For those who haven’t heard, Flickr Commons, one of the most exciting free culture projects to emerge over the last year, is running its first international meetup this weekend.
Flickr Commons has seen collecting institutions from the Smithsonian to Te Puna, the National Library of New Zealand release their public domain images online for free reuse by anyone in the world, under the ‘no known rights’ label.
Now a couple of years in, it’s holding its first community-curated global meet up – a chance for participating agencies from around the world to showcase and celebrate the freedom of their images. They will do this by projecting user-voted images onto the sides of their building throughout the weekend, in conjunction with community events, curators talks, slidesows and conversation.
The participating institutions in Australia include the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney and the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane. The Brisbane show is launching from 5:30 tonight, with the other two states holding their main events tomorrow. and it’s all free (as in beer and speech).
We’ll be in Brisbane, so see you all for a celebration of free culture and a love of photography for all.