(101) Visualizing the Viral Impact of Creative Commons Content

A session at Mozilla Festival 2012

Saturday 10th November, 2012

10:00am to 1:00pm (GMT)

Participants will work together to design a tool capable of harnessing existing services such as search engines, social media APIs and data visualization libraries to create a visual picture of how items of Creative Commons content are being viewed, shared and republished over time.


While established content providers seek to protect their content and prevent unauthorised republication, increasing numbers of people -- including our initiative, Visualizing Palestine -- now seek the opposite, using Creative Commons and other copyleft licenses to positively encourage the unrestricted sharing and reproduction of their work.

However, this leaves us with the challenge of how to track and measure where our content is being shared and republished. While individual platforms, such as Facebook and YouTube offer statistics on the viewing and sharing of content at its original point of publication, there is no single tool suited to analyzing the wider sharing and republication of work across the web.

What's the session format?

  • Short intro to the design challenge brief.
  • Brainstorm on the modes through which content is shared and republished, and what tools are available to track this.
  • Work in small groups to develop paper prototypes, code and visualization concepts.
  • Bringing together finished ideas and deciding on next steps.

Who should come?

  • Anyone with creative ideas and/or experience in coding, data scraping or dynamic data visualization

About the speakers

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Ahmad Barclay

Architect and co-founder of @arenaspec. Currently working on #infographics and urban research with @visualizingpal. Tweeting the #3awda hashtag bio from Twitter

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Joumana al Jabri

The region named the 'Arab World' has so much potential. That's where my passion lies: unfolding that potential towards a more mature society. bio from Twitter

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Visualizing Palestine creates visual stories for social justice bio from Twitter

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Daoud Clarke

Text mining analyst at Metrica. I teach computers how to tell which tweets say good/bad things about companies. Also researching vector space models of meaning. bio from Twitter

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6 attendees

  • Ahmad Barclay
  • Daoud Clarke
  • Joumana al Jabri
  • Karen Leech
  • Rob Hammond
  • VisualizingPalestine

2 trackers

  • Gustavo De Vita
  • Ketan Majmudar

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Mozilla Festival 2012

England England, London

9th11th November 2012

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Time 10:00am1:00pm GMT

Date Sat 10th November 2012


1. Floor, Ravensbourne

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