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Many excellent personal, institutional and corporate sites are dedicated to presenting, studying and advancing the arts. You can also find online access to some of the initiatives that advocate the democratization of arts and culture. Following are some of my favorites. If you have any suggestions, please send them for review to resources@toporek.com

Art and Intellectual Property

Creative Commons

Tools that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. Change your copyright terms from "All Rights Reserved" to "Some Rights Reserved."

Free Culture

International chapter-based student organization that promotes the public interest in intellectual property and information & communications technology policy.

Open Source Initiative

Non-profit that educates about and advocates for the benefits of the open source creative process.

Art and Technology

Rhizome

Organization dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology.

iDMAa

The International Digital Media & Arts Association is dedicated to serving educators, practitioners, scholars, and organizations with interests in digital media.

Leornardo

Publication of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology.

Inspirations

The Tao Te Ching

An online version of the 81 verses by Lao Tzu. Translated by Stephen Mitchell.

Bob Dylan

I can't think of any other contemporary artist that has influenced me more. His music is always in the mix while I create. If Joseph Beuys is right and art is the science of freedom, then Dylan is one of today's top scientists.

ANISH KAPOOR

One of my favorite artists. An invitation to reflect on our perseived reality; on concepts such as object, space, boundery, emptiness and infinity.

Roman Verostko

Founding member of The Algorists and a most inspiring artist.

JEAN-PIERRE H├ęBERT

Founding member of The Algorists. His sand traces are an exquisite mix of tradition and technology.