PicScout Looking for Creative Professionals to Beta Test ImageExchange

Are you a creative professional who frequently finds yourself using Google Image search or the Flickr commons portal to discover new images? PicScout, a company specializing in image recognition software, is working on a Firefox extension called ImageExchange that they want your help to beta test. Right now the program is in closed beta, but … Read More “PicScout Looking for Creative Professionals to Beta Test ImageExchange”

New CC-Licensed Feature Length Films from Sweden & Italy

Creating a feature films is a massive undertaking, and it is for this reason that we’re always so impressed to hear of film makers using CC licenses. Two recent examples are Nasty Old People from Swedish director Hanna Sköld and Torno Subito from Italian Simone Damianiunder. “Nasty Old People” was released under our Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike … Read More “New CC-Licensed Feature Length Films from Sweden & Italy”

Frances Pinter from GOOD's "We Like to Share" Series

We’d like to point out GOOD’s latest interview from its “We Like to Share” series by Eric Steuer—“Frances Pinter on the (Academic) Value of Sharing.” Frances elaborates on Bloomsbury Academic‘s decision to license their academic publications via CC BY-NC, academics’ need for exposure, and the changing landscape in publishing, “So much of academic output is … Read More “Frances Pinter from GOOD's "We Like to Share" Series”

Kenzo Digital

Kenzo Digital is New York-based multi-talented creator that works in video, audio, and mixed media to create both artistic works and commercial products. Aesthetically informed by early 90s hip-hop, his latest and most well-publicized work, City of God’s Son, is a CC-licensed “opera for the blind.” The project finds Kenzo sampling and remixing numerous sources … Read More “Kenzo Digital”

Riversimple and 40 Fires Foundation promote participatory car design

Caught an interesting NY Times post over the weekend about Riversimple, a British start-up that recently debuted a prototype of a two-seat hydrogen fuel cell car. There are several interesting things about Riversimple’s proposed business model – for instance, it plans to lease the car instead of sell it, and wants to employ a manufacturing … Read More “Riversimple and 40 Fires Foundation promote participatory car design”

11/17: Lulan Artisans Textile Competition

Lulan Artisans, a for-profit social venture that designs and produces high-quality, hand-woven textiles, recently launched a competition – 11˚/17˚ – to solicit community designs for Lulan’s 2010 collection. Lulan will accept submissions until October 15th and are encouraging participants to publish their work under a CC BY-NC license and additionally make them available to independent … Read More “11/17: Lulan Artisans Textile Competition”

Collective Intelligence: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace

We somehow missed last March’s release of Mark Tovey’s collection of essays called “Collective Intelligence: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace” from the Carleton University Press. The book is a 648 page collection of essays from the likes of Yochai Benkler, Howard Rheingold and David Weinberger and is now available to download as a Creative … Read More “Collective Intelligence: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace”