RULE 1: Find a place you trust, and then try trusting it for awhile.

RULE 2: General duties of a student - pull everything out of your teacher; pull everything out of your fellow students.

RULE 3: General duties of a teacher - pull everything out of your students.

RULE 4: Consider everything an experiment.

RULE 5: be self-disciplined - this means finding someone wise or smart and choosing to follow them. To be disciplined is to follow in a good way. To be self-disciplined is to follow in a better way.

RULE 6: Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail, there’s only make.

RULE 7: The only rule is work. If you work it will lead to something. It’s the people who do all of the work all of the time who eventually catch on to things.

RULE 8: Don’t try to create and analyze at the same time. They’re different processes.

RULE 9: Be happy whenever you can manage it. Enjoy yourself. It’s lighter than you think.

RULE 10: We are breaking all the rules. Even our own rules. And how do we do that? By leaving plenty of room for X quantities.

Always be around
Come or go to everything
Always go to classes
Read anything you can get your hands on
Look at movies carefully, often
SAVE EVERYTHING. it might come in handy later.

Merce Cunningham Studio 55 Bethune Street NYC NY 10014



Video Premiere: “Open Room: Tomo Nakayama Town Hall Artist Residency”

I’m very excited and happy to present this documentary short film made by the insanely talented E Ryan McMackin. Many thanks to everyone at Town Hall Seattle and Capitol Cider for this experience!

Seattle-based musician Tomo Nakayama recently completed his residency at Town Hall Seattle.  I’ve been following along remotely via his blog here and here.

Take 12 minutes and watch this excellent documentary of the experience.

It’s a perennial question in copyright law: to what extent does copyright law protect attorney-drafted documents such as litigation briefs or contracts? Despite the venerability of the issue (I tested on copyrightability of contracts in my 2002 copyright class), we have surprisingly few cases on point. Today’s case involves Westlaw’s and Lexis’ electronic databases of publicly filed litigation briefs, which they build by downloading the briefs from PACER or copying directly from courthouses … The court silently assumes copyrightability and infringement and quickly resolves the case on fair use grounds: * Nature of Use. Westlaw and Lexis transforrmed the litigation brief, using it “toward the end of creating an interactive legal research tool.” The databases also added something new by “reviewing, selecting, converting, coding, linking, and identifying the documents.”


The Raid 2 is the best you guys. The above is from a behind-the-scenes video.

I like this movie so much that not only did I make the above GIFs from a behind-the-scenes video on YouTube, I also added an extra 45 minutes onto this week’s podcast that’s just me, Pat, and Gabrus begging you to see this Indonesian action movie. As always, listen on iTunes and JeffRubinJeffRubinShow.com


"how did you grow an audience so quickly?"


Talking about @publicartfound, there is some stuff to clear up. I have about 2600 followers on twitter. The account is posting 300-400 times a day. I started the account last week and I have almost 2000 posts. From an outsider, it looks pretty official.

Heres what I did:

About 500~ followers are real. I played the black arts and bought 2000 followers on fivrr. There was some research about how higher follower counts increase follower rate, so I tried it out.

You can read the medium article here.

After reading this, I ran a retweet experiment to gauge the traffic. The results were pretty straight forward. I wanted to know what kind of accounts were “buyable”

[I blogged about the retweet experiment here.](http://blog.rememberlenny.com/post/90251100975/tweet-with-100-retweets-ala-fiverr )

For @publicartfound, I was getting 3-4 followers a day when I just started the account. After the follower pump, the rate increased to 15-30. I get 30-50 favorites/retweets a day.

The post frequency is based on IFTTT recipes that pull from Instagram. Its currently at an experiment stage because the quality of content is so low. Im going to do some content curation and start a recipe to pinterest. After I figure it out how to keep the quality high, Im going to create a stream images back into instagram.

The recipes are pretty simple. I wrote about it here.

Im looking to identify street art lovers with publicart.io. Everything is passive, so this technique scales.