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Calling all Architects


This call for architects may not be a prestigious as The Pritzker Prize, but it’s not far from it. Creative Commons seeks a Second Life enthusiast and builder … see below.

Calling Designers, Builders and Scripters — help Creative Commons set up its meeting place and multimedia gallery now has a home base in Second Life, and the Commoners need your help building an inviting space for people to gather and share ideas and resources. If you are a designer, builder, or scripter willing to use your talents, then read on!

What We Need:

-The Commons: Gathering place for people interested in discussing Creative Commons and the Free Culture movement

-The Gallery: Multimedia gallery for displaying and distributing Creative Commons licensed art, video, and audio content

-Info “kiosk” to distribute info about Creative Commons

-Donation “jar” for making donations to

What We’d Like:

We’re looking for designs that are friendly and fun. What does ‘The Commons’ mean to you? For aesthetic ideas, take a look at to get a feel for Creative Commons style, taste and color palette.

-The Commons: A meeting/hanging out place that invites conversation and inspires creativity. This is your space! A coffee house? Tree house? Hanging garden? Floating yurt?

-The Gallery: Incorporated into the Commons, or alongside it, should be a multimedia gallery that shows off the work of artists, musicians,writers, and film makers who use CC licenses.

What to Do:

-Visit the CC HQ land in Second Life at Mocis (18, 180, 41) and get a feel for the landscape.

-Send in samples of your previous builds and mock-ups of your ideas for the Creative Commons site. To do this, go into Second Life, take a snapshot and send a postcard to Francesca Babeli ( Subject line should read: CCHQ Entry

-All entries must be received by 13 March 2006.

A panel will review proposals and contact designers. In appreciation of these services, the chosen builders will be given a selection of Creative Commons schwag and a Linden dollar stipend.

Posted 03 March 2006