Creative Commons Salon
I will be giving a short presentation on the stuff I’ve been working on all summer as a CC intern. More importantly, free beer.
Its been nearly a month since my last post, and not without reason. Nearly all of my time has gone into two semester-long projects, a 16mm documentary film on the Salvation Army in Central Square and a hand-drawn cell animation, both of which will be screened Friday.
Animation Party and Screening (bring friends for food + animation)
11:30am-1pm – Thai food on the first floor of the Carpenter Center
1pm-3pm – all animation from the spring semester classes will be screened
Screening of intermediate and thesis film, video, animation projects in the large theater in the basement of the Carpenter Center
Only my animation will be screened in the afternoon screening, while both of my projects will be shown in the first half of the evening program. The evening program is supposedly ticketed, but if you arrive on time you will probably get a seat even without one. Or let me know and I can try to get you a ticket.
Hope to see you there!
Just submitted my final pieces for the Harvard Lampoon Art Comp (competition). 6 pieces in all: 2 illustrations, 2 comics, and 2 free pieces (one in color, one in black and white). I should find out if I made it in a couple days. Wish me luck…
Disclaimer: I did not write the comics. They gave me the scripts, I just drew the pictures.
Free Culture talk this Wednesday:
Governments worldwide invest billions of dollars in research every year. Yet the results of this researchâ€” a treasury of medical knowledgeâ€” are mostly privately owned and sold only to those who can afford the costly article fees or journal subscriptions. While there have been several movements in the scientific community to fix this problem, solutions for the social sciences and humanities have not been explored in depth.
Opening Up to Open Access
A Discussion with Gavin Yamey, Public Library of Science
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
7:30 – 8:45 PM
Sever 202, Harvard University
Cookies, brownies, and drinks will be served.
For more information about PLoS, please see http://www.plos.org
Thursday was the National Day of Action on Open Access (I’m a bit late with this post). To celebrate, I designed some informational bookmarks for the Free Culture groups at Harvard, MIT, and Northeastern. We distributed a few hundred of them in college libraries. This was my first project using Inkscape and I am quite pleased with the application: simple, intuitive, well-documented, and open source. Vector graphics are a super way to work. One nice perk of Inkscape is the ability to cleanly export to Adobe Illustrator format, which hugely simplifies dealing with the printer.
In the spirit of the day, I used not only open source software, but also Open Clip Art and free fonts (Dustismo and Nimbus), so the project is totally free. I’m so glad that creating decent-looking desktop publishing on Linux is now painless. In 9th grade, I spent days trying to get pretty fonts to work with Gimp, and now they’re just an apt-get away. To be fair, that was 5 years ago and I had no idea what I was doing. But now I don’t need to know squat. Yay!