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[liberationtech] Please help me with an image (or more than one!) ~~~ Last 20 missing images…

Doug Schuler douglas at
Tue Jan 29 10:13:20 PST 2013

As some on this list know, I worked with 85+ people to develop a pattern language for civic engagement which is online ( and was published as a book in 2008.    (The buttons to scroll through the 136 patterns are at the bottom of the pages) 

We’ve now developing a set of cards based on our patterns that are (or can be) licensed as CC by SA 3.0 ( which does allow for  commercial use. This would allow anybody to work with the cards and do pretty much whatever they wanted with them. 

The trouble is that it can be VERY difficult to find relevant images that are licensed this way. There are about 20 patterns remaining out of the136 patterns in the book.  (I'm not quite at my wit's end — but close!) 

I’ve enclosed the names below of the patterns for whom finding images has been particularly difficult hoping that some of you can help me out. 

So — if you have any suggestions for specific images or any ideas where I could look for suitable images or whom I should talk to, I’d love to hear them.  And if you have any questions about the project, please ask away!

Thank you!!    Thank you!!    Thank you!!    Thank you!!    Thank you!!    Thank you!!    

— Doug

28 Whole cost ( We need a new image

50. Conversational Support Across Boundaries. ( I’d like to use the one I have (locally and on web). I don't know whether I can use it or not.

51. Truth and Reconciliation Commissions. ( I have a slightly better one locally, but don’t have permission to use the image. It’s good but perhaps there’s an open source one available. 

63. Community Currencies ( I’d like to ask the Ithaca people about this.

70. E-Consultation as Mediation ( We don’t have permission on this image....

76 Open Access Scholarly Publishing ( I fear that we don’t have permission on this image....

78. Grassroots Public Policy Development ( — card and image don’t match. Possibly no permission on either.

88 Future Design ( — I don’t have permission to use this... 

95 Patient Access to Medical Records (— card and web image OK to use — but ugly!? let’s change

107 Engaged Tourism (

112 Labor Visions (— I was on the trail of getting permission and need to get going again

115 Public Domain Characters (— the original Catman image was considered PD — but not now. We need new one!

121 Emergency Communication Systems (— great image and we do NOT have permission

124 Environmental Impact Remediation (— have CC image at home, murky. web site image has poor resolution

126 Socially Responsible Video Games (— need to either get permission or new image

127 Open Source Everything (— we need a new image! the card and site are both bad. It’s hard to convey this idea.

128 Power Research (— Very appropriate image, we don’t have CC permission

129 Citizens' Tribunal (— Looks like we don’t have permission. but a great image I should try owner

132 Media Intervention (— I had OK to use image in the book, but I can’t contact the person now

Douglas Schuler
douglas at

Public Sphere Project

Liberating Voices!  A Pattern Language for Communication Revolution (project)

Liberating Voices!  A Pattern Language for Communication Revolution (book)

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