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OScon 2008 presentation using Ubuntu as a software-based art kiosk.

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  • 1. Exhibiting Software Hunter Cross Huntercross.com/content/es.zip Business: ponticlaro .com Art: huntercross.com/art
  • 2. Hypothesis
    • OSCon attendees will not know the sculptors. They will know some of the painters and possibly one artist who uses nintendo games in his work.
    • Painting != Art
  • 3.  
  • 4. Vincent Van Gogh
  • 5.  
  • 6. Pablo Picasso
  • 7.  
  • 8. Christo & Jeanne-Claude
  • 9.  
  • 10. Robert Smithson
  • 11.  
  • 12. Cory Arcangel ‘Super Mario Clouds’ 2004 Whitney Biennial
  • 13. Stairway (2007) - Dallas Contemporary
    • cement, welded steel, donated/collected trophy statuettes, recycled trophy hardware, various steel hardware, black enamel on perforated steel panels, site’s pre-existing wall, ADA-approved steel steps and floor sheeting
  • 14.  
  • 15. 6,000 - 7,000 trophies All collected through the internet and Texas Thriftstores
  • 16.  
  • 17. flickr.com/trophycollection Hola! Be my flickr friend!
  • 18. Multiple Formats and Experiences
    • All Art will be experienced in-gallery AND online/in-browser/in-phone
    • How should artists use that to create new experiences?
    • How can GNU/Linux and Free Software be a part of this new cultural reality?
  • 19. Smithson’s ‘Non-Site’
    • A two-part artwork
    • One part in-gallery, another on the site from where the works materials came
    • Both can be experienced separately and completely. Together they form a larger experience.
  • 20. Mutually Contributive Experiences Any experiences of an artwork that broaden the meaning of that work through multiple sites, formats and time.
  • 21.  
  • 22. High Five Huntercross.com/art/highfive/
  • 23. What is it?
    • Software-based proposal
    • A physical work that creates a digital work by being photographed by satellites
    • GoogleMaps Mashup
    • Single “page” web app
  • 24.  
  • 25. Exhibiting Software Kiosk
    • • Old Recycled PC
    • • Internet Connection - Ethernet/Wifi
    • • Ubuntu Linux
    • • Firefox
    • • R-kiosk Firefox Plugin
    • • Web-based software for in-gallery and in-browser mutually contributive experience
  • 26. Old Recycled PC
    • Build an exterior box
    • Hide cords - use channels
    • Consider noise
    • Add a lock to insure that the PC is not tampered with during run-time
    • Power - Ecostrip or Power-strip with Timer
  • 27.  
  • 28. Internet Connection
    • WIFI, if not, hide cords if possible
    • Encrypt with WPA2
    • https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessCardsSupported
    • Belikin Wifi Card - F5D7000 v3
    • https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/RalinkRT2500
    • D-Link Router - Update to latest firmware
  • 29.  
  • 30. Ubuntu (1 of 3)
    • Wipe hard drive
    • Start with fresh install
    • Update everything to latest
    • Turn off update notification
    • Set to auto-login your user
    • • Set the screensaver either to off or to a non intrusive setting
  • 31.  
  • 32. Ubuntu (2 of 3)
    • Change keychain to auto-load (so no pass is needed on re-boot) https://answers. launchpad . net/ubuntu/ +question/5643
    • install libpam-keyring

    • modify your keyring to have the same password as your account
    • sudo gedit gdm
  • 33.  
  • 34. Ubuntu (3 of 3) cd /etc/pam.d sudo gedit gdm
    • ## http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=187874
    • ## ADD THESE LINES TO MAKE SURE YOU
    • ## DON’T HAVE TO TYPE IN A PASSWORD ON REBOOT
    • auth optional pam_keyring.so try_first_passsession
    • optional pam_keyring.so
  • 35.  
  • 36. Ubuntu (Optional)
    • Setup crontab or use gnome-schedule (sudo apt-get install gnome-schedule)
    • Setup a restart interval…my suggestion is every 30 minutes.
    • This allows for the kiosk to refresh and insure that it is in a fresh state for new visitors
    • Google “auto reboot ubuntu”
  • 37.  
  • 38. Firefox (1 of 2)
    • Make sure all things that might disrupt the session or pop-up an error are removed…so…
    • Disable Firefox Auto-Updates
    • Set your homepage to your artwork’s address
  • 39.  
  • 40. Firefox (2 of 2)
    • Setup Ubuntu so that it Auto-starts Firefox on boot (Be SURE YOU ARE READY !)
    • System > Sessions > Startup Programs
  • 41.  
  • 42. R-kiosk Firefox Plugin
    • https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1659
    • It will take effect as soon as you install it
    • You will have to access Firefox safe-mode to turn it off
    • There are a few options…i.e. enabling or disabling print commands, etc.
  • 43.  
  • 44. One Page Web Apps
    • Almost anything can be incorporated with the right plugin
    • Allows for additional information / background
    • Allows for Visitor to view again at home and show friends…Opening up Mutually Contributive Experience
    • Use standard XHTML/CSS and quality web-hosting
    • Use Jquery Tabs to enable multiple “pages” or artworks on the same kiosk
    • Use touchscreen or mouse
  • 45. Challenge
    • One box per gallery / museum developed by us and donated
    • Creates a physical infrastructure on which artists can base projects
    • Loosely coupled so that the only exhibition requirement is to enter a new default homepage into Firefox
    • GO OUT THERE AND DO IT
  • 46. Future Development
    • Create an appliance of this stack with convenient config app
    • Call for entries for the ‘platform’
    • Allows complete re-distribution and isolation…i.e local install
      • Attractive to Artists because it allows for potential sale and collecting of complete work
  • 47. Software Art Links
    • rhizome.org
    • runme.org
    • turbulence.org
    • processing.org
    • file.org.br
    • thesheepmarket.com
  • 48. Hunter Cross
    • Huntercross.com - art, music, blog
    • Ponticlaro.com - web development, web apps
    • 512-970-9763
    • [email_address]