[-empyre-] OSW: open source writing in the network

davin heckman davinheckman at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 21:20:18 EST 2012

"Possible trademark misuse"?  If I understand the way the software
works, it "recognizes" a logo through repetition and then associates
it with information.  Isn't that what trademarks are supposed to do?
Provide a shorthand for a web of concepts which are just as likely to
be subjective in nature as they are to be objective.  Can a company
prevent you from thinking about something in a forbidden way and
sharing those thoughts with your community?

Also, I wonder why you can't think or say whatever you want about a
trademark if it is the "name" of a corporate person.  I mean, I don't
see how corporations are, as far as the US govt is concerned, no
different from "public figures."  If you can say Hillary Clinton
murdered Vince Foster....  you should be able to make true or even
hypothetical claims about corporate practices.



On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 3:36 PM, xDxD.vs.xDxD <xdxd.vs.xdxd at gmail.com> wrote:
> hello there!
> On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 12:13 PM, davin heckman <davinheckman at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I wish I had read this before writing that long message I send just a
>> minute ago.  This really strikes me as a great practice.
> :)
>> Do you have any video of the iSee app in action?  I don't have a
>> mobile phone, smart or otherwise.  But if I did, I would want to try
>> this app.
> actually now that you mention it there is not a specific video about
> Squatting Supermarkets / iSee, because since we were blocked by Apple for
> "possible trademark misuse" (whatever that means) we started using the tool
> in workshops, events and side projects, and so there are videos about all
> these, but none of the specific app.
> but you can watch this:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc_eK_haRSc
> it is about Leaf++, another of our ubiquitous publications: AR for leaves
> when you see the part in which we train the system to recognize the leaves
> by taking multiple pictures of them until it is able to gather a good
> understanding of them, it is the same technology we used for iSee. (and in
> effect you can see the system recognizing a leaf in the middle of many other
> ones, just like iSee recognized the single logos on multiple types of
> packaging).
> actually, as soon as we finish this sound of project writing after the
> middle of february, we have planned a great comeback for squatting
> supermarkets in a completely new version/vision.
> ciao!
> s
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