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”
Jane directs CC’s work with platforms to create a more vibrant and usable commons. 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.
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”
“No tool is better than the people”: CC artists in conversation on Collaboration, Community, and the Commons
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.
What does it mean to exhibit prosocial behavior? For our purposes, we mean behavior that leads to healthy collaboration and meaningful interactions online.
The Usable Commons track at the CC summit contains an exciting array of sessions that explore how to make the digital commons more discoverable, usable, and human-centered. In content communities such as 3D printing, research, and social media, we will focus on key questions of human behavior, including: What motivates people to share online? … Read More “The Usable Commons at the CC Summit”
We’ve submitted a proposal to get the Creative Commons logo, license, and public domain icons into Unicode (more specifically, the Universal Coded Character Set or UCS).
Since 2014, CC has published an annual State of the Commons report that tracks the growth of CC-licensed content on the web. Last year, we reported a milestone of 1 billion CC-licensed works in the commons. This year, we are shifting our reporting focus to align with our new strategy. Quantitatively, we will still report … Read More “2016 State of the Commons: Call for submissions”