Fred sez, "To kick off the start of the academic year, Free Culture @ NYU has posted a Free Culture 101 guide with some helpful links to blogs and readings for those wishing to educate themselves about the movement to learn from. Check it out and suggest some sites of your own in the comments."
FreeCulture.org : This is the "National Organization" as we refer to it. It's basically a good place to see who is doing what else in the Free Culture world. I'm on the board, but it's just a title -- local chapters are really where the action is at.
FreeCulture.org has a discussion e-mail list, and an announcements list.If you're looking to debate and talk about Free Culture and these issues on campus, the discussion list is probably the best place in the world for that. Sign up for the announcements list as it's a good place to learn about Free Culture news before it hits the media.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
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