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02 FEBRUARY 2013

The Open Data Institute

"The Open Data Institute will catalyse the evolution of an open data culture to create economic, environmental, and social value. It will unlock supply, generate demand, create and disseminate knowledge to address local and global issues.

We will convene world–class experts to collaborate, incubate, nurture and mentor new ideas, and promote innovation. We will enable anyone to learn and engage with open data, and empower our teams to help others through professional coaching and mentoring."

(Tim Berners–Lee and Nigel Shadbolt)

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2012datadata accessdata sharing • direct revenue • learn and engage • match funding • mentoringnew ideasNigel Shadboltnon-profit • ODI • Omidyar Network • open data • open data culture • Open Data Institute • professional coaching • ShoreditchSilicon Roundabouttechnology innovationTechnology Strategy BoardTim Berners-LeeUK • UK innovation agency

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Simon Perkins
20 MAY 2012

Open Space: non-profit artist-run centre in Victoria, British Columbia

"Founded in September 1972, Open Space is non–profit artist–run centre located in Victoria, British Columbia. For over thirty years, Open Space has supported professional artists who utilize hybrid and experimental approaches to media, art, music, and performance. As an exhibition and performance centre, Open Space reflects the wide diversity of contemporary art practices in Victoria, across Canada, and beyond. Our commitment to contemporary artists is an inclusive situation, embracing work by artists of different disciplines, media, generations, cultures, and communities.

Open Space supports experimental artistic practices in all contemporary arts disciplines, acting as a laboratory for engaging art, artists, and audiences."

(Open Space Arts Society Vision Statement, 2010)

Fig.1 "Video as a Cultural Metaphor" Artist: Chris Creighton–Kelly, Date: March 9 and 10, 1979.

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19721979art • artist-run • artists • artists of different disciplines • British ColumbiaCanada • Chris Creighton-Kelly • communitiescontemporary art practicescontemporary artists • contemporary arts disciplines • cultural metaphorculturesdiversity • engaging art • engaging artistsengaging audiencesexhibition centre • experimental approaches • experimental artistic practices • generations • hybrid formsinclusiveinstallation artmediamusicnon-profitopen space • Open Space Arts Society • performance • performance centre • professional artistsvideovideo art • video as a cultural metaphor • visual arts organisations

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Simon Perkins
09 MARCH 2012

Icograda: world body for professional communication design

"Icograda is the world body for professional communication design. It is a non–profit, non–partisan, member–based network of independent organisations and stakeholders working within the multidisciplinary scope of communication design and expanded media. Founded in 1963, Icograda actively promotes the value of design practice, thinking, education, research and policy, representing more than 200 organisations in 67 countries and regions globally.

As a partner of the International Design Alliance (IDA), Icograda's members believe in interdisciplinary collaboration and the effectiveness of a collective voice to represent the design industry."

(Icograda)

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1963advocacybest practicecode of conduct • collective voice • communication designdesign educationdesign industrydesign policydesign practicedesign professiondesign professionals • document library • expanded media • global organisation • Icograda • IDA • independent organisation • intellectual propertyinterdisciplinary collaborationInternational Design Alliance • member-based network • multidisciplinarynon-profitprofessional association for designprofessional body • professional communication design • professional practice • regional reports • research resourcessustainabilitysustainable practice • world body

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Simon Perkins
06 MARCH 2012

Home: a call to action to halt global warming

"In the past 200,000 years, humans have upset the balance of planet Earth, a balance established by nearly four billion years of evolution. We must act now. It is too late to be a pessimist. The price is too high. Humanity has little time to reverse the trend and change its patterns of consumption.

Through visually stunning footage from over fifty countries, all shot from an aerial perspective, Yann Arthus–Bertrand shows us a view most of us have never seen. He shares with us his sense of awe about our planet and his concern for its health. With this film, Arthus–Bertrand hopes to provide a stepping–stone to further the call to action to take care of our HOME.

HOME is the first film that has been made using aerial–only footage. The film marks artist–activist Yann Arthus–Bertrand's feature film directorial debut.

HOME the movie is carbon offset. All of the CO2 emissions engendered by the making of the film are calculated and offset by sums of money that are used to provide clean energy to those who do not have any. For the last ten years, all the work of Yann Arthus–Bertrand has been carbon offset."

(Yann Arthus–Bertrand)

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Simon Perkins
27 JANUARY 2012

Brand Toolkit: Firefox Web Browser

"Here is your guide to all things Firefox, the flagship brand in the Mozilla universe. It's full of guidelines, examples and tips to help you create websites and communications that are on brand and on style, both online and off.

The Firefox brand is a living thing. It grows, changes and adapts. So we want you to have easy access to the latest and greatest out there. And lo we created this toolkit. And it was good."

(Mozilla, 2012)

Fig.1 Mozilla's unabashedly self–promoting "A Different Kind of Browser" clip.

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brand • brand toolkit • brandingbrowserFirefox • Firefox Web Browser • interdisciplinaryMozillanon-profitopen sourceownershipproprietarystyle guidetechnologytechnology innovationvalueswebweb browser

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Simon Perkins
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