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In June 2012, Youtube user ‘gloveandboots’ released ‘The Vertical Video Syndrome – A PSA,’ a video poking fun at film-makers who hold their camera-phone vertically. Common across Youtube, videos shot vertically have two black bands of empty space framing the video, as you can see the screenshot, below. The Vertical Video Syndrome quickly went viral, [...]
Meena Kadri is a Wellington-based photographer, designer and Community Manager for OpenIDEO, a collaborative innovation and design platform. A long-time user of Flickr (under the name Meanest Indian), Meena releases many of her photos under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives licence. Her CC-licensed images have appeared in a variety of newspapers, magazines, blogs and books, [...]
Dan Untitled is the stage name of Dr Dan James, a performer, curator, Open Source Film supporter and trustee of the Creative Freedom Foundation. He is also the co-host of Radio Active’s Messed Up, New Zealand’s longest running mashup show, and a member of the Bootie NZ mashup crew. Dan holds a PhD in Fine [...]
In 2010, Jem Yoshioka decided to enter Mix & Mash, then a new initiative from DigitalNZ and the National Library of New Zealand. Reusing Katherine Mansfield’s poem ‘An Opal Dream Cave,’ Jem produced a short comic of the same name. With this entry, Jem won the Creative Commons category of Mix & Mash. As Jem [...]
The Waikato Independent is an online newspaper produced by journalism students at the Waikato Institute of Technology. All stories published on the site are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 3.0 Unported Licence. The Waikato Independent is edited by Charles Riddle, Lecturer in the School of Media Arts. As Charles explains, [...]
Lillian Grace, founder of Wiki New Zealand, wants New Zealanders to make informed decisions. To this end, Lillian and others have uploaded a bunch of graphs and thematic maps based on public data to wikinewzealand.org, a new collaborative website. While some of the data is used with permission, all of the content by Wiki New [...]
Jon Lemmon is a songwriter and musician based in Wellington, New Zealand. His latest album, Demos/Sketches, was released in 2011 under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commerical 3.0 licence. Jon used the same licence to release his other albums, including Singles, Kindling EP and Steppenwolf, also available for free download. As Jon puts it, he uses [...]
The Ministry of Culture and Heritage (MCH) is dedicated to supporting New Zealand’s arts, media, heritage and sports organisations, including Creative New Zealand, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, RadioNZ and many more. MCH also produce a range of public resources, including Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand and NZ History Online. Since 2011, [...]
In March 2001, GNS Science, in partnership with the Earthquake Commission (EQC), launched GeoNet, a website providing real-time information on a range of geological hazards, including tsunami, volcanic activity and earthquakes. Since 2009, all GeoNet’s data has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand licence. The idea for GeoNet came in [...]
Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Dylan Horrocks is best known as the author of the award winning Hicksville, a story of a small, comics-obsessed town on New Zealand’s East Coast. Hicksville was named a ‘book of the year’ by Comics Journal and features in Auckland University Press’s Anthology of New Zealand Literature, alongside canonical New [...]
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