One of the key points made by Lawrence Lessig in his 23C3 speech is how code, once used solely to make things work, is now being used to make culture; as he says â€œthe tools of creativity have become the tool of speechâ€.
What hit me about that and jumped out of the video to me was the statement in the captured shot from the video displayed above and the statement “tools = freedom”.
This is the very cornerstone of the lifekludger philosophy :
tools = freedom
tools for fun = tools for life
I was in the mechanical field…I know about tools. The tools in my life now are the devices, modifications, adaptations……the kludges, which make doing life with a disability more than just a ‘surviving’ – they make it a ‘life’ and return ‘freedoms’ back that were lost. And if it works for me it can work for others.
Returning lost freedom in people’s lives – now that’s a creative commons worth pursuing.