Popular Lebanese illustrator, webcomic author, and blogger Maya Zankoul spreads the message of the commons through her art, her design studio, and her video company wezank.
HowlRound was founded five years ago as the “knowledge commons” for the theater community to better include the voices of artists and creators working for inclusivity. The HowlRound organizers we interviewed, Jamie Gahlon, Vijay Mathew, Adewunmi Oke, and Ramona Ostrowski, exemplify the concept of the commons through their commitment to community action, creative output, and creating meaningful, … Read More “Curtain up on HowlRound, the theater knowledge commons”
Wikipedians are an integral part of the CC Community, and as a key Wikipedian in Wiki Loves Women, WikiAfrica, and Wiki Loves Africa, Isla Haddow-Flood’s work is a crux for that community.
As the producers of the world’s first open movie, Ton Rosendaal and his team at the Blender Institute “work open” in every aspect of their production, from code to licensing to distribution.
I have been a fan of Marisa Anderson’s music since discovering her albums at the legendary Chapel Hill radio station WXYC, where my show usually ran from from 4-8AM. At 4 in the morning in a windowless studio, the title of Anderson’s 2011 release “The Golden Hour” seemed apropos. I would listen to her virtuosic, … Read More “Musician Marisa Anderson looks for the new in the old”
The artist Patrick Hochstenbach is a comic artist, programmer, and digital architect at University of Ghent libraries. Check out more of his work on Instagram and Twitter.
While it will probably not be the next Netflix hit original, the twelve minutes of Creative Commons licensed content that make up “Meridian” will have a major impact on the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) by sharing resources to make the open source standard Interoperable Master Format (IMF) more usable across the web.
The interdisciplinary artist Caroline Woolard engages with political economy and activism through radically innovative collaborative projects.
Photographer Carol Highsmith has donated her life’s work of tens of thousands of photos to the Library of Congress during her decades long career.
In March we hosted the second Institute for Open Leadership, and in our summary of the event we mentioned that the Institute fellows would be taking turns to write about their open policy projects. I had the privilege of participating in the second Institute for Open Leadership (IOL), held in Cape Town and hosted by … Read More “Creative Commons and Museu da Imigração: notes on a Brazilian experience”