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Invisible Labor and Digital Utopias
"So I’ve been thinking a lot, as I said, about “permissions” and “openness.” I have increasingly come to wonder if “permission-less-ness” as many in “open” movements have theorized this, is built on some unexamined exploitation and extraction of labor – on invisible work, on unvalued work. Whose digital utopia does “openness” represent?"



"I like to remind people that with all this sweeping rhetoric about revolution and transformation, that John Perry Barlow wrote “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” in 1996 in Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum. I don’t know about you, but that’s neither a site nor an institution I’ve never really associated with utopia. Indeed, perhaps much of this new technology was never meant to be a utopia for all of us after all."



"When we think about “open” and labor, who do we imagine doing the work? What is the work we imagine being done? Who pays? Who benefits? (And how?)"



"Ignoring racism in the technological imagination does not make it go away."



"What do machines free us from? Not drudgery – not everyone’s drudgery, at least. Not war. Not imperialism. Not gendered expectations of beauty. Not gendered expectations of heroism. Not gendered divisions of labor. Not class-based expectations of servitude. Not class-based expectations of leisure.

And so similarly, what is the digital supposed to liberate us from? What is rendered (further) invisible when we move from the mechanical to the digital, when we cannot see the levers and the wires and the pulleys."
audreywatters  2018  utopia  technology  labor  resistance  permission  open  openness  opensource  exploitation  copyright  creativecommons  johnperrybarlow  freedom  class  leisure  work  servitude  liberation  digital 
may 2018 by robertogreco
FoundSF
"FoundSF is a wiki that invites history buffs, community leaders, and San Francisco citizens of all kinds to share their unique stories, images, and videos from past and present. There are over 1,250 articles here presenting primary sources, essays, and images from history... and we hope you'll add to it to help it grow!

How can I access the articles here?

There are four ways to explore the articles in FoundSF. You can use the search bar at the right to look for terms of interest, click on the "Random Page" link at right to jump to a surprise article, check out the Categories to search by topic, or explore the themed collections featuring grouped articles of interest.

The Categories allow you to browse articles by:

Decade
Theme
Population/People
Neighborhood/Geography
Is the information on FoundSF neutral and balanced?

No. Unlike Wikipedia, FoundSF does not have a mission to present a "neutral point of view." Instead, we are focused on presenting real artifacts of history, and some of the best of these are highly biased and provocative. For example, Mark Twain's searing satire of General Funston is a unique, provocative, and highly opinionated piece of history.

So how can I tell what to believe about the information on this site?

Each article on FoundSF is labeled at the top as an historical essay, primary source, "I was there" account, or unfinished history. The primary sources and "I was there" accounts are authentic pieces of history. The historical essays usually have citations and always are signed by the original author. "Unfinished history" pieces are collaborative projects of the community and are still taking shape, a process you are invited to contribute to!

Can I contribute my own stories and edit the articles here?

Absolutely! You can edit any article labeled unfinished history, or create your own following these steps.

If you would like to contribute a primary source or "I was there" account, your article will represent your experience alone and you will be responsible for verifying its authenticity. Please email us to discuss if your work is appropriate to be included as a primary source.

Who owns the content on FoundSF?

FoundSF uses a Creative Commons license (attribution, non-commercial, share alike). For more information on what this means, check out the full license here.

Who manages FoundSF?

FoundSF is part of Shaping San Francisco, a project of Independent Arts & Media. You can reach us with your comments on this project, questions about San Francisco history, or suggestions for improvements by emailing us. We'd love to hear from you.

Found San Francisco, on its initial public release, is the latest incarnation of Shaping San Francisco, begun in 1997 originally as a Windows-based multimedia excavation of the lost history of the city. This is the fifth iteration of the project, and has been produced in collaboration with the forthcoming San Francisco Museum and Historical Society's Museum at the Old Mint.

Found San Francisco is a living archive of the city providing people with access to its lost history. Hundreds of people have contributed stories, photos, video oral histories, and more. Through our unique approach to community history, we developed strong content on labor, ecology, transit, and dissent and how they have changed the landscape of San Francisco since the 1850s. Our project shows that history is much more than Richter scales and gold rushes.

We seek to demonstrate and reinforce the simple observation that History is a Creative Act in the Present! By this we mean that the meaning and understanding of the past is always an intellectual and social process carried out in our own time. Given the many so-called "history wars" that have beset U.S. culture in the past decades, and the frequency with which our understanding of our shared history is revised, we think it vital to invite as many people as possible into the process of literally making history. Our long-term goal is to facilitate the discovery, presentation, preservation of, and access to local history, incorporating the past into a rapidly changing future.

We look forward to your contributions to this evolving collection. You can go to our help screen and see our guidelines and learn how to use the system. If you've ever edited on Wikipedia, you'll find this quite familiar. If not, you will find it relatively easy to learn. If you would like to schedule a workshop for your community group, your classroom, or even just yourself and a few friends, please contact us."
bayarea  california  history  sanfrancisco  classideas  wiki  population  geography  neighborhoods  creativecommons  video  orlhistory 
december 2017 by robertogreco
More Thoughts on Annotations
"It’s been well over a month since I blocked annotations (Hypothesis and Genius) on my websites. I’m a little taken aback that some folks are still muttering about it. Perhaps I need to restate a couple of things:

• You can still annotate my work. Just not on my websites.

• My work here and on Hack Education is openly licensed. As long as you follow that license – CC BY NC SA – you can copy and redistribute my articles without my permission.

• The CC license on my work also means you can post my articles in another file format or medium – that is, they needn’t stay in HTML. You can publish my articles as PDFs. You can hit “print.”

Jon Udell, who now works for Hypothesis and who I finally met face-to-face at NMC last week, has suggested the possibility of using an HTML meta tag to identify annotation preferences. Rather than simply blocking annotations as I’ve done with a bit of Javascript, his idea would allow an author to point to another URL where annotation can (or should, even) happen.

It makes sense, but I think I’m much less committed to having one canonical “place” for annotations than Hypothesis is. (I have quotations there because its annotations are overlays that appear to be in “place.”)

Udell recently announced that Hypothesis supports DOIs (digital object identifiers) so that a “robust connection between articles and annotations” can be maintained. That is to say, Hypothesis annotations of a PDF can be centralized, no matter where the article is hosted or whether it’s a local copy.

I’m not sure I care much about federated or centralized annotations – as a researcher or as an author. Actually, as an author, I do not care at all. Funnily enough, one of the accusations lobbed against me when I blocked annotations here was that I was attempting to exert some sort of “authorial control” over my work. Wrong. I was exerting control over my website.

We seem to have telescoped authorship and scholarship into the digital in ways that are remarkably unhelpful. People become “content,” and calls for easier, more “permission-less sharing” seem to encourage folks to make demands on writers online (even in their own personal spaces), thinking they’re simply querying texts."
annotation  blocking  audreywaters  creativecommons  hackeducation  ownership  control  authorship  scholarship  online  web  internet  hypothes.is  rapgenius  licensing 
june 2017 by robertogreco
Open California - Planet Labs
"We're releasing our growing California archive under an open, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA). Join our community of image analysts, scientists, developers, and researchers to experiment with novel new satellite imagery applications. Perform in-depth data analysis, develop exciting new applications and tools, and power products with the Planet Labs, RapidEye satellite, and Landsat imagery archives. Experience an openly licensed preview of our commercial, global dataset. With California's data right at your fingertips, what will you build?

We're just getting started; and we're excited to have you join us as we develop our platform, increase data frequency and expand our coverage. As we work towards a daily image of the entire planet, we invite you to access our California data published two weeks after acquisition.

Open California is Planet's initial open data release. We’re evaluating new limited regional datasets to release in the future... stay tuned!"

[See also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEGgWmAODQ8 ]
california  creativecommons  imagery  data  satelliteimagery  landsat  planetlabs  maps  mapping  geography  classideas 
april 2016 by robertogreco
Flickr CC search
"A minimal Flickr search utility for Creative Commons, Public Domain, US Government Work, and "no known copyright" photos. (GitHub)"

[See also:
http://www.librarian.net/tempo/flickr-free/?q=hedgehog
https://twitter.com/jessamyn/status/714887912299560960 ]
flickr  search  ccc  creativecommons  danphiffer  publicdomain  images  photography 
march 2016 by robertogreco
Book to the Future - a book liberation manifesto
"The Book Liberation Manifesto is an exploration of publishing outside of current corporate constraints and beyond the confines of book piracy. We believe that knowledge should be in free circulation to benefit humankind, which means an equitable and vibrant economy to support publishing, instead of the prevailing capitalist hand-me-down system of Sisyphean economic sustainability. Readers and books have been forced into pirate libraries, while sales channels have been monopolised by the big Internet giants which exact extortionate fees from publishers. We have three proposals. First, publications should be free-at-the-point-of-reading under a variety of open intellectual property regimes. Second, they should become fully digital — in order to facilitate ready reuse, distribution, algorithmic and computational use. Finally, Open Source software for publishing should be treated as public infrastructure, with sustained research and investment. The result of such robust infrastructures will mean lower costs for manufacturing and faster publishing lifecycles, so that publishers and publics will be more readily able to afford to invent new futures.

For more information on the Hybrid Publishing Consortium see http://consortium.io "



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The Hybrid Publishing Consortium (HPC) is a research network which is part of the Hybrid Publishing Lab and works to support Open Source software infrastructures. The HPC wishes to present practical solutions to the problems with the current stage of the evolution of the book. The HPC sees a glaring necessity for new types of publications, books which are enhanced with interfaces in order to take advantage of computation and digital networks. The initial sections of this manifesto will outline the current problems with the digital development of the book, with reference to stages in its historical evolution. We will then go on to present a framework for dealing with the problems in the later sections.

Now that there are floods of Open Access content for users to sort through, the book must develop to take on fresh interface design challenges – for improving reading, but also to support a wide range of communities. The latter include art, design, museums and the Digital Humanities groups, for all of whom video, audio, hyper-images, code, text, simulations and game sequences are needed.

HPC’s view is that current technology provisions in publishing are costly, inefficient and need a step-up in R&D. To support technical, open source infrastructures for publishing we have identified the ‘Platform Independent Document Type’ as key. Our objective is to contribute to the working implementation of an open standards based and transmedia structured document for multi-format publishing. With structured documents and accompanying systems publishers can lower costs, increase revenues and support innovation.

HPC is about building public open source software infrastructures for publishing to support the free-flow of knowledge – aka book liberation. Our mission statement is:
‘Every publication, in a universal format, available for free in real-time.’

This is our reworking of Amazon’s mission statement for its Kindle product:
‘Every book ever printed, in any language, all available in less than 60 seconds.’

Currently digital publishing is dead in the water because for digital multi-format publications prohibitive amounts of time and costs are needed for rights clearance: the permissions required for each new format, the necessary signed contracts etc. So something has to give. For the scholarly community, Open Access academic publishing has fixed these problems with open licences, but other publishing sectors outside of academia remain frozen by restrictive licensing designed for print media.

Our efforts in building technical infrastructures will be wasted if content continues to be locked in, and this is where HPC's issue becomes as much a political as a technical problem. Open intellectual property licences, such as Creative Commons, are not enough on their own. Something else is needed if we want to support the free flow of knowledge: a way to financially support the publishers and the chain of skilled workers who are involved in publication productions. This can be either by a form of market metrics or by fair collections and redistribution methods, with the latter involving a little less fussing around than some market measurement. Open Access has meant publishers are still paid; it is simply that the point of payment has moved away from the reader to another point in the publishing process, where the free flow of knowledge is not hampered."
books  bookfuturism  2015  publishing  archives  bookliberation  copyright  copyleft  manifestoes  oer  libraries  technology  digital  ebooks  openlearning  repositories  creativecommons  print  amazon  kindle  universality  transmedia  hpc 
june 2015 by robertogreco
We're sharing more photos but getting less in return
"Theoretically, we could have an up-to-the-minute photo database of any popular location. We'd just need Instagram to include more metadata by default and allow users to sort by location (or let a third-party app do the same).

If we were properly organizing the photos we're already putting online, I could see how a festival was going, and Google Maps could show me all the photos taken from the Eiffel Tower in the last five minutes. I could even see if a popular bar is crowded without any official system. We'd be able to see the world right now, as clearly as we see its past on Google Street View, as quickly as news spreads on Twitter.

We have the data and the technological infrastructure, but we're stuck because no developer can access all the data.

If anyone was going to deliver these capabilities, it would be Flickr. In 2006, it was the canonical destination for photos. If you wanted to see photos of a certain place or subject, that’s where you went. But Facebook replaced Flickr as a social network, killing it on the desktop, and Instagram released a simpler mobile app, killing it there too. That would have been fine if Facebook and Instagram kept their photos data-rich and fully exportable. But both services give fewer tagging, grouping, and other sorting options, and they built their photos into incompatible databases. Facebook won't organize photos any way but by human subject or uploader. Instagram has just a few view options and focuses solely on the friend-feed.

We're photographing everything now, building this amazing body of work, but we're getting less and less out of it.

We do get some benefits from not having one monopoly in charge of photo sharing: Instagram did mobile better than Flickr, Facebook can link a photo of someone to their whole social profile, and Foursquare efficiently arranges photos by location. These advantages, however, have replaced Creative Commons licensing, advanced search, and any other tool that relies on treating the world's photo pool as a mass data set rather than a series of individualized feeds.

Twitter, Tumblr, and Imgur siphon off bits of the photo market without giving them back into the mass set. Meanwhile, any photo service that dies off (RIP Picasa, Zooomr, Photobucket) becomes a graveyard for photos that will probably never get moved to a new service.

Why are we giving up this magical ability to basically explore our world in real-time? The bandwidth is lower than streaming video; the new-data-point frequency is lower than Twitter; the location sorting is less complicated than Google Maps or Foursquare. But no one service has an incentive to build this tool, or to open up its database for a third party. Instead they only innovate ways to steal market share from each other. Flickr recently downgraded its mobile app, removing discovery options and cropping photos into squares. The new app is an obvious Instagram imitation, but it won't help Flickr recapture the market. If any photo service beats Instagram, it won't be by making data more open.

Our collective photo pool suffers from a tragedy of the commons, where each service snaps up our photos with as few features as it can, or by removing features. (Snapchat, for example, actively prevents photos from joining the pool by replacing the subscription model with a one-to-one model, efficiently delivering photos straight from my camera to your feed.) We are giving our photos to these inferior services, they are making billions of dollars from them, and what we're getting back is pathetic.

The best agnostic tool we have is the archaic Google Image Search, which doesn't effectively sort results, doesn't distinguish between image sources, and doesn't even touch location search. The lack of agnostic metadata is keeping us in the past. As Anil Dash pointed out in 2012, the photo pool (like blogs and status updates) is becoming fragmented and de-standardized. Everything we're putting online is chopped up by services that don't play well together, and that's bad for the user.

Dash wrote, "We'll fix these things; I don't worry about that." I do. I don't think technology has to work out right. We can build expressways where we should have built bullet trains. We can let an ISP monopoly keep us at laughable broadband speeds. We can all dump our memories into the wrong sites and watch them disappear in 10 years. We can share postage-stamp-sized photos on machines capable of streaming 1080p video.

Even if we do fix this, it will not be retroactive. There are stories about whole TV series lost to time because the network stupidly trashed the original reels. Now that we take more photos than we know what to deal with, we won't lose our originals—we'll just lose the organization. When Facebook and Instagram are inevitably replaced, we'll be left without the context, without the comments, without anything but a privately stored pile of raw images named DCIM_2518.JPG.

Just a heap of bullshit, really."
nickdouglas  flickr  metadata  photography  2014  instagram  tags  tagging  search  storage  facebook  tumblr  imgur  twitter  picasa  zooomr  photobucket  archives  archiving  creativecommons  realtime  foursquare  googlemaps  snapchat  anildash  googleimagesearch  technology  regression  socialmedia  fragmentation  interoperability 
may 2014 by robertogreco
Evan Roth: Intellectual Property Donor : Digicult | Digital Art, Design and Culture
"Evan Roth//Intellectual Property Donor, the first major U.S. one-person presentation of the artist’s pioneering, multi-faceted and interactive installations, custom software, prints, sculptures and websites, organized by guest curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2 curatorsquared, will be on view in Wesleyan University’s Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery from Wednesday, February 5 through Sunday, March 2. The reception will be preceded by an artist talk by Evan Roth at 4:30pm in CFA Hall, located at 287 Washington Terrace on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown.

Evan Roth’s work occupies the irregular zone at the intersection of free culture with popular culture, where viral media meets art, and graffiti connects with technology. The powerful and surprising images, objects, and experiences in the exhibition Intellectual Property Donor suggest a new way to exist within the current environment shaped by our participation in an increasingly cyber and global world, yet grounded in our need for materiality and personal connections.

Roth consistently intervenes into existing systems to subvert or transform them from the private realm to the public. His interest in graffiti and open source programming fall under the rubric of hacking. He often mentions a “handshake” moment between graffiti writers and hackers, noting the inherent potential to reach wider audiences and spread his way of thinking into general popular culture by referencing the same systems and open source methodologies. Roth inventively takes his artist’s brain and reaches into the disparate worlds of computer programming and street culture, forging a new way to approach each realm.



– Intellectual Property Donor, a sticker available for each gallery visitor to adhere to their drivers license, in order to make a donation of their intellectual property to the public domain in the event of their death, to promote the progress of science and useful arts."
ip  creativecommons  death  publicdomain  art  evanroth  netart  2014 
march 2014 by robertogreco
The CSS-Tricks License | CSS-Tricks
"SUPER IMPORTANT LEGAL DOCUMENT
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I don't give two hoots what you do with any of the design or code you find here.

Actually, I do. I hope you take it and use it, uncredited, on a super commercial website and get wicked rich off it. I hope you use it at work and your boss is impressed and you get a big promotion. I hope it helps you design a website and that website impresses somebody you think is super hot and you get married and have smart, chill babies. I hope you use the code in a blog post you write elsewhere and that website gets way more popular and awesome than this one.

If you feel like telling me about it, cool. If not, no big deal. If you feel better crediting it, that's cool. If not, don't sweat it.

If you copy an entire article from this site and republish it on your own site like you wrote it, that's a little uncool. I won't be mad at you for stealing, I just think you're better than that and want to see you do better. I'm not going to come after you though. I'd rather play ball with my dog. The only time I'll be mad at you is if you go out of your way to try and hurt me somehow. And again I probably won't even be mad, just sad. Unless I'm having a bad day too, in which case I apologize in advance for my snarky replies.

I want the web to get better and being all Johnny Protective over everything doesn't get us there. I understand other people feel differently about this and might have semi-legit reasons for protecting certain code, design, writing, or whatever. I work on some closed-source projects myself. CSS-Tricks isn't one of them. Go nuts."
via:maxfenton  css-tricks  sharing  attribution  code  opensource  copyright  licensing  creativecommons 
november 2013 by robertogreco
DrupalCon Portland 2013: DESIGN OPS: A UX WORKFLOW FOR 2013 - YouTube
"Hey, the dev team gets all these cool visual analytics, code metrics, version control, revision tagging, configuration management, continuous integration ... and the UX design team just passes around Photoshop files?

Taking clues from DevOps and Lean UX, "DesignOps" advocates more detailed and durable terminology about the cycle of user research, design and production. DesignOps seeks to first reduce the number of design artifacts, to eliminate the pain of prolonged design decisions. DesignOps assumes that the remaining design artifacts aren't actionable until they are reasonably archived and linked in a coherent way that serves the entire development team.

This talk will introduce the idea of DesignOps with the assumption that the audience has experience with a basic user research cycle — iterative development with any kind of user feedback.

DesignOps is a general approach, intended to help with a broad array of questions from usability testing issues, documentation archiving, production-time stress, and general confusion on your team:

What are the general strategies for managing the UX design process?
How do you incorporate feedback without huge cost?
What happened to that usability test result from last year?
How much space goes between form elements?
Why does the design cycle make me want to drink bleach?
WTF why does our website look like THIS?
* Features turnkey full-stack (Vagrant ) installation of ubuntu with drupal 7 install profile utilizing both php and ruby development tools, with all examples configured for live css compilation"
chrisblow  contradictions  just  simply  must  2013  drupal  drupalcon  designops  fear  ux  terminology  design  audience  experience  shame  usability  usabilitytesting  work  stress  archiving  confusion  relationships  cv  canon  collaboration  howwework  workflow  versioncontrol  versioning  failure  iteration  flickr  tracker  creativecommons  googledrive  tags  tagging  labels  labeling  navigation  urls  spreadsheets  links  permissions  googledocs  timelines  basecamp  cameras  sketching  universal  universality  teamwork  principles  bullshitdetection  users  clients  onlinetoolkit  offtheshelf  tools  readymadetools  readymade  crapdetection  maps  mapping  userexperience  research  designresearch  ethnography  meetup  consulting  consultants  templates  stencils  bootstrap  patterns  patternlibraries  buzzwords  css  sass  databases  compass  webdev  documentation  sharing  backups  maintenance  immediacy  process  decisionmaking  basics  words  filingsystems  systems  writing  facilitation  expression  operations  exoskeletons  clarification  creativity  bots  shellscripts  notes  notetaking  notebo 
may 2013 by robertogreco
Open university: Joi Ito plans a radical reinvention of MIT's Media Lab (Wired UK)
"Welcome to Ito's vision for opening up the 27-year-old Media Lab, one in which — for example — urban agriculture might be researched in Detroit; the arts in Chicago; coding in London; and in which any bright talent anywhere, academically qualified or not, can be part of the world's leading "antidisciplinary" research lab. "Opening up the lab is more about expanding our reach and creating our network," explains Ito…

"Openness is a survival trait." …

By opening up the Media Lab, Ito hopes to move closer towards his goal of "a world with seven billion teachers", where smart crowds, adopting a resilient approach and a rebellious spirit, solve some of the world's great problems. His is a world of networks and ecosystems, in which unconstrained creativity can tackle everything from infant mortality to climate change. …"
christopherbevans  networks  hughherr  nerioxman  edboydens  syntheticbiology  academictenure  academia  tenure  highered  highereducation  poverty  small  ayahbdeir  littlebits  dropouts  walterbender  frankmoss  nicholasnegroponte  communitydevelopment  macarthurfoundation  grey-lock  petergabriel  caafoundation  michellekyddlee  knightfoundation  albertoibargüen  sethgodin  reidhoffman  junecohen  constructivism  connectivism  focus  polymaths  self-directedlearning  networkedlearning  periphery  openstudioproject  deschooling  unschooling  adaptability  disobedience  education  learning  practice  compliance  rebellion  globalvoices  creativecommons  mozilla  innovation  sustainability  consumerism  resilience  london  chicago  detroit  medialab  mit  antidisciplinary  lcproject  openness  open  joiito  mitmedialab 
november 2012 by robertogreco
opsound: free love, free music
"Opsound is a gift economy in action, an experiment in applying the model of free software to music. Musicians and sound artists are invited to add their work to the Opsound pool using a copyleft license developed by Creative Commons. Listeners are invited to download, share, remix, and reimagine.

Anyone is encouraged to contribute sound files to the Opsound's open sound pool.

Opsound enjoys open-eared listening, including field recordings, ambiences, incomplete improvisations, monologues & dialogues, unfinished experiments, detached soundtracks, vocal solos, strange noises, bedroom laptop, microsound, generative, glitch dub, idm, minimal techno, blip hop, hip hop, turntablist, downtempo, uptempo, reggae, ragga, raga, roots, breakbeat, basement punk, garage band, indy, shoegazer, psychedelia, noise, song, be-bop, free jazz, modern composition, avant-anything, etc. Sound files can be complete pieces of music, or elements intended be combined into something new."
remix  gifteconomy  opsound  via:salrandolph  cc  opensource  mp3  free  audio  music  sound  creativecommons 
june 2012 by robertogreco
Joichi Ito Named Head of M.I.T. Media Lab - NYTimes.com
"For centuries diplomas have been synonymous w/ the nation’s universities.

That makes MIT’s decision to name a 44-year old Japanese venture capitalist who attended, but did not graduate, from 2 American colleges as director of one of the world’s top computing science laboratories an unusual choice…

Mr. Ito first attended Tufts where he briefly studied computer science but wrote that he found it drudge work. Later he attended the U of Chicago where he studied physics, but once again found it stultifying…later wrote of his experience: “I once asked a professor to explain the solution to a problem so I could understand it more intuitively. He said, ‘You can’t understand it intuitively. Just learn the formula so you’ll get the right answer.’ That was it for me.”

Mr. Ito’s colleagues minimize the fact that he is w/out academic credentials. “He has credibility in an academic context,” said Lawrence Lessig…"
mit  medialab  joiito  larrylessig  innovation  dropouts  postcredentials  credentials  alternative  alternativeeducation  learningbydoing  2011  creativecommons  unschooling  deschooling  connectivism  connections  mozilla  venturecapital  mitmedialab 
april 2011 by robertogreco
OpenAttribute
"The problem: Creative Commons licensed content is awesome, but attributing it properly can be difficult and confusing. The first rule for re-using openly licensed content is that you have to properly attribute the creator. There are specific requirements for what needs to go into that attribution, but those requirements can be confusing and hard to find.<br />
The solution: A simple tool everyone can use to do the right thing with the click of a button. That’s why we’re building Open Attribute, a suite of tools that makes it ridiculously simple for anyone to copy and paste the correct attribution for any CC licensed work. These tools will query the metadata around a CC-licensed object and produce a properly formatted attribution that users can copy and paste wherever they need to.<br />
<br />
Open Attribute is a Mozilla Drumbeat project born at the “Learning, Freedom and the Web” Festival in Barcelona."
copyright  creativecommons  cc  mozilla  licensing  attribution  openattribute 
february 2011 by robertogreco
Free Video Clips - Streaming Online Videos - EncycloMedia
"EncycloMedia.com™ is a free video encyclopedia that covers everything you need to know or want to learn. If your passion is entertainment, fitness, health, history, nature, people, science, spirituality, religion, or travel - free video encyclopedia provides the access you need. And if you'd like to take a break and have a little fun, we have free videos<br />
that will make you laugh too.<br />
<br />
People learn in a variety of ways and we've designed our online video encyclopedia to be an easy way to learn by letting you watch informative and relevant videos with some helpful description. You'll learn and be entertained at the same time. Whether you wish to become well versed in a variety of subjects, become a master of one, or simply enjoy dabbling, this free online video encyclopedia makes it possible. With our various featured and popular video sections, you'll find it easy to discover material that piques your interest."
encyclomedia  encyclopedia  creativecommons  archives  archive  culture  database  history  media  reference  film  video 
october 2010 by robertogreco
Open education: if you can do it, do it | FLOSSE Posse
"NYTimes wrote about fathers’ leave in Sweden. The articles ends w/:

"In Sweden I am on right,” Mr. Westerberg said, “but in US, I’m considered Communist.”"

Some days ago David Wiley wrote that w/ open content Open Knowledge Foundation gets it wrong when claiming share-alike licenses are open but non-commercial ones aren’t.

For those who are not familiar w/ open/free content/knowledge discussion, share-alike license has a condition asking people who remix or build upon content to distribute resulting work under same license. The license ensures later works will stay in commons. Wiley wrote:

“When authors adopt share-alike license, they are saying: we value the freedom of content over the freedom of people.”

As an author using share-alike license I see this a bit differently. I value the *freedom of mankind*, the common good, over the freedom of content or individuals.

I think that this is the way most SA people see it: When you are given, you should give back, too."
teemuleinonen  sharealike  communities  freedom  collectivegood  licensing  copyright  sweden  us  policy  individualism  opencontent  open  openknowledgefoundation  commercial  non-commercial  creativecommons  free 
september 2010 by robertogreco
CriticalPast.com: Search over 57000 videos and 7 million photos
"View more than 57,000 historic videos and 7 million photos for FREE in one of the world's largest collections of royalty-free archival stock footage. Offering immediate downloads in more than 10 formats starting at just $1.97 (Consumer); $30 (Pro)."
via:cburell  archive  archives  creativecommons  history  images  socialstudies  database  videos  media  photography  criticalpast  education  film  tcsnmy 
july 2010 by robertogreco
commonsExplorer on Flickr - Application Sharing!
"commonsExplorer is an experimental interactive browser for the Flickr Commons. It provides a "big picture" view of these collections - a rich, single screen interface that reveals structures and patterns and encourages exploration."

[via: http://blog.flickr.net/en/2010/04/09/commonsexplorer-surfing-the-commons/ ]
photography  creativecommons  flickr  search  applications 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Textbook remix « Snarkmarket
"This is super cool, both in con­tent and process: Python for Infor­mat­ics is a new text­book that Chuck Sev­er­ance, a pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan, com­piled in eleven days. It’s based on an exist­ing Python text­book that was released under a Cre­ative Com­mons license; Sev­er­ance culled, sharp­ened, and extended it.'
informatics  python  books  programming  creativecommons 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Haiti Rewired
"Will foreign aid to Haiti fail this time? Or will the tragedy bring with it a chance to reboot one of the world's poorest countries -- & rethink the the traditional ways of delivering aid & development?...the disaster may prove to be a unique chance for an architectural & communications reboot of an entire country. That's why we've created this community, Haiti Rewired. We believe that better answers to the difficult questions could be created through the collaboration of technologists, researchers, geographers, infrastructure specialists, aid groups & others. Our writers & editors can aggregate information, report new stories & add to the discussion, but the focus of this effort is squarely on the thoughts, plans & actions of our contributors...we want to test (5) simple principles that could transform not only Haiti, but the world's response to crisis: Collaboration, Transparency, Innovation, Design, & DIY."

[text from: http://haitirewired.wired.com/profiles/blogs/haiti-rewireds-mission ]

[via: http://snarkmarket.com/2010/5054 ]
technology  community  collaborative  creativecommons  development  haiti  philanthropy  transparency  innovation  design  glvo  collaboration  diy  disasters  disaster  rebooting  infrastructure  geography  aid  gamechanging 
january 2010 by robertogreco
The Phylomon Project
"Well 2010 is here, a.k.a. the International Year of Biodiversity, and to us at the SCQ, it means that we're finally ready to go ahead with our long awaited phylomon project. “What is this?” you ask? Well, it's an online initiative aimed at creating a Pokemon card type resource but with real creatures on display in full “character design” wonder. Not only that - but we plan to have the scientific community weigh in to determine the content on such cards (note that the cards above are only a mock-up of what that content might be), as well as folks who love gaming to try and design interesting ways to use the cards. Then to top it all off, members of the teacher community will participate to see whether these cards have educational merit. Best of all, the hope is that this will all occur in a non-commercial-open-access-open-source-because-basically-this-is-good-for-you-your-children-and-your-planet sort of way."
pokemon  taxonomy  pedagogy  education  children  teaching  science  games  animals  biology  memory  biodiversity  conservation  2010  gaming  cardgames  tcsnmy  opensource  creativecommons  kids  art  life  eowilson  publicservice  glvo  edg  srg  drawing  illustration  pokémon 
january 2010 by robertogreco
Telling stories about stories « Snarkmarket
"Increas­ingly, I’m con­vinced that no media is suc­cess­ful or even com­plete until it’s been trans­formed or extended. I know this is not super-controversial—it’s sort of the Cre­ative Com­mons party line—but it turns out things don’t trans­form them­selves! A lot of media gets CC-licensed and then just sits there.
robinsloan  annabelscheme  platforms  creativecommons  remixing  fanfiction  storytelling  media  henryjenkins  cocreation  participatoryculture  participatory  snarkmarket  newmedia  starwars  harrypotter  narrative  engagement  remixculture 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Robin writes a book (and you get a copy) » The Moving Monks, a mysterious package, and a contribution to the commons — Kickstarter
"What's an interesting remix opportunity for the text and illustrations from a short book, in part or in whole? Not just redistribution—that's easy—but something transformative. Any examples you can think of? Any new ideas—things you'd like to see?" [see comments]
creativecommons  copyright  remixin  books  writing  robinsloan  transformation  corydoctorow  publishing 
october 2009 by robertogreco
Free and legal music downloads - Jamendo
"On Jamendo artists allow anyone to download and share their music. It's free, legal and unlimited."
music  free  freemusic  online  creativecommons  mp3  radio  downloads 
july 2009 by robertogreco
Free Music Archive
"The Free Music Archive offers free downloads under Creative Commons and other licenses. Please visit the track page to discover what you can and cannot do with each track."
creativecommons  wfmu  music  free  media  mp3  sharing  freemusic  audio  glvo  resources  filmmaking 
july 2009 by robertogreco
Teaching Copyright
"EFF's Teaching Copyright curriculum was created to help teachers present the laws surrounding digital rights in a balanced way.
eff  education  learning  creativecommons  teaching  curriculum  legal  ict  fairuse  medialiteracy  copyright  lessonplans 
may 2009 by robertogreco
Fuck the foundries [dive into mark]
"They still think they’re in the business of shuffling little bits of metal around. You want to use a super-cool ultra-awesome totally-not-one-of-the-11-web-safe-fonts? Pick an open source font and get on with your life."
creativecommons  opensource  open  fonts  design  webdev  typography  css  licensing  copyright  webdesign 
may 2009 by robertogreco
Open Font Library Download fonts, upload typefaces, branch and merge designs!
"The Open Font Library is a sister project of the Open Clip Art Library. The goal of this project is to collect free software fonts - those that may be used, changed and shared freely."
opensource  open  freeware  creativecommons  free  fonts 
may 2009 by robertogreco
Typefaces we can all share : Open Font Library
"Find fine fonts: The Open Font Library hosts the cream of non-proprietary typeface designs. See what we have…
typography  freeware  open  creativecommons  opensource  fonts 
may 2009 by robertogreco
Descarga el nuevo EP de DJ Raff gratis! | Extravaganza!
"Travelling Partners EP es el nuevo trabajo creado por Dj Raff, durante sus viajes realizados entre los años 2007 y 2008 a distintos lugares de América, como Ciudad de México, Monterrey, Tijuana, Miami, Nueva York y Buenos Aires.

Travelling Partners EP es la primera parte de un disco que piensa lanzar a mediados del próximo año y que el hecho de que debute el 12 de octubre surge de la primera vez que Raff subió a un escenario. “Fue el 12 de octubre de 1992, en un festival en Quinta Normal llamado 500 Años de Opresión. Tocaron grupos punkys, raperos y también hubo varias agrupaciones mapuches”."

[see also: http://www.last.fm/music/Dj+Raff ]
music  cc  creativecommons  djraff  chile 
march 2009 by robertogreco
The ecstasy of influence: A plagiarism, By Jonathan Lethem (Harper's Magazine)
"Today, when we can eat Tex-Mex with chopsticks while listening to reggae and watching a YouTube rebroadcast of the Berlin Wall's fall—i.e., when damn near everything presents itself as familiar—it's not a surprise that some of today's most ambitious art is going about trying to make the familiar strange. In so doing, in reimagining what human life might truly be like over there across the chasms of illusion, mediation, demographics, marketing, imago, and appearance, artists are paradoxically trying to restore what's taken for “real” to three whole dimensions, to reconstruct a univocally round world out of disparate streams of flat sights."
art  culture  plagiarism  aesthetics  remix  harpers  jonathanlethem  creativity  writing  glvo  music  books  law  journalism  copyright  property  creativecommons  opensource  politics  literature  familiarity  strange  makingthefamiliarstrange  observation  commons  influence 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Obama Puts Change.gov Under Creative Commons - ReadWriteWeb
"Last week Barack Obama's Presidential transition website Change.gov added OpenID login for commenters and now the entire site has been put under a Creative Commons license. These concepts are no longer just the dreams of "crack-pot fringe case" advocates - they're the official policy of the US President Elect."
creativecommons  open  barackobama  copyright  openid  readwriteweb  government  politics  2008  socialmedia  change.gov 
december 2008 by robertogreco
| The Public Domain |
"Our music, our culture, our science, and our economic welfare all depend on a delicate balance between those ideas that are controlled and those that are free, between intellectual property and the public domain. In The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind James Boyle introduces readers to the idea of the public domain and describes how it is being tragically eroded by our current copyright, patent, and trademark laws. In a series of fascinating case studies, Boyle explains why gene sequences, basic business ideas and pairs of musical notes are now owned, why jazz might be illegal if it were invented today, why most of 20th century culture is legally unavailable to us, and why today’s policies would probably have smothered the World Wide Web at its inception. Appropriately given its theme, the book will be sold commercially but also made available online for free under a Creative Commons license."
books  innovation  creativecommons  publishing  publicdomain  ebooks  freeculture  free  cc  copyright  law  opensource  ip  commons 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Time Management for Anarchists -- the free comic - Boing Boing
"Time Management for Anarchists, a comic offering productivity tips for creative malcontents, has just been released as a Creative Commons licenced free download."
anarchy  productivity  management  comics  creativecommons  selfimprovement  time  anarchism 
october 2008 by robertogreco
CK-12 - Next Generation Textbooks
"CK-12 Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in January 2007, aims to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market both in the US and worldwide. Using a collaborative and web-based compilation model that can be manifested as an adaptive textbook - termed the "FlexBook" - CK-12 intends to pioneer the creation and distribution of high quality educational web texts both as traditional print and online medium. At the same time, CK-12 hopes to use the leverage that open source models, like Linux software and Wikipedia encyclopedia, have used to continually improve regionally and temporally relevant content."

[See also Wikiepdia, especially this part about the Flexbook system:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CK-12_Foundation#Flexbook_System ]

"The Flexbook System is an online platform for assembling, authoring, and distributing interactive, multi-modal educational content. Content is searchable by subject, grade-level, and state and national education standards. Flexbooks can be downloaded and used as-is, or can be customized by teachers to match their students’ learning styles and their schools’ curricula. Inside each book, entire chapters or bite-sized concepts can be rearranged, added, removed, and edited. Any user can input text, photos, videos, exercises, study guides, assessments, notes, or highlights to their Flexbook. Flexbooks can be shared, for free, with user-created groups in print, online, by email, or on social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter. Some Flexbooks are even available in Spanish and Hindi.

All Flexbooks conform to national and state curriculum guidelines, Common Core Standards, and can be re-aligned to International standards. Flexbooks are offered under the Creative Commons by Attribution, Share-alike, and Non-commercial license, removing many of the restrictions that limit distribution of traditional textbooks.[12] Most CK-12 Flexbooks are created internally by authors with teaching and domain expertise. Additional Flexbooks are acquired through university donations and licensing partnerships. CK-12’s current[when?] library of 88 downloadable Flexbooks can be accessed in PDF, ePub, and Amazon Kindle optimized format.[13]

The technologies used in creation of CK-12 Flexbooks are:[14]

• Django- Django is a web framework designed to simplify the creation and coding of complex, data-driven websites.
• MySQL- MySQL database is the world's most popular open source database.[citation needed] MySQL offers a wide range of database tools, training, support, and consulting services.
• Google Web Toolkit (GWT) - Used by many Google products, including Google AdWords and Orkut, GWT is a development toolkit used for building and optimizing complex browser-based applications. GWT is completely free, open source, and is used by thousands of developers around the world.
• Apache - Apache provides support for the open-source software projects."
flexbook  ck12  creativecommons  textbooks  education  curriculum  free  opensource  math  elearning  opencontent  tcsnmy  flexbooks  california  neerukhosla  muruganpal  open 
october 2008 by robertogreco
openeverything.net
"Open Everything is a global conversation about the art, science and spirit of 'open'. It gathers people using openness to create and improve software, education, media, philanthropy, neighbourhoods, workplaces and the society we live in: everything. It's about thinking, doing and being open."
openeverything  open  openaccess  opensource  art  education  culture  community  collaboration  innovation  creativecommons  opencontent  cc  events  networking  networks  wikis  neighborhoods  workplace  society  software  media  lcproject  philanthropy  creativity  freeculture  openstandards 
september 2008 by robertogreco
ccMixter - Welcome to ccMixter
"ccMixter is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want."
creativecommons  remix  podcasting  mp3  copyright  collaboration  free  audio  music  opensource  download  sound  sharing  samples  onlinetoolkit 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Hypertext - The wide world of the web | Chicago Tribune | Blog
"We have the capacity to surveil and control adolescents ion a way we’ve never done before. We chase them indoors and then we tell them that all the virtual places they might gather, we need to surveil them because of the ever-present threat of pedophiles and because of the ever-present need to market to them. We've really hemmed in adolescence in a way we never have before."
corydoctorow  littlebrother  surveillance  privacy  children  adolescence  youth  freedom  childhood  society  parenting  interviews  books  opensource  security  boingboing  sciencefiction  design  obsolescence  apple  technology  creativecommons  blogging  writing  copyright  piracy  law  generations  optimism  rss  rfid  making  hacking  diy  internet 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Freebase: an open, shared database of the world's knowledge
"an open database of the world’s information. It’s built by the community and for the community – free for anyone to query, contribute to, build applications on top of, or integrate into their websites."
database  opensource  web2.0  data  search  knowledge  opencontent  wisdomofcrowds  wikipedia  wiki  metaweb  datamining  databases  creativecommons  crowdsourcing  opendata 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Big Buck Bunny
"The results of the Peach open movie project has been licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. This includes all the data we’ll publish online and on the DVDs, and all of the contents on this website. If any content on this site is n
creativecommons  blender  3d  animation  opensource  video  film  collaboration 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Blender Open Movie Project 2 Released - ReadWriteWeb
"In a bid to push open source 3D modeling software Blender as a suitable environment for professional 3D animation, Blender has released the results of its second open movie project. The 10-minute animated short, Big Buck Bunny, was released free on the I
animation  collaboration  opensource  blender  creativecommons 
june 2008 by robertogreco
OWL Music Search » Use YOUR music to find NEW music!
"Owl Music Search compares your favorite songs to thousands of others to find similar songs for you to listen to, enjoy, and purchase."
music  search  sudio  analysis  creativecommons  comparison  audio  mp3 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Creative Commons Search
"will help you find photos, music, text, books, educational material, and more that is free to share or build upon utilizing Creative Commons enabled search services at Google, Yahoo!, and Flickr. You can also access this tool via the Firefox web browser.
search  creativecommons  free  copyright  media  photography  music  content  flickr  yahoo  google  blip.tv 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Behold | Search High Quality Flickr Images
"BeholdTM is a search engine for high-quality Flickr images. It aims to answer your queries based on what is inside the images -- at the pixel level. It offers a completely new way to search for images, using techniques of computer vision."
flickr  creativecommons  search  images  photography 
april 2008 by robertogreco
flickrCC
"easily find photos on flickr that were released under the creative commons license. Stuff that I could use for my experiments with the GIMP or include in my blog."
cc  copyright  creativecommons  flickr  free  photography  search  images 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Google Code University - Google Code
"tutorials & sample course content so CS students & educators can learn more about current computing technologies & paradigms. In particular, this content is Creative Commons licensed which makes it easy for CS educators to use in their own classes."
google  coding  programming  free  creativecommons  education  tutorials  learning  javascript  AJAX  howto  reference  computing 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Pixish: We bring visual artists and publishers together
"site where you can create image contests....place where people who want images and people who make images can easily find each other and collaborate on creative projects together."
design  freelance  illustration  glvo  social  competition  images  photography  art  collaboration  community  creativecommons  creativity  graphics  crowdsourcing  socialnetworks  socialsoftware  webapps  publishing 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Secret Enemy Hideout - Read this if you intend to copy my designs
Zach Klein writes his own creative-commons-esque sharing agreement: "1. Don’t install it w/out improving it at least one way. 2. Email me improvement. 3. Give credit ...potentially new friend in it for me. 4. offer me something you’ve created."
sharing  serendipity  online  internet  designs  web  webdesign  zachklein  friendship  relationships  social  creativecommons  copyright  trading  webdev 
february 2008 by robertogreco
The Future of Ideas is now Free (Lessig Blog)
"After a productive and valuable conversation with my publisher, Random House, they've agreed to permit The Future of Ideas to be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license. You can download the book for free here, or above."
larrylessig  books  free  creativecommons  copyright  ip  capitalism  corporations  control  economics  creativity  innovation  democracy  culture  freedom  publishing  ebooks 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Cyberlawyer 2.0 | Economist.com
"Lawrence Lessig is known for his work at the interface between technology and law. Why is he shifting his focus to corruption?"
corruption  larrylessig  law  technology  copyright  internet  society  politics  government  us  creativecommons 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Freeplay Music, Broadcast Production Music Library, Free and Mp3 Music Downloads, See Usage Terms.
"Freeplay's vision and continued mission is to expand the scope and depth of the Freeplay Music Library, and introduce additional offerings that set new standards as well as meet the production music needs of creative professionals and users around the gl
sound  audio  copyright  creativecommons  editing  opensource  songs  music  free  filmmaking 
november 2007 by robertogreco
lingro: multilingual dictionary and language learning site
"Enter website to make all words on page clickable for definiions/translations. Each word you translate is saved in personal word history...create lists of vocabulary you'd like to learn from your word history...play games to review your vocabulary"
dictionary  language  learning  tools  reading  onlinetoolkit  foreign  vocabulary  translation  snsih  english  español  german  italian  polish  french  reference  pronunciation  collaborative  community  creativecommons  languages  foreignlanguage  flashcards  dictionaries 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Creative Commons Licenses Are Permanent — Except on Flickr
"For its part, Creative Commons also advises licensees to keep records and recommends using services that take snapshots of web content for archival purposes -- such as the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine or WebCite -- to record Flickr pages' CC licens
creativecommons  flickr  photography  copyright  licensing 
november 2007 by robertogreco
El terremoto, medios tradicionales y la Web 2.0: El caso TVN - FayerWayer
"Por un lado instan a los ciudadanos, llamandolos los nuevos reporteros, para que les envíen todo su material y luego pasarlo por la TV y ponerlos en su página, pero no son capaces de compartir su propio material (de TV abierta) con el resto de los usua
chile  news  participatory  online  internet  web  video  television  youtube  tv  creativecommons  open  sharing  journalism  media 
november 2007 by robertogreco
flickrCC
"I wrote flickrCC so I could easily find photos on flickr that were released under the creative commons license. Stuff that I could use for my experiments with the GIMP or include in my blog."
flickr  photography  search  cc  creativecommons  copyright  blogging  licensing  images 
november 2007 by robertogreco
The Cost of Copyright Confusion for Media Literacy -- Publications -- Center for Social Media at American University
"shows that the fundamental goals of media literacy education—to cultivate critical thinking and expression about media and its social role—are compromised by unnecessary copyright restrictions."
copyright  creativecommons  creativity  education  ip  law  literacy  medialiteracy  teaching  technology  us  future  media 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Musopen - Free Public Domain Classical Music
"takes music that is in the public domain, meaning a work that belongs to the community, and has it recorded by individuals and college/community orchestras throughout the United States and stored online so it can be accessed for free through this website
archive  music  classical  mp3  audio  download  radio  publicdomain  creativecommons  opensource  free 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Virgin Mobile Australia Sued for Using Teenager's Photos
"A USA based family are suing Virgin Mobile Australia over an advertising campaign which features a photo of their teenage daughter - apparently without permission."
flickr  photography  advertising  ads  creativecommons  cc  law  privacy 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Joi Ito's Web: The Texas suit against Virgin and Creative Commons
"a CC license...DOESN’T mean that you can do anything you want with it. Different jurisdiction around the world...different laws...depending on where you, property rights, moral rights, privacy laws and other laws may restrict what you can do with a pho
copyright  creativecommons  cc  photography  law 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Pulse Laser » Blog Archive » BBC Olinda digital radio: Social hardware
"What Olinda isn’t is a far-future concept piece or a smoke-and-mirrors prototype. There’s no hidden Mac Mini–it’s a standalone, fully operational, social, digital radio."
ambient  creativecommons  design  devices  radio  bbc  socialsoftware  social  prototype  technology  usability  ux  mattwebb  opensource  programming  hardware  future  experience  digital  jackschulze  interface  api  schulzeandwebb  berg  berglondon  ambientawareness 
august 2007 by robertogreco
Welcome to ccLearn — ccLearn
"ccLearn is a division of Creative Commons which is dedicated to realizing the full potential of the Internet to support open learning and open educational resources (OER). Our mission is to minimize barriers to sharing and reuse of educational materials
learning  education  creativecommons  opensource  resources  internet  open  reuse  copyright  lcproject 
july 2007 by robertogreco
ImageIndex+ [Wellcome images]
"Free, unlimited access to two thousand years of mankind and medicine in pictures made available through Creative Commons Licence"
collections  digital  images  sharing  museums  creativecommons  search  photography  history 
july 2007 by robertogreco
Required Reading: the next 10 years (Lessig Blog)
"what I come with is a desire to devote as much energy to these issues of "corruption" as I've devoted to the issues of network and IP sanity...shift not to an easier, but a different project...a decision to give up [as] an expert to begin work [as] nothi
larrylessig  corruption  government  politics  change  reform  ip  opensource  creativecommons  us 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Make Internet TV
"This guide has step-by-step instructions for shooting, editing, and publishing online videos that can be watched and subscribed to by millions of people."
onlinetoolkit  video  online  internet  web  howto  diy  create  content  creativecommons  film  filmmaking  storytelling  streaming  guides  tutorials  tv  training  publishing  multimedia  media  make 
april 2007 by robertogreco
The Ecstasy of Influence (Harpers.org)
"Today, when we can eat Tex-Mex with chopsticks while listening to reggae and watching a YouTube rebroadcast of the Berlin Wall's fall—i.e., when damn near everything presents itself as familiar—it's not a surprise that some of today's most ambitious art is going about trying to make the familiar strange. In so doing, in reimagining what human life might truly be like over there across the chasms of illusion, mediation, demographics, marketing, imago, and appearance, artists are paradoxically trying to restore what's taken for “real” to three whole dimensions, to reconstruct a univocally round world out of disparate streams of flat sights."
toread  plagiarism  creativecommons  writing  literature  modernism  culture  remix  reuse  content  copyright  collaboration  citation  teaching  popculture  democracy  creativity  creative  criticism  mashup  media  music  news  online  originality  libraries  ethics  research  science  reading  property 
february 2007 by robertogreco
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