Network Research and Production Sites

Below are some great resources collated by Sean which look beyond the network as a location for publishing/distribution, as well as a range of tools that can be used to enhance our:

– research
– production ( including collaboration + feedback )

Have included a few research tasks below, please share any fruits of your explorations to your blog and delicious accounts, so the whole group can discover them.

Using the Network for Research

delicious / stumble upon / and other social bookmarking sites
citeulike – a more scholarly social referencing / bookmarking site.
open source? the lazy web? crowdsourcing?

(Research task: Find and subscribe to (using RSS) 3 relevant forums / bulletin boards related to your research interests.

Using the network for production?
Bountiful online tools exist for production, some being convenient utilities, others offering unique ways to remotely collaborate with groups or individuals. A few of these include :

aviary: Browser based Photo-editing, logos, web templates, filters, color palettes, screen capture, audio editing & more

looplabs.com : Online music mixing application – Check out their impressive list of features in the sidebar.

skype : ( screensharing options for comparing software production notes / techniques / debugging. Voice chat, audio recording. )

online jamming : ninjam.com + jam2jam.com
soundcloud.com ? ( Allows comments on specific parts of audio timelines, makes for easy file sharing. And many more musician-friendly features. See Intro video)

Other online tools : compression tools? media file conversion tools? file management + file sharing? co-writing?

Creative Commons media files for re-use : eg

sound : ccmixter.org (mostly musical sounds ) Freesound (atmospheric, FX and musical sounds)

(Research task: develop a list of at least 5 such sites)

images : flickr creative commons collection // wikipedia’s list of public domain image resources

video : archive.org ( huge collection of audio and video work available for re-use )

Combining text and audio or graphics? Numerous sites exist that facilitate easy creation and embedding of multimedia content.
slideshare ( How might this be utilised within your final project? )
text + audio + button to publish = auto generated and published animated movie
templates for generating comics?

Examples of Collaboration + Feedback:
remix projects : starwarsuncut.com /
forums
blog networks
twitter / facebook / myspace

(Research task : find examples of creative projects that use tagging in an interesting way to facilitate group involvement / participation.)

Publishing + distribution + social networks

media storage sites
bookmarking services
twitter ( eg Amanda Palmer’s success stories… )
lulu.com ( self-publishing print on demand models )
last.fm ? ( Allow people to ’scrobble’ their listens of your music )
hype machine? ( What does this reveal about the blog network? )
bandcamp? ( options for easily offering digital or even vinyl versions for sale, at variable pricing, quality etc )
creative commons networks / media libraries ? ( What are the benefits of contributing your material – in components or final pieces – to these networks? )

(Research task: Find 3 examples of online publishing / distribution that utilise online tools in a clever or unique way.)

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~ by eugerino on April 10, 2010.

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