Responding To SOPA and PIPA: Intellectual Property, Public Domain, and Open Clip Art Library

What I find particularly interesting about the current debate on Intellectual Property is the fact that IP even exists. If everyone gives their work away for the betterment of humanity, many people benefit. I have watched Open Clip Art Library (OCAL) grow for quite some time and it has a vibrant community based solely on […]

Free And Open Culture Mind Map

My passion: to empower some free-culture advocating, network-neutrality loving, FLOSS using, empathy having, critical thinking art students. Today we did a bit of brainstorming about what influences/passions can guide us as a group toward a collaborative project. Keeping in mind the concepts of free and open culture, between now and the next session each individual […]

Making History: Free And Open Culture

“…essential lessons can be learned about the systems—about the world—from taking things apart, seeing how they work, and using this knowledge to create new and more interesting things.”
– Steven Levy