Dear Creative Commons,
I’m writing to you to tell you how much I admire you and your work. I heard about you for the first time from Jabiz Raisdana at the Learning 2.012 Conference in Beijing. I love the idea of everyone’s creativity being shared and ‘piggybacked’ on by others. Like the ripples of some endless sea of collaboration. Really, kudos to this.
But CC, (can I call you CeeCee?) I’m having some conflicting thoughts about this sharing and collaboration system. I value creativity greatly, mainly because I’m not very creative myself and I admire people who are. I’m lucky that I’m surrounded by creative minds, some are family members, others colleagues, and of course, students of all ages. I’m usually not the one creating, but the one being inspired or prompted by others’ creativity. And from that creativity, I have had some success… Because of what someone else has created that inspired me. So here’s the thing: I. Feel. Bad. And it’s not that I’m not giving others credit, I just think they deserve more than just that. Should I feel this way? Do you have any advice for me to appease my conflicting thoughts? I really hope you do 🙂
Anyway CC, I’ve been asked by COETAIL to think and reflect on you, and use you as well. I’m learning how to embed pictures and Jeff, our fearless leader, is adding a CC license on our blog. Or wait, maybe I’m supposed to do that…? Still wrapping my head around course 2. I’ll get there. But your thoughts would be greatly appreciated CC! And I really hope that as I explore, well, you, during this course; that it helps me understand you better and my admiration for you is only reinforced!!
Ceci (Seh-See) Gomez-Galvez
Teacher & COETAILer