Streaming Suitcase

Adam Hyde has been described as a “tactical media artist” Adam was born in New Zealand and is permanently transient. He is a consultant, developer and artist working at the convergence of broadcasting and Internet technologies.

And why does he get a mention here?

He writes manuals. He writes the kind of manuals you can send to your mum and have her streaming music from her PC without ring you up. (Well almost)

The Streaming Suitcase is his website and is based on Hyde’s streaming workshops using free and open source software. You will find manuals offering plain-language instructions for streaming audio and video across the internet and can be downloaded in PDF, or output in a print friendly format..

Hyde invites us all to ‘have a browse and take what you want. All the manuals are licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence. This means you can:

  • download the manual for free
  • distribute the manual to whom you like for non-commercial purposes
  • use parts or all of the documents in other publications / documents as long as it is for non-commercial use and you credit the source (that would be Adam).

To give you an idea of his work, here is the Audio Hardware manual I’m going to send my mum.

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