So there is a slick new interface on the Creative Commons Choose a License page. Nice work. One of its features is informing the user whether or not the selected license is a “free culture” license. Let’s ignore that as of now we still lack a clear definition of what “non-commercial” means (I understand the […]Read more "Can you use “free culture” works in an LMS?"
opened09 – follower relations shared CC by psychemedia One of my semi-regular listens in my weekly podcast rotation is Douglas Rushkoff’s weekly show on WFMU, the Media Squat. Rushkoff describes it as “freeform, bottom-up, open-source radio dedicated to solving some of the problems engendered by our increasingly top-down, closed-source culture.” Typically the hour is an […]Read more "Where’s the bottom-up brilliance?"
Thanks to Jason for scoring me a ticket to the sold-out preview showing of RiP: A Remix Manifesto, the long-awaited release from Brett Gaylor, germinating and mutating for some time over at http://www.opensourcecinema.org/. It was a fun and stimulating night out. For somebody familiar with the works of Lessig, Doctorow, Negativland, et al there isn’t […]Read more "RiP: A Remix Manifesto…first impressions"
So it’s something of an annual ritual (see here and here) for Abject Learning to offer its meagre but heartfelt mojo to the WFMU Fundraising Marathon (background here). As I’ve written in the past, the legendary freeform station is a towering cultural touchstone in our home, and the sense of adventure and fun with which […]Read more "I want to support the human sensemakers"