astronomy  telescope  open-source  free 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Questioning the Attention Economy « The Scholarly Kitchen
More pushback on free media and free journalism - cites recent comments by Rupert Murdoch and Mark Cuban that newspapers cannot survive and continue to give away their content for nothing. "Newspapers face challenges beyond their business model, the biggest being the homogenization of content, where any one source can substitute for another. Murdoch’s toughest obstacle may be producing quality material that is unique enough that it can’t be easily replaced by a free alternative that is “good enough.” But if he can pull that off, there’s an argument to be made that a smaller market penetration consisting of paying customers is preferable to a wider penetration of freeloaders."
free  attention  economics  media  cost  journalism  business-model 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Lost Garden: Flash Love Letter (2009) Part 1
Here's the theory behind asking for money for a game.

1. Players have access to lots of games. Most of which are free. This is the reality of the market.
2. However, at a certain point, they start playing your game.
3. If you've created a great game, some players will fall in love. They will be in the thrall of your reward system and your in game value structures. At this point, they don't care that there are other games. They don't care that they are playing on a portal. All they care about is your game. Games create value through play.
4. When a player is in love, money is no object. If you ask the player for cash in exchange for more value, they will often agree. It is a good exchange in their eyes: They give you a small bit of change and in return, they get proven, addictive experience that they love.
economics  games  design  marketing  free  publishing  online  money 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Successful Web 2.0 Business Models « The Scholarly Kitchen
2 examples: Amanda Palmer, Chris Anderson.
"So, in summary, the secret to profiting from Web 2.0 is no longer what we thought–it used to be that everything was going to be free, and we’d all make money by selling t-shirts to one another. Instead, we all need to toil for years without pay to build a following, then sell our garbage online to that following (getting a famous boyfriend or putting yourself on magazine covers can also help). Then we hit the lecture circuit to tell everyone else how to sell garbage."
free  culture  web2.0  business-model  fame 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Will Work for Praise: The Web's Free-Labor Economy - BusinessWeek
This online business model has Americans happily toiling for attention on for-profit sites that don't pay them money
economics  internet  crowdsourcing  free  labor  work  online  ecommerce 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Oligopoly Watch
Are oligopolies sinister? I think it's more useful to see how and why they work than simply rail against globalism and greed. While there are hatefully crooked businessmen, most oligopolies are based on struggles for survival, not a result of innate evil
economics  oligopoly  free  markets  business  merger  culture 
march 2008 by tsuomela
exco
experimental college, open education initiative from macalester and university of minnesota students
academic  community  commons  courses  education  free  learning  local  minneapolis  minnesota 
march 2008 by tsuomela
Kevin Kelly -- The Technium
When copies are super abundant, they become worthless.
When copies are super abundant, stuff which can't be copied becomes scarce and valuable.
internet  culture  economics  free 
february 2008 by tsuomela
Free Fax • Free Internet Faxing
Send faxes of doc or pdf files from the web.
fax  free  online  service  webos 
december 2006 by tsuomela

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