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4 weeks, 6 cities, 30 speakers, 250+ attendees, countless questions and 280+ tagged tweets and the CC Roadshows are now over! The blog post is a few reflections from the ccAustralia on the roadshows. Please comment on this post with your thoughts; what worked? What didn’t? What information was good? What did we miss out? Which case studies and champions did you like?

For the slides, featured CC projects and other documentation see our roadshow wrap up.

We kicked things off in Melbourne at the State Library of Victoria on 1 September where the breadth of represented CC project tussled with the amazing lunch spread for the audience’s attention. Despite the amazing catering, Justin Schmidt‘s tales of syndicated Digital Fringe content on dental surgeries screens, Chris Chinchilla‘s challenge to take to copies of Aduki Independent PressStick this in your memory hole with scissors and glue and Andrew Garton‘s reminder that sometimes playing guitar in the bush is more important than thinking about rights management, the projects had the audience and the Twitterverse abuzz.

From Melbourne we flew straight on to Perth for the second event at the State Library of Western Australia on 2 September. The West Coast audience was especially attentive and engaged, in spite of the beautiful panoramic view from the Great Southern Room! As always, Tama Leaver gave a compelling talk about CC as a education tool and Luke Steele did a fine spruk for the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts record label, Slow Release (regardless of how nervous he was).

Credits—Image: Screen capture of Australia from OpenStreetMap, CC BY-SA 2.0 Generic. Font: ‘Rawengulk‘ by GLuk, SIL Open Font 1.1. Icons: ‘Remix’, ‘Noncommercial’, ‘Attribution’, ‘Share Alike’, ‘Copy’ and ‘No Derivative Works’ icons by Creative Commons Corporation, CC BY 3.0 Unported.

Remixable art exhibition receives Catalyst Grant

Photo: Experiments with Long exposure and lights-015 by Tea, two sugarsThe Australian Research Council Center of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, ccAustralia and the project coordinators are very excited to announce that etcc, has received funding in the inaugural round of the Creative Commons Catalyst Grants! We pitched for a touring remixable art exhibition that would not only see the production and exhibition of 10 – 20 new works that (legally) appropriate from CC-licensed content, but that would also encourage exploration of the ideas of creation and appropriation in the visual arts sector.

Like the Remix My Lit project, etcc emerged because the coordinators perceived a lack of prominence of remix and open content licensing in the visual arts. While implicit and explicit appropriation is common, the visual arts community as a whole has been a slow sector in their consideration of rights management practices.

Credits—Photo: Adaptation (crop and resize) of ‘Experiments with Long exposure and lights-015‘ by Tea, two sugars, CC BY 2.0 Generic.