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Vlog #3 - Creative Commons Oz feature

Jade Wood - Friday, December 11, 2009
I talk briefly about the Ashira meeting (another musical in Auckland based on the same story), Creative Commons Australia to do a case study on us and how the buzz is starting, people around the world are already starting to notice.

Remixed media is the future

Jade Wood - Friday, December 04, 2009
It's time for artists to let go of outmoded concepts of creative control. But they need not fear mash-up or remix culture - it's an exciting part of digital evolution, says Michela Ledwidge.

Humans are a funny lot. We go on about art and culture, sharing and social value, and yet when it comes to rights, the most schizophrenic sociopathic tendencies can emerge.

For the foreseeable future we creators have a two-tier system to deal with. You either work in the system, covered by full copyright, or you don’t. Which makes mash-up (remix) culture the elephant in the room.

Read the full article here: http://www.thescavenger.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=71:its-time-to-mash-it-up&catid=37:media-a-technology&Itemid=130

Other kiwis leading the world using Creative Commons

Jade Wood - Friday, December 04, 2009
Our congratulations go to Dr Wayne Mackintosh as "Otago Polytechnic is the first tertiary institution in the world to adopt a creative commons open content intellectual property policy"

A revolutionary education system is sweeping the world and the blackboard is right here, in Dunedin. Nigel Benson learns new stuff.

"This is the most rewarding thing I have done in my whole career," Dr Wayne Mackintosh muses in the sun outside Otago Polytechnic.

Read the article in the Otago Daily Times here:

http://www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/magazine/84632/making-connections

Vlog #2 - board meeting, facebook, other musical contact

Jade Wood - Tuesday, December 01, 2009
It's ridiculous. I've got to work on not saying 'um' and 'ah'.

1st video blog - Jade Wood talks about where things are at

Jade Wood - Thursday, November 26, 2009
Our first vlog on our journey with creating the world's first opensource musical . Jade Wood talks about the successful information sessions, technical research and the appointment of the initial board of directors; Bridget Marsh, Chad Carter, Georgia Wood and Jade Wood.


Free vs paid experiment

Jade Wood - Tuesday, November 17, 2009
An experiment is being done by an author to see if he can make more money by giving his writing away for free verses selling it the traditional way. Check it out: http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6702526.html

Funny video commentary on Internet Piracy

Jade Wood - Monday, November 16, 2009
I came across this guy on YouTube while searching on a unrelated topic. He's got some good points. Check it out.

Science Commons – putting cures within closer reach

Jade Wood - Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Researchers around the world are hard at work on cures for most every ailment and disease. But until now, there was no system - let alone incentive - for sharing their discoveries, leaving researchers working independently in their own silos, possibly duplicating the same mistakes as their colleagues around the globe. It wasn't unusual for decades to pass before any significant progress was made on a study.

But that's all changing. Just as parent organization Creative Commons has made sharing artistic endeavors both easy and profitable, Science Commons is using that same open-access model to enable the scientific research community to both find and share their studies, thereby enabling an approach to sharing data that just might revolutionize the scientific world. My interview with John Wilbanks was a fitting way to cap off Open Access Week. (This interview has been edited for clarity and length.)

Read the whole story: Lynda Resnick's Blog


Opensource cinema

Jade Wood - Tuesday, October 27, 2009
We're not the first to come up with these ideas. Our friends in Canada have come up with www.opensourcecinema.org where you can remix movies.

Another great CC explaination video

Jade Wood - Monday, October 19, 2009

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