Making the Web work for you…

The following are my notes for an IdeasFactory panel discussion in Inverness, with Adam Gee.

Main discusson points

Collaborative media projects are not just to reduce production overheads - they are to generate media that you could not achieve on you own. Therefore - these types of projects store large amounts of value, which is equally reusable. The users create resources as media.

Collaboration vs self promotion

  • Myspace vs Wiki Farms
  • YouTube video responses
  • Flickr groups

Understand licences

What they are for:-
Enabling you to identify your production
Enabling you to share you productions

Creative Commons explaination video

What thay are not for:-
Protecting your work
Collecting royalities

Examples of collaboration projects

Ranging from technology to media, commercial to hobby/project

Substanable models

Linus Distros (Pure Dyne)
Scotland Flickr Blog
Remix Reading


  • mixter
  • ourmedia
  • Remix Reading
  • open clipart
  • wikimedia commons
  • wikipedia
  • open gaming licence
  • Dungeons and Dragons (compare with the Lost TV series)


Non Sunstainable models

Banksy/Paris Hilton

Further Information



Creative Commons - licences for media productions
OpenBusiness - good source of commercial collaboration projects and ideas
[] - good blog on Free Culture commentry


Elephants Dream - Youtube link
swarm of angels

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