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A party in Melbourne. It could happen.

  • Date - Nov 07 or Feb 08?

Interested peopleEdit


Possible contactsEdit

  • ACMI
  • Fringe Festival?
  • "EngagedTV" (?)
  • Australian Network of Art & Technology
  • Amanda McDonald Crowley, now at Eyebeam in NY (maybe still living in Aus?)
  • CC Australia
  • Linux Australia
  • XMediaLab
  •  ?


  • Aus Flickr groups


ProjectsEdit

  • Manual Remix: the right to create derivative works is very powerful. I also very much like the "mosaic" concept where a a picture is more than the sum of its parts. (Witness.) So, bring derived works to the masses by getting tons of blank rubix-cube style cubes and on 3 of the faces of each cube, print an image that is released under a license that allows derived works. (use works by Melburnians or of Melbourne.) on the opposite face to the image put the license and credits info. Make a hundred cubes... sit them on a table as people walk in. people can create a derived work by rearranging the cubes. they can also take one home at the end as a pretty cool souvenir. Pfctdayelise 14:41, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Artistic Licenses: the wording of licenses typically cannot be changed. However I don't see any reason why the presentation can't be. Even strong supporters of the free culture movement will sometimes admit to not having read the full legal text of the licenses they use. But these licenses are typically written to be as readable as possible. And it always help to have an idea of exactly what you've signed yourself up for. So another idea is to prepare a booklet/CD/website which has copies of the CC-BY-SA and GFDL licenses. Assign one clause of a license to one artist and let them interpret it visually (audio-ly) as they wish. The only thing is they can't change the text. They can format it as a poem, as an artwork, a song, whatever they can dream of. Should be an interesting way to intersect art and techies (people obsessed with licenses are just as technical as coders :P). Pfctdayelise 14:41, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

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