Jonathan David Phillips
917 Grant Ave STE 2
San Francisco, CA, USA
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Jon Phillips is founder and developer of Fabricatorz, a global production company fabricating total creative and commercial projects primarily in San Francisco, Beijing, and on the Web with clients such as Google, Mozilla, Creative Commons, Modern Media, and F2 Gallery. With Bassel Safadi in 2010 he co-founded Aiki Lab in Singapore, the Aiki Lab Cultural Center in Damascus and the Aiki Framework Open Source Web Software. Back in 2002 he helped launch the open source drawing tool, Inkscape, founded the Open Clip Art Library (2004), taught design+technology at San Francisco Art Institute, built Creative Commons community and business development from 2005 until 2009 and directed the community for the social network company, Status.Net. In 2009, he built Qi Hardware (is Copyleft Hardware) with Wolfgang Spraul, the Laoban Soundsystem with artist Matt Hope.
At age 14, he began professionally working in multimedia production for Steve Twitchell Production and while an undergraduate he ran creative services for startup, Cyber-Site New Research Center. In graduate school he created “digital happenings” and experimental media mixing software in Southern California with the MESH.FM soundsystem collective and open access journal, Scale. He helped launch Inkscape, an open source drawing tool in 2002 and co-founded the Open Clip Art Library, Open Font Library and the San Francisco-based experimental media label, Overlap.org. In 2005 he taught at San Francisco Art Institute in the Design + Technology department. From 2005 until 2008 he built the community + business development strategy for Creative Commons, worked with hundreds of businesses like Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Disney through Creative Commons 60+ international jurisdictions to integrate Creative Commons licensing, and managed globally successful projects such as ccSalons, the Case Studies initiative, Metrics, and CC+ projects. He completed the special project, the Public Domain Wiki, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation from Creative Commons, Wikimedia Foundation, Access Copyright, and Internet Archive.
Phillips is published widely on the Web, in Leonardo Journal, is a prior columnist for Linux Format, and has written for Wired Magazine. He lives between San Francisco and Beijing and is building up the Fabricatorz company projects while generating expansive new works bridging software culture, experimental media arts, and communities. Recent projects include the Cantocore Art exhibitions, the Laoban Open Sound System, and Acawiki Community Research Paper Website.
Phillips completed his MFA in June of 2004 at the University of California, San Diego, where he studied with cultural analytics theorist Lev Manovich and additionally with Sheldon Brown, Geof Bowker, Jack Greenstein and the late computer science pioneer, Joseph Goguen. He completed a BFA, New Media, at the Kansas City Art Institute where he studied with Patrick Clancy. He is affiliated with Fabricatorz and is a part of the Creative Commons Network.
Jon Phillips (05/28/1979, Effingham, Illinois, USA). His parents are Douglas E. Phillips and Sally V. Phillips. His sister, Charis Phillips is deceased (August 23, 1977 – December 11, 2003). On the Internet, his aliases are rejon and kidproto. Phillips grew up in Columbia, Missouri, USA. He presently lives in San Francisco and Beijing, China.
University of California, San Diego, MFA, with emphasis in new media and computers science (06/2004). Advisors were Lev Manovich, Sheldon Brown, Geof Bowker, Jack Greenstein and Joseph Goguen.
Kansas City Art Institute, BFA, with emphasis in new media (05/2001). Studied with Patrick Clancy and Chris Burnett.
University of Linköping, at Norrköping. (01/2009 – 12/2010). MA in Critical Theory with Laoban Soundsystem + Vision Forum with Per Huttner.
University of Texas — Austin (09/1997 – 06/1998). Studied radio, television and film.
Affiliations and Professional Memberships
Acawiki: http://acawiki.org/, 05/2011 – Present.
Aiki Lab Pte Ltd: 08/2010 – Present.
Aiki Lab Cultural Center: http://aikilab.org/ 05/2010 – Present.
Laoban Soundsystem: http://laoban-soundsystem.com/, 12/2008 – Present.
Aiki Framework: http://aikiframework.org/, 01/2010 – Present.
Qi Hardware: http://qi-hardware.com, 01/2010 – Present.
Sharism: http://sharism.org, 01/2010 – Present.
BCNM BAM/PFA DMAX Vanguard: http://dmax.bampfa.berkeley.edu/, 05/2007 – 01/2010.
Vision Forum: http://visionforum.eu, 08/2009 – 01/2011.
Autonomo.us: Towards Free Network Services: http://autonomo.us, 05/2008 – Present.
Creative Commons Network: http://creativecommons.net, 09/2008 – Present.
Libre Graphics Meeting: http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/, 04/2006 – Present.
Creative Commons: http://creativecommons.org, 09/2005 – 09/2008.
San Francisco Art Institute: http://www.sfai.edu, SFAI, 06/2005 – 05/2006.
The Create Project: http://create.freedesktop.org/, 05/2004 – Present.
California Institute for Technology and Telecommunications (CalIT2): http://calit2.net, 09/2001 – 05/2004.
Center for Research and Computing in the Arts (CRCA): http://crca.ucsd.edu, UCSD, 09/2001 – 05/2004.
University of California Digital Arts Research Network (UC DAR Net): http://ucdarnet.org, 09/2001 – 05/2004.
Association of Computing Machinery (ACM): http://acm.org, 05/2000 – 05/2004.
Projects: Personal, Group, Curatorial and Organizational
Aiki Lab Pte Ltd (08/2010 – Present). Singaporean company co-founded by Jon Phillips and Bassel Safadi to build the software, Aiki Framework, and provide services around this free network service building application, globally.
Aiki Lab Cultural Center (05/2010 – Present). A hackerspace, cultural and youth center in Damascus, Syria to teach abot Free and Open Source Software to this largely youthful culture. http://aikilab.org/
Aiki Framework (05/2010 – Present). Free software community project to build and grow the main engine behind Open Clip Art Library, Open Font Library, Sharism.org, and many other projects. The goal is to make a fast engine where people may collaborate remotely on production.
Sharism at Get It Louder (09/2009 – 11/2010). Ramped up the Sharism project with Modern Media sponsoring Get It Louder festival’s theme, Sharism. Fabricatorz helped prepare Sharism Beijing and Sharism Shanghai.
Virii 2009 (09/2009 – 02/2011). Virii 2009 is an annual archived collection of the most successfully spread virii that has infected computers globally in 2009. The collection, presented as a certified record of authenticity framed for hanging on the wall, is to be only distributed as an annual one of a kind disc form. It is entrusted to the owner of the one-of-a-kind disc to not share this content with the world, but to store it as an example of potential problems or solutions in the modern computing era. http://rejon.org/wiki/IDEA_20090826_Virii_2009
Artonomics (09/2008 – 02/2011). The first piece released during the Cantocore Import/Export show pulled economic data about Guangzhou and China from Wikipedia entries and displayed it in realtime. Further work on this project investigates the relationship of art metrics and how they effect culture. http://rejon.org/projects/artonomics/
IDEA (01/2009 – present). IDea Every Afternoon is meant to be a journaling project that builds upon having an idea every day that is worth something, then collecting the IDEAs into a book format that includes microblog posts and blog posts from a given day of the year, 2009. http://rejon.org/wiki/IDEA
Laoban Soundsystem (12/2008 – present). Laoban Soundsystem is an open sound system. The plans for all speakers are available on-line. The events the soundsystem participates in are media events that generate further media. http://fabricatorz.com/laoban
rejon.org Software (11/2008 – 08/2011). The source code for this website. http://rejon.org/projects/source
Artonomics (09/2008 – present). The first piece released during the Cantocore Import/Export show pulled economic data about Guangzhou and China from Wikipedia entries and displayed it in realtime. Further work on this project will be to investigate the relationship of art metrics and how they effect culture. http://rejon.org/projects/artonomics
Cantocore (05/2008 – 04/2009). Created the entire community and project to do research on Cantonese culture which is imported and exported around the world. This project thus far has produced a trafficked blog and the two month long Cantocore Import/Export Exhibition in Guangzhou, China at the Ping Pong Space. It is planned to be exported to San Francisco in February 2009. The blog continues to be active. http://cantocore.com/
Creative Commons Metrics (07/2008 – 09/2008). The Metrics Portal is about gathering, processing and visualizing metrics about Creative Commons’ related projects, with particular emphasis on the adoption and usage of Creative Commons licenses internationally. http://creativecommons.org/projects/metrics
Creative Commons Documentation Project (05/2008 – 09/2008). Critical documentation about large scale CC specifications, recommendations, white papers, tutorials and other pieces that need to be written to explain various facets of Creative Commons across the board. http://creativecommons.org/projects/documentation
Creative Commons Case Studies (01/2008 – 09/2008). A semantic wiki powered system to empower anyone to contribute to a community collection of case studies about using Creative Commons licenses and technology. http://creativecommons.org/projects/casestudies
CC+ (12/2007 – 09/2008). CC+ is a protocol providing a simple way for users to get rights beyond the rights granted by a CC license. For example, a work’s Creative Commons license might offer noncommercial rights. With CC+, the license can also provide a link by which a user might secure rights beyond noncommercial rights — most obviously commercial rights, but also additional permissions or services such as warranty, permission to use without attribution, or even access to performance or physical media. I led this project and successfully launched it publicly with 10+ partners including Yahoo! Who built it in at the “system level.” http://creativecommons.org/projects/ccplus
Open Library (10/2007 – present). My involvement through Creative Commons in this project is called PDWiki, or “Public Domain Wiki.” This has been subsumed into the larger, more potential Open Library project whose goal is to create the world’s largest free digital library. http://openlibrary.org/
Fabricatorz (09/2007 – present). Fabricatorz is a production company founded by artists Jon Phillips and Deer Fang. This company is a sustainable open collaborative structure so that art, media and commercial projects may be actualized locally and globally. Fabricatorz are the fabricators of our contemporary society. Each project exposes and opens up contemporary production means and processes iteratively shaping culture beyond the information age. http://fabricatorz.com/
Creative Commons Marking Project (06/2007 – 09/2008). A CC license is only effective if others have a way of knowing about it. It is important to clearly mark your content so that others are aware of what permissions they have. http://creativecommons.org/projects/marking
Ownterms.org (07/2007 – present). The goal of this project is to create generic forms, terms of service and other tools for helping others apply free and open ideology to more than just licenses. http://ownterms.org/
Live Content (06/2007 – 09/2008). A project to spread Open Content by providing it on different media, through content directories/curators, and through content APIs. http://creativecommons.org/projects/livecontent
Liblicense (06/2007 – 09/2008). A c-based library software applications may include to enable reading and writing of licenses into digital files. http://creativecommons.org/projects/liblicense
Creative Commons CC0 (CC Zero) (03/2007 – 09/2008).CC0 is a protocol that enables people to WAIVE to the fullest extent possible under applicable copyright law all rights they have and associate with a work so it has no (or minimal) copyright or neighboring rights restrictions attached to it. To the extent the waiver is not legally effective in any jurisdiction, then the protocol takes the form of a nonexclusive worldwide license to exercise all copyright and neighboring legal rights in the work. http://creativecommons.org/projects/CC0
Public Domain Wiki (PDwiki) (01/2007 – Present). Public Domain Status of Creative Works on a Community Wiki http://creativecommons.org/projects/CC0
Creative Commons Business Development Wiki (01/2007 – 09/2007). A Creative Commons Business Development management and tracking system leveraging the power of CC Teamspace and tracking various efforts across the entire organizations to discover power relationships between data and to fit strategy to application successfully.
Creative Commons Salon (03/2006 – 12/2007). Created a monthly event for people in the San Francisco Bay Area to meet monthly to discuss the ideas around Creative Commons, Open Source, and Open Content. This is a majorly successful model, as I set it up in order to replicate internationally. There are now CC Salons in Johannesburg, South Africa, Seoul, Berlin, Toronto, Beijing, Taipei, Japan and New York City. http://creativecommons.org/projects/salon
Open Font Library (09/2005 – present). After the successful creation of the Open Clip Art Library, now the Open Font Library is online with the goal to collect public domain and open content licensed fonts and build a community around these endeavours. http://openfontlibrary.org/
Overlap.org (09/2005 – present). Co-founder and development lead on this project which “features unreleased audio, video and images commissioned for release, selected from submitted blogs and podcasts, and recorded from the live events we produce. Our events include diverse artists in this growing community of artists and patrons.” I developed the website, back-up infrastructure, and wrote the majority of the software which powers this project and co-developed the large scale concept for the project. http://overlap.org
Creative Commons Developer Community (CCDC) (05/2005 – 09/2008). Established the community infrastructure prior to working at Creative Commons which supports their licenses and standards. This includes setting up the main wiki page about this, establishing the #cc chat channel on irc.freenode.net, the cc-devel mailing list and promoting these through social channels. http://creativecommons.org/projects/developer
MediaExperiment.org (09/2005 – 03/2009). MediaExperiment.org is a year-long series of events expanding outward from San Francisco and Guangzhou, China that foreground experimentation with live media. The first media experiment happened at the Rx Gallery in San Francisco and featured 15 SF-based artists whose work explores remix, sound, and net culture. The project, blog, and wiki have now been merged into Fabricator.com, due to the sites large Chinese following.http://mediaexperiment.org/
ccHost (08/2005 – present). ccHost is an Open Source project that provides web-based infrastructure to support collaborating, sharing, and storing multi-media using the Creative Commons licenses and meta-data. It is used by ccMixter (ccMixter.org). http://creativecommons.org/projects/cchost
Gotmail (06/2005 – 07/2006). This software is used to get Hotmail.com account emails without user interaction. http://gotmail.sf.net
The Create Project (06/2005 – present). The Create Project’s goal is to catalyze communication and facilitate sharing between Free and Open Source creative software communities by providing a third-party space for shared infrastructure. http://rejon.org/projects/create
Libre Graphics Meeting (03/2006 – Present). Participated, Fundraised and coordinated through the project I co-founded, the Create Project. This conference brings together Free and Open Source Software developers in order to collaborate between projects on standards. http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/
Open Clip Art Library (03/2004 – present). This project aims to create an archive of user contributed clip art that can be freely used. http://openclipart.org
Scale Journal (01/2004 – 09/2008). Scale is a monthly “local” publication about aesthetics and computation. It is distributed in print and PDF. This project is currently on hiatus. http://scalejournal.org
CVS: Concurrency, Versioning and Systems (01/2004 – present). This is a collection of essays by multiple cultural producers investigating collaborative, goal-oriented authorship that use modern technological systems and tools. http://rejon.org/projects/cvsbook
Inkscape, Open Source SVG Drawing Tool (11/2003 – present). Inkscape is an open source drawing tool with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, and CorelDraw that uses the W3C standard scalable vector graphics format (SVG). The program is authored by 30+ developers from around the world. http://inkscape.org/
Media Bar (05/2003 – 07/2003). A modular bar that integrated drinking services (salon-style), free wireless Internet, four high power full range portable cube-like speakers, and other portable modular constructions, all built and designed according to a rule based system out of light-weight aluminum and chipboard (OSB). http://rejon.org/projects/mediabar
Infrastructures of Digital Design Conference (01/31/2003 – 02/01/2003). “A Graduate Symposium on Design, Analysis, and Tools in an Emergent Digital Culture,” is how the conference was promoted. I initiated the development of this event (another context) and then, along with 4 others, organized this international conference, received seed funding from the UC Digital Cultures Project and secured above and beyond matching funds from UCSD. International participation included Tijuana, Mexico’s Nortec Collective, the Nina Eidsheim Trio, and MESH.FM. http://rejon.org/projects/infrastructures
Distributive Writing (04/2003 – 05/2005). Distributive writing is the collective authorship of texts. While originally this project took the form as a theoretical discussion surrounding collaborative authorship, this project is now a synchronous web-based WIKI text editing interface. Also, several papers have been written in discussion of distributive writing concepts and systems.
Brainstorm Linux Cluster (12/2002 – 05/2003). A public effort to build and establish an experimental computational network that catalyzed a theoretical and aesthetic infrastructure and discourse accompanying this technology. The cluster itself consisted of approximately 10-15 recycled computers. http://rejon.org/projects/brainstorm
MESH.FM Sound System (01/2003 – 05/2003). Built after the original Jamaican dub sound system model, this system powered many events including the Infrastructures of Digital Design Conference, the USC AIM IV Festival, and several “Rival Sound” clash events on other UC campuses. http://rejon.org/projects/meshfm
MESH.FM (03/2002 – 05/2003). Co-creator and contributor to this live experimental creation of contexts and informal events all streamed on-line. This harbored the practices of deejaying, video mixing, software development, sound system creation, and so forth. http://rejon.org/projects/meshfm
Brainstorm (06/2002 – 12/2003). This film, a collaboration between colleagues at Ohio State University and myself won the first Internet2 digital film festival. It circularly portrayed the struggle of two groups working together through technological augmentation and underlines that many times collaboration is not dependent on the newness of media used to connect resources, but rather on the actual participants and their communication skills.
RealTime (06/2002 – 12/2003). RealTime existed as a set of events focusing on the ethos of real time determinism where the perfectionist’s production of artwork, performance and formal arrangement are backgrounded in favor of participants existing as closely to the actual event, people and resources in a space. Whereas a traditional byproduct of a traditional creative act is displayed in a space (an artifact), RealTime enforced the real existence of people working in a space in participation with all people to create some thing in real time. http://rejon.org/projects/realtime
Immediance (05/2002 – 06/2002). This project realized “newsMixing,” or real time mixing of data streams. The theme of news, both global (via cable TV stations and internet streams) and local (collected from the performance/exhibition space) were combined and streamed via the web, live. All vestiges of this project were tailored for the specific spaces walls and surfaces for video projection (architectural alteration).
TIME FORMS Marathon, CRCA/UCSD, San Diego, CA (04/24/2002).
I was the curator for the event with three other graduate students and put out a call for work which attracted artists from around the globe. Works were shown all-night from UCLA Design|Media Arts, UCSB’s MAT, UCI, CalArts, Croatia, Japan, and UMBC. Pieces ranged from acoustic sound performances to live video mixing to spatialized sound installations.
River Stream (01/2002 – 03/2002). A web-based audio stream that reacted live to data feeds from the Mississippi River (mappings of the river’s speed, temperature, etc) to effect collected audio samples and harvested web content about the history of the Mississippi River, and then collage the found media sonically.
Should Exist, http://www.shouldexist.org (2002 – 2003). Contributor, author, and reviewer of brainstorms and ideas. From the project’s website: “ShouldExist is a tool. It subscribes to no belief systems or political agendas. As a tool, it’s seeks only to perform a function and perform it well: Combine good ideas, donations from the public and people willing to work as volunteers or for living wage towards building prototypes of things that would make the world a better place.”
FOTANIA Open Studios, Curated by Kunsthalle Kowloon, Laoban Infinite Baffle with Matt Hope: Hong Kong, 01/08/2011.
Renegade Art Auction, Fundraiser for Congresswoman Lynne Woolsey: Sonoma, California, 10/2010.
The Invisible Generation: OCAT, Shenzhen, China, 05/2010.
The Invisible Generation: Victoria College of the Arts (VCA) Margaret Lawrence Gallery. Melbourne, Australia, 09/2009.
Cantocore: Free On Board: Mission 17. San Francisco, CA, 02/2009.
The Pile 2, Goethe Festival, 798 (Da Shan Zi), Beijing, 11/01/2008.
Cantocore: Import/Export: Ping Pong Space. Guangzhou, China, 09/2008.
Supersonic: 1 Wind Tunnel, 120 Artists: Pasadena Art Center College of Art and Design. Pasadena, CA, 06/2004.
The 9th Floor: Los Angeles, CA, 06/2003.
Brainstorm Cluster: University of California – UCSB Reality Zone Conference, 04/2003.
Dub Sound System: University of California – UCSB Reality Zone Conference, 04/2003.
AIM IV, Time, Motion and Sound (USC Festival): Los Angeles, 04/2003.
IMMEDIANCE at TIME FORMS Marathon: UCSD, 04/2002.
Space: Architecture, Poetics and Erosion: Dirt Gallery. Kansas City, MO, 05/2001.
Participation, Performances and Events
Mozilla Cyberscience Hackfest, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 03/24/2011 – 03/25/2011.
Growing Global Movements: Arab World, SXSW, Austin, TX, USA, 03/14/2010.
Open Fabrication at Institute for the Future, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 03/02/2010.
Sharism Presents Brussels + StatusCheck BRU 2.0: FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium, 02/05/2010.
Sharism Presents Transmediale with Christopher Adams and Michelle Thorne, 02/02/2011.
Transmediale: Open Web Book Sprint, Berlin, 01/17/2011 – 01/21/2011.
Sharism Presents Singapore, Singapore, 12/03/2010.
Sharism Presents Hong Kong, Singapore, 11/15/2010.
Fabricatorz Produced StatusNet Booth, Blogworld Expo, Las Vegas, 10/2010.
Get It Louder 2010, Sharism Opening with Laoban Soundsystem, Beijing, China, 09/2010.
Federated Social Web Summit, Portland, Oregon, 07/18/2010.
Community Leadership Summit, Open Source Convention, Portland, Oregon, 07/2010.
StatusCheck BRU: FOSDEM, A La Mort Subite, Brussels, Belgium, 02/2010.
StatusCheck Wellington: LinuxConf.AU, Wellington, New Zealand, 01/2010.
Libre Graphics Day: LinuxConf.AU, Wellington, New Zealand, 01/2010.
StatusCamp with StatusNet StatusCrew: Montreal, Canada, 12/2010.
Sharism Get It Louder Festival, Laoban Soundsystem: with Matt Hope, and Christopher Adams, Beijing, China, 09/2010.
Siesta Fiesta Day + Urban Soccer with Per Huttner and Daniele Balit: City of Melbourne, Australia, 9/13/2009.
Laoban Soundsystem 1.0 Ai Weiwei Free Party: Boycott the Internet + Green Day, Wine Talk, CaoChangDi, Beijing, China, 7/24/2009.
Laoban Soundsystem 1.5: Dorkbot Beijing, CORE, Beijing, China, 7/01/2009.
Laoban Soundsystem 1.0 Summer Planning: Mixing by Yang Tao, Long2 at Qianti Performance Festival, CCD 300, CaoChangDi, Beijing, China, 5/01/2009.
Creative Commons China Mainland Birthday Party: Annual gathering and live image remix event, Club Camp, Beijing, China, 12/14/2008.
Laoban Soundsystem 1.0 Holiday Mixing Event: Initial launch of Laoban Soundsystem, CPU:798, Beijing, China, 12/12/2008.
CNBloggercon 2008: Press agent and CC China support, Guangzhou, China, 11/15/2007.
Creative Commons 5th Birthday Party: Several key projects including CC+ unveiled, 12/15/2007.
Show Some Color 2 Media Event: 111 Minna, San Francisco, 10/31/2007.
Remix Exhibition, Berkeley Museum, 10/27/2007.
Open Content Alliance Meeting: San Francisco, 10/16/2007.
Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit: Mountain View, CA, USA, 10/06/2007.
Live Content 1.0 Launch: Creative Commons Live Content 1.0 launch along with Red Hat / Fedora, San Francisco, 08/07/2007.
UGC and Copyright: A Confidential Convening: A meeting of high-level lawyers, producers, and business-people working in the user-generate-content space, all meeting behind closed doors at American University, 04/12/2007.
Creative Commons Salon San Francisco: Monthly meeting with well known speakers working in and around the ideas of Creative Commons, Shinesf.com, San Francisco, CA, 03/2006 – 10/2007.
1st Open Source Pavilion: Siggraph.org 2006, Boston, MA, USA, 08/2006.
Pacific Rim New Media Summit (ISEA 2006): Participated in 2 day summit about media culture in and around pacific rim which the Leonardo Pacific Rim Special Issue I media directed played an integral role, San Jose, CA, 07/2006.
iCommons iSummit: led tools + developers summit with brainstorming on localization, ccHost and Open Source, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 06/2006.
Overlap.org #3 with Lu Fang Videomixing: Hemlock, San Francisco, CA, 07/2006.
San Francisco Art Institute and Leonardo Open House: Leonardo Office, San Francisco Art Institute, 04/2006.
Creative Commons Salon San Francisco with Victor Stone (ccMixter.org), Marisa Olson (artist, rhizome.org), Rick Prelinger (archive.org), and Quarterbar (sneakmove.com): Shine.sf.com, San Francisco, CA, 06/2006.
Creative Commons Salon San Francisco with Abram Stern and Michael Dale (http://metavid.ucsc.edu), Chris DiBona (google.com), Ken Goldberg and Tiffany Schlain (UC Berkeley Professor and founder of Webby Awards/filmmaker) and Quarterbar (sneakmove.com): Shine.sf.com, San Francisco, CA, 05/2006.
MediaExperiment.org Release Night: Night of the Living Dead Remixes (#2), Diego Tuesdays DVD/Podcasts (#5), and Free Open Recipe “Hyphy Beer” (#6): Melting Point Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 05/2006.
Overlap.org #2 with Christopher Willits, Yuko Keisuke, Greg Kowalsky and Kyoka from Groopies: Hemlock, San Francisco, CA, 05/2006.
Creative Commons Salon San Francisco with James Polanco (fakescience.com), Lucas Gonze (webjay.org), Bob Ostertag and Minus Kelvin (ccMixter.org): Shine.sf.com, San Francisco, CA, 04/2006.
Creative Commons Salon San Francisco with Joshua Kinberg (Fireant.com), Eddie Codel (Geekentertainment.tv), Wagner James Au (Secondlife.com), Minus Kelvin (ccMixter.org): Shine.sf.com, San Francisco, CA, 03/2006.
Overlap.org #1 with Christopher Willits, Flossin (Kid 606, Christopher Willits, and Zach Hill), Blevin Blectum: Hemlock, San Francisco, CA, 03/2006.
SFAI Design+Technology Salon, “Strange Desiny of Open Source in the Nation State” with RAQs Media Collective and Leonardo: San Francisco Art Institute Cafe, San Francisco, CA, 04/2006.
Media Experiment #4, “Release”: Zinc Bar and Tough Jeansmith Clothing, Guangzhou, China, 01/2006.
Media Experiment #3, “Media Exchange”: Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China, 01/2006.
Media Experiment #1, “RMX”: Rx Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 12/2005.
SFAI Design+Technology Salon: San Francisco Art Institute Cafe, San Francisco, CA, 10/2005.
Creative Commons Fundraising Event: Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA, 10/2005.
Computing Arts Alumni Chapter Kick-off: CRCA, UCSD, 10/2005.
Massive 2004: San Diego, CA, 05/2004.
Siggraph 2003 + CRCA Event: San Diego, CA, 07/2003.
Rival Sound I & II at UC Irvine: 11/2002 and 04/2003.
Sound System Mixing: UCSB Reality Zone Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, 04/2003.
Brainstorm Week: San Diego, CA, 11/2002.
Ocotillo Desert Research Project: Twenty-Nine Palms, CA, 11/2002.
OpenHuts: Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA), San Diego, CA, 10/2002.
RealTime 2.0: London, UK, 06/2002.
Cybersonica, International Festival for Music & Sound, Institute for Contemporary Art: London (ICA), London, UK, 06/2002.
Compaction I: San Diego, CA, 05/2002.
IMMEDIANCE, newsMixing at TIME FORMS Marathon: CRCA, San Diego, CA, 04/2002.
Breathing World at Kansas City Art Institute: Kansas City, MO, 04/2001.
Presentations and Lectures
Aiki Framework, FISL 12, Porto Alegre, 07/02/2011.
Open Educational Resources panel, Acawiki, FISL 12, Porto Alegre, 07/01/2011.
Libre Graphics Futures, Libre Graphics Meeting 6, Montreal, Canada, 05/08/2011.
Creative Commons Status Update, Web 3 Conference, Hong Kong, 11/15/2010.
Aiki Framework for Designers, FOSS.ASIA, Saigon/HCMC, Vietnam, 11/13/2010.
Lecture about Vision Forum and Laoban Soundsystem, University of Linkoping, at Norkkoping, 11/05/2010.
Aiki Lab Open Source Workshop, Doha, Qatar, 10/24/2010.
Sharism Forum, Shanghai, China, 10/22/2010.
StatusNet, Digital Garage Unconference, Tokyo, Japan, 10/01/2010.
Sharism with Christopher Adams, Digital Garage Unconference, Tokyo, Japan, 10/01/2010.
StatusNet, FISL Linux Conference, Porto Alegre, 07/23/2010.
Introducing Sharism, Creative Commons Korea Conference, Seoul, Korea, 06/04/2010.
Free Network Services and Libre Graphics, Libre Graphics Meeting 2010, Brussels, Belgium, 05/30/2010.
ChangeLog 2.0, San Francisco, 05/19/2010.
Free Network Services Panel with Bradley Kuhn and Jono Bacon, Linux Collaboration Summit, San Francisco, 04/16/2010.
StatusNet Presentation, Texas Linuxfest, Austin, Texas, USA, 04/10/2010.
Can you license a tweet? Panel with Fred Benenson and Wendy Seltzer, SXSW, Austin, Texas, USA, 03/13/2010.
ChangeLog 1.0, San Francisco, 02/03/2010.
StatusNet, SCALE, Linux Conference, Los Angeles, USA, 02/20/2010.
Introducing Qi Hardware and the Ben Nanonote, Brussels, Belgium, 02/06/2010.
What’s Your StatusNet?, LinuxConf.AU, Wellington, New Zealand, 01/20/2010.
Qi Hardware vs Shanzhai, TEDxGuangzhou, 12/05/2009.
What’s Your StatusNet?, FOSS.IN, Bangalore, India, 12/02/2009.
StatusNet and Free Network Services, Gnome.Asia, Saigon/HCMC, Vietnam, 11/21/2009.
Creative Commons in Syria Lecture, University of Damascus, Syria, 11/16/2009.
Overlap Salon Melbourne #1, Loop Bar, Melbourne, Australia, 09/15/2009.
Creating in the Cloud and Other Tales of Realidad, Beijing Open Party, 07/25/2009.
Creating in the Cloud and Other Tales of Design Realidad, Libre Graphics Meeting 2009, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, 05/08/2009.
Cantocore: Importing and Exporting Free On Board Culture, Cantocore: Free On Board Artists Talk, Mission 17, San Francisco, 02/28/2009.
Why Share Source & High Priority Free Culture Projects, Beijing Linux Users Group, 11/11/2008.
The Open Clip Art Library in China, Gnome.Asia Conference, Beijing, 10/18/2008.
The Autonomo.us Open Software Services Revolution, Gnome.Asia Conference, Beijing, 10/18/2008.
Opening Remix Networks, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 09/19/2008
CCPlus, Business, Case Studies and ccTools, Open Business Track. iSummit, Sapporo, Japan, 07/30/2008.
Creative Commons Case Studies, Metrics Project, and CC Integration Tools, Inter-Society for Electronic Arts (ISEA) 2008, Singapore, 07/27/2008.
OER Now! and ccLearn, Apple Education Live Streaming Event, Cupertino, Apple, 06/26/2008.
The Myth of PDwiki, PDwiki Mini-Unconference, San Francisco, 06/17/2008.
OER XinXai, Open Course Ware Conference 2008, Dalian, China, 04/26/2008.
Copyright Panel, Economies of the Commons Conference, Kennisland (Knowledgeland), Amsterdam, 04/11/2008.
Blender Open Source Movie Premiere, Big Buck Bunny Movie Premiere, Amsterdam, 04/11/2008.
CC Taiwan Free and Open Club Live Content, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, 03/20/2008.
The Open Library, PDWiki and Other Realized Myths, Taiwan National Digital Archives Program, Taipei, Taiwan, 03/20/2008.
Share or Die, 1st Annual Creative Commons Korea Conference, 03/16/2008.
PDWiki + Open Library, Open Library meeting, San Francisco, 02/28/2008.
Making Creative Commons Common in Asia, ACIA: Asia and Commons in the Information Age, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, 01/04/2008.
Collaborative Models of Art Production, VT Art Salon, Taipei, Taiwan, 01/03/2008.
CC Birthday Party Business Development Update with Lawrence Lessig, 12/16/2007.
Wikibiblio Technology Preview (PDWiki Project), with David Strauss (Wikimedia Foundation), Wikimania 2007, Taipei, Taiwan, 08/2007.
The Open Content Library, GUADEC: Gnome Users and Developers Europe Conference, Birmingham, UK, 07/30/2007.
Refining Copyright with Creative Commons, with Nathan Yergler (CTO, Creative Commons), O’Reilly’s OSCON Open Source Convention, Portland, Oregon, USA, 07/25/2007.
Building the Commons: Integrating Creative Commons in Your Application, with Nathan Yergler (CTO, Creative Commons), O’Reilly’s OSCON Open Source Convention, Portland, Oregon, USA, 07/25/2007.
Building Communities: Moving Beyond Rhetoric to Channeling Peoples Energies, iSummit, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 06/25/2007.
The Remix Cycle Keynote, Pixelodeon Conference, American Film Institute, Los Angeles, 06/07/2007.
Creative Commons and ccHost, 2nd Libre Graphics Meeting, http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/, Montreal, Canada, 05/2007.
The Open Content Library, Libre Graphics Meeting, Montreal, 04/15/2007.
SuperHappyVlogHouse Creative Commons Overview, Hat Factory, San Francisco, 04/15/2007.
Share, Reuse, and Remix – Legally, UCSC Introduction to Digital Music, Santa Cruz, CA, USA, 03/06/2007.
The Open Content Library, Academia Sinica Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 02/08/2007.
ccHost Open Service and Media Hosting with Creative Commons software, Free Software & Open Source Symposium, Toronto, CA, 10/2006.
Social Context and Digital Culture, Digital Culture 0101 Public Lecture and Exhibition Course, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA, 10/2006.
Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit: http://code.google.com/soc, participated and presented Creative Commons, Inkscape, and Open Clip Art Library’s involvements with the Google Summer of Code project, Google Headquarters, Mountain View, CA, USA, 10/2006.
Libre Graphics Meeting 2006 Overview and the Create Project: Ambiently Sharing Creativity, Desktop Developers’ Conference 2006, Ottawa, Ontario, CA, 07/2006.
May I See Your License? Creative Commons on the Free Desktop, Desktop Developers’ Conference 2006, Ottawa, Ontario, CA, 07/2006.
CC Salons: Connecting Creators, Developers and Lawyers with Hal Abelson, Chunyan Wang, China Wikipedians and others, 1st Creative Commons Salon Beijing, 06/2006.
Get Hyphy with Open Source, Community Building, and ccHost, Presentation for summer interns, Creative Commons, San Francisco, 07/2006.
DVD Practicum and Leonardo Open House, Leonardo Office, San Francisco Art Institute, 04/2006.
A ‘Some Rights Reserved’ Approach to Copyright, Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA) Annual Conference, University of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, Stockton, CA, 03/2006.
Contribute! Create!: Inkscape, Open Clip Art Library, Create Project, and Creative Commons, 1st Libre Graphics Meeting, http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/, Lyon, France, 03/2006.
Open Source and Open Content: International Collaboration and Media Sharing, Masters of Science Arts Computing Program, Goldsmiths College in association with Liquid Culture Group, London, 03/2006.
Release: Comtemporary Models of Versioning and Authorship, Sun Yat-Sen University, Department of Design, Guangzhou, China, 01/2006.
Creative Commons and Open Source, Hong Kong University, 12/2005.
HOWTO Build an Online Community, Dorkbot 2005, Rx Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 09/2005.
Introduction to the Open Clip Art Library, Desktop Developers’ Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, CA, 07/2005.
Open Source + Open Content, SFAI Lectures Spring 2005, San Francisco Art Institute, 03/2005.
Open Source Paradigm Panel with Neeru Paharia (Creative Commons) and Greg Niemeyer (UC Berkeley Studio Art Department), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA, 11/2004.
Current Projects and Research, Sony Computer Science Lab (Ken Mogi’s Lab) in association with Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, 07/2004.
California Digital Culture, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan, 07/2004.
Current Projects and Research, University of Tokyo, Nishida-Kurohashi Lab, Computer Science Department, Tokyo, Japan, 07/2004.
Current Projects and Research, Gwangju Institute for Science and Technology (GIST), Networked Media Lab, Gwangju, South Korea, 06/2004.
Inkscape: An Open Source SVG Editor, Korean Linux Documentation Project, Seoul, South Korea, 06/2004.
CVS and Distributive Writing using Common Open Source Software with Patrick W. Deegan, Narr@tive: Digital Storytelling Conference, UCLA Hammer Museum, 04/2004.
Vector Graphics: An Overview, UC Berkeley 040404 Symposium, 04/2004.
Inkscape: An Open Source SVG Editor, Center for Research in Computing and the Arts, 03/2004.
Lecture on Compaction, UCSD Presentation to ICAM students about personal work, Fall 2002.
The Cluster Suite Presentation with Nathaniel Clark, UCSB Reality Zone Conference, Fall 2002.
Why Isn’t New Media Art RealTime 2.0?, UCSB Beyond Noise Conference, 08/2002.
Libre Graphics Meeting 2009: Visions of the Future: Nathan Willis, Linux Foundation, https://ldn.linuxfoundation.org/article/libre-graphics-meeting-2009-visions-future, 05/28/2009.
Jon Phillips Interview: Tanner Menard, http://tannermenard.archaichorizon.com/content/jon-phillips-interview/, 02/23/2009.
CantoSF (Cantocore: Free On Board, Show Review): Katie Farrell, ArtSlant, http://www.artslant.com/sf/articles/show/4922, 02/23/2009.
Freesouls: Joi Ito and Christopher Adams, Image and Text, 12/14/2008.
Long2 Performance Video at Laoban Soundsystem 1.0 Holiday Event: Long2, CPU:798, Beijing, http://vimeo.com/groups/1545/videos/2740227, 12/12/2008.
Guy Overfelt’s inflatable smoke installation: David Pescovitz, http://www.boingboing.net/2008/11/18/guy-overfelts-inflat.html, 11/18/2008.
Interview with Jon Phillips and Pierre Picard: Art Map Magazine, 52:81, English/Chinese, 11/2008. http://cantocore.com/2008/12/cantocore-in-chinas-art-map-magazine/
A Short Tour of Three Major Contemporary Art Exhibitions in China: Part 1: Third Guangzhou Triennial, Claire Louise Stauton, http://rhizome.org/editorial/1903, 09/22/2008.
Show Some Color 2 Case Study: Building an Australasian Commons Volume 1, Creative Commons Australia, http://creativecommons.org.au/casestudiesvol1, 09/22/2008.
Show Some Color 2 Case Study: Asia and the Commons, Creative Commons Australia, http://www.creativecommons.org.au/asiaandthecommons, 09/22/2008.
Creative Commons Launches CC+ License : http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/12/19/1948209, 12/19/2007.
The Open Way: Christopher Adams, Eslite Reader (成品好讀) Magazine, 11/2007.
Live license-friendly with liblicense: Nathan Willis, http://www.linux.com/feature/119963, 10/29/2007.
John Philips – Open Font Library – Full Interview: Shirish Agarwal, http://fullcirclemagazine.org/john-philips-open-font-library-full-interview/, 10/25/2007.
The Remix Cycle Keynote: Video, http://pixelodeonfest.com/2007/08/31/2007-keynote-jon-phillips/, 08/31/2007.
Jon Phillips: Creative Commons Guruby Ryanne Hodson, http://www.podtech.net/home/3263/jon-phillips-creative-commons-guru, 06/07/2007.
Creative Commons本社に訪問！Visiting Creative Commons!: Video, Tajee!, http://amino-tajee.com/2007/01/creative_commosvisiting_creati.php, 01/16/2007.
Growing pains for Google’s Summer of Code: Bruce Byfield, http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=06/09/16/1232250, 09/2006.
Surfing new turf: Overlap, Chris Sabbath, http://www.sfbayguardian.com/entry.php?entry_id=1890&catid=107&volume_id=254&issue_id=257&volume_num=41&issue_num=03, Volume 41, Issue 3, 10/2006.
Media sharing with ccHost: Nathan Willis, http://www.linux.com/feature/49565, 11/21/2005.
Honors and Awards
Southern Exposure Community Grant to create “Fabricatorz and Show Some Color 2″, San Francisco, 09/2007.
Sponsorship: Free Software & Open Source Symposium, Toronto, CA, 10/2006.
Linux Journal’s Linux World Best Open Source Solution (ccHost): Linux World San Francisco, 08/2006.
Sponsorship: Desktop Developers’ Conference 2006, freedesktop.org, 07/2006.
Sponsorship: Libre Graphics Meeting 2006, 09/2005.
Rockefeller New Media Arts Fellowship, Nomination, 09/2005.
Travel Sponsorship to Desktop Developers’ Conference: freedesktop.org, 07/2005.
UC GSA Grant for SCALE: UC Graduate Student Association Grant, 06/2004.
UC Pacific Rim Research Grant: UC System-wide (UCOP), 03/2004 – 07/2004.
UCIRA Demonstration Grant: with Nathaniel Clark and Matt Hope, UCSD, 03/2003 – 03/2004.
Russell Grant: UCSD, 09/2002 – 05/2003.
UCSD Visual Arts Graduate Assistantship: UCSD, 09/2001 – 06/2004.
CalIT2 Fellowship: UCSD, 09/2001 – 06/2002.
Kansas City Art Institute, Mentor Award: New Media, Kansas City Art Institute, 05/2001.
Outstanding Artist Scholarship: Kansas City Art Institute, 01/1999 – 05/2001.
Helen Walker Crowe Scholarship: Kansas City Art Institute, 09/2000 – 05/2001.
Siggraph Travel Scholarship: New Orleans, 08/2000.
Ars Electronica Advisory Committee: Recommend projects and artworks for inclusion in the festival in Linz, Austria, 10/2009 – present.
San Jose Airport Art Program Committee: Group of artists and advistors selecting artwork for the new San Jose Multi-million dollar airport, San Jose, 05/2009 – 05/2011.
Berkeley Museum DMAX Vanguard: Group of artists and visionaries helping to inform multi-million dollar new Berkeley Museum, Berkeley, California, 01/2007 – 02/2009.
Open Museum Advisory Group: Berkeley, California, 01/2007 – 02/2009.
Google Summer of Code Mentor: http://code.google.com/soc, Mentored Bruno Dilly on project to allow ccPublisher to add capability to upload to ccHost. The second year I mentored Jason Kivlighn to add support for Creative Commons licensing to tracker and he worked on CC’s Liblicense, Creative Commons, San Francisco, 02/2006 – 09/2007.
Media Editor: Leonardo Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, Pacific Rim New Media Summit Special Issue (2 articles + cover), 39:4, Summer, 8/2006.
Netsquared Host Committee: http://netsquared.org, San Francisco, 02/2006 – 01/2009.
Manuscript Reviewer and Editor: Leonardo Journal of Art, Science, and Technology, SFAI, 11/2005 – 05/2006.
SFAI Design+Technology Department Graduate Admissions Review Committee: SFAI, Spring 2006.
SFAI Admissions Faculty Counselor: San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), 09/2005 – 05/2006.
Computing Arts Alumni Chapter Lead Committee: University of California, San Diego, 05/2005 – 0.
University of California Digital Arts Research Network (UC DAR Net) Graduate Liaison: University of California, San Diego, 09/2001 – 05/2004.
Writings and Publications
Transmediale: An Open Web, with Michelle Thorne, Christopher Adams, Adam Hyde and more, Berlin, 01/17/2011 – 01/21/2011.
Cantocore: Free On Board: Jon Phillips, Art and Investment, China, 03/15/2009.
Cantocore Import/Export: Cantocore Import/Export Guangzhou Booklet, Art Map Magazine, 52:81, English/Chinese, 11/2008. http://cantocore.com/2008/12/cantocore-in-chinas-art-map-magazine/
Cantocore Import/Export: Cantocore Import/Export Guangzhou Booklet, English/Chinese, 10/2008.
Introduction to Graphics: Pixel Pushers: Folly Digital Artists Handbook, http://www.digitalartistshandbook.org, 12/05/2007.
Review of Nokia N810: Wired Magazine, 11/13/2007.
Pick-up a Shovel Column: Linuxux Format UK , 11 columns starting with issue 08, 06/2006 – 03/2007.
Licence to Create: Linux Format UK, Issue 81, pp. 60-63, 07/2006.
Contributor and Editor for Cover + “HOWTO” and “Notions” article by Rob Van Kranenburg: Leonardo Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, 39:3, Summer, 8/2006.
SFAI Student Interview of Raphael Canedo: SFAI FYI Publication, Summer 2006.
New Media in Seoul After Midnight: Leonardo Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, 9/2005.
Inkscape, Part I: The Elements of Design: Tux Magazine, October 2005, pp. 30-33, 10/2005.
Inkscape, Part II: The Principles of Design: Tux Magazine, November 2005, pp. 39-43, 11/2005.
Inkscape, Part III: Composing for the Open Clip Art Library: Tux Magazine, December 2005, pp. 40-44, 12/2005.
Introduction to the Open Clip Art Library: SVG Open 2005 in Enschede, Netherlands, 08/2005.
CVS: Concurrency, Versioning and Systems & Other Local Essays by Modern Cultural Producers: (forthcoming), http://rejon.org/projects/cvsbook.
Introduction to CVS Book, Scale Journal: Volume 1, Issue 5, 01/2004.
Distributed Writing, or Geodiscursive Writing, Scale Journal: Volume 1, Issue 1, 01/2004.
Imagination is the Instrument of Survival, The Brainstorm Cluster: Journal of Aesthetics and Protest. Volume 1, Issue 2, 09/2003.
Teaching and Workshops
New Media Foundation Lectures: San Francisco Art Institute, 12/11/2010.
Laoban Speaker Workshop: Vision Forum Melbourne, Victoria College of the Arts (VCA), Melbourne, Australia, 09/12/2009. http://rejon.org/teaching/laoban-speaker-workshop/
Laoban Speaker Workshop: BASE, Beijing, 07/16/2009. http://rejon.org/teaching/laoban-speaker-workshop/
Opening Remix Networks 1.2: Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, 06/17/2009.
Opening Remix Networks: Experimental Video Lab, Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts, 09/24/2008.
Share or Die Zhongshan Video Class: Sun Yat-Sen University, Communications Department, Guangzhou, China, 03/2008.
W3b Sk1llz at Zhongshan University China Day 1 of 2: Sun Yat-Sen University, Communications Department, Guangzhou, China, 03/2008.
W3b Sk1llz at Zhongshan University China Day 2 of 2: Sun Yat-Sen University, Communications Department, Guangzhou, China, 03/2008.
Social Context and Digital Culture: Digital Culture 0101 Public Lecture and Exhibition Course, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA, 10/2006.
CC Developer Community: Create Workshop, iCommons.org iSummit, Rio De Janeiro, 06/2006.
Leonardo, UC-Berkeley, SFAI, and ISEA Pacific Rim New Media Summit 2006 Grad and Undergrad Practicum: SFAI, Spring 2006 semester.
Developing a Buzz: Networking, Press and Reviews: SFAI, Spring 2006 semester.
Digital Sound & Remix: From Bell to PodCasting: SFAI, Fall 2005 semester.
Leonardo, UC-Berkeley, SFAI, and ISEA Pacific Rim New Media Summit 2006 Grad and Undergrad Practicum: SFAI, Fall 2005 semester.
Introduction to Communications: UCSD, Spring 2004 quarter.
Digital Media I (Time, Movement, and Sound): UCSD, Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003 quarters.
Computer Programming in the Arts II (OPENGL): UCSD, Winter 2003.
Fabricatorz, LLC, Founder and Developer, 08/2010 – Present. The Fabricatorz is a glboal production company that makes successful projects from start to finish, including development and community management. We specialize in Free and Open Source Software, Creative Commons technology, growing on-line and off-line communities in San Francisco, China and the Arab World. Our core focus is in developing software using Aiki Framework, hardware using Qi Hardware, and community-building around the philosophies of Sharism. Fabricatorz client list includes Google, Mozilla, Creative Commons, Modern Media, and F2 Gallery.
Aiki Lab Pte Ltd, Co-founder and CEO, 08/2010 – Present. Singaporean company co-founded by Jon Phillips and Bassel Safadi to build the software, Aiki Framework, and provide services around this free network service building application, globally.
StatusNet, Inc, Community Director, 06/2010 – Present. Grow and build international community for Identi.ca and the Montreal Startup VC invested StatusNet Inc and its open source software for making distributed messaging clients. Helped push Identi.ca over 1 million users, tens of thousands of global instances of StatusNet software, and successfully built outreach and growth business development strategies. http://status.net/.
Fabricatorz, Founder, 9/2007 – 08/2010. http://fabricatorz.com/.
Creative Commons, Community and Business Development Liaison, 09/2008 – 05/2009. Facilitate prior community and business connections for Creative Commons while finishing the PDwiki (Open Library) project. http://creativecommons.org/.
Creative Commons, Community and Business Development Manager, 1/2007 – 09/2008. Continued with previous tasks, managed relationships of hundreds of companies for Creative Commons globally. Moved operations to China in spring 2008. Managed two business development assistants and built configurations of teams up to 10 people, while managing the thousands of community members globally. http://creativecommons.org/.
San Francisco Art Institute, Visiting Lecturer, 9/2005 – 05/2006. I taught four courses at SFAI including, “Digital Sound & Remix: From Bell to PodCasting” and “Leonardo, UC-Berkeley, SFAI, and ISEA Pacific Rim New Media Summit 2006 Grad and Undergrad Practicum,” in addition to serving as the Design+Technology Faculty Advisor for the admissions department. This consisted of working with possible students on their portfolio and visiting schools around the country in order to lecture about my art practice. I also assisted with developing the current curriculum for the department and in setting up an ongoing series of “Design + Technology Salons” to help define the department’s vision. http://sfai.edu/.
Creative Commons, Open Source Developer and Software Engineer, 9/2004 – 01/2007. I developed infrastructure around the Creative Commons licensing standards and used Open Source software development practices to catalyze the use and further community involvement in the commons. I worked on the Open Source project ccMixter (www.ccmixter.org), a website used to “download, sample, cut-up, and share” music remixes. I also developed strategy for Open Source Software development practices for the organization and its affiliates. http://creativecommons.org/.
GoPets, Ltd, Contract Open Source Consultant and Developer, 10/2004 – 05/2005. I developed a large scale chat system based upon the open standard Jabber protocol that needed to be able to scale to 1 million concurrent users for the Gopets PC client. I also developed a web blog journaling system for normal users and their 3D autonomous virtual pets (a “pet blog”). I internationalized their installer, client and website, as well as worked with the web developers to build a strong web standards compliant web site. Additionally, I constructed a media library function so that users could have their own upload space and gallery. http://gopetslive.com/.
University of California – San Diego: Teaching Assistant, 09/2002 – 06/2004. I taught four consecutive quarters during my own graduate studies as a teaching assistant in the aforementioned computational media areas. Each class in a quarter consists of myself being accountable for around 40 undergraduate Art and Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts and Music (ICAM) students, divided into two sections. Each section consisted of conceptual and technological criticism and training, where each student’s individual work is preferred over technical exercises. http://ucsd.edu/.
Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA) and University of California Digital Arts Network (UC DARNet), New Media Designer/Programmer & Graduate Liaison, 09/2002 – 06/2004. I developed and coordinated the database and web programming of these website projects which have ignited the local new media culture, and provided accessibility to all University of California Campuses. I also redesigned the CRCA website and graphic image. http://crca.ucsd.edu/ http://ucdarnet.org/.
University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC), New Media Designer/Programmer, 09/1997 – 07/2001. I designed several websites, print, and multimedia projects including a quarterly online web-casting site, INSITE, that redefined UMKC’s approach to admissions and outreach. I also designed a major part of their award-winning interface and infrastructure. http://umkc.edu/.
Cyber-Site New Media Research Center, Kansas City, MO, New Media Designer/Researcher, 09/1999 – 05/2001.I designed the cross-branded look and feel of one of the first new media research centers (akin to V2, ZKM, Eyebeam, etc). I helped to develop much of the conceptual and structural elements of Cyber-Site’s initial site and prepared a Langlois Foundation Grant and Creative Capital Grants.
Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Community and Team Building, International Public Speaking, Persuasive Speaking, Engineering and Problem Solving, Global Adaptability, Creative Development and Direction, Strategic Negotations, Contract Development, Product Development (Start-to-finish), Business Development, Sales and Sales Management, Sales Engineering, Research and Development, Sales and Development.
English, Basic Mandarin Chinese, Basic Korean.
Technical Skills: Programming Languages, Software and Tools
Database: SQL, MariaDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, noSQL Engines.
OS: UNIX (GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, iOS), Windows Vista/XP/NT/98/95/3.x, MS-DOS, BeOS.
Specialties: Open Source, Jabber Chat Systems, Social Software (blog engines, chat), web/pc integration, Web Anything, Web Operating System.
Mobile: Java J2ME, Brew, SVG Tiny, Apple iPhone, Google Android.
Illustration: Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape (www.inkscape.org), Macromedia Freehand, CorelDRAW.
Office: Microsoft Office, OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice.Org, Apple iWorks.
Page Layout: LaTeX, Quark XPress, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat/Distiller, Scribus (www.scribus.net).
Presentation: Sozi, Microsoft Powerpoint, Apple Keynote, Inkscape Inkview, OpenOffice.org Impress.
Photo: Adobe Photoshop, ImageReady, Gimp (www.gimp.org), Macromedia Fireworks.
Sound: Max/MSP, PD, ProTools, Finale, Cubase, Audacity, Traktor, Bias Peak, Logic Pro.
Video: Adobe After Effects, Premiere, DVD Studio Pro, Final Cut Pro, Media Cleaner, Avid Xpress.
Visual Development: Microsoft Visual Studio .NET/C++, Apple Xcode, Eclipse.
Web/Interactive: Macromedia Flash, Director, Macromedia Dreamweaver, GoLive.
Word Processing: Microsoft Word, Wordperfect, OpenOffice.org Writer, Apple Pages.
Various Free and Open Source Software Contributions, 09/2003 – Present.
- Resourcespace: Various patches and fixes to upcoming Digital Assets Management software.
- WordPress: Various patches and fixes for the world’s largest Open Source web-based blogging software, 08/2004 – Present.
- WordPress Plug-ins: I’ve contributed patches for FeedWordpress feed aggregator, Lester Chan’s Post Ratings, Widget Category Cloud plugin, and several others.
- Tracker: C-based metadata indexer and search tool for the free desktop. My Google Summer of Code student contributed code to this project to allow Creative Commons licensing, 09/2007.
- Supybot: Extended the Mailbox plugin with new configuration options for non-standard IRC formatting, http://www.supybot.org, 02/2006.
- Loudmouth Jabber Library: Updated win32 configuration scripts to work with Microsoft Visual Studio.NET, 10/2004.
The Child Abuse Prevention Walk: Los Angeles, CA, 04/2004.
Served San Diego Civil Jury Duty Summons: San Diego, CA, 09/2003.
Participated in Big Brothers / Big Sisters Program: Kansas City, MO, 09/2000 – 05/2001.
Joi Ito, CEO, Creative Commons, Angel and Serial Investor in Twitter, Dopplr, Kickstarter and countless companies.
Lawrence Lessig, Founder, Creative Commons, Stanford, Law Professor.
Patrick Clancy, Department Chair and Professor, Photo/New Media Department, Kansas City Art Institute.