Report on the First Interdisciplinary Research Workshop on Free Culture

Giorgos Cheliotis has written a report on Free Culture 2008, last mentioned here when the program was announced. Here’s an excerpt describing the final session, A Research and Action Agenda for Free Culture: This was the most important session for the future of research on free culture. The aim of the session was to (a) … Read More “Report on the First Interdisciplinary Research Workshop on Free Culture”

Assessing the Commons: Social Metrics for the New Media Landscape

Hopefully, everyone that supports CC also knows that we’re a non-profit organization. As such, we rely on individual, corporate, and foundation support to sustain our operations. This past spring, CC submitted a proposal called Assessing the Commons: Social Metrics for the New Media Landscape to the Social Science Research Center (SSRC). This grant would fund … Read More “Assessing the Commons: Social Metrics for the New Media Landscape”

The Metrics Project Now Live!

Tim Hwang, Business Development Intern here. Along with Jon Phillips and many others, we’ve been hard at work behind the scenes and excited to announce today that we’ve officially launched the Creative Commons Metrics Project! Recently, there’s been a growing academic interest in understanding how CC adoption is changing the creative landscape worldwide. Metrics is … Read More “The Metrics Project Now Live!”

First Interdisciplinary Research Workshop on Free Culture program announced

The program for the First Interdisciplinary Research Workshop on Free Culture has been announced: We received 29 submissions for research presentations and each submission was reviewed by at least 3 reviewers, sometimes more! So the total was about 90 reviews written in a rather short amount of time. Of course we’re talking about extended abstracts … Read More “First Interdisciplinary Research Workshop on Free Culture program announced”

Final reminder: First Interdisciplinary Research Workshop on Free Culture CFP

Submissions due April 26. Head on over to the complete CFP. The program chairs are Jonathan Zittrain, Oxford University, UK, Tyng-Ruey Chuang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, and Giorgos Cheliotis, Singapore Management University, Singapore. This is a fantastic opportunity for researchers studying the commons to share with peers in this highly interdisciplinary field.

commons-research list

There’s a new mailing list spearheaded by Giorgos Cheliotis (see past posts concerning his research) has been set up for researchers critiquing, investigating, quantifying, or otherwise researching Creative Commons and the commons more broadly. Researchers from all fields are welcome. Visit commons-research to join (thanks again to ibiblio for hosting this and many other CC-related … Read More “commons-research list”

Participatory Media Lab launch with ccMixter analysis

Giorgos Cheliotis‘ group at Singapore Management University has launched a site for their Participatory Media Lab, featuring a working paper on ccMixter reuse patterns titled Remix Culture: Creative Reuse and the Licensing of Digital Media in Online Communities (pdf) and including data and visualizations from this and earlier research on open content, previously blogged here … Read More “Participatory Media Lab launch with ccMixter analysis”