Singapore Salon

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Salon in Singapore


DATE: Fri 25 Jun 2010
TIME: 7.30pm - 10.30pm
WHERE: HackerspaceSG, 70A Bussorah Street, Singapore 199483 (

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Presentation 1: "Sharing my Images with a CC license" by Preetam Rai (10 minutes) Synopsis: Preetam talks about why he shares his photos under CC license and how people are reusing these images. Preetam is a technologist and an  distinguished educator. He is always on the move, putting up open technology and culture events across Asia. (twitter: @preetamrai , web: )

Presentation 2: "Marginalia: Giving books their social life" by Kevin Lim (10mins) Synopsis: Kevin ( will give a short presentation that discusses the tradition of "Marginalia", that is notes and scribbles left behind in the margins of a used book. He will show how the printed text taps on this tradition to become "socially alive" online, through the use of open-source tools such as CommentPress and Augmented books tend to be licensed under CC, as they encourage user participation and co-creation. Dr. Kevin Lim graduated with his PhD in Communication at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). Dabbling for both pragmatic and play, he seeks an ideal interplay between online and offline life, through social networking, blogging and lifecasting.

Presentation 3: "Adobe After Effects demo: Creating animated words" by Stefano Virgilli (10mins) Synopsis: Stefano will show how he animates words using Adobe After Effects. He will show how the videos can convey emotion from the animated words. After the demo, the completed project will be made available in HD format, under a CC license, at Stefano has an Italian degree in communication design and moved to Singapore three and a half years ago. Since 2003 he has been teaching mostly 2D graphic design and photography post production. He now also specialises in video editing, 2D and 2.5D animation. He is a certified trainer and more about his training credentials can be found at

Presentation 4: "Creative Commons & The Opposing Innovation" by Inch Chua (10mins) Synopsis: For a century, major record label companies have been monopolising the music industry. However the innovation of the Internet has spawned its greatest “leaderless” enemy, infamously known as Music Piracy. With such opposing innovation against the conventional Music Business System, it has become evident that musicians/ artists need to seek new ways to adapt to its changing environment. So why would Creative Commons licensing be the answer? You might know Inch Chua by the popular upbeat alternative rock act Allura. Or you might have heard about her as being the first Singapore solo artist selected to perform at the South By Southwest (SXSW) music festival. Her CC-licensed music can be downloaded from