Slow Motion Jones

This is Slow Motion Jones, Hans Purrmann, or some combination thereof–a litter feller who spent his first few months ON THE STREETS of San Francisco. Me and Willa are happy to give him a roof. Jones is super afraid of any noise whatsoever, but he’s warming up to us. I can completely understand the compulsion to put your cat on the Internet.


Standard Time: Menial timekeeping as public art display

At Rotterdam Central Station (NL) a “digital” clock was shown for 24 hours from 27 November to 28 November, which was meticulously kept by a total of 36 workers. Each minute was carefully adjusted.

The clock, circa 4 meters tall en 12 meters wide, stood on the location where in some years the new station will arise. The clock was part of a scaffolding construction, which made the whole 7 meters tall, 7 meters depth and 14 meters wide.

The performance was recorded on film and will be shown in Rotterdam throughout the city. The film will be precisely on time, which makes it a real clock for the people to check the time.

Standard Time is an artwork by Mark Formanek
Produced by Mothership. Commissioned by Bureau Binnenstad (City of Rotterdam). With thanks to Rotterdam Festivals and Rotterdam Centraal (NS, Prorail and Randstadrail)

Dot Matrix Project: CC in action [recommended]


Awesome example of the Creative Commons in action over at the dotmatrix project. It’s a group of photographers, bands, videographers in Greensboro, NC who do ‘real Hollywood’ without all the baggage. From their ‘about’ page:

We’re a collective of musicians, photographers, videographers & sound engineers who put on and document live shows to expose our talents to an audience beyond the confines of a small venue within a small town.

Filmmakers have an opportunity to direct the music videos for a show, collaborate with shooters of their choice and actual musicians and walk away with a killer portfolio piece. Our photographers range from pros to amateurs, but they’re all looking to improve shooting live music and, again, build up their portfolio.

All DMP media is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license. What that means is that as long as people provide attribution and link back to the original creators of the media, they can use it however they see fit as long as they don’t make money off it.

And more comforting words (for the fate of The Creative Person amongst the Web) From a recent post “Thinking about CCommunity“:

By licensing all of our work under a Creative Commons (CC) license — one that allows non-commercial share-alike reuse and remixing with attribution — DMP participants are continuously contributing creative material, with structured data of attribution, location and subject matter, to the commons; material that is optimized for discovery (check out the results for a “greensboro music” search on flickr), to then be enjoyed and potentially shared and/or re-purposed out of a person’s connection with both the media and its subject matter.

rad, but the monetization looks possible only for selling live recordings… It’s more of an unpaid internship (which can be fun fun fun) for everyone else.