Being Creative

This is a nice video infographic by To-Fu Design “29 Ways to Stay Creative”

Most useful is stay of the computer, go somewhere new and surround yourself with creative people.

The First in Line

The Swedish cartoonist Mattias Adolfsson has now published “The First in Line: From the sketchbooks of Mattias Adolfsson” it can be ordered directly from the publisher: Sanatorium förlag. Order before the 1 of June and you will get it signed with a small doodle.

I am fortunate to have a wonderful small original Adolfsson (Beatnik dragon) at home

I only wish that I had explained Creative Commons to him…

Viral Spiral, Bollier's new book

I have been a fan of David Bollier since I read his book Silent Theft so I was happy to see that he had written a new book on the importance of the public domain and the commons. The book, Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a
Digital Republic of Their Own
is also available for download under a Creative Commons license. From the website:

One of the big themes of Viral Spiral is the enormous value generated from making one’s work openly available on the Internet. While publishing traditionalists are skeptical of this new reality, a number of pioneering authors and publishers have shown the commercial appeal of posting their books online using one or another Creative Commons licenses. Among the more notable authors are Cory Doctorow, Lawrence Lessig, James Boyle, Yochai Benkler, Dan Gillmor and Peter Barnes. In the same spirit, New Press has authorized the following download of the text of Viral Spiral. I hope that anyone who has the chance to browse through the PDF version of the book will want to buy a hard copy.