saving face: installing the participatory panopticon

Just the other day I was mucking about in sousveillance and participatory panopticons, and lo-and-behold my dear alma mater produces a glowing example of its own: The Panopticon: A Facebook Installation. Martha Martinez ’08 pieced together an installation of over 4,500 photos readily available on…

Why Free Music?

I just received a lovely piano compilation by Michael Crawford, Geometric Visions: The Rough Draft. His music is released under CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported, and enclosed in the CD cover is this beautiful message: Why Free Music? I don’t charge money for my music —…

sousveillance: a worm´s eyeview

The camera relieves us of the burden of memory. It surveys us like God, and it surveys for us. — John Berger in About Looking What do you get when you inverse surveillance? A neologism: sousveillance. For those of us who don’t speak français as…

Creative Commons Newsletter #6: Int’l Edition

I’ve been working with CC Philippines and CCHQ’s Alex Roberts to publish a 50-page image-laden, info-rich Creative Commons Newsletter, which highlights the remarkable work carried out over the last year by volunteer CC project leads around the world. It is very much worth its weight…

slide rulz: a librarian’s best friend?

For anyone that mourning the death of slide rulers rules, dry your eyes because the OITP Copyright Slider is alive and on the market! While the slider vaguely recalls the horrendous Mathland modules I suffered through in Department of Defense Dependents Schools, it does indeed…