The CC Salon is a monthly event focused on building a community of artists and developers around Creative Commons licenses, standards, and technology. The first event is set for San Francisco with intention for the idea to replicate in other locations internationally.
The format for each event is to encourage loose networking amongst participants with 2-3 brief presentations from individuals and groups developing interesting projects that relate to the Creative Commons.
- 1 The First CC Salon
- 2 Announcement List
- 3 How to Participate?
- 4 Communication
- 5 Speakers
- 6 Start Your Own CC Salon
- 7 All CC Salons
- 8 Future Events (Monthly on 2nd Wednesday)
- 8.1 Wednesday, April 12, 2006
- 8.2 Wednesday, May 10, 2006
- 8.3 Wednesday, June 14, 2006
- 8.4 Wednesday, July 12, 2006
- 8.5 Wednesday, August 9, 2006
- 8.6 Wednesday, Sept 13, 2006
- 9 Future Presenters (To Be Setup)
- 10 Ideas
- 11 Background
- 12 External Links
The First CC Salon
People interested in Creative Commons, copyright, Free Culture, Open Source, Art, Media, and Music
A local informal gathering of individuals around Creative Commons licenses, standards, and technology.
March 8, 2006, 6-9 PM
To connect with and build a community of artists and developers who are working with Creative Commons licenses, standards, and technology.
- During Event
- Chat on #cc on irc.freenode.net
- Geekentertainment.tv interviews and video
- wifi provided free
- 6:00-7:00 - Drinks, conversation, and music
- 7:00-7:15 - First presentation: Joshua Kinberg on FireAnt
- 7:15-7:30 - Second presentation: Eddie Codel on Geek Entertainment TV
- 7:30-7:45 - Third presentation: Wagner James Au on Second Life
- 7:45-8:00 - Wrap-up, questions, etc.
- 8:00-9:00 - More drinks, conversation, and music (provided by Minus Kelvin)
- extra projector (Raines can bring one as a backup)
- basic G4 laptop for misc. presentation/slideshow
- (PROVIDED) wifi station?
- extra network cable (ethernet)
- long VGA cable
- shirts + cc media
- bring like 4 extra multi-plugs for power
How to Participate?
- Attend the Event
- Present at Future Event
- Start a CC Salon where you live
- Add/Edit this wiki with your ideas
- Spread Creative Commons (by licensing and using CC Technology)
- Join Creative Commons Discussion Lists
- Join #cc chat channel on irc.freenode.net (live during event)
- Join Creative Commons community mailing list
- Join #cc chat channel on irc.freenode.net (live during event)
- Wiki: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/edit/Salon (Bookmark it!)
- Please show up 30 minutes prior to the event beginning to get your presentation and laptop setup.
- Please format your talk for 15-20 minutes in length.
Start Your Own CC Salon
- Make sure that there isn't a salon in your location already
- Add your page to the Salon#All_CC_Salons
- Copy and paste the content of this page into your new salon page
- Pick a location for the Salon that is accessible to people
- Select how regular you want to have this new salon (monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly)
- Notify Creative Commons (events at creativecommons.org) that you are planning to start up a new CC Salon (for assistance, support, etc)
- Write up an announcement for your event and send out at least 2 weeks in advance of your event
- Have fun!
All CC Salons
- CC Salon SF
- Add your salon here...
Future Events (Monthly on 2nd Wednesday)
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
- Lucas Gonze, http://webjay.org/, http://gonze.com/weblog/ (45 min), "How the Net is Changing Music"
- A structured conversation about the unique features of net-native music.
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
- Chris DiBona, Open Source Programs Manager, http://www.google.com/
- Ken Goldberg (Professor of IEOR and EECS, UC Berkeley, http://goldberg.berkeley.edu) and Tiffany Schlain (Founder of Webby Awards, http://www.webbyawards.com/), Presenting Film
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
- (tentative) Rick Prelinger, archive.org, film screening of "Panorama"
- "...using the Internet Archive as the primary means of distributing a (very) independent feature (under CC of course)..."
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Wednesday, Sept 13, 2006
Future Presenters (To Be Setup)
Please place your name and topic here for possibly presenting in the future.
- Rick Prelinger, http://www.archive.org/ (emailed)
- A Future Trip to Rick Prelinger's prelingerlibrary.org
- Marc Powell, CC-licensing Recipes
- Rob Lord, Songbird
- Bram Cohen, bittorrent.com
- Jacob Appelbaum
- Victor Stone, ccmixter.org (emailed)
-  CC licensed, Open Design products by designer Ronen Kadushin.
What ideas would be good to try out at the CC Salon? This is a good place to brainstorm and place up thoughts about small segments at the CC Salon such as mix-offs, live code workshops, demonstration of new projects, etc.
What about a podcast of the event? Could someone record the first event live so that we can podcast the content of the event?
Should the event be streamed for those who can't attend? Also, to go along with, a chat channel would work out nicely as well.
The #cc chat channel on irc.freenode.net should be used for online communication during the event. Also, it is a useful space for communication before and after the event.
Would anyone want to perform live at the event? DJs and musicians, that means you! Also, anyone doing live dance, acting, etc, that means you as well!
Open Salon Time
Similar to Dorkbot and others, it would be good to have 10-15 minutes at the end dedicated to an open mic session where people can come up to the mic and talk about their ideas/involvements.
Maybe rather than just have presenters, there could be some informal screening of CC licensed films along with the film makers.
During the event someone or something should produce the visuals during the event through a secondary projector. More likely than not, there will be a projector in use by the presenters, so any visuals will have to be before and after the presentations.
Kiosk for adding names/emails to the wiki page and discussion lists. Also, another idea would be a kiosk for having paypal donate to artists, cc, and other nonprofits.
It could be easily done with some PCs with a database of CC licensed works. And visitors can get a "souvenir" of the Salon.
A basic session to brainstorm about projects that support Creative Commons licenses and standards.
Speakers who have well known topics could be challenged to speak about new and different topics, or have to rapidly develop some topic on the spot.
While online meeting and creation are "par for the course" these days, nothing replaces face-to-face interaction and the rate of exchange that takes places from a good monthly event.
Also, the Salon model, which harkens back to 17th Century France is an apt model for this type of gathering which is half social and half intellectual.