The Spirit of Flickr and the Problem of Intent - mor10.com
This is a superbly-written, empathetic, nuanced look at the issues around Creative Commons licensing, particularly the danger of inferring a “spirit” in a legal agreement.
“Spirit” as it’s being used in this conversation is a relative term. You have the spirit of the user, the spirit of the license, the spirit of the community, the spirit of the service, and the spirit of the law. All these can align and all these can diverge and that’s OK. It is also the reason we have a legal system that sets clear parameters for how things can be interpreted: Spirit is relative, legal decisions and documents are not (at least in theory). The whole idea of a legal contract (under which we can find CC licenses) is that there is no room for interpretation. The meaning of the document is singular, unambiguous, and not up for debate. Of course this is purely theoretical, but that’s the idea anyway.
The problem arises when the spirit – or intent – of the user when applying a license differs from the actual legal interpretation of that same license.
Flickr Users Are Wrong by Tom Lee
The title is harsh, but this is a good summation of the issues involved in choosing a Creative Commons licence.
Open licensing is about giving up control so that other people can benefit. That’s all it will cost you: control. Having control feels nice. But you should ask yourself what it really gets you. And you should think about what others might gain if you were able to let go.
Think carefully and decide what you need. No one is going to make you tick that Creative Commons box. But when you do, it’s a promise.
Rosetta - an album on Flickr
We can expect even more stunning images like these from Rosetta soon.
Icy rocks around Saturn on Flickr
Rhea and Titan, as seen by Cassini.
99 Cent: A Look at the Widespread Confusion Over a Photo Gursky DIDN’T Shoot
A fascinating tale of mistaken identity with one of Lyza’s photos.
Science Hack Day San Francisco 2014 Teams - an album on Flickr
What a fantastic collection of creators!
dConstruct 2014 - an album on Flickr
Tom’s photos from dConstruct.
ZX Spectrum Screenshotter Example - an album on Flickr
Over 700 screenshots of ZX Spectrum games, captured by Jason Scott. Some of these bring back memories.
Science Hack Day Shanghai 2014 - an album on Flickr
Photos from the first Science Hack Day in China which just wrapped up.
Responsive Day Out 2014 - an album on Flickr
Photos from the rather wonderful second edition of the Responsive Day Out in Brighton.
rel=search on Flickr
Here’s a nice little UI addition to Chrome. When you focus on the URL bar, if the current site has site-specific search discoverable via rel=”search”, then you get a greyed-out hint to press tab so you can start searching the site.
IXS Enterprise (IXS-110) - an album on Flickr
Design fiction from a NASA scientist.
Flickr: The British Library’s Photostream
This is a wonderful addition to the already-wonderful Flickr Commons: over one million pictures from the British Library, available with liberal licensing.
Y’know, I’m worried about what will happen to my own photos when Flickr inevitably goes down the tubes (there are still some good people there fighting the good fight, but they’re in the minority and they’re battling against the douchiest of Silicon Valley managerial types who have been brought in to increase “engagement” by stripping away everything that makes Flickr special) …but what really worries me is what’s going to happen to Flickr Commons. It’s an unbelievably important and valuable resource.
Science Hack Day San Francisco 2013 - a set on Flickr
Wonderful photos from Science Hack Day San Francisco, courtesy of Matt B.
68 Middle Street launch and Clearleft 8th birthday party - a set on Flickr
Some lovely pictures from the Clearleft office-warming party last weekend.
Caterina Fake takes a heartfelt look at the history of online communities:
The internet is full of strangers, generous strangers who want to help you for no reason at all. Strangers post poetry and discographies and advice and essays and photos and art and diatribes. None of them are known to you, in the old-fashioned sense. But they give the internet its life and meaning.
‘Kitten kitten kitten kittens’, Medium & TED(x) and RSSing since 2003.
Dan’s blog is rapidly turning into one of my favourite destinations on the web.
I hope he comes to an Indie Web Camp.
Size Isn’t Everything on Flickr
Colossus …in Lego.
Responsive Day Out - a set on Flickr
Another nice set of photos from the Responsive Day Out.
Responsive Day Out 2013 - a set on Flickr
Marc’s pictures from the Responsive Day Out.
Nick Cave Winning Competition Entries - a set on Flickr
Local music shop Resident Records ran a competition to win 20 pairs of tickets to an exclusive warm-up gig by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. To be in with a chance, you had to recreate an album cover. These are the winning entries.
You’ll spot Jessica’s creation in amongst them. We’re off to see Nick Cave tonight!
Flickr: ugordan’s Photostream
Gorgeous colour-processed images from NASA probes. I could stare at the fountains of Enceladus all day.
2012 Project Google Birdhouse - a set on Flickr
I’ve been thinking about getting a birdhouse.
A beautiful timelapse visualisation of code commits to Flickr from 2004 to 2011.
Black Marble - City Lights 2012 - a set on Flickr
Gorgeous pictures from the Suomi satellite, just released by NASA
Science Hack Day San Francisco 2012 - a set on Flickr
Oh My Science! It looks like the most recent Science Hack Day in San Francisco was great.
dConstruct 2012 - a set on Flickr
A really great set of photos from this year’s dConstruct by Geri. Just look at the smile on my face!
d.construct 2012 - a set on Flickr
Eva-Lotta’s sketchnotes from this year’s dConstruct.
dConstruct 2012 - a set on Flickr
A nice set of photos from this year’s dConstruct.
dConstruct glowsticks on Flickr
A beautiful sight: the digital and the physical interacting through glowsticks.
ISS Star Trails - a set on Flickr
Beautiful time-lapse photography from Don “we’ve got a Dragon by the tail” Pettit, taken from the International Space Station.
Super hero - a set on Flickr
History with a sprinkling of Photoshopped fiction.
Fictional magazine covers from Blade Runner - a set on Flickr
Magazine covers created by Tom Southwell for background scenes in Blade Runner.
How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet
A heartbreaking article about just how badly Yahoo fucked up with Flickr. It’s particularly sad coming out right as the Flickr devs roll out an improved uploader and a more liquid photo page …but it seems like band-aid development at this point.
Webstock: Jeremy Keith | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
I love these sketchnotes from my presentation at Webstock.
IMG_8191 - 2012-02-15 at 02-39-26 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
I can’t fave this picture enough. One moment of Webstock captured by Michael B. Johnson.
My first Instagram Christmas, a nervous step away from Flickr « Rev Dan Catt’s Blog
I had exactly the same resistance to Instagram as Dan and I had exactly the same Yuletide conversion.
São Paulo No Logo - a set on Flickr
Photographs showing the “before” and “after” of São Paulo’s astonishing Clean City act banning all outdoor advertising.
ART LIES | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
James Bridle in untrue art exposé: read all about it!
The comments are simply epic.
Flickr: Nightmares Fear Factory’s Photostream
The Flickr stream for this Niagara Falls haunted house attraction is like some kind of user-generated art piece on the universality of human nature. It’s also very funny in its aggregate view.
the average font - a set on Flickr
Take all the fonts on your operating system, superimpose them, and whaddya get? This.
mobilewood - a set on Flickr
We are preparing to launch.
Atlas V Juno launch - August 5, 2011 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
So long, Juno. Call me when you get to Jupiter.
See something or say something - a set on Flickr
These lovely visualisations of geotagged photos and tweets are almost indistinguishable from aerial views of cities at night.
Archives & Museum Informatics: Museums and the Web 2010: Papers: Cope, A.S., Buckets and Vessels
Here’s one to add to Instapaper or Readability to savour at your leisure: Aaron Straup Cope’s talk at Museums and the Web 2010:
This paper examines the act of association, the art of framing and the participatory nature of robots in creating artifacts and story-telling in projects like Flickr Galleries, the API-based Suggestify project (which provides the ability to suggest locations for other people’s photos) and the increasing number of bespoke (and often paper-based) curatorial productions.
Persona - a set on Flickr
A voyeuristically fascinating photoset that puts faces to the “here’s whats in my bag” meme.
웹디자이너를 위한 HTML5 - a set on Flickr
A peek behind the scenes of the printing of the Korean version of HTML5 For Web Designers.
Spinning the Web - a set on Flickr
Eric is making some genuinely beautiful art by applying CSS transforms to some well-known sites.
timoni.org - The most important page on Flickr
It’s funny, I’ve just recently become acutely aware of exactly the problem that Timoni describes here: the inability to filter new uploads by a particular user.
It makes stalking someone that much harder.
Virgin’s Evil Microcopy | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
It’s like, how much darker could the pattern be? None. None more dark.
Tidy Street electricity usage | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
I really like this idea: one street in Brighton is openly displaying its electricity usage over time.
IMG_3937 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
There’s a Kubrickian quality to this picture Tantek snapped of me asking a question during his microformats panel.
ID card database destroyed - a set on Flickr
For once, I’m happy to see data being destroyed.
This URL displays a picture of a sunset (from Flickr) taken wherever the sun is setting right now.
Dark Star, sweded
A production of the Brighton Speculative Fiction group. It was simply wonderful.
Victorian Infographics - a set on Flickr
Some beautiful pieces of data visualisation.
This W3C/HTML5 logo reminds me of something… | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
The new HTML5 logo is quite versatile.
All Eyes on Dad | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Starring Rob Weychert as Mr. Maplegate.
adactio, this time last year.
This is a lovely little piece of work from Mike: see a Flickr picture of yours from a year ago.
Bulkr - Download Flickr photos in batches (Mac, Windows & Linux)
This looks like it could be a handy tool for backing up Flickr photos.
ASCII by Jason Scott / Yahoo!locaust
A viciously accurate assessment of Yahoo’s scorched earth policy towards our online collective culture:
All I can say, looking back, is that when history takes a look at the lives of Jerry Yang and David Filo, this is what it will probably say: Two graduate students, intrigued by a growing wealth of material on the Internet, built a huge fucking lobster trap, absorbed as much of human history and creativity as they could, and destroyed all of it.
My Pummelvision on Vimeo
My last 2,000 pictures on Flickr, assembled courtesy of pummelvision.com
San Francisco Rainbow over the Bay Bridge | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
A photograph so beautiful, it doesn’t look real.
End of 2010 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Matt Webb on photography.
You don’t see comments on like this on Facebook.
Flickr: NASA on The Commons' Photostream
NASA is now part of Flickr Commons: loads of wonderful science-related pictures with no known copyright restrictions.
flickr shapetiles / july 2010
Aaron's lovely visualisation of Flickr's shapetiles.
Unboxing A Book Apart - a set on Flickr
A lovely bit of unboxing porn.
Minimal Competence: Data Access, Data Ownership, and Sharecropping. - Laughing Meme
Kellan outlines the bare minimum you should expect from any service that you are putting data into.
Alien Versus Pooh - a set on Flickr
Flickr: Discussing Personal connections in the Commons in Flickr Commons
Great stories of the Flickr Commons as people identify their relatives in photographs.
Code: Flickr Developer Blog » Language Detection: A Witch’s Brew?
This. This right here is how you manage sites in multiple languages. Are you listening, Google?
Space craft - a set on Flickr
There's some lovely Buran porn here.
Biscuit Tin - Random is good.
The iPhone App of Magnetic North's wonderful serendipitous Flickr photo viewer is now available for free. It's lovely.
Building Rome in a Day
Unbelievable 3D visualisation created by extracting common points from millions of pictures on Flickr of Rome, Venice and Dubrovnik. As Matt Haughey would say, "Holy shitballs!"
Extract colors from photos and make color schemes | ColorSuckr
A very handy tool for extracting colour schemes from photographs.
Invading The Vintage - a set on Flickr
Cute aliens invading vintage postcards of Switzerland.
Hivelogic - Backing Up Flickr
A python script from Dan Benjamin to help you do your bit in battling the datapocalypse.
Racist Camera! No, I did not blink... I'm just Asian! on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
"Nikon, the racist camera" (sing it to the tune of Flight of the Concords' "Albi, the racist dragon").
Science and Tech Ads - a set on Flickr
Vintage advertising of science and technology.
Letterpress books, posters &c. - a set on Flickr
A lovely set of letterpress printing
Multicolr Search Lab - Idée Inc.
A beautiful use of the Flickr API that allows you to browse photos with a colour picker.
Code: Flickr Developer Blog » Found in space
The “blind astrometry server” is a program which monitors the Astrometry group on Flickr, looking for new photos of the night sky. It then analyzes each photo, and from the unique star positions shown it figures out what part of the sky was photographed and what interesting planets, galaxies or nebulae are contained within.
Amanda L. French, Ph.D. » Blog Archive » Facebook terms of service compared with MySpace, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter
Social networking Terms Of Service compared and contrasted.
polaroiderizer - a slideshow from your flickr tags
A great little Flickr slideshow from Phil Hawksworth.
Flickr: The New Frontiersman's Photostream
Background material for Watchmen.
Walk to work on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Dunstan put a Flip video on the end of a four foot long bamboo pole and attached it to himself to film his morning commute.
A super-simple lightweight PHP class by Kellan for calling the Flickr API and receiving back an array of results.
DSC_2672_1 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
This photograph is the 3,000,000,000th to be uploaded to Flickr.
Bacon Lamp Shade - a set on Flickr
Make your own lampshade. Out of bacon.
Code: Flickr Developer Blog » The Shape of Alpha
Flickr has amassed tons of geotagging data and Aaron has been playing with it.
soxiam portfolio - a set on Flickr
A comprehensive set of sketches, diagrams and screenshots from Soxiam showing the evolution and iteration of interfaces on Vimeo and other sites.
This makes me literally LOL.
Nasty as they wanna be? Policing Flickr.com
A nice little report on community management at Flickr.
Plastics in the 20th Century – post WWII - a set on Flickr
I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Are you listening? Plastics.
Flickr: National Maritime Museum's Photostream
Flickr Commons just keeps growing and growing. Now there are wonderful collections of pictures from Greenwich available for us all to peruse and tag.
Networks - a set on Flickr
A collection of network diagrams and visualisations from the simple to the sublime.
Flickr Services: Flickr API: flickr.places.placesForUser
This new Flickr API method makes it really easy to get a list of visited places for a Flickr user.
5 Questions for Kevin Meredith « Flickr Blog
Brighton's own Lomokev gets interviewed by Flickr.
kev/null - Facebook Has License to Sell Your Photos
Kevin points out why you might want to keep your pictures on Flickr rather than Facebook. Like you needed a reason.