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[ Project Lead: Renata Avila, LL.M.; New Media Center at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin] ()

Renata Avila
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Universidad Francisco Marroquin is a private university in Guatemala, it was founded 1971. The mission of Universidad Francisco Marroquín is to teach and disseminate the ethical, legal and economic principles of a society of free and responsible persons.

A Creative Commons World: Free to Choose, to Create, to Innovate, to Learn, to Imagine Our Chapter was born 2008 we had de honor to host Jimmy Wales. There is a strong link between the University's philosophy and the idea of Creative Commons. Wales mentioned the fact that in order to understand Wikipedia one had to understand the ideas of Friedrich August von Hayek.

To watch the interview


Birthday Party 2008 Guatemala

Participation on FILGUA 2010. Guatemala's biggest book fair and one of the most important book fairs in Central America was held in Parque La Industria in Guatemala City. We decided to do something creative and therefore the best way to introduce people to creative commons and technology and the way these two relate to books was an unconference We thought it would be a nice approach to discuss "the future of books, electronic book" (check the event), and that's how we called the event. It was really interesting because the audience was diverse, by means of age and careers, the age range was from 20's to 60's and there were writers, scholars, designers, bloggers and between others. more info