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Creative Commons presents: May CC Salon, San Francisco


Please join us for the third CC Salon in San Francisco on Wednesday, May 10 from 6-9 PM at Shine (1337 Mission Street between 8th and 9th Streets). CC Salon is a casual get-together focused on conversation, networking, and 2-3 brief presentations from individuals or groups who are developing projects with relationships to Creative Commons. Please invite your friends, colleagues, and anyone you know who might be interested in drinks and discussion.

The dynamic line-up for May 10 features Chris DiBona, the Open Source Programs Manager for Google, who will discuss Google, Creative Commons, and the Google Summer of Code, of which Creative Commons is a mentoring organization (applications due May 8).

Ken Goldberg (Artist and UC Berkeley Professor) and Tiffany Shlain (founder of the Webby Awards) are presenting their film, The Tribe, an award-winning film screened at the 2006 Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals. The Tribe is described as “the unorthodox, unauthorized history of the Jewish people and the Barbie doll…in about 15 minutes.” Ken will also show a short video that commemorates the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake-“Ballet Mori: a ballet conducted by the Earth”. In this improvisational performance, “SF Ballet Principal Dancer Muriel Maffre responded to a musical composition modulated live by the unpredictable fluctuations of the Earth’s movement as measured in real-time by a UC Berkeley seismometer at the Hayward Fault.”

Also, Abram Stern and Michael Dale from UC Santa Cruz will present Metavid, a system for the collective remediation of public government proceedings. Metavid uses Free and Open Source Software to capture public domain footage along with closed captioning to make the archive searchable.

Filling in the gaps throughout the CC Salon is Quarterbar, who will be spinning a CC-licensed electronic mix.

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Posted 03 May 2006