Free Software

First instance of the ITP program workshops was tonight, and we went over free software! I love this stuff, though I am not thinking so dearly about the relationship between positive and negative freedom and technological engagement.

Here is a shortlist — with links — of the programs we went over this evening.

Blender – 3D arts, animation, modelling. create films, animations, movies
GIMP – hi-res, high-end graphics application package. print photo editing [ – extentions and plugins]
Scribus – desktop publishing, professional page layout
[for linux] video editing
Shotwell [linux-only] photo manager/publisher
Latek – academic publications, set up templates
Audacity – audio editing. one of the best!!
— server-based, more user-friendly and more shareable
WordPress – self-server or web-server-based
Bluefish — HTML editing
Jack Pulse — real-time audio, multiple devices

And — after reading manifesto-type-textx like the Collaboration book and the Free Software license, the folks have an interesting Occupy The Internet manifesto that we came across in our travels through freeware tonight.

Linux builds:

Mint — not most up to the moment but includes things that are annoying to install like your CD-rom driver.
Fedora project — most up to the moment build
Ubuntu — slickest and second most up to the moment [and there is Ubuntu studio for creative types]


#1 Sarah Morgano on 11.01.11 at 10:25 pm

These are some terrific resources Hadassah, thanks for posting them to your blog! I wanted to share a few links to some Commons wiki pages that may be of interest to you. There are many wiki subpages on the Web 2.0 Teaching Tools and Resources wiki page, including the Kitchen Sink/Kitchen Table Utilities wiki page. This page was adapted from a ITCP Core 2 Spring 2011 blog post and includes a lot a great tools for DIY enthusiasts.


#2 Hadassah Damien on 02.16.12 at 2:07 pm

Thanks, Sarah! But, how am I supposed to do my mounds of reading with all these amazing programs to try out?! I’m going to share these resources on the ITP Core 2 2012 blog. ~H.