Dense images built out of photos gleaned from Flickr. A new one will be posted most mornings. [more inside]
One fun thing from the commons every day. Two rules: it has to be either openly licensed or public domain, and it has to have made us smile when we saw it.
A collection of interviews with people who use Creative Commons licenses, with awesome illustrations by Luke Surl.
1. Everyone has stories to tell. 2. Anyone can make a comic (even if you can't draw) 3. People often surprise themselves by rising to a creative challenge. THUS: A monthly comic book (PDF) comprising comics I've solicited from friends and acquaintances. If that's not sufficient impetus to investigate, I'll add that the latest issue's theme is "Sex", and the resulting comics are appropriately NSFW.
Free Music Archive and Creative Commons want to dethrone one of the most notoriously copyrighted songs in the world. [more inside]
In the process of redesigning my website, I decided to take the plunge and formatted 35 of my poems - making them available in a variety of formats: PDF, HTML, TXT and DOC. There's even a ZIP file that contains every format. All of the poems are released under a CC BY-NC license. [more inside]
Meme Pool is a Tumblr blog that "evolves" new posts. Genotypes are post tags, phenotypes are Creative Commons images from Flickr, and mutations are introduced by the blog's followers. I wrote it in Python. Here's a more detailed description.
AE - The Canadian Science Fiction Review, of which I am the editor and co-founder, has now been publishing free Creative Commons SF continuously for one year. In celebration, we are releasing our first issue as a free ebook (Kindle and EPUB) and throwing a party in Toronto. [more inside]
AE has released it's second annual microfiction zine: AE Micro 2011. Enjoy five extremely short original SF stories, including an offering by MeFi's own The Whelk, all in a adorable printable papercraft PDF. Like all things AE, AE Micro 2011 is Creative Commons licensed and free-as-in-beer.