27 Commons institutions, 1 global meetup

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in News

Today in the Flickr Commons group, the Powerhouse Museum’s Paula Bray announced Common Ground, an international celebration of the Commons to be held at Commons institutions, October 2-3, with a slideshow of Commons photos selected by you and me, the Commons community.

What is Common Ground?

Paula says:

Common Ground is a global meet up celebrating the Commons on Flickr to be held by as many of the institutions in the Commons. This will consist of a projection onto the participating institutions building at night (or suitable day-time location) using a slideshow of content from the Commons on Flickr accounts that is curated by you, our community. This will be hosted on the weekend of 2nd – 3rd October across the globe (albeit time-differences). Making the Flickr Commons go live through a connected slideshow. You will get to meet the staff behind the Commons and we will get to know you.

So book that date – October 2-3, 2009 – and keep your eyes on this topic for announcements from Commons institutions that will be hosting Common Ground gatherings.

Curate this

Want to make sure you’ll see some of your favourites at Common Ground? Vote!

Paula explains how you can help select the 20-25 images from each Commons collection that will be in the slideshow:

1-Sign on using your flickr credentials and go to a random Commons partner.
2-Click on an image to vote, or the icon in the lower-left to open via flickr.
3-The page will load with the next partner. Repeat Step 2!

Voting closed September 9.

See you – and what you love in the Commons – there!

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4 Responses to “27 Commons institutions, 1 global meetup”

  1. Paula Bray Says:

    This project has been developed between Shelley Bernstein (Brooklyn Museum), Ryan Donahue (George Eastman House) and me. It started with one email going out as an idea, “can we do a global meetup and how will it work?” With Shelley’s great enthusiasm and awesome suggestions to turn this into a community curated slideshow (Shelley does ‘community’ so well) we thought it could work. Ryan built the amazing voting application and here we are attempting to get to know our community through this meetup. We really hope you enjoy going through the selection process-and meeting your local Commons community. We will be adding the list of participating institutions to the Flickr Commons group topic.

  2. Criz Says:

    This is so exciting! Thanks to Paula, Shelley, and Ryan, for setting the wheels in motion on what is sure to be an amazing event.

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