Jane leads the strategy, design, and implementation of CC’s product vision for CC Search and other products. She has ten years of organizational experience in the design, strategy, and execution of socially innovative programs in education, communications, and global network growth. As a founding volunteer of the Peer 2 Peer University, she has designed and taught a variety of courses and workshops, including Open Creative Nonfiction and Creative Commons for Educators. She has a BA in Philosophy and minor in creative writing from the University of California at Berkeley.
Today CC Search comes out of beta, with over 300 million images indexed from multiple collections, a major redesign, and faster, more relevant search. It’s the result of a huge amount of work from the engineering team at Creative Commons and our community of volunteer developers.
At A Grand Re-Opening of the Public Domain at the Internet Archive, I teased a new product vision for CC Search that gets more specific than our ultimate goal of providing access to all 1.4 billion CC licensed and public domain works on the web.
We are now in the middle of our second sprint for CC search (see results from the last one here) and seeking a new Director of Engineering.
In January, Creative Commons kicked off an exciting new initiative called CC usability with two primary goals:
Watch or listen to the recording on Vimeo, YouTube, or Soundcloud. On February 15, Creative Commons hosted an evening of demos, discussion, and drinks in Los Angeles called, “CC as a Vehicle for Social Change in Emerging & Immersive Media.” With 200 guests registered, the evening featured demos of three virtual reality social impact projects. They were: … Read More “Los Angeles: CC and a panel of VR experts tackle the issue of social change in emerging media”
Over the next few months, we will be talking to users and creators of CC images, text, and data as part of updating the usability of CC tools in 2018. For our purposes, we are defining CC usability as both enhancing the experience of sharing and collaborating with CC’s current toolset, and conceiving of new … Read More “We are entering the Discovery phase of CC Usability”
We’ve been thinking about the role of Creative Commons in 2017, an era where much of digital sharing culture exists within walled garden platforms, with liking and commenting on insta-photos and sharing playlists that can only be streamed. In other words, the web has changed since CC initially launched in 2001, and we are grappling … Read More ““No tool is better than the people”: CC artists in conversation on Collaboration, Community, and the Commons”
Last October we submitted an initial proposal to get CC license symbols into Unicode. Since then we’ve gotten some feedback from them, incorporated that into our thinking, and submitted an updated application. Here is the new proposal. (The old one for reference here.) The new proposal presents the CC license icons as graphic symbols. We’ve … Read More “Our Proposal to add CC Symbols to Unicode, Round 2”
We need your help! Over the next year, we will be investigating and reporting on 2-3 of the most compelling stories about collaboration in the commons. We want to tell the story of when and why a creator first decides to use CC, the kinds of connections they make online, how they invite and encourage … Read More “We want your story ideas about collaboration in the commons”
As part of our effort to build a more vibrant and usable commons, CC is trying to hone in on what makes sharing truly meaningful.