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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. Have look at All Salons around the world ...

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.

The Next CC Salon is October 11, 2006


It's time for another CC Salon SF! If you're in the Bay Area, please join us on Wednesday, September 13, from 6-9pm (don't worry if you're late; there will be stuff happening all night) at Shine, (1337 Mission Street between 9th and 10th Streets). Shine has free wi-fi and a super cool Flickr photo booth. Note: Since Shine is a bar, CC Salon is only open to people who are 21 and older.

This month's line-up:

<a rel="nofollow" href="">Micki Krimmel</a> is the Director of Community at <a rel="nofollow" href="">Revver</a>, an online video-sharing platform that rewards content-creators by giving them a stake in the profits. It's her job to keep the Revver community happy and to spread the open media message. Micki used to work at <a rel="nofollow" href="">Participant Productions</a>, a film company with a mission to effect social change. She led the company in building an online activist community at <a rel="nofollow" href=""></a>, where film-lovers and activists can come together to make a difference. Micki is also nearing her one year anniversary as a contributor to <a rel="nofollow" href=""></a>, where she writes about global film, new tools for production and distribution and the democratization of the filmmaking process.

<a rel="nofollow" href="">David Pescovitz</a> is <a rel="nofollow" href="">MAKE</a>'s editor-at-large and co-editor of the popular blog <a rel="nofollow" href="">Boing Boing</a>. He is also a research affiliate with the <a rel="nofollow" href="">Institute for the Future</a> and writer-in-residence at UC Berkeley's <a rel="nofollow" href="">College of Engineering</a>. Pescovitz is co-author of the book <a rel="nofollow" href="">Reality Check</a>, based on his long-running technology forecasting column in <a rel="nofollow" href="">Wired</a> where he is still a frequent contributor. His writing also has appeared in <a rel="nofollow" href="">Scientific American</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="">Salon</a>, the <a rel="nofollow" href="">New York Times</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="">Popular Science</a>, and <a rel="nofollow" href="">IEEE Spectrum</a>, among other publications.

<a rel="nofollow" href="">Ryan Junell</a> is a media director and designer. He has created music videos for bands such as <a rel="nofollow" href="">Spoon</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="">The Soft Pink Truth</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="">The Natural History</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href="">Lesser</a>, and <a rel="nofollow" href="">Sagan</a>. He directed a short documentary about John Kerry on the campaign trail in 2003. In 2004, he created an experimental documentary video installation about the Republican National Convention in New York. Ryan is founder and curator of the <a rel="nofollow" href="">SLOMO Video Festival</a>, featuring 100 one minute slow motion short films by 85 filmmakers and video artists. Ryan is also an organizer of <a rel="nofollow" href=" ">Webzine</a>, an event celebrating the art of independent online publishing. Ryan is currently at work on his third animation for <a rel="nofollow" href="">Creative Commons</a>.

  • CC Fundraising Campaign

Also, this CC Salon marks the beginning of Creative Commons' annual fundraising campaign, so don't hesitate to bring your checkbook (or PayPal login info -- we'll have laptops on hand) to show your support for the work we do. This is your chance to donate a few bucks and be the first person on your block to get the brand new CC t-shirt design (which is super awesome). Donating to CC helps support the development of tools that help enable a participatory culture.

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People interested in Creative Commons, copyright, Free Culture, Open Source, Art, Media, and Music


August 9, 2006, 6-9 PM

  • During Event
    • Drink & Talk
    • Chat on #cc on
    • wifi provided free


1337 Mission St, San Francisco, CA
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21 and up


To connect with and build a community of artists and developers who are working with Creative Commons licenses, standards, and technology.

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