Many visitors of festivals take photos, make videos and record audio. Usually they wait with sharing their content untill they’re at home. And when they see or hear something at the festival that they’d like to take home… well most of the times they’ll have to wait ’till they get home. Now they don’t have to any more. Because here is the Creative Commons Caravan, the festival file server.
Participants and visitors are asked to share their content – that they’ve made for or during the festival – under a Creative Commons license. The caravan can also be “pre-loaded” with photos, videos, audio, etc. for any festival.
The works of the caravan? In the caravan is computer, a huge amount of storage and a wireless router. There are two ways of sharing: you can log on to the dedicated wireless network and drop your content from your Android phone or laptop or you can visit us inside the caravan to plug in your device, USB thumbdrive (sold at the festival), etc. to copy it there. And the other way around: you are free to download all the files you want from the caravan, as long as you respect the licenses. Instructions and information about creative commons licenses is available around and in the caravan and over the didicated wireless network (see 1, 2, 3, 4).
During the Freemote Festival in december 2011 the caravan was mapped by the lovely people from Elektro M00n Vision. The mapping makes it possible to project the content inside the caravan on the outside of the caravan, making the caravan the canvas of the content. The mask used for the mapping was also shared, this way other participants could play with the mask/mapping to create their own custom content for the caravan. Inside the caravan you can listen to the audio that is uploaded or pre-loaded.