Tag Archives: public domain

Public domain shot of the NSA Utah Data Center

Although the main point of my airship trip over the Utah Data Center was to announce the launch of Stand Against Spying, I did have a pretty great view of the facility. Inspired by Trevor Paglen’s efforts to supply a new “visual vocabulary” to the conversation about national intelligence, I got EFF to release one […]

“Come Take A Trip In My Airship”

Here’s a quick ukulele version I recorded of the old tune “Come Take A Trip In My Airship,” originally written in 1904 by George “Honey Boy” Evans and Ren Shields.

Happy birthday to me

Today’s my birthday. And although I believe that the traditional “Happy Birthday” song is in the public domain but for copyfraud of enormous proportion, it’d still be nice to partake in a new musical tradition. The Free Music Archive held a contest this year to write a new birthday tune. They picked some pretty great […]

Remarkable selfies from the public domain

In honor of the Oxford Dictionary Online selecting “selfie” as its word of the year, 1personally, I think it’s too soon to tell; historically, some of the best words appear for the first time in late November or early December. here are a few examples of remarkable selfies from the public domain. Why might a […]

The pirate drawings of 1922

Yesterday I posted a ship in a bottle from the 1922 book “Pirates,” and today I’ve had a chance to clean up a few more images, including most of the actual named pirates described in the book. The book seems to be scanned on a setting for text, and so the pictures require just a […]