March

Announcing… CC Salon Beirut

Remember when I went to Jordan for CC Salon Amman? Well, now we’re finally organizing CC Salon Beirut with the help of Donatella, Habib, Naeema & Mohamad!

What I’d like to share with you is the design process of the poster, which is a collaborative design between the talented Naeema Zarif and myself, à la Creative Commons 😉

Step 1: I designed this

Step2: I sent it to Naeema, who sent me this back!

Step 3: I tried to mix both designs, CC-style 😉

And… lo and behold, the CC Beirut Salon poster… [click to enlarge]

What do you think?

Now the next step is to SPREAD THE WORD! Join our Facebook event, and if you’re a blogger, download a banner from the options below to add to your blog!

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Share away! And don’t forget to follow the updates on Twitter, follow @CCBeirut, and use the official hashtag #CCBeirut and join the Facebook event.

As for the line up of presentations at the event, here it is:

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*PRESENTING ARTISTS*
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CC for music
> Meen The Band, Lebanese Rock. Live music
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Michelle Keserwany, Jagal el USEK

CC for visual arts
> Naeema Zarif

CC for photography
> Lara Zankoul – 365 project
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Samer Nakfour – Analog photography

CC for media
> Jessica Dheere – SMEX

CC for filmmaking
> Cyril Aris & Mounia Akl – Beirut I love you (I love you not)

CC for comics
> Samandal
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Maya Zankoul

CC for geeks
> Leb Geeks

See you all at OBROS, Clemenceau on April 16 😉 And to end it with music released under Creative Commons, here’s another song from Meen: Superhero

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April goodies

It’s that time of the month, time for next month’s desktop background!

Download for free [:P] at your convenience! [Hope I didn’t miss any resolutions – including iPhones!]

320 x 4801024 x 6401024 x 7681200 x 8001280 x 10241440 x 9001620 x 12801680 x 1050, 1920×1200

And before I leave you to your busy days, I’d like to share the music of a band I’ve known for a while but that I REALLY discovered when I won their CD at Twestival Beirut Amman. Meet Meen – true Lebanese rock. I just LOVED their songs!

Here’s my fav so far “Shefta Jayyi Min B3id”

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Here’s how the background looks on my laptop! Feel free to email me [maya.zankoul at gmail dot com] yours, I’d like to do a collage of them all :)

The Twibbon

How to use the Twibbon: So, for the newbies, twibbons became the mutant of ribbons when people became avatars and words became tweets.

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Before: Ribbon - After: Twibbon

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The twibbon grew to become an independent customizable organism.

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This led to common use and abuse of the service, which calls for the below clarifications and rules.

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Please, one twibbon at a time

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Please, select a real cause.

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But please, make sure they're timely.

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Finally, remember that it will resize your avatar.

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Thank you!

If you like Twibbon, you can go ‘”start something” on their website, as their slogan says. Ok i just had to let out what bothers me about twibbons. Today’s song is Jackson Browne’s Running on Empty, I adore the lyrics. Enjoy! :)

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Special gathering

it's that time of the year again.

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The annual socio-religio-politico-fashiono-masquerade gaterhing of all 5 family generations

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Palm Sunday - Les Rameaux -  Sha3nineh

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But I nag not, for the true victims of this are the children (this year I did not wear heels)

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Yalla mami wlek smile pour la photo!

In comparison to last year, it was a much easier experience & I spent the occasion observing others – something I very much enjoy doing [in case you haven’t noticed yet] 😉

It’s Monday, and I have a beautiful tune for you. This is another Joe Hisaishi, from the soundtrack of Howl’s Moving Castle. Enjoy and have an amazing week! :)

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